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 & Preservation; 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.

2021 Nonprofit Workshop @ Webinar
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

This year our Nonprofit Webinar will feature special guest speaker Emily Ley presenting “Purpose, Plans, & Pivots:  Thriving During Crisis and Uncertainty.”

Click Here to register.

2021 Letter of Intent Deadline
Apr 30 all-day

Deadline to submit the online Letter of Intent in order to apply for a 2021 IMPACT 100 Pensacola Area Bay grant.

Organizations are required to submit their IRS Determination Letter indicating 501(c)(3) status has been granted or indicate to IMPACT 100 that tax exempt status has been applied for and is expected to be approved no later than June 1, 2021. All organizations must be registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and have filed a 2020 Annual Report with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, by the time the Letter of Intent is submitted.

More details and answers may be found at Grant FAQs

Grant Application 101 Webinar @ Zoom
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Nonprofits are encouraged to attend.

IMPACT 100 provides a comprehensive overview of the grant application and answers questions about the grant application and the grant process.

Details and registration information will be coming soon via email.

2021 Grant Application Deadline
Jun 15 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Deadline to submit the online Grant Application for a 2021 IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant.

Only nonprofit organizations that submitted a 2021 Letter of Intent to Apply by the April 30, 2021, deadline may submit a grant application.

More details and answers may be found at Grant FAQs

Focus Areas

Arts, Culture, & History

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural, artistic, and historic 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.