Impacting Our Community 2017-10-22T18:12:31+00:00
2016 Grant Winners with Board of Directors

 

IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY

The mission of IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. is to financially support nonprofit organizations in Northwest Florida by empowering women as philanthropists and leaders, by bridging the geographic areas of our region, and by leveraging the talents of women to be a positive force for good in our communities.

The women of IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida are changing lives by joining together to improve our community through high-impact grants. The exact amount of the grants is determined by the number of members for that year, but is never less than $100,000.

Since the creation of IMPACT 100 Northwest Florida in 2012,
we have donated $1.3 million!

The idea is simple: 100 women donate $1,000 each to form a $100,000 high-IMPACT grant that allows a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Okaloosa and Walton counties to accomplish extraordinary things. Membership is open to all women over 18 (women who live outside of Okaloosa and Walton Counties may join). Most importantly, 100% of each member’s contribution is awarded to nonprofit organizations, with none of that contribution going to administrative costs.

All  501(c)(3) nonprofits, except those organizations whose primary purpose and use of grant funds is for religious or political activities, in Okaloosa and Walton counties are eligible for grants. Grant applications are accepted for projects in five focus areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Family
  • Health and Recreation

Our group of 400+ women come together to determine which nonprofit projects will receive funding through the IMPACT 100 grant process.

IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida believes that collaborative and informed financial giving will make a difference in the lives of others and will enhance the well being of our region. IMPACT 100 of Northwest Florida will support nonprofit organizations in our communities, advance responsible giving, and serve as an example of effective philanthropy. Imagine the possibilities of what can be accomplished for our community when we come together determined to make a difference.

Join us and make an IMPACT in your community!