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Amplify! Northwest Florida Workshop | Gulf Power Foundation

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Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach

1297 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

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Gulf Power Amplify! Grant

The Gulf Power Foundation is excited to invest in the growth and capacity of non-profit organizations in Northwest Florida. Amplify!, a one-time grant opportunity, 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. The key question to be answered when applying for these special grants is “What will your organization be able to do more effectively or efficiently once the capacity is built?”. The types of initiatives supported with our Amplify! grants must fall into the following categories and aim to achieve one or more of the desired results stated below, as well as be tied to one of our core focus areas:

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Focus Areas

  • Prosperity through Opportunity: Ensuring all residents – from cradle to career – have opportunities for education and career development & advancemen
  • Promoting Well-Being: Addressing the basic human & health needs of residents and the positive development of our youth

Eligible Activities (Capacity Building Categories)

  • Staff and Board development – Training & professional development.
  • Organizational structure/governanceReviewing 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 usageAcquiring a new computer system, software or other needs to enhance performance or safety
  • Strategic or other plans and direction-settingUndertaking new plans, or designs to focus the organization on achieving its mission in tangible ways
  • Project/Program developmentEngaging 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 2 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.

Grant Guidelines

  • Grants will range from $15,000-$40,000 per organization. Grants will rarely be awarded at the highest level - please be thoughtful and detailed when developing your budget.
    • Projects must be completed within 1 year of the award.
  • Eligible organizations are those that:
    • Are 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
    • Serve the community without discriminating on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation or religion
    • Are a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
    • Are established; grants will not be awarded for organizational start-up costs, but rather to amplify or extend the impact the organization is already making.

***The Amplify! Northwest Florida event is a chance to learn more about the grant opportunity and connect with other non-profits throughout Northwest Florida. Attendance at the event is not required to apply for the grant, but highly encouraged.

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