Welcome to the                         Plantation Community Foundation

Our Mission

The Plantation Community Foundation is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of South Sarasota County residents by supporting organizations involved in social services, health care, educational, environmental and cultural activities.

Making a Difference!

Since inception, the formula of caring and sharing - "Making a Difference" - and having fun doing it, is still going strong. In 2019, the Foundation achieved the milestone of $3 million in aggregate giving thanks to our generous members and friends!


Spreading the Seeds of Community Giving

by Supporting These Endeavors



Brenda Eckard, our Membership Chair, has an invitation for you to join us and become a member of the Plantation Community Foundation.





Why Join?






We welcomed new members! 

Members won prizes from our Membership Perks Program!


We had three successful fundraising events:

Fall "Fun" Raiser Party, Charity Pro Am Golf, and the Spring Fashion Show


We awarded more than $3 million dollars in grants

to non-profit organizations since our inception in 1988!


We funded 18 Grants! 

We distributed $100,000 to South Sarasota County concerns! 


We did all of this because of you, our members.  Thank you for being part of the team that is "Making A Difference" in our community.


If you are not a member, consider joining us for the next season.  We will welcome you to our organization.


Please accept the challenge to make South Sarasota County a better place.


Join Today!  You can register here, you can stop by our office, or you can call 941-497-4826.


"Big Kahuna" Drawing Held 3/31/2020

Watch Epiphany Cathedral School - 2019 STREAM Camp Video 

Epiphany Summer School Program
Click on video and download to watch the winning video made by a scholarship recipient and her sister. Both girls would not have been able to attend without the help of the registration fee from the Plantation Foundation!
MP4 video/audio file [7.7 MB]

Watch STEMsmart Classroom Video

                                      Disclosure Statement

Sponsored by the Plantation Community Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.  100% of all contributions are retained by The Plantation Community Foundation, Florida Registration #SC-01039.


A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352 within the State.  Registration does not imply endorsements, approval, or recommendation by the State.

Impact Grant


      The PCF was able to award 2 Community Impact Grants in 2019.

      $26,000 was awarded to InStride Therapy to start a new therapeutic program for veterans suffering from PTSD and related conditions.     

     $48,000 was awarded to the Senior Friendship Center in Venice to fully upgrade two of their client lavatories.   


     The 2018 Impact Grant was awarded to Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County.  President Bob Hayden and the Impact Grant Committee presented the grant check to Joe Pokorney, LVSSC President, and Claudia Daniels, grant writer and Board Member.   

     The award of $19,271, will be used to fund a Study-Lab Program located in the Family Services Center, North Port, FL.  


The 2017 Impact Grant awarded to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County is presented to Aimee Holmes, Chief Develpment Officer.   

The Foundation has generously partnered with Habitat to launch a new home revitalization program, A Brush with Kindness. The award of $16,000, along with paint donated by Sherwin Williams, will be used to paint one home per month for a qualified homeowner. 


Members of Plantation Community Foundation celebrate, with volunteers and the Executive Director of the Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc., the Community "Impact Grant" which is funding a complete new laboratory.



Plantation Community Foundation's partnership with Gulf Coast Community Foundation provided funding for two new STEMsmart (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) classrooms in Venice Middle School.

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