Impact 100

Rhonda Dollas

Ten non-profit organizations will receive $106,000 each, from the local group Impact 100. The grants were announced last weekend, and mark the group’s distribution of more than $7 million since its inception in 2003.

Impact 100 President Cindy Warren says the awards are in five focus areas: Arts and Culture; Education, Environment Recreation and Preservation, Family, and Health and Wellness.

Bay Area Food Bank

Bay Area Food Bank in Milton is experiencing incredible growth, and that’s leading to the need for a larger facility.

It’s something akin to getting too big for one’s britches: in this case, the “britches” is a building that was completed only in 2009.

“The goal is that the facility would be able to distribute about four million pounds of food,” said External Relations Manager Colleen McMahon. “In 2014 we distributed 9.5 million pounds of food.”

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Executive Director Sarah Humlie and the staff at the Humane Society were all smiles as they officially opened their new facility Monday morning. The Barbara Grice Memorial Spay and Neuter Clinic was named after the former board president of the Pensacola Humane Society. Humlie says it was Grice’s dream to have a clinic devoted to spaying and neutering dogs and cats to cut down the number of pets that need to be euthanized each year. After a few years of fund raising, the organization applied for a grant from IMPACT 100.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida

Over a $1 million was awarded among ten area non-profit organizations this weekend as Impact 100 for the Pensacola area made their annual gifts.

David Bear is on the board of directors of the Pensacola MESS Hall, "What we do is we really make an impact in our community with education on Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff, that is what the MESS Hall stands for and to be able to take our show on the road will reach a lot more people."

Bob Barrett / WUWF News

The Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100 announced the finalists for thier 2014 grants Thursday morning at the Pensacola Public Library.

Holly Jurnovoy, the President of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100, introduced representatives from all 15 finalists who each gave a short statement about their grant project proposal.

Making an Impact in Northwest Florida

Apr 28, 2014

Impact 100 of Northwest Florida is a local organization focused on raising funds from women in Okaloosa and Walton Counties to provide large grants of no less than $100,000 to local non-profit groups in the community

The organization is modeled after the in Pensacola Bay Area group that recently celebrated their 10th anniversary and has the organization’s largest membership; this year surpassing the 1,000 mark.

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, is making a final push for its annual membership drive for 2014. The organization has set a goal of reaching the 1,000-member milestone this year. That would allow them to give away $1 million to non-profits in the community. Such an accomplishment would be a great way to mark the local chapter’s tenth year of giving.

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

A new program from Habitat for Humanity is looking for new ways to improve the region one neighborhood at a time.  Bob Barrett recently spoke with Tim Evans, the Executive Director of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity about the Impact 100 grant they were awarded for their new project called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative

Pensacola Bay Impact 100 Website

Over half a dozen nonprofits in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties have been awarded grants of over 100 thousand dollars.   Impact 100 is made up entirely of women aged 18 or older who each donate 1000 dollars to be given away as grants to non-profits.

The number of grants is determined by the number of members. This year marked the tenth year this group has awarded grants.  Cindy Warren is the current Vice President and President-Elect of the Pensacola Bay Area Impact 100.  She says the membership in the Pensacola Bay area group continues to grow.