Get Involved in IMPACT 100

There are so many ways you can get involved as a member in IMPACT 100.

IMPACT 100 has no paid employees or staff, so 100% of each member’s annual contribution of $1,000 is pooled and awarded to nonprofit organizations in awards of no less than $100,000 grants.

Attend the Annual Meeting

Once you have made the commitment to join IMPACT 100, the most basic thing you can do to get involved is attend the annual meeting so you can vote for the grant winners. If you cannot attend, then send in an absentee ballot. We will mail a link prior to the meeting to all members.

Talk about IMPACT 100 and Help Us Recruit Members

Educating the public about IMPACT 100 and our mission is a year-round task and our members are our best ambassadors. Our best membership recruitment tool is the enthusiasm shown by our members.

  • Invite your friends to join you at a Membership Recruitment Event, also known as Meet & Mingle, during the Winter (November through February). Give them our event postcard that you received at the annual meeting. Send an email listing dates and locations of upcoming events. Most people are more likely to attend if invited personally by someone they know.
  • Talk to people about IMPACT 100 and the work we do.
  • Request an IMPACT 100 representative to address any civic and social organizations to which you belong.
  • Like our Facebook page and then “Share” or “like” our posts on Facebook.

Join a Focus Area Committee

All members are invited to join one of our Focus Area Committees (FACs) which review and evaluate grant applications submitted to Impact Pensacola Bay Area. Every year we create one committee for each of our five focus areas: Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment & Recreation; Family; and Health & Wellness.

Serving on a FAC is one of the most meaningful ways to participate in IMPACT 100. You will learn about the needs in our community and about our grants process. These committees meet four or five times in July and August, performing in-depth reviews of grant applications, conducting site visits and selecting finalists per focus area to be voted on by the entire membership in October. You can choose a FAC based on the focus area or by the convenience of the time and meeting location.

Read more about Focus Area Committees and Schedule

Sign up for a Focus Area Committee. Sign up starts in March and goes through June.

Fundraising Assistance 

Help us raise funds for operations and events by securing sponsorships, donations and event hosts. Or if possible, make a donation of $100 or $500 to support an event yourself.

Reach out to Nonprofits to Apply for Grants

Encourage nonprofit organizations that you support to attend our Nonprofit Workshop in April, to submit a Letter of Intent by noon on April 30 and to complete a grant application by noon on June 15.


Volunteer Your Time

IMPACT 100 hosts a number of events each year, including our Annual Meeting, Grant Workshops, Focus Area Committee Meetings, Membership Events, Link & Learns, etc. It takes a diverse group of volunteers to make these events happen for us.

Please complete the Volunteer Form  and tell us how you can share your skills and passions with IMPACT 100.  Our volunteer coordinators will get in touch with you regarding your comments and connect you with the appropriate board member to get you started on your way to being more involved with your IMPACT 100.

Thank you for considering these ways to assist IMPACT 100! Depending on the number of responses we receive, you may or may not be contacted. Rest assured that we appreciate your willingness to help and will certainly call you when we have a need in your chosen area.


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