Grant Process

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Grant Information and Process

Please see below what you will need to get started.

1. Attend the Nonprofit Workshop & Social in mid-April

The workshop and social is a nonprofit event for all nonprofit organizations serving Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

2. Submit Letter of Intent to Apply by noon on April 30

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 (
  • Registering 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 Letter of Intent must be submitted online.

The Letter of Intent will be accessible from mid-March to April 30 every year.

To view the Letter of Intent & Grant Application Access Instructions, please CLICK HERE.

To access Community Force and the Letter of Intent please CLICK HERE .

3. Submit Grant Application by noon on June 17

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

4. Focus Area Committees convene mid-July

A committee for each focus area consisting of IMPACT 10 members meet in July and August to review the grant applications. Each organization will receive a site visit by several members of the committee during the last two weeks of July. The grant application information is evaluated on the strength of the organization, the project’s sustainability and the impact in the community. The focus area committee selects finalists.

5. Press Conference and Announcement of Grant Finalists mid-September

Finalists will be notified by phone. All other applicants will be notified by both email and mail prior to the press conference.

6. Finalist Presentation and Selection in October

Summaries of the finalists’ projects will be provided to voting members of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. Each grant finalist will provide a five-minute presentation for the IMPACT 100 Annual Meeting. IMPACT 100 members will vote by individual ballot and the projects will be selected by majority vote.

7. Reports and Evaluation

Prior to the release of grant funds, each grant recipient must complete the IMPACT 100 Grant Agreement Form. Grantees must submit quarterly reports on 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.

8. Wish List

All applicants who completed the grant application 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 the Grants Committee at

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