Overview for Nonprofits

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

We pool the $1,000 required membership donation from each of our members to award grants with a minimum amount of $100,000.

Membership donations are collected through the end of February. The exact amount of money available for grants is revealed at our membership announcement event in March. The number of grants available in each focus area is determined by the number of members we have as of March 1st each year.

Nonprofit organizations begin the grant application process by submitting a Letter of Intent to Apply (LOI) prior to April 30th. LOIs are reviewed to verify each organization’s eligibility to apply for a grant. Grant applications are accepted through mid-June. Organizations apply in one of the five focus areas described to the right – Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment & Recreation; Family; or Health & Wellness.

During July and August, IMPACT 100 members serve on committees that evaluate the grant proposals. The committees select finalists in each of the five focus areas.

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

View the Grant Application Pamphlet for information and key dates. Please take note, our Focus Area Committee initiatives have changed (see new descriptions to the right). This document may be used for reference until the revised Grant Application Pamphlet is available.

~ DEADLINE ~ Grant Application
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm

Nonprofit organization who submitted a Letter of Intent must complete their Grant Application online prior to the June 15 deadline. Once submitted, the application is reviewed for completion then forwarded to the applicant’s designated Focus Area Committee.

Focus Areas

Arts, Culture & History

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, enhance and preserve the artistic, cultural and historic character 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

Initiatives that will restore, revitalize or enhance the environment and/or create or improve 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.