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 2016, the Foundation achieved the milestone of $2.6 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, worthy, 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.


Please accept the challenge to make Venice a better place.

Join Today!


Watch STEMsmart Classroom Video

Impact Grant

Recently, 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.

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.

STEMsmart Classroom Dedication

Our Foundation Board at the opening of the first Foundation-supported STEMsmart classroom at Venice Middle School.

Inside the Classroom

After dedication the classroom is in use by students and teachers.

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