Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola, INC.  Veterans Memorials Lighting Grant Year: 2018 | Focus Area: Environment, Recreation & Preservation | Grant Amount: $100,300 | Grant Status: Completed The mission of the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation (the Foundation) is to collaborate with the City of Pensacola and work as Advocate, Provider, Steward and Protector for the Park. The Park exists to honor the sacrifice of all those killed in service of their country to all the residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, as well as visitors to our area. Areas of support provided by the Foundation include but are not limited to assisting the City in developing and advancing a unifying theme, providing for the ongoing maintenance, preservation, and improvement of the Park, educating the community about the Park and its mission and holding the sacrifice of those memorialized there as worthy of their gratitude, respect and emulation. Additionally, the Foundation promotes...

Miracle League of Santa Rosa County Miracle Field of Dreams Grant Year: 2018 | Focus Area: Environment, Recreation & Preservation | Grant Amount: $100,300 | Grant Status: Completed The Miracle League of Santa Rosa County (Miracle League) was formed in July 2017 for charitable purposes to provide a safe and organized baseball league for the mentally and physically challenged members of the community, to promote community support and sponsorship, and to construct and maintain special facilities that meet the unique needs of Miracle League players and their families. This models the national Miracle League motto: “Every Child Deserves a Chance to Play Baseball”. The all-volunteer board is comprised of many of the organizers of the extremely successful Night to Shine, which provides an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs. Additionally, there are currently 450 background-checked volunteers and Miracle League is actively recruiting more. The current focus of Miracle League is...

Escambia County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, INC. Swim, Soar, and Fly into Science Inspiring Hands-on Exploration of Our Natural World Grant Year: 2018 | Focus Area: Education | Grant Amount: $100,300 | Grant Status: Complete The mission of the Escambia County Public Schools Foundation, Inc. (ECPSF) is to enhance education in Escambia County by investing in our children’s future to ensure they graduate on-time and are college or career ready. ECPSF was established in 1986 as a direct support organization for the Escambia County School District. ECPSF partners with the private sector to positively impact a school district of over 44,000 students and over 2,500 teachers. The ECPSF serves as a fiduciary direct support organization for the Escambia County School District, including the Roy Hyatt Environmental Center (RHEC). The mission of the RHEC is to assist students in mastering science concepts and processes through the integration of science disciplines in studying the...

Emerald Coast wildlife refuge, Inc Return to the Wild Grant Year: 2018 | Focus Area: Education | Grant Amount: $100,300 | Grant Status: Completed The mission of Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) is education, conservation and rehabilitation for the welfare of Florida’s natural fauna. ECWR is a nonprofit organization made up of caring staff and dedicated volunteers who rescue, rehabilitate and release Native Florida Wildlife including marine mammals in the five northwestern Gulf Coast counties from Pensacola to Panama City. In September 1994, ECWR was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In 2017, ECWR received its largest donation of 2 1/4 acres of undeveloped land in Santa Rosa County. The donated land is pristine wildlife habitat, loaded with heritage live oak trees, endangered longleaf pines, flowering bushes, wild blueberry, blackberry, and yaupon. In short, it is the ideal environment for wild animal patients to rehabilitate...

Pyramid, Inc. Bringing the Arts to the Underserved in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties Grant Year: 2018 | Focus Area: Arts & Culture | Grant Amount: $100,300 | Grant Status: Completed The mission of Pyramid, Inc. (Pyramid) is to serve people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; care about the people they serve, their staff and each other; provide uncompromised service; believe in what they do; and make a difference. Pyramid, Inc. was formed in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) corporation to provide unique therapeutic, educational and cultural opportunities to adults with severe developmental disabilities. Pyramid's students suffer from both mental and physical health challenges, such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, bipolar disorder, blindness, epilepsy, autism, Down syndrome, mental retardation and traumatic head injury. Pyramid Pensacola is one of five sister organizations located throughout the state of Florida. Each Pyramid location is financed and managed as an independent organization. In Pensacola, the...

Pensacola high school band boosters association, inc. Music is for Everyone Grant Year: 2018 | Focus Area: Arts & Culture | Grant Amount: $100,300 | Grant Status: Completed The Pensacola High School (PHS) Band Boosters Association (the Boosters) was founded in 1978 with a mission to provide financial and volunteer support to the Bands of Pensacola High School. Membership is comprised of parents of current band students at PHS. The Boosters support PHS, Pensacola's oldest and only inner-city high school. Since 1980, PHS has been the high school center for the English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program and hosted students from nearly every continent. Additionally the International Baccalaureate (IB) program has graduated over 2,000 students since the program began in 1986. Over the last five years, the Boosters have become much more active, increasing membership and financial support to the band program at PHS. Current programs of the Boosters include a new...