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IMPACT 100


IMPACT 100
Women’s Philanthropy Organization

IMPACT 100 is enjoying its 10th year. Holly Jurnovoy, the non-profit’s current president, has been enjoying IMPACT for much of that run.

“It gives me the opportunity to work with some brilliant, bright women,” she explained. “Just brilliant women.”

The women of IMPACT aren’t just “brilliant.” They’re also charitable.

IMPACT 100 is an organization for women looking to make a contribution to the community. Each member pays in $1,000 annually. That money is then put toward several grants to area non-profits.

“We’ve funded big organizations, we’ve funded small organizations that people would have probably never heard of if they hadn’t been in IMPACT,” said Vice President Cyndi Warren.

Over the past 10 years, the organization has awarded over $5 million in grants throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. This year IMPACT has 836 members, which equates to $836,000 in grants being distributed in the community; grants are awarded in increments of at least $100,000.

The group focuses on various aspects of the community. It considers non-profits geared toward the arts and culture, education, environment and preservation, families and health. Non-profits may apply for the funds, and grants are announced each year in the fall.

One thing that IMPACT members look for when deciding which groups will be getting grants is sustainability.

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