Over $5 MILLION AND GROWING
Total Impact in Baldwin County since founding in 2008
2022 Grant Recipients
ARTS, CULTURE & RECREATION
Lillian Recreational Park:
"Parks and Recreation - The Heart of the Community"
The Lillian Recreational Park is home to all ages and demographics, providing community through sports, arts, music, pets, and other cultural stimulation. Grant funds will be used toward the remodeling and upgrading of the kitchen facilities; expansion of the dog run; construction of 4 pickleball courts; increased equipment storage; purchase of classroom/meeting room tables and chairs, a drag machine for ball field grooming, new plantings, and a wood chipper.
Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranch:
"Vocational Program for Ranchers"
The Alabama Sheriffs Youth Ranch operates the Baldwin County Boys Ranch in Summerdale, providing housing and care for up to 16 boys at a time, giving them a normal home life, teaching them living skills, guiding them to complete high school and encouraging college or vocational training beyond graduation. The Vocational Program for Ranchers project will provide boys skills in cattle ranching and woodworking to enable them to become self-sufficient wage earners and productive members of society. The Impact 100 grant will be used for the purchase of materials and equipment such as fencing/gates, cattle feeding/watering equipment, upgraded vaccination station, upgrades to the shop building, installation of a shop ventilation system, and new saws/lathes/hand tools, etc.
ENVIRONMENT & PRESERVATION
Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department:
"Protecting and Preparing for Growth"
In operation for 46 years, The Stapleton Volunteer Fire Department protects lives and property of residents of Stapleton, Loxley, Crossroads, Whitehouse Fork and surrounding communities, and provides emergency medical services as well as prevention and education programs. With support from Impact 100, the SVFD is purchasing safety and firefighting equipment to outfit a new pumper truck obtained in 2022. This is a critical project undertaken to help the department fulfill its mission in light of residential and commercial growth in and around the communities it serves.
"Emmy's Thrift Store Expansion"
Ecumenical Ministries, organized in Baldwin County in 1974, serves needy people by providing emergency financial help, home repairs, Meals on Wheels, toys and food at Christmas, and community development. With grant funding from Impact 100, EM will be expanding Emmy's Thrift Shop into the former office spaces after the offices are relocated to a new building being constructed on the property. The expansion is expected to increase sales to generate more funding for social service programs, potentially doubling the number of homes repaired each year through the Repair Baldwin program that was started with an Impact 100 grant in 2012!
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Ruff Wilson Youth Organization
"Fortifying for the Future"
The Ruff Wilson Youth Organization, founded in 1997 as the Boys & Girls Club of Baldwin County, provides youth development programs that enhance the quality of life for youth on the Eastern Shore. It is located in Daphne and serves students and their families, many who are low-income, through an after-school program and a summer program. With Impact 100 funds, the RWYO will install new gym flooring for a safer recreational space; new exterior security doors to enhance security; and new HVAC units for better comfort and air quality.