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1. Attend a Nonprofit Workshop – Held Annually in April

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to attend the Nonprofit Workshop held in the Spring.  More information will be provided on this website, in the media and by email when the event logistics are finalized.

View 2016 Nonprofit Workshop Presentations

2. Submit Letter of Intent to Apply – Due April 30, 2017

Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent to Apply along with copies of the following documents:

  • Department of Treasury letter affirming your organization’s 501(c)(3) status
  • Latest Annual Report filed with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations (
  • Annual filing completed with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (

Only nonprofits that have submitted a Letter of Intent by the deadline can submit a Grant Application for the current year. The LOI must be submitted online through our website.

Submit Letter of Intent

3.  Submit Grant Application online by Friday, June 16, 2017

Once submitted, IMPACT 100 will check to ensure the application is complete and notify the applicant.

4.  Review of Applications – July & August

IMPACT 100 focus area committees will review the grant applications and will select finalists from each of the five focus areas. Committees will contact all applicants to schedule site visits. Projects will be evaluated on program quality, community impact, and overall impression. Finalists will be notified by phone prior to the press conference in September.

5.  Finalist Presentation and Selection – 3rd Sunday in October

Summaries of the finalist applications will be provided to voting members of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. Each grant finalist will make a five-minute presentation at the Annual Meeting typically held on the third Sunday in October. IMPACT 100 members will vote by individual ballot at the annual meeting and the winning projects will be selected by majority vote.

6.  Reports and Evaluation

Prior to the release of grant funds, each recipient must complete our Grant Agreement Form. Grantees must submit quarterly reports on implementation and progress of the project to IMPACT. When the project is complete, or funds are fully expended, the grantee must submit a final report.

7.  Wish Lists

All applicants will have an opportunity to submit a wish list of items that could benefit their organization. Wish lists will be posted on the IMPACT 100 website for one year, giving possible donors an opportunity to fund applicant’s wishes.

For any questions about the grant process contact us at

Important Dates for Nonprofits

Grant Eligibility

Organizations eligible to apply for the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant must be:

  • Tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Based in,  or collaborating with an organization in Escambia and/or Santa Rosa counties
  • Registered with the Florida Division of Corporations as a non-profit corporation

Projects eligible for the IMPACT 100 grant must:

  • Serve residents of and expend funds fully in Escambia and/or Santa Rosa counties
  • Be a new program, expansion of an existing program, or a new or expanded collaborative effort of several non-profit organizations
  • Have a total project budget for the full IMPACT 100 available grant ($108,200 for 2016)
  • Expend funds within 24 months of award date
  • Designate one of the following Focus Areas: (1) Arts & Culture (2) Education (3) Environment, Recreation & Preservation (4) Family (5) Health & Wellness

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