Impact100 Owensboro’s goal is to provide high-impact grants that reach under-served populations, support nonprofits, and highlight unmet needs in our community. Through grant-making, we invest in nonprofits financially and by partnering with them to familiarize ourselves with their programs, services, and the communities they serve. In return, our partners assure us our process allows them to think bigger and more strategically about the work they do and the impact they have.
2020 Grant Recipient:
H.L. Neblett Community Center, Inc.
Program/Project: Housing Students to Educate to Elevate Part II
The Housing Students to Educate to Elevate Project will provide a modular unit with two classrooms, two bathrooms and a break area to support students’ learning. The purpose is to provide valuable hours of educational enrichment that will positively transform and save the lives of children and youth in our community.
The Bloodmobile Project will provide a second bloodmobile to help WKRBC provide the much needed, most safe blood products and related services to our region. One of the primary goals at WKRBC is for community engagement and participation, thriving on the partnerships forged with manufacturers, civic organizations and other facilities who allow visits and conduct blood drives. Reaching donors when and where it is convenient for them by bringing the bloodmobile to their location is now possible.
Program/Project: “Kitchen and Dining Room Renovations and Remodel ”
The Kitchen and Dining Room Renovations and RemodelProject will completely renovate and remodel the kitchen and dining areas, making them more spacious with updated appliances and equipment. These upgrades would impact every program The Salvation Army currently offers – from children’s summer camp, youth nutritional programs, emergency response, community food needs, and daily youth programming.
Program/Project: “Cleaning Up the Streets of Owensboro One Shower at a Time ”
The Cleaning Up the Streets of Owensboro One Shower at a TimeProject will replace all the sewer lines servicing their 73 year-old facility and renovate a bathroom used by 65 men daily. This will allow them to offer a safe and clean environment to those recovering from substance abuse and homelessness, giving them a better chance of overcoming their cycle of destruction.
Program/Project: “Renovation and Community Enhancement ”
The Renovation and Community EnhancementProject transformed a once drug-infested 3-BR house into a transitional home for 4-6 women who are a part of the Fresh Start Community. Privacy and security fencing redirected alley traffic from private property and a walking/biking path provides a safe space as single mothers reunify with their children and prepare for permanent housing.
Program/Project: “Construction of the Hayden Home for Girls”
Construction of the Hayden Home for GirlsProject provided a new home on campus to serve as a non faith-based, safe-haven, for up to 8 young women in crisis between the ages of 12 and 18 years old. This project pioneered programs and services for young women focused on; mental and physical health, social skills, nutrition and education within a home-like environment focused on female empowerment.
The Family Facility RefurbishingProject refurbished and added 3 new family bedrooms, a new family bathroom, a new game/study room and a new adult study room. The project also provided for a new roof and a used box truck for picking up food and other donations.
Program/Project: “Foust Playground Accessibility and Inclusion Project”
The Foust Playground Accessibility and Inclusion Project removed the playground’s rocky ground cover and replaced it with pour-in-place rubber surfacing to create an inclusive play environment for all, including those that have mobility disabilities. The project also added a unity dome playground component that provides inclusivity.
Program/Project: “Healthy Smiles Improvement, Outreach, and Expansion Project”
After being informed that their location will be demolished, the Community Dental Clinic relocated to a new location. The Healthy Smiles Improvement, Outreach, and Expansion Project allowed for the addition of two more treatment chairs to treat more patients in their new facility.
Program/Project: “Renovation/Expansion of Services”
The Help Office of Owensboro seeks to better serve the adults and children who visit the Help Office and are in need of basic life essentials, food, clothing and shelter. The Renovation/Expansion of Services Project updated its 75- to 80-year old building and purchased a truck to deliver food to the homebound and pick up donations of food and furniture when necessary.
Program/Project: “Neblett Capital Improvement Projects”
The Neblett Capital Improvement Project is two-fold; it procured two transit vehicles to provide safe and efficient transportation and a new security system to assure a safe environment for the 4,000-plus community members who use the facility annually, the majority of whom are living at or below the poverty level.
2015 Grant Recipient:
Wendell Foster Campus
Program/Project: “Transportation for Community Involvement Project”
The Transportation for Community Involvement Project stems from a federal regulation requiring many residents at the Wendell Foster’s Campus to move into scattered housing throughout the community. With the purchase of a cargo van and two used buses by Impact100 and a contractual agreement with GRITS, WFC has become a new Human Service Transportation Delivery provider – not only for the residents at the WFC, but for other individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living throughout the community.
IMPACTING Safe Travel Project replaced two vans with new vehicles to aid in the safe transportation to and from the club and on field trips for the 500 girls enrolled annually in Girls Inc. programming. It also allows the implementation of the “Girls Under the Hood and In the Driver’s Seat” program to help girls and their mothers learn basic vehicle maintenance and safe driving techniques.
Program/Project: “Disability Safe Capital Improvement Project and D.R.E.A.M. Program”
Puzzle Pieces improved client and staff safety with the Disability Safe Capital Improvement Project, which also improved the quality of programs serving clients with an intellectual disability, ranging in ages 8 through adult with the D.R.E.A.M. Program.
Replaced the carpet in Cannon Hall and reupholstered and refurbished seats and benches with the Refurbishment Project. The carpet, seats and benches have shown the wear and tear of use by over one million people in a 20 year facility.
The Building Expansion Project to the Mike Horn Unit created a cafeteria, as well as, space for a new music and arts program. This Club increased the services provided in three areas of focus: education, health and fitness, and community service.
Owensboro Area Shelter, Information & Services (OASIS)
Program/Project: “Finishing Touches”
Finishing Touches Project focused on improving kitchen operations, functionality of a snack bar and kitchenette, updated the lobby, purchased a van to transport clients, opened a computer lab, add outdoor activities for children and a quiet garden for the women.
Boulware Mission Expansion Continuation Project will add beds for forty-six additional homeless men as well as install electricity, heating and cooling, plumbing, and a security system in the new space.
Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation, Inc.
Program/Project: “IMPACT 100 Emporium”
The IMPACT 100 Emporium Project, a “fast-track dash to college readiness” helped students with their math skills through one-on-one instruction. It provides consolidated, individualized coursework for students to move more quickly through remedial courses, saving valuable time and reinforcing continual success. The cost of remedial education is drastically reduced, which has obvious financial benefits to students and their families.
The Multipurpose/Safety Project will modify the existing facility to create an in-house multi-purpose resource-learning center, construct a security canopy over existing daycare, and create a job research and resource center within the facility.
2010 Grant Recipient:
Community Dental Clinic
Program/Project: “IMPACT 100 Project”
The IMPACT 100 Project provides dental equipment and computers to gain efficiency, track services and improve quality of care; education and outreach to promote oral hygiene; prevention and clinic services in schools, community centers, health and social service agencies; intern expenses and an endowment for long-term sustainability.
Program/Project: “Impact for the Future Admissions Endowment”
ORIGINS Natural History Gallery and Impact for the Future Admissions Endowment Project helped with the fabrication and installation of exhibits in the natural history gallery, ORIGINS, and created admissions endowment for underprivileged students.