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

   Health & Human 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.


   Priority Focus Areas

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


  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

   Important dates

Quarterly grant deadlines:

  • August 15
  • November 15

   Amplify! Grants

Gulf Power Foundation is excited to invest in the growth and capacity of non-profit organizations in Northwest Florida.

Amplify! is a one-time grant opportunity that will support organizations in continuing to deliver quality, effective programs within our service territory.

Through the Amplify grant, we hope to elevate the good works of non-profits and continue our mission together to build strong, sustainable communities where all Northwest Floridians are living vibrant, healthy, prosperous lives.

Our Amplify! grants will provide local non-profit organizations with a one-time capacity building grant to enable them to reduce costs, increase revenue or generate stronger results for more participants in a shorter time within one of our core focus areas.

Note: Organizations must have completed a letter of intent in order to apply for an Amplify! grant.

   Building Categories Organizations Can Apply For:

Staff and Board development

Training & professional development

Organizational structure/governance

Reviewing roles, functions, organizational chart and other core features that may need to be changed, especially at a point of growth or other shift in opportunity

New infrastructure usage

Acquiring a new computer system, software or other needs to enhance performance or safety

Strategic or other plans and direction-setting

Undertaking new plans, or designs to focus the organization on achieving its mission in tangible ways

Project/Program development

Engaging in new program development that will address a specific community need

Impact measurement and evaluation

Integrating methods to define, achieve, track, verify, and communicate clear results for those served

Convening for collaborative impact

Enabling two or more non-profits to come together to work towards deeper results for population served

Recovery and Resilience

Empowering organizations affected by natural disasters to re-stabilize to the same or higher service levels prior to the disaster