Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, INC. 100 Men in 100 Days Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Family | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Project Description Fund a challenge to local men to “Man up and Be a Mentor” with a goal of recruiting 100 new volunteer mentors in 100 days. BBBS will utilize a marketing campaign including print, television, radio, billboards, social media, and community events. BBBS will form an “IMPACT council of community leaders” and...

Miracle League of Northeast Pensacola, INC. Field of Dreams: Finishing the Work Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Environment, Recreation & Preservation | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed The Miracle League of Pensacola (MLP) is an all-volunteer organization which provides physically and mentally challenged individuals a safe and spirited program in which they can hit, run, and catch on a baseball field – just like other players. Project Description Construct a third and final field at the Mitchell Holmes Miracle League Park in the John R. Jones Athletic Complex in Pensacola. The field will include: a T-Ball sized field, surrounding chain-link fence, 10-ft. high chain-link fence between the dugout and home plate area, bleachers, screen covers over 3 bleacher sections, concrete sidewalks, painting of the field with non-slip amalgam, and painting lines, plates, and batter’s boxes white. Community Impact A third ball field will improve the experience for current ball players and allow the expansion...

Rotary Club of Pensacola Foundation, INC. Rotary Centennial Playground Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Environment, Recreation & Preservation | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary Pensacola is the "Downtown" Club and has been supporting the community for 100 years. Project Description Fund the foundation for the Rotary Centennial Playground on 6+ acres at Community Maritime Park (CMP). The Playground is ADA accessible with universal design play features for children of all ages. IMPACT 100 funds purchased a rubberized, protective matting for the playground area. The flooring surface will be of durable, comfortable, and safe rubber matting, designed for playgrounds and to afford maximum accessibility. Community Impact This playground supports Rotary's goal to improve access to recreational opportunities for persons of all ages, backgrounds and...

The Pensacola Mess Hall, INC. The MESS Hall Express Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Education | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed Math Engineering, Science and Stuff - the MESS Hall is a hands-on science place for children to learn about math and science. Visitors get to work like real scientists, developing questions and creating experiments, engaging in complex reasoning and learning science through tinkering. Project Description The MESS Hall Express will bring hands-on discovery opportunities of the MESS Hall to schools and community events. A customized vehicle will contain all of the materials necessary for in-school field trips, family science nights, booths at festivals, library programs and other activities that will enhance science learning. The project will fund the purchase of a customized vehicle; tables, chairs and tent for booths at festivals; table top and free-standing exhibits for in-school field trips; specialized equipment including microscopes and Lego Mindstorm systems; curriculum and activity...

East Hill Academy, INC. The IMPACT 100 Autism Learning Center: “Use Your WORDS” Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Education | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed East Hill Academy provides educational services to children in grades 1 through 12 who have learning disorders that preclude them from attending other schools. Project Description Expand facilities to add the Autism Learning Center - a 900 sq. ft. specialized, two-classroom for 16 non-conversational autistic students. Non-conversational classrooms are designed to increase the autistic student’s desire and ability to communicate verbally with others in his or her environment while also teaching core curriculum. Every aspect of the classroom environment will be geared towards reducing the severe anxiety and sensory response issues that most ASD children experience every day. Community Impact EHA was founded in order to meet the needs of autistic children who are not yet equipped to succeed in a traditional school environment. Currently EHA is unable to...

The Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, INC. Infrastructure Development of Tribal Grounds Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Arts & Culture | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed The Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Inc. was founded by descendants of the Creek Indians who escaped removal by the Federal Government to Oklahoma via the infamous "Trail of Tears." There are currently 1,043 Tribe members. The Tribe is focused on reviving, preserving and teaching the language, heritage, and culture of the Creek People. Project Description This project will fund infrastructure improvements to support future development on a 95 acre Tribal Ground in Santa Rosa County. This work will allow the Tribal Grounds to be used for the annual Pow Wow, camping, nature studies, and ceremonial activities. Improvements include site drainage, on-site roadway, water well system, septic system, restrooms, and underground electrical. Community Impact The project will provide the foundation for future development and better use...

First City Art Alliance, INC. Increasing Capacity, Building Community Grant Year: 2014 | Focus Area: Arts & Culture | Grant Amount: $102,500 | Grant Status: Completed First City Art Center is a prominent working art center that cultivates economic and cultural growth for our region. Project Description Funding will allow expansion of educational programs to meet the needs of an under-served population of students and adults in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The project will create an addition to the Creative Warehouse to allow for expansion of the glass and pottery program, and better accommodate guest and will allow FCAC to grow their events and programs and better equip the new pottery spaces. Community Impact By improving the class and workshop offerings and capacity through the warehouse expansion project, FCAC will create sustainable income, helping to maintain FCAC into the future, and allowing for a greater understanding of the importance of the arts in the community. The...

