Overview for Nonprofits

Each year, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Area Bay Area funds projects with high potential for community impact. Grant funding comes from member contributions and each IMPACT member will vote to select the funded projects.

We pool $1,000 donations from our members to award grants with a minimum amount of $100,000. 

We collect membership donations through the end of February and announce the exact amount of money available for grants at our membership announcement in March. The number of grants available in each focus area is determined by the number of members we have as of March 1 each year.

Grant Applications are accepted from April through mid-June. IMPACT Pensacola’s members serve on committees that evaluate the grant proposals during July and August. The committees select finalists in each of the five focus areas.

Grants are accepted in each of the five focus areas described to the right – Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Recreation & Preservation, Family, or Health & Wellness.

In October at our annual meeting, we invite all members to cast a vote for the winning grant recipients. The winners are announced at the end of this meeting.

Focus Areas

Arts & Culture

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural and artistic climate of the Pensacola Bay area.


Initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in the Pensacola Bay area.

Environment, Recreation & Preservation

Initiatives that will restore, preserve, revitalize or enhance the facilities, surroundings and/or recreational opportunities of the Pensacola Bay Area.


Initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families living in the Pensacola Bay area.

Health & Wellness

Initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being of people living in the Pensacola Bay area.

Each grant applicant must select only one focus area under which it wishes to be considered. IMPACT 100 does not provide guidance as to which focus area is appropriate.