IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Announces 2019 Finalists

Pensacola, FL, September 11, 2019 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a women’s philanthropic organization, is pleased to announce the fifteen grant finalists selected for 2019. Eleven of these fifteen nonprofit finalists will each receive a grant of $106,000 at the IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Annual Meeting on October 13, 2019, where final voting will take place.

The fifteen finalists selected by IMPACT 100’s Focus Area Committees are as follows:

 ARTS & CULTURE

  • EHS Band Boosters Association, Inc.

Project: EHS Band Equipment Upgrades for Young Gifted Students

  • First City Arts Alliance, Inc. dba First City Art Center

Project: Creating Space for Educating and Inspiring Youth

  • Pensacola Little Theatre, Inc.

Project: On the Fly at Pensacola Little Theatre

EDUCATION

  • Santa Rosa County 4-H Association, Inc.

Project: 4-H Field Education Facility

 The Global Corner, Inc.

Project: The Global Corner 2.0 – Expanding Horizons in Our Community

 The Secret Place Home, Inc.

Project: The Therapeutic Impact Classroom

ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION & PRESERVATION

  • Children’s Home Society of Florida, Inc.

Project: Keeping Families on the Right Track

  • Splash Cats, Inc.

Project: Just Keep Swimming

  • Tennis-4-Everyone, Inc.

Project: Oakcrest Elementary/Ebonwood 10 & Under Tennis Courts

 FAMILY

  • Baptist Health Care Foundation, Inc.

Project: Life-Saving Skills for Families: Hitting the Streets to Keep the Beat Alive

  • Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

Project: Building Homes, Communities, and Hope, One Family at a Time: Tools for Construction Site

 Young Men’s Christian Association of Northwest Florida, Inc. dba YMCA of Northwest Florida

Project: The Wheels on the Bus 

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • Healing Paws for Warriors, Inc.

Project: Save a Veteran/Rescue a Dog

  • Health and Hope Clinic, Inc.

Project: IMPACT100: How to Save a Life

  • Manna Food Bank, Inc., dba Manna Food Pantries

Project: Generating Hope to End Hunger

Finalists will present their projects to the IMPACT 100 membership at the organization’s Annual Meeting on Sunday October 13 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach. Check-in will begin at 12:45 p.m., and the meeting will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

With 1,166 members this year, IMPACT 100 is able to award $106,000 each to eleven nonprofit organizations in our community for a total impact of $1,166,000. In the 16 years since its inception, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has awarded 98 grants totaling $10,498,000 to 72 nonprofit organizations serving Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. After the 2019 grants are awarded in October, IMPACT 100 will have awarded 109 grants totaling $11,664,000.

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CONTACT:

Kristin Longley

Publicity Chair, Board Member

Phone: 850-361-5760

email: publicity@impact100pensacola