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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.

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(Impact 100/Special to The Pulse)

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

EDUCATION

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

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(Impact 100/Special to The Pulse)

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

FAMILY

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

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