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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. In preparation to submit the Letter of Intent, each organization should confirm they meet all requirements by:

  • Providing a copy of the Dept. of Treasury letter affirming the organization’s status as a tax-exempt public charity under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Religious institutions must have a separate tax-exempt entity, not under the umbrella of the body of worship, to apply.
  • Filing the latest Annual Report with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations (www.sunbiz.org)
  • Registering with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, unless the organization is exempt (www.freshfromflorida.com)

Only nonprofits that have submitted a Letter of Intent by the deadline can submit a grant application for the current year. The Letter of Intent must be submitted online.

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

A committee for each focus area consisting of IMPACT 100 members will meet once a week to review the grant applications. Your organization will receive a site visit by several members of the committee during the last two of weeks of July or the first two of weeks of August. Applications will be evaluated on the strength of the organization, the strength of the project, the impact of the project on the community and the project’s sustainability. Three finalists from each focus area will be selected. Finalists will be notified by phone. All other applicants will be notified by both email and mail prior to the press conference on September 13, 2017.

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

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

6.  Reports and Evaluation

Prior to the release of grant funds, each recipient must complete the IMPACT 100 Grant Agreement Form. Grantees must submit quarterly reports on implementation and progress of the project to IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Board of Directors. 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 grants@impact100pensacola.org

Important Dates for Nonprofits

Grant Eligibility

Organizations eligible to apply for the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant must confirm the organization is:

  • Defined as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Based in or collaborating with organizations in Escambia and/or Santa Rosa counties
  • Registered with the Florida Division of Corporations as a nonprofit corporation
  • Registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, unless the organization is exempt

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 multiple nonprofit organizations
  • Have a total project budget for the full IMPACT 100 grant amount
  • Expend funds within 24 months of the October award date
  • Be designated by the applying nonprofit organization for one of the following Focus Areas:
    • Arts & Culture: Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural and artistic climate of the Pensacola Bay area.
    • Education: 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.
    • Family: 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.

View Complete List of Grant Eligibility Guidelines