IMPACT 100

Education

Early Learning Coalition among IMPACT 2017 winners

The Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County will support project called Grow With Me, which will utilize the Nemours BrightStart! toolkit for infant/toddler and preschool classrooms. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

IMPACT awards more than $1 million to local nonprofits

Studer Community Institute among winners of the 2016 grants

Studer Community Institute was among 10 nonprofits that received grants from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area Sunday at the group’s annual meeting. Read full story

Education

SCI hopes to put “brain bags” in the hands of every new mom

Studer Community Institute is among the finalists for a grant from IMPACT 100 for a project that will try to educate parents about the power of language to build babies' brains. Read full story

Education

SCI among IMPACT 100’s grant finalists

Studer Community Institute is among the finalists, which draw from five focus areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation and Preservation; Family; and Health. Read full story

Community

IMPACT 100 sets another membership record

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area's 2015 membership drive has set another record, totaling 1,060 members. Read full story

Community

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

Community

Project Lifesaver for Alzheimer’s patients expanding

Project Lifesaver will use an IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant to expand their services to help Alzheimer's patients. Read full story

First City Arts Center

First City Art Center to expand for more accessibility

Big plans for expansion and outreach are in store in the new year for the First City Art Center, with the help of a $102,500 IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area grant. Read full story

Community

Getting the biggest IMPACT

Is there a nonprofit you love that could use $100,000 to do more good? Tell that group about the IMPACT 100 education workshop “Million Dollar IMPACT – Got Grants?”  from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 22 at First Baptist Church, 500 N. Palafox St. IMPACT Pensacola Bay Area has a record 1,025 members in this, its 10th year in existence. In Octoberm two grants will be awarded in each of the following five areas: Arts & Culture; Education; Environment, Recreation & Preservation; Family; and Health & Wellness. The session is free and IMPACT will walk you through the grant process, answer questions and give you advice on how to make your application easier to complete. Register online at www.impact100pensacola.com. Letters of intent for grants are due April 30. The grant application is due June 27. Read full story

Government

Growing FavorHouse's impact

FavorHouse of Northwest Florida has been making a safe space for domestic violence victims since 1980. The $104,500 IMPACT 100 grant the nonprofit received in 2013 is helping the domestic violence shelter expand its embrace to include their clients pets as well. FavorHouse also received an IMPACT grant in 2010. Fear for the safety of their pets are one of the reasons victims cite for staying in an abusive situation. Sue Hand, director of FavorHouse, says the grant will go toward creating a transitional space for women who are trying to get back into the community and kennel area for pets. The transitional facility also will allow FavorHouse to create a space for trafficked women, a need that has grown more prevalent in recent years, Hand says. In 2012, FavorHouse got 13 calls from either local or federal law enforcement asking if they had space for trafficked women. The closest such shelter is Refuge House in Tallahassee, Hand says. Hand has FDLE has not released similar numbers for 2013 yet. “I think it’s a larger concern than a lot of people realize,” she says. “These women are in our labor pool, they are cleaning our hotel and motel rooms…working in salons…or doing migrant work in the day and they’ll have to perform sexual services in the evening.” Many have substance abuse issues and often they have criminal histories, often related to things their controller has ordered them to do. Cooperation with federal authorities can sometimes give these women a chance at a clean slate, Hand says. “It’s something we need to start addressing. We are in the (Interstate) 10 corridor, so we know we are a drop off point and the Emerald Coast (including the area east of Sandestin) is a hotbed of (that) activity.” WANT TO HELP? The White Rose Luncheon is May 16 at Sanders Beach Corrine Jones Community Center. The luncheon is the signature event for FavorHouse of Northwest Florida, a not-for-profit organization providing shelter and services to domestic violence victims (women, children and men) and counseling to batterers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Individual tickets for the event are $50. All proceeds go to FavorHouse’s domestic violence shelter program. To learn more, call 434-1177 or visit  favorhouse.org.   Read full story

Community

Holly Jurnovoy: What I Love about Pensacola

Holly Jurnovoy is lawyer and is the current president of IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, the largest chapter of the women’s philanthropy group in the world. Pensacola’s generous spirit is one of the things Jurnovoy says make us special. Listen to find out how she thinks we can build on that for even greater good. Read full story