Impact Awards of $100,000 awarded to SafeSpace and House of Hope

By Jackie Holfelder

At Impact100 Martin’s annual Grant Awards Celebration on April 8 at the
Pittenger Center in Stuart, members of the women’s philanthropic
organization voted to award Impact Grants of $100,000 each to House of
Hope and SafeSpace. Other finalists were the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin
County and New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.

Impact100 Martin is committed to creating positive, lasting change through
collective giving. Since its founding in 2017, it has awarded nearly
$700,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations.

During the hybrid event, some 90 members, along with finalists and
sponsors, attended in person, while other members and guests held watch
parties or viewed on their own virtually. Each nonprofit was given seven
minutes to present the project that would have a lasting impact on our
community for which they were seeking funding.
After members voted electronically, House of Hope and SafeSpace were
selected to receive grants of $100,000 each.

Sponsors of Impact100 Martin’s Grant Award Celebration were HBKS
Wealth Advisors/HBK CPAs & Consultants, Wong Family Foundation,
Florida Power and Light Co., PNC Wealth Management, Sandhill Cove
Retirement Living, Seacoast Bank, The Arati Hammond Real Estate Team,
Camp Bow Wow, First Citizens Bank and Suzi Romanik – Heliographis.
Impact 100 Martin empowers women to create positive, lasting change in
Martin County through collective giving.  The philanthropic organization
maintains a field of interest fund with The Community Foundation Martin-St.
Lucie, and is a chapter of the global Impact100 Council.

To learn more, become a member or renew your membership,
visit, email or
call 772-288-3795.