Impact 100 Charity Names Nine Finalists for $100,000 grants

The Impact 100 of Northwest Florida has named a total of nine finalists for four $100,000 grants. 

Among those who have made it to the final stage across Okaloosa and Walton Counties is the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso. 

The Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida was founded in 1971 in Valparaiso. The museum collects and safeguards the area’s history and makes it available to everyone. 

Other finalists include:

  • The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast 
  • Emerald Coast Science Center
  • The Arc of the Emerald Coast 
  • Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation
  • Northwest Florida Guardian Ad Litem Foundation 
  • Safe Connections
  • Elder Services of Okaloosa County
  • EOD Warrior Foundation

“We are looking forward to hearing live presentations from our nine finalists and voting to find out which four nonprofits will receive a $100,000 grant from our organization. There are a lot of amazing projects this year, and we are excited to be investing $400,000 back into our community,” said Carly Barnes, the president of Impact100 Northwest Florida. 

More About Impact100 Northwest Florida

At the heart of Impact100’s mission is the principle that for every 100 members contributing $1,000 each, a grant of $100,000 is formed. This unique funding model has allowed the organization to make an impressive impact on its community. Importantly, Impact100 does not limit the number of members, actively seeking to engage women from Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Since its establishment in 2012, Impact100 Northwest Florida has provided over $4.1 million in grants to thirty-eight local nonprofit groups. What makes this organization particularly exceptional is that 100% of each member’s contribution goes directly to nonprofit organizations, with none of the funds allocated to administrative costs.

With a mission to empower women as philanthropists and leaders while bridging the geographic areas of the region, Impact100 NW Florida continues to leverage the diverse talents of women to be a positive force for good in the community.

For more information about the organization and the nonprofits they have supported in the past, visit

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