IMPACT 100 Awards Nearly $1.2 Million To 11 Community Groups

October 12, 2020

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a women’s philanthropic organization, awarded nearly $1.2 million to 11 grant recipients announced on Sunday.

The nonprofit finalists will each receive a grant of $106,000 from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. They are:


  • 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


  • Keep Santa Rosa Beautiful, Inc. dba Panhandle Butterfly House & Nature Center -Project: Panhandle Butterfly House and 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


  • 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 to1 1 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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2 Responses to “IMPACT 100 Awards Nearly $1.2 Million To 11 Community Groups”

  1. Bonnie Exner on October 15th, 2020 1:27 am

    This is why I love living here…most people are so kind and altruistic!

  2. Jan on October 12th, 2020 6:51 am

    Another great effort! Wonderful organization.

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