Grants

 

Sunday's Child raised $106,000 among 186 members that will be awarded to local Pensacola Bay Area non-profit organizations that place value on diversity, inclusion, and equality. Four $26,500 grants will be awarded to local charities in 2019.  

The Sunday's Child focus groups (committees) that oversee the grant categories will review and evaluate the applicants for quality, contribution significance and inclusivity.  This will include research and review as well as site visits. Finalists will conduct a 7-minute presentation at the annual membership meeting in June 2019.  After the presentation, a vote from members will determine the five award recipients.  

 

KEY DATES

GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 22, 2019

Soon after grant applications are in, the grant focus groups will begin to meet weekly or bi-weekly during April and May for the review process.  The focus groups will decide which of the applicants qualify as finalists.   

Category Finalists are notified: May 31, 2019

Sunday's Child Annual Meeting: June 23, 2019

  • Finalists present to membership

  • Membership vote on finalists

  • Recipients announced

 

 


Members are encouraged to participate

Join one or more of the five focus groups to learn more about the needs in our community and  the work being done to meet these needs.  Focus groups are led by Sunday's Child Board Members, and the day/time/location and contact information are listed below.  

If you are interested and/or wish to join, please sign-up here.


 
 

FOCUS AREAS

Grants awarded fall into one of the following categories:

 

1. Animals, Environment & Recreation

2. Health & Wellness

3. Arts, Culture & Education

4. LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion

5. Human Services, Community & Economic Development

 

 

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Animals, Environment & Recreation

Initiatives that promote environmental protection, restoration, or enhancement; promote health and well-being of animals; and/or promote or enhance recreational opportunities in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS:

    • David Ard

    • Blair Castro

    • Kathleen Decker

  • DAY: Mondays, 11:30-1:00

  • LOCATION: Downtown Library, Meeting Room C

Focus Group Chairs

 
 
 

Arts, Culture & Education

 
 

Initiatives that cultivate, develop, and enhance the cultural and artistic climate of the Pensacola Bay Area.   Initiatives that further the educational process or improve access to education for children and/or adults in the Pensacola Bay Area .  

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS:

    • Sam Mathews

    • Trudy King

  • DAY: Thursdays, 11:30-1:00

  • LOCATION: Downtown Library, Meeting Room C

Focus Group Chairs

 
 

Health & Wellness

Initiatives that improve the mental and/or physical well-being and recreation of people living in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS:

    • Marla Hecht

    • Booth Iburg

    • Gary Rhodes

  • DAY: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

  • LOCATION: Downtown Library, Meeting Room C

Focus Group Chairs

 
 
 

LGBT, Diversity & Inclusion

Initiatives that strengthen and enhance the lives of children and families in the Pensacola Bay Area; and/or promote inclusion, diversity and acceptance of LGBT citizens and all people in the Pensacola Bay Area.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS:

    • Ron Helms-MacBeth

    • Stephen Helms-MacBeth

    • Blair Castro

  • DAY: Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm

  • LOCATION: Downtown Library, Meeting Room C

Focus Group Chairs

 
 

Human Services, Community & Economic Development

Initiatives that promote community and/or economic development; and/or promote protection, restoration, or enhancement of the historic heritage of the Pensacola Bay Area. Initiatives may improve the economic status of the community.

  • FOCUS GROUP CHAIRS:

    • Laura Ericson

    • Cory Wilkinson

  • DAY: Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 pm

  • LOCATION: Downtown Library, Meeting Room C

Focus Group Chairs

 

Learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions.

Past Grant Recipients:  Grant Winners