IMPACT 100 Announces Finalists For Eleven $108,364 Grants

September 14, 2023

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a women’s philanthropic organization, announced their 2023 grant finalists Wednesday. Eleven of the 15 nonprofit finalists will each receive a grant of $108,364 at the group’s annual meeting on October 22.

The 15 finalists are:


  • General Daniel Chappie James Jr. Memorial Foundation — General Daniel “Chappie” James, Jr. Memorial Plaza
  • Pensacola Children’s Chorus dba Pensacola Children’s Chorus – STEP BOLDLY: Building Confidence with a Reliable Performance Stage
  • The Santa Rosa Band of the Lower Muscogee dba Santa Rosa Creek Band — Traditional Council Roundhouse


  • Santa Rosa County 4-H Association dba Santa Rosa County 4-H — To Make the Best Better: Finish the 4-H Field Education Facility
  • The Pensacola State College Foundation – Supporting Excellence and Capacity through Pensacola State College’s Nonprofit Center
  • Umbrella Learning Academy Corp. dba Umbrella Learning Academy — ULA Gives Kids a Life


  • Dixon School of Arts & Sciences dba Dixon School of Arts and Science –  IMPACT 100 Natural Wonders Park
  • Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge dba Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge – Near to Nature: Environment Education “Wild Pursuits” Nature Clubhouse
  • Ocean Hour dba Ocean Hour – Improving Sustainability in Our Pensacola Parks


  • Children in Crisis – Wheels of Impact
  • My Father’s Arrows – Rolling On to a Bigger Vision
  • Valerie’s House dba Valerie’s House Pensacola –  Build for Valerie’s House Pensacola Permanent Location: The Kitchen Is The Heart of a Home


  • Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida dba CIL of Northwest Florida –  MILES Project (Mobile Independent Living Education and Services-Health and Wellness)
  • Health and Hope Clinic  dba Health and Hope Clinic – Building Health and Wellness for our Community
  • Santa Rosa Kids’ House  dba Santa Rosa Kids’ House – Healing: The Experience

This is the 20th year that IMPACT 100 will award grants to local nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has awarded 142 impactful grants totaling $15,092,020 to nonprofit organizations serving Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.


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