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.

2019 Grant Recipient:

The Salvation Army

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Kitchen and Dining Room Renovations and Remodel ”

The Kitchen and Dining Room Renovations and Remodel Project 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.

2019 Grant Recipient:

Boulware Mission, Inc.

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Cleaning Up the Streets of Owensboro One Shower at a Time ”

The Cleaning Up the Streets of Owensboro One Shower at a Time Project 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.

2018 Grant Recipient:

Fresh Start for Women

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Renovation and Community Enhancement ”

The Renovation and Community Enhancement Project 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.

2018 Grant Recipient:

St. Joseph Peace Mission for Children

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Construction of the Hayden Home for Girls”

Construction of the Hayden Home for Girls Project 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.

2017 Grant Recipient:

Daniel Pitino Shelter

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Family Facility Refurbishing Project”

The Family Facility Refurbishing Project 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.

2017 Grant Recipient:

Owensboro Public Schools Foundation

Award:

$100,000

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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.

2016 Grant Recipient:

Community Dental Clinic

Award:

$100,000

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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.

2016 Grant Recipient:

Help Office

Award:

$100,000

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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.

2015 Grant Recipient:

H.L. Neblett Community Center

Award:

$100,000

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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

Award:

$100,000

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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.

 

2014 Grant Recipient:

Girls Inc.

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “IMPACTING Safe Travel”

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.

2014 Grant Recipient:

Lighthouse Recovery Services

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Safe Harbor Project”

The Safe Harbor Project made much needed repairs, renovations, and upgrades to their facility in Owensboro to provide a more secure and functional residence for clients.

2013 Grant Recipient:

Puzzle Pieces

Award:

$100,000

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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.

2013 Grant Recipient:

RiverPark Center

Award:

$100,000

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Program/Project: “Refurbishment Project”

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.

2012 Grant Recipient:

Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club

Award:

$111,000

Details:

Program/Project: “Building Expansion”

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.

2012 Grant Recipient:

Owensboro Area Shelter, Information & Services (OASIS)

Award:

$111,000

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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 Center Mission, Inc.

2011 Grant Recipient:

Boulware Mission

Award:

$103,500

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Program/Project: “Boulware Mission Expansion Continuation Project”

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.

2011 Grant Recipient:

Owensboro Community & Technical College Foundation, Inc.

Award:

$103,500

Details:

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.

2010 Grant Recipient:

H.L. Neblett Community Center

Award:

$103,500

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Program/Project: “Multipurpose/Safety Project”

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

Award:

$103,500

Details:

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.

2009 Grant Recipient:

Owensboro Museum of Science & History

Award:

$106,000

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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.

2009 Grant Recipient:

Theatre Workshop of Owensboro (TWO)

Award:

$106,000

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Program/Project: “Making Theatre History”

Making Theatre History Project served the growing demand for theatrical expression through renovation and expansion of TWO’s landmark building.

2008 Grant Recipient:

Habitat for Humanity of Owensboro

Award:

$128,000

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Program/Project: “A Home for Habitat”

A Home for Habitat Project established a permanent presence in the community by purchasing a known facility with office and warehouse space combined.

2008 Grant Recipient:

Owensboro Area Shelter, Information & Services (OASIS)

Award:

$128,000

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Program/Project: “Face Lift Project”

 Face Lift Project upgraded OASIS’s current facility, equipment and furnishings.

2007 Grant Recipient:

Boulware Mission

Award:

$104,000

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Program/Project: “Expansion Project”

The Expansion Project reconstructed and renovated Boulware’s new facility’s main kitchen as well as remodeling the main dining area.

2007 Grant Recipient:

Girls Inc.

Award:

$104,000

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Program/Project: “Capital Improvement”

Capital Improvement Project established a website, replaced and/or upgraded existing computers, furnishings, appliances, security systems and program supplies at the Rolling Heights Campus.

2006 Grant Recipient:

Grandma’s Corner

Award:

$150,000

Details:

Program/Project: “STARS Quality Safety and Health Improvements”

STARS Quality Safety and Health Improvements Project included exterior playground safety renovations and expansion, interior health and safety improvements.