Making IMPACT’s impact count

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area has announced this year’s grant recipients.

Each organization was awarded $106,000 today after a thorough grant review, committee process and membership vote. IMPACT is a philanthropy group for women. The concept — members donate $1,000 each, then pool those funds into grants of at least $100,000 to make a significant impact in the mission of a nonprofit that serves the Pensacola metro area.

What improves the quality of life in a community? What make a city a great place to live and raise a family?

The $7,236,000 that IMPACT has donated to nonprofits in the community since 2003.

The 2015 grant recipients were:
Ballet Pensacola, Inc.
Project: Elevate – 21st Century Productions for Ballet Pensacola

Pensacola Museum of Art, Inc.
Project: Expanding and Protecting the Vaults for PMA’s Fine Art Collections

AMIkids Pensacola, Inc.
Project: AMIkids Careers

Learn to Read of Northwest Florida, Inc.
Project: Public Awareness Campaign – The Most Powerful Organization That Nobody’s Heard Of

Coast Watch Alliance, Inc.
Project: “Research to Restaurant”, Affecting a Sustainable Seafood Resource by Taming Lionfish

Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola, Inc.
Project: VMP Venue Enhancements and Infrastructure Improvements

Children’s Home Society of Florida, Inc. collaborating with Escambia Community Clinics, Inc.
Project: Weis Community School Family Playground

Lutheran Services Florida, Inc.
Project: Transportation to Healing, Hope and Help

Bay Area Food Bank
Project: Northwest Florida Healthy Food Distribution and Milton Warehouse Expansion

Re-Entry Alliance Pensacola, Inc.
Project: REAP’s Second Chance Re-Entry Program