FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Announces 2020 Grant Recipients
Pensacola, FL, October 11, 2020 – IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a women’s philanthropic organization, is pleased to announce the eleven grant recipients selected at this year’s Annual Meeting held today as an online event. These nonprofit finalists will each receive a grant of $106,000 from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area.
The eleven grant recipients selected by IMPACT 100’s members are as follows:
ARTS & CULTURE
- Pensacola Little Theatre, Inc.
Project: A Stage for all Stages: Restoring the Little Theatre’s Big Rigging
- Pensacola Opera, Inc.
Project: IMPACT Opera: In Perfect Harmony
- Every Child a Reader in Escambia, Inc. dba ECARE
Project: Get Our Children and Families Ready for Kindergarten
- Gulf Coast Kid’s House, Inc.
Project: Protecting Our Children During a Time of Uncertainty
ENVIRONMENT, RECREATION & PRESERVATION
- Keep Santa Rosa Beautiful, Inc. dba Panhandle Butterfly House & Nature Center
Project: Panhandle Butterfly House & Nature Center
- Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola, Inc.
Project: Accommodating Veterans Memorial Park Events
- AMR at Pensacola, Inc.
Project: The Phoenix Project – Tiny Home Communities
- Feeding the Gulf Coast, Inc.
Project: Feeding the Florida Panhandle
- FoodRaising Friends, Inc.
Project: FoodRaising Friends Foundational Food for Families
HEALTH & WELLNESS
- Ecomfort, Inc.
Project: Food as a Tool: Impacting lives in the Community Mentally, Physically and Spiritually
- Pensacola United Methodist Community Ministries, Inc. dba Bright Bridge Ministries
Project: Updated Kitchen, Uplifted Lives
“This year has been like none other, in terms of community need from the impact of COVID-19 and Hurricane Sally,” said Brigette Brooks, president of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. “Thanks to support from our all-volunteer board including our technology team, the majority of our grant review processes this year were handled virtually to ensure our members stayed healthy and safe, and to ensure social distancing, while still serving our community that we love.”
With 1,166 members this year, IMPACT 100 was able to award $106,000 each to eleven nonprofit organizations in our community for a total impact of $1,166,000. In the 17 years since its inception, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has awarded 120 grants to 84 nonprofits totaling $12,830,000.
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