IMPACT 100 PENSACOLA BAY AREA ANNOUNCES 2016 FINALISTS
Pensacola, FL, September 14, 2016 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local, philanthropy group, is pleased to announce the fifteen (15) grant finalists selected for 2016. Ten (10) of these fifteen (15) finalists will receive a grant of $108,200 at the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area’s Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
The fifteen (15) finalists selected by IMPACT 100’s Focus Committees are as follows:
ARTS & CULTURE
Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, Inc.
Project: Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Historical Center
The Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe, Inc.
Project: Native American Cultural Center
St. John’s Cemetery Historical and Educational Foundation, Inc.
Project: The OUTDOOR MUSEUM at St. John’s Historic Cemetery
The Arc Gateway, Inc.
Project: Jeff’s Corner Garden at The Arc Gateway
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Inc. dba IHMC
Project: IHMC High IMPACT Interactive Displays
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries, Inc.
Project: Building Precious GEMS
ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION& PRESERVATION
Northwest Florida Marine Education and Discovery of Gulf Ecosystems, Inc. (EDGE)
dba Navarre Beach Marine Science Station
Project: Coastal Conservation Corp
The Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association, Inc. dba The First Tee of Northwest Florida
Project: Golf and Life Skills Training Facility
The Pensacola Rowing Club, Inc.
Project: Youth Rowing Program
Goodwill Industries-Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast, Inc. dba Goodwill Easter Seals of the Gulf Coast
Project: YES: Youth Excelling for Success
MANNA Food Bank, Inc. dba Manna Food Pantries/MANNA
Project: Fighting Hunger – Better, Faster, Stronger!
Studer Community Institute, Inc.
Project: IMPACT Brain Bags
HEALTH & WELLNESS
PACE Center for Girls, Inc.
Project: Go Reach
The EscaRosa Coalition for the Homeless, Inc.
Project: Street Outreach Housing First Accessibility Project
Escambia Search and Rescue, Inc.
Project: Sea, Air and Land Capabilities Improvement Initiative
Our annual meeting is scheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, 12 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, Florida. Registration will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. The three (3) finalists from each Focus Area will make a presentation at the meeting. IMPACT 100 members will vote on two (2) recipients in each Focus Area.
This is the 13th year IMPACT 100 has awarded grants to local nonprofits. The total amount awarded for 2016 will be $1,082,000. Since inception in 2004, with the 2016 awards, IMPACT 100 will have awarded 77 grants in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and will bring the total awarded in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties to $8,318,000.
Maria V. Goldberg, Board Member