2021 Grant Recipients Named at Annual Grant Awards Event
At Impact 100’s annual Grant Awards event, members and guests heard presentations from the grant finalists and selected the 5 recipients of this year’s grants. This event is the culmination of the grant cycle and the membership year, and is always a celebratory gathering!
Impact 100 Baldwin County members selected the following area nonprofits to receive funding for their proposed projects:
ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION: Historic Blakely Foundation
The Historic Blakeley Foundation works to help restore, preserve, reconstruct, and rehabilitate the Blakeley town site, surrounding sites of the Battle of Fort Blakeley, the nearby Indian mounds and early roadways in the immediate vicinity. Grant funds will be used to provide visitors access to the portion of the Civil War battlefield where the United States Colored Troops fought during the battle of Fort Blakeley in 1865.
EDUCATION: South Baldwin Literacy Council
The South Baldwin Literacy Council (SBLC) provides educational services free of charge to youth and adults in South Baldwin, specializing in GED tutoring, ESL classes and youth programs. The grant funds will be used to convert a storage garage into classroom space allowing SBLC to expand its educational and tutoring services by 100 students or more.
ENVIRONMENT AND PRESERVATION: Daphne Search and Rescue
Founded in 1974 and incorporated in 1976, Daphne Search and Rescue provides search and rescue of persons lost or in distress in the waterways of over 300 sq. miles in Baldwin County. Grant funds will be used to purchase a “purpose built” vessel, a 28’ all aluminum Scully with an enclosed cabin and trailer, that will enable the teams to work in rougher weather and sea conditions, will protect the crew and equipment from severe elements, and provide faster and safer response times.
FAMILY: Mary’s Shelter
Mary’s Shelter provides family-style living to homeless adult pregnant women and is devoted to improving the lives of their residents through programs which focus on education, employment, and financial independence. Impact funds will be used to purchase a box truck, landscaping, framing and drywall, an HVAC system, displays and shelving, and a security system as part of their capital improvement project of constructing a metal building to use as a retail thrift store.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Alabama Free Clinic
With volunteer services provided by local doctors, nurses, dentists, and clerks, the Alabama Free Clinic provides free medical care and health education programs for adults who are without health insurance. Impact funds will be used to purchase supplies for blood glucose monitoring and a comprehensive education program that will assist in their two-year comprehensive diabetes management project.
Congratulations to these area nonprofits! We applaud your hard work and commitment to our Baldwin County communities, and look forward to partnering with you to make a difference in the lives of residents across the county!