IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is pleased to announce that its 2015 Membership Drive has successfully concluded with a record of 1060 members. The organization will give back to the community by awarding ten grants of 106,000 each to nonprofit agencies in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties in October.
This will be the 12th year that IMPACT 100 will award grants to local nonprofit agencies. Since the inception of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area in 2004, the organization has awarded 57 grants to 48 different nonprofit agencies for a totaling over $6.175 million.
“We are thrilled to have such a tremendous response from our community and we can’t wait to see what innovative projects the nonprofit agencies submit this year,”said Cyndi Warren, President of IMPACT 100. “Thanks to every one of our members, the Pensacola Bay Area shines once again as the largest Impact 100 organization in the world.”
Two grants will be awarded in each of the following five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family; and Health & Wellness.
Non-profit organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to attend this year’s Nonprofit Education Workshop with guest speaker Keisha A. Rivers Shorty of The KARS Group/The KARS Institute. She will present “Crafting Proposals That Work: “Building Relationships Through The Art of The Ask” at First Baptist Church, 500 N. Palafox St. on Thursday, April 16th, 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. All non-profit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties are invited to learn about the grant process, get tips to writing a more successful grant, be inspired to dream big and create a winning project. Letters of Intent to Apply for a grant are due April 30th. Grant Applications must be submitted by June 26th.
Additional information is available on the IMPACT 100 website at www.impact100pensacola.org.