Giving

   

   Focus Areas

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   Prosperity through Opportunity:

Ensuring all residents — from cradle to career — have opportunities for education and career development & advancement

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary/Secondary(K-12) Education
  • Career Readiness (Post-Secondary Success)
  • Workforce Development

   Preservation and Conservation:

Protecting our natural treasures through environmental stewardship and education

  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Recreation

   Promoting Well-Being:

Addressing the basic human & health needs of residents and the positive development of our youth

  • Basic Human & Social Needs
  • Youth Development

   Our Impact

   Multi-year commitments

The Gulf Power Foundation has partnered with various organizations and post-secondary partners throughout our service territory to develop long-term, multi-year grant partnerships. See below for some of our current multi-year grant partnerships.

The University of West Florida Take Stock Collegiate Scholars Program
The University of West Florida Take Stock Collegiate Scholars Program
Through a partnership with Take Stock in Children of Florida and the University of West Florida, we developed the Take Stock Collegiate Scholars program. This program supports Florida’s Take Stock in Children participants who attend The University of West Florida from the time they enter the University to graduation. Through academic support, mentorship, and service they will be career ready upon graduation. The goal is for these students to be productive citizens who are employed and willing to serve others and their community.
Northwest Florida Career Pathways
Northwest Florida Career Pathways
Through a partnership with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations, the Northwest Florida Career Pathways partnership will develop and imbed career pathways data, resources and programming throughout communities in Northwest Florida. By working collaboratively with workforce and economic development partners, public school’s foundations throughout our service territory will implement events and initiatives that encourage career planning and focus on our region’s skills gap.
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida serves families who are facing a crisis and struggling to make ends meet. Through not only providing emergency financial assistance, but also connecting them to community resources, Catholic Charities works to empower citizens on a path to financial stability. Through a partnership with the Gulf Power Foundation, Catholic Charities will be implementing new technology, professional development and training for their financial assistance counseling team.
Early Learning Coalitions in Northwest Florida
Early Learning Coalitions in Northwest Florida
As the state of Florida continues to focus on quality improvement in early learning providers, the four Early Learning Coalitions in Gulf Power’s service territory have taken a proactive approach to quality improvement through a partnership with the Gulf Power Foundation. Working collaboratively, the early learning coalitions will facilitate professional development and capacity building of early learning centers throughout the region.

   Grants

   Priority Focus Areas

  • Prosperity through Opportunity
  • Preservation & Conservation
  • Health & Human Well-Being

   Eligibility

  1. Located within or serve at least one county inside Gulf Power’s service area:
  • Escambia County
  • Santa Rosa County
  • Okaloosa County
  • Walton County
  • Bay County
  • Washington County
  • Jackson County
  • Holmes County
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  1. Serve the community without discriminating on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion

 

  1. Are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

 

  1. Have not received a quarterly grant within the past 12 months. (Amplify! grant recipients are still eligible for quarterly grants)

   Important Information

  • Quarterly programmatic grants are traditionally awarded for between $2,000-$10,000, depending on a variety of evaluation factors.

 

  • Applicants are notified whether they have been awarded a grant 6-8 weeks after the deadline. Funds are then dispersed within 45 days of notification.

 

  • Once a complete application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email for a submitted grant, please contact our technology support system.

   Important dates

Quarterly grant deadlines:

  • August 15
  • November 15

   Amplify! Grants

Building a strong northwest Florida is a team effort, and the Gulf Power Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 36 organizations across the region to do just that.

The Amplify! grants, a one-time grant opportunity, will support organizations in continuing to implement effective programs within the Gulf Power service area. The program is designed to provide non-profits with a one-time capacity building grant to enable them to reduce costs, increase revenues or generate stronger results.

The Amplify! grants cover two main areas:

  • Prosperity through Opportunity and Health & Human Being categories
  • Preservation and Conservation categories

Of the applications submitted, 36 organizations were approved for grants totaling more than $966,000. Grants average within a range of $15,000 – $40,000.

Thirty-one grants in the Opportunity and Health & Human Being categories have allowed the organizations to increase annual organizational revenue by $420,000 and decrease annual expenses by $339,000, benefitting more than 34,000 participants and 184 non-profit organizations.

Five grants – in the Preservation and Conservation categories – represent an $185,000 investment in restoring 1,912 acres of land, two bodies of water restored, 10,001 animal species replenished as well as 751 plants or vegetation being restored.

The Gulf Power Foundation is funded entirely through resources independent of Gulf Power’s customers.

   Amplify grant recipients

ARC of the Emerald Coast – Transportation support to the disabled

The Arc Gateway Foundation – Taste Buds

Baptist Health Care Foundation – Modernization of Foster Home Placement Tools

Basic of Northwest Florida – Restoration for Recovery and Resilience

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida – Technology to Connect, Grow and Impact!

Boys and Girls Club of Bay County – Building Greater Futures Through Greater Impact

Boys and Girls Club of the Emerald Coast – The Enlightenment of Fort Walton Beach Teen Center

Children in Crisis – KaleidaCare: Streamlining Paperwork & Trainings

Children’s Home Society – Conservation Corps of the Emerald Coast

Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance of NWFL – Going Green: Living Shorelines for Homeowners and Parks in the Choctawhatchee Bay

Community Action Program – Intake enhancement for client advancement

Council on Aging of West Florida – Life Changing Transportation for Seniors

Dixon School of the Arts – Dixon School of Arts and Sciences Summer Camp

Emerald Coast Science Center – Strides for STEM

Epps Christian Center – Transition to Success: Educational Resource Center

Every Child a Reader in Escambia – Future Ready

Feeding the Gulf Coast – Inventory System

Florida Wildlife Federation – Restoring NWFL’s Tree Heritage after Hurricane Michael

Food4Kidz – Our Children of the Storm

Fresh Start for Children & Families – Information Technology Upgrade

Girls Inc. of Bay County – Hurricane Michael Recovery

LEAD Coalition of Bay County – Operation Fail Safe: Transitioning to the Next Level

Longleaf Alliance – Cogongrass Control in the GCPEP Landscape

March of Dimes Foundation – Amplify! NAS Training Program

The Nature Conservancy – Accelerating Longleaf Pine Restoration at the Perdido River Preserve

PACE Center for Girls – Ready, Set, Work!

Pathways for Change – Strategic Planning & Leadership Development

Second Chance of Northwest Florida – Program Partner Satisfaction Monitoring

Shelter House – 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

South Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministries – Pharmacy Computerization to Improve Care and Implement Drug Safety Standards

Special Olympics of Florida – Program Expansion in Okaloosa County

St. Andrew Bay Center – Therapy: The ARC of the Bay

Studer Community Institute – Volunteer Coordination to Build Capacity

UWF GeoData Center – Modernizing Student Environmental Research

WSRE-TV Foundation – Imagination Station Satellite Center at C.A. Weist Elementary

Youth Village – Uniting our Children, Teachers & Parents