IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Announces 2018 Nonprofit Grant Recipients


IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Announces 2018 Nonprofit Grant Recipients 
Pensacola, FL, October 14, 2018 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropic organization, extends special congratulations to this year’s grant recipients. With a record number 1,103 members in its 15th year, IMPACT 100 awarded $100,300 to eleven nonprofit organizations for a total impact of $1,103,000 in 2018.

After a thorough grant review in Committee, finalists’ presentations, and today’s membership vote, the 2018 grant recipients are as follows:

Pensacola High School Band Boosters Association, Inc.
Project: Music is for Everyone at PHS
Pyramid, Inc.
Project: Bringing the Arts to the Underserved in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge, Inc.
Project: Return to the Wild
Escambia County Public Schools Foundation for Excellence, Inc. dba Escambia County Public Schools Foundation
Project: Swim, Soar, and Fly into Science Inspiring Hands-on Exploration of Our  Natural World

Miracle League of Santa Rosa County, Inc.
Project: Miracle Field of Dreams
Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola, Inc.
Project: Restoring Veterans Memorial Lighting

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Project: There’s No Place Like Home
Sacred Heart Foundation, Inc.
Project: “Paw”erful Medicine – Using Animal-Assisted Therapy to Make “Ruff” Days a Little Brighter

KlaasKIDS Foundation, Inc.
Project: Missing Child Response & Child Exploitation Prevention
Opening Doors Northwest Florida, Inc. dba EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless, Inc.
Project: Opening Doors on a Mission to Reach, Respond, Restore
Re-Entry Alliance Pensacola, Inc. dba REAP
Project: REAP’s Women’s Re-entry Portal – Pathway for Success

“At the end of today, $10,498,000 has been awarded through 98 grants to 72 nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties since 2004. These are significant grants that make a lasting impact,” said Meri Asmar, President of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area.

IMPACT 100 hopes to keep the momentum going into next year. To become a member or review wish lists from finalists and grant applicants, please visit


Maria Goldberg
Publicity Chair
Phone: 850-217-2347