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Impact100 Northwest Florida Awards $400,000 to Local Nonprofits

Impact100 Northwest Florida awarded $100,000 grants to four local nonprofits at its Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at the Island Resort in Fort Walton Beach.

The organizations receiving grants are as follows:
Arts & Culture - Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida: Exhibit Hall to Save Our Local Historical Treasures

Education - Emerald Coast Science Center: Across the Universe: Planetarium Project

Family - Northwest Florida Guardian ad Litem Foundation: Cases for Kids

Health and Wellness - EOD Warrior Foundation: Supporting Physical, Emotional & Financial Health & Stability

More information on each project is available at

“We are proud to support the projects of our four 2023 Grant Recipients. Each of them is making a tremendous impact in our community and touching the lives of those underserved in Okaloosa and Walton counties,” said Impact100 Northwest
Florida president Carly Barnes. “The $400,000 we awarded at our Annual Meeting was made possible by the generous women who make up our membership.”

The concept behind Impact100 is simple: For every 100 members making a $1,000 donation a $100,000 grant is formed. The organization has no limit on the number of members that can join and looks to engage women throughout Okaloosa and
Walton counties.

Since the creation of Impact100 Northwest Florida in 2012, the group has granted 42 grants totaling over $4.5 million to local nonprofit groups in the area. One hundred percent of each member contribution is awarded to nonprofit
organizations, with none of that contribution going to administrative costs of the organization.

The mission of Impact100 of Northwest Florida, Inc. is to financially support nonprofit organizations in Okaloosa and Walton Counties by empowering women as philanthropists and leaders, by bridging the geographic areas of our region, and by leveraging the talents of diverse women to be a positive force for good in our communities.

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