Gulf Breeze Women’s Philanthropy Group Seeks New Members

Posted on August 23, 2021 by Staff reports

Gulf Breeze Will Do, a women’s philanthropic group, is recruiting new members to help expand their giving capabilities.

Gulf Breeze Will Do (GBWD) was born out of a group of Gulf Breeze women who formed an organization that could serve as a funding tool to help other nonprofit organizations and individuals who are trying to make a difference in the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach communities.

Grant funding at GBWD is provided by collective annual membership dues, of which 100 percent is distributed back to the community. Every member has a vote on which organizations receive grant funding.

“Together we can do so much more,” said founder and president Susan Nitterauer.

GBWD has awarded more than $347,000.00 to initiatives in the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach communities since its inception in 2014.

This video from the Weekend Food Program shares how a GBWD grant enabled them to expand their services to provide food for children during the summer months.

Annual dues are $250 per person for women age 29+ and $150 for women 18- 28 years of age. Women may live in any zip code, but grants will be awarded only to groups in the 32561 (including Pensacola Beach) and 32563 zip code. Applications may be submitted online at

GBWD funds grants that range from a minimum of $1,000 to a maximum of $10,000 in the following categories: 1) Art, Recreation and Sports; 2) Education; 3) Hardship Support Services; 4) Public Safety; and 5) Environment. The grant application and guidelines are available at

A membership drive event will take place from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Edward Jones office located at 3686 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. COVID precautions will be in place and a grab-and-go option will be provided for those who prefer to pick-up information or drop off completed membership applications.