Santa Rosa Historical Society Light up the Imogene Grant Year: 2013 | Focus Area: Arts & Culture | Grant Amount: $104,500 | Grant Status: Completed The Santa Rosa Historical Society, Inc. was chartered in 1974 and is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the identification, documentation and preservation of Santa Rosa County, Florida’s unique historical legacy. They are dedicated to the identification, documentation and preservation of Santa Rosa County, Florida’s unique historic legacy. Project Description Funded a complete rehabilitation of the historic Imogene Theatre, including stage equipment, lighting, kitchen upgrades, and audio-visual system, and museum renovations. Community Impact Preserving Milton's historical treasures. /*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-divider{--divider-border-style:none;--divider-border-width:1px;--divider-color:#2c2c2c;--divider-icon-size:20px;--divider-element-spacing:10px;--divider-pattern-height:24px;--divider-pattern-size:20px;--divider-pattern-url:none;--divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(--divider-element-spacing);-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(--divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:"";border-bottom:0;-webkit-box-flex:1;-ms-flex-positive:1;flex-grow:1;border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern{--divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider--view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider--view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(--divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl} 2021 IMPACT100 WINNERS United Service Organization, INC United Service Organization, Inc. USO Pop-Up Mobile Initiative Grant Year: 2021...

Pensacola Museum of Art Jail for Art Grant Year: 2013 | Focus Area: Environment, Recreation & Preservation | Grant Amount: $104,500 | Grant Status: Completed The Pensacola Museum of Art is housed in the city's original permanent jail in downtown Pensacola. Over the past 60 years, the PMA has presented hundreds of exhibitions and thousands of educational opportunities and has become the foundation for the visual arts in our community, serving nearly 100,000 patrons annually. Project Description Funded an upgrade to the wood flooring and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a space that previously housed the old city jail, circa 1909. Community Impact Protecting Pensacola's historical treasures. /*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-divider{--divider-border-style:none;--divider-border-width:1px;--divider-color:#2c2c2c;--divider-icon-size:20px;--divider-element-spacing:10px;--divider-pattern-height:24px;--divider-pattern-size:20px;--divider-pattern-url:none;--divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(--divider-element-spacing);-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(--divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:"";border-bottom:0;-webkit-box-flex:1;-ms-flex-positive:1;flex-grow:1;border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern{--divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider--view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider--view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(--divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl} 2021 IMPACT100 WINNERS United Service Organization, INC United Service Organization, Inc. USO Pop-Up...

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative Grant Year: 2013 | Focus Area: Family | Grant Amount: $104,500 | Grant Status: Completed Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, Christian ministry whose purpose is to build homes and improve communities in partnership with low income families in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Since we started, over 1,000 families have purchased homes through our programs. Project Description Funded a 15-passenger van, heavy-duty pickup truck, large trailer for tool and material transport, dump trailer, utility trailer, field and brush mower, and various construction and repair tools. Community Impact Providing low income housing in our community. /*! elementor - v3.6.5 - 27-04-2022 */ .elementor-widget-divider{--divider-border-style:none;--divider-border-width:1px;--divider-color:#2c2c2c;--divider-icon-size:20px;--divider-element-spacing:10px;--divider-pattern-height:24px;--divider-pattern-size:20px;--divider-pattern-url:none;--divider-pattern-repeat:repeat-x}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{font-size:15px;line-height:1;max-width:95%}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__element{margin:0 var(--divider-element-spacing);-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-icon{font-size:var(--divider-icon-size)}.elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider-separator{display:-webkit-box;display:-ms-flexbox;display:flex;margin:0;direction:ltr}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator{-webkit-box-align:center;-ms-flex-align:center;align-items:center}.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text .elementor-divider-separator:before{display:block;content:"";border-bottom:0;-webkit-box-flex:1;-ms-flex-positive:1;flex-grow:1;border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:first-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider-separator:before{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-left .elementor-divider__element{margin-left:0}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider .elementor-divider-separator>.elementor-divider__svg:last-of-type{-webkit-box-flex:0;-ms-flex-positive:0;flex-grow:0;-ms-flex-negative:100;flex-shrink:100}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider-separator:after{content:none}.elementor-widget-divider--element-align-right .elementor-divider__element{margin-right:0}.elementor-widget-divider:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_text):not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line_icon) .elementor-divider-separator{border-top:var(--divider-border-width) var(--divider-border-style) var(--divider-color)}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern{--divider-border-style:none}.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern.elementor-widget-divider--view-line .elementor-divider-separator,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:after,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not(.elementor-widget-divider--view-line) .elementor-divider-separator:before,.elementor-widget-divider--separator-type-pattern:not([class*=elementor-widget-divider--view]) .elementor-divider-separator{width:100%;min-height:var(--divider-pattern-height);-webkit-mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;mask-size:var(--divider-pattern-size) 100%;-webkit-mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);mask-repeat:var(--divider-pattern-repeat);background-color:var(--divider-color);-webkit-mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url);mask-image:var(--divider-pattern-url)}.elementor-widget-divider--no-spacing{--divider-pattern-size:auto}.elementor-widget-divider--bg-round{--divider-pattern-repeat:round}.rtl .elementor-widget-divider .elementor-divider__text{direction:rtl} 2021 IMPACT100 WINNERS United Service Organization, INC United Service Organization, Inc. USO Pop-Up Mobile Initiative Grant Year:...