United Way of West Florida announces Santa Rosa County grant winners

Posted on July 2, 2019 by Staff reports

United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has announced the 14 nonprofit agencies in Santa Rosa County that will receive $107,000 in grant funding for the upcoming year.

As Santa Rosa County agencies are introduced to United Way of West Florida’s Community Investment process, funding awarded this year will be allocated directly to the respective organization and not to specific programs they manage.


“In order to honor donor intent, and to fairly distribute the funds, United Way of West Florida is providing level funding to the 14 agencies that received funding last year,” said President and CEO, Laura Gilliam. “Agencies completed a brief application regarding the use of the funds, and other documentation attesting to their nonprofit status. Funded agencies will provide semi-annual reports on their work, as well as financial reports on the expenditure of funds.”


2019-20 Santa Rosa County Funded Agencies


  1. The Arc of the Emerald Coast
    2. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida
  2. Community Health Northwest Florida
  3. Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County
  4. East Milton Elementary/Weekend Nutrition Program
  5. The Family Resource Program of Santa Rosa County
  6. FavorHouse of Northwest Florida
  7. Feeding the Gulf Coast
  8. Gulf Breeze Presbyterian/Weekend Nutrition Program
    10. Independence for the Blind
  9. Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministries
    12. Outreach Navarre/Weekend Nutrition Program
  10. Santa Rosa Bridges
  11. Santa Rosa Kids’ House


Nonprofit health and human service agencies in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties will be eligible to apply to be a member agency of UWWF in the fall of 2019, the first step in applying for 2020-2021 funding.

For more information about becoming a Certified Agency of United Way of West Florida, or the 2020-2021 Community Investment Process for Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, please contact Rebecca Cleary, Partnership Specialist, at 850-444-7114 or rebecca@unitedwayescambia.org.