IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area


IMPACT 100 among first architects of the Early Learning City

Our IMPACT grant put Brain Bags into the hands of some 3,838 new parents last year. Nurses at three hospitals have used those bags to teach patients that talking with a newborn is as important changing diapers and healthy feeding. Read full story


Brain Bags becoming part of the culture at local hospitals

Rebeccah Vires and her staff are doing the Brain Bag teaching with moms and finding it a good time to talk about the critical importance of parent interaction with children in building a brain. Read full story


Nurses say Brain Bags a good tool for parent education

The nursing staff at West Florida Hospital says the Brain Bags are a valuable tool that helps them have teachable moments with their moms. Read full story


Brain Bags boost Arc, Early Childhood Court programs

The SCI Brain Bag is being used throughout the community in many ways to help parents understand the power of talk and interaction to build a baby's brain. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Do you know how important the first 1,000 days are?

National survey finds gaps in parents' knowledge of the importance of the first years of a child's life in brain development

Helping more of Pensacola's children be ready to learn will mean helping more parents get the info they need to see the power they have as a child's first teacher. Who wants to help? Read full story


Making IMPACT’s impact count

What improves the quality of life in a community? The $7,236,000 that IMPACT has donated to nonprofits in the community since 2003. Read full story


Groundbreaking set for Rotary Centennial Playground

The official groundbreaking of the Rotary Centennial Playground at the Community Maritime Park is set for 10 a.m. April 21. Read full story


How big will IMPACT 100 be this year?

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area will make its membership announcement on March 19. Read full story


WSRE will premiere television special on IMPACT 100

“IMPACT 100: Changing Lives, Strengthening Communities” airs Feb. 26 and 27

WSRE has produced a television special about the significant contributions of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area. It airs Feb. 26 and 27. Read full story


Local tribe uses IMPACT 100 grant to further culture

Santa Rosa Creek Indian Tribe will use IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant to build cultural museum and heritage center. Read full story


IMPACT 100 looking for members in Milton — and another million dollar year

An organization that has given millions to charities in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties is holding a membership recruitment event in Milton this evening – and is also looking for potential non-profits to help. Read full story

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area

Homeless center to rebuild, expand with IMPACT grant

A grant from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area will allow the Alfred Washburn Center to expand its services as a day-use center for the homeless in Pensacola. Read full story