Visitation center gets grant from Impact 100 women’s group

Published: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 02:02 PM.

 “I was overwhelmed and it was just a huge honor,” Rogers said. “(The Impact 100 grant) came along and it was really the perfect fit.”

Impact 100 had 34 non-profit groups apply for the grant. The other four finalists were the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation, Emerald Coast Science Center, Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and OASIS.

Anchors said the goal for next year is to get 200 members, which would allow the group to give out two $100,000 grants.

“This is truly an organization that cannot happen with one leader or one good board of directors or a few solid members,” Anchors said. “It requires 128 to make it be effective at what it did this year. It really is about 100 percent of the membership.

“(Impact 100) will continue to grow exponentially, so that in 10 years we will say we have given more than $1 million so that there is one new significant project a year that is happening that wasn’t able to happen before 2012,” she added.

TO LEARN MORE: For more information on Impact 100 Northwest Florida, go to

Contact Daily News Business Editor Dusty Ricketts at 850-315-4448 or Follow him on Twitter @DustyRnwfdn.

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