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Impact 100 St. Lucie Awarded $70,000 Changemaker Grant

Impact 100 St. Lucie Awarded $70,000 Changemaker Grant during Anniversary and Kick Off Celebration. In its 3rd year of grantmaking, charitable women’s giving circle celebrates anniversary by awarding a transformational grant to Project LIFT on October 30th.


St. Lucie County – October 30, 2021 - Impact 100 St. Lucie, a charitable women’s giving circle, awarded a $70,000 high-impact grant to Project LIFT during its annual awards celebration at Westside Boys and Girls Club following presentations by the three finalists and current members casting their votes, electronically and in person.


Project LIFT, whose mission is to improve the lives of at-risk teens and their families through treatment of substance use disorders, mental health counseling, mentoring, and vocational skills training, will utilize their funding to start, grow and expand their programs into St. Lucie County with a new campus opening in January 2022.


Impact 100 is honored to recognize and support the mission of Project LIFT. There is so much need for support in our community right now, and it’s more important than ever to ensure we are supporting nonprofits whose work directly benefits St. Lucie County and its residents. Women giving as one is powerful and we need to continue to come together and ‘raise the tide’ of philanthropy by connecting non-profit organizations to the funding they need to create positive change in our community.


We are thankful for the other finalists, the HANDS of St. Lucie County, and Inner Truth Project, for their unwavering commitment to serve residents with their transformational programs in St. Lucie County.


This year marks the 3rd anniversary of Impact 100 St. Lucie and, following the 2021 celebration, the organization has awarded to date $307,589 to 18 non-profit organizations in St. Lucie County. In 2019, we provided grants to Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County, In the Image of Christ, The Inner Truth Project and Tykes and Teens. In 2020, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, Exceptional Academy for Differently – Abled Learners, Family Meals, HANDS of St. Lucie County, Healthy Start Coalition of St. Lucie County, New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, PACE Center for Girls, Roundtable of St. Lucie County, SafeSpace, Suncoast Mental Health Center, The Inner Truth Project, and United Against Poverty received COVID-relief grants and, in 2021, Project LIFT was awarded Impact’s $70,000 grant.


Impact 100 was a novel idea for our community years ago – women donors pooling their funds to make transformational grants. The Power of Women Giving as One!


Women may join Impact 100 St. Lucie by making an individual membership charitable donation of $1,100, of which $100 is an administration fee and $1000 is used exclusively for the purpose of grantmaking. Details on how to become a member can be found on www.impact100sl.org.


Impact 100 St. Lucie was founded in 2018 as a charitable women’s giving circle
dedicated to awarding high impact grants to non-profit organizations in St. Lucie County. We seek to fund critical needs, new ventures, and innovative ways to solve social problems.


For more information about Impact St. Lucie, visit www.impact100sl.org or follow us on Facebook.


About Project LIFT: Their innovative delivery of mental health services provides therapy through the unique platform of vocational training. At no cost, at-risk 14-to-21-year-old young men and women engage in hands-on training in welding, HVAC, solar installation, metal forging, barbering & cosmetology, construction, auto repair, screen printing and more, while licensed therapists work with them to address issues including depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, abuse and anger management. Their results are impressive with 95% of program participants showing significant improvement in work readiness and 84% finding employment with partners after program completion. For additional information, visit www.projectlift.org/.

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