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.
Since inception, the formula of caring and sharing - "Making a Difference" - and having fun doing it, is still going strong. In fact, as of 2016, the Foundation achieved the milestone of $2.6 million in aggregate giving thanks to our generous members and friends!
Brenda Eckard, our Membership Chair, has an invitation for you to join us and become a member of the Plantation Community Foundation.
We are privileged to live in this community. As such, we are obliged to do our part to make our community better for everyone by giving something back … to “Make a Difference”.
The Foundation by-laws specify that grants may be approved for community and civic activities; cultural activities and events; educational and scientific activities; environmental activities; recreational, fitness and athletic activities; social and health services; youth and elder programs.
The money we raise builds our Grant Award Fund which is responsibly distributed to qualified, local charities who have applied for a grant. A 12-member Grant Committee meets from January through March to thoroughly review and recommend awards. This rigorous process insures that every dollar you invest in the Foundation is well spent to improve the quality of life here in a variety of ways.
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 lauch 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. This is a one-year program that will benefit income-qualified homewoners in need. It is Habitat's intent to help South Sarasota's most vulnerable population revitalize their homes with pride and dignity.
The Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc. dedicated the beginning of its compact new laboratory to the Plantation Community Foundation. Members of the Foundation's Impact Grant Committee, Foundation Board Members, Clinic volunteers and the Executive Director attended a ribbon cutting ceremony. The Clinic plans to add equipment to its lab with the remaining $12,000 in funds from the grant.