Pensacola Bay Area women’s philanthropy group awards more than $1 million
IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, has awarded 10 grants totaling $108,200 each after a thorough grant review, committee process, and membership vote, the organization announced this week.
The grants were given during the group’s annual meeting Sunday. Membership in the women’s philanthropy group requires a $1,000 donation. Those donations are pooled into grants to make a greater difference for the agencies that receive them.
This year’s membership was 1,082 in the Pensacola metro area, a record number for the organization.
“At the end of today, $8.318 million has been awarded to nonprofits in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties since 2004 in the form of significant grants that make a lasting impact,” said Cyndi Warren, President of IMPACT 100.
The 10 projects selected are:
ARTS & CULTURE
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
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
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
Escambia Search and Rescue, Inc.
Project: Sea, Air and Land Capabilities Improvement Initiative