500 Rockley Boulevard, Venice, FL  34293     Tel:  941-497-4826

                 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 fact, as of 2018, the Foundation achieved the milestone of $2.9 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 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 organizations 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.


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


Join Today!


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                                      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 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 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. 


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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