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Impact 100 Baldwin County Reveals $525,000 to be Awarded in Grants

Impact 100 Baldwin County Reveals $525,000 to be Awarded in Grants SPANISH FORT — At its 2023 "Big Reveal” at Izenstone, Impact 100 Baldwin  County announced they will award five $105,000 grants later this year to  nonprofits serving Baldwin County. Totaling $525,000, these grants will  fund programs that make a difference in the quality of life for  residents of this region. Each year, Impact 100’s grants are given in direct relation to the  number of members who join or renew their membership. The more members,  the larger the amount of grants given. Every dollar of a member’s $1,000  contribution goes directly in the grant pool. The membership drive,  which concluded March 31, resulted in a total of 471 renewing or joining  women. Their donations, along with some additional grant fund  contributions, resulted in the impressive amount of grant funding  available for 2023. Impact 100 Baldwin County is in its 16th year of grant making. The  organization was established in 2008 by Irene Meehan, who had read about  similar organizations in Cincinnati and Pensacola. That year, 82 members  joined, and Impact 100 awarded a single grant of $82,000. Since then,  this all-volunteer women’s philanthropic organization has distributed  over $5 million in grants in Baldwin County. Grants are awarded in the five focus areas of Arts, Culture &  Recreation; Education; Environment & Preservation; Family; and Health &  Wellness.  Nonprofits have until May 12th to submit their letters of  intent, and May 31st is the deadline for submitting grant applications.  Impact 100 members volunteer to serve in focus groups to evaluate the  grant applications and select finalists, with the entire membership  voting to select the five grant recipients at the Evening of Impact  event in the fall.

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