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"Rise to the Challenge"


The Plantation Community Foundation has instituted the "Rise to the Challenge" campaign, April 28th through May 11th, to raise funds supporting the following organizations:  South County Food Pantry, Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc. and North Port Meals on Wheels.  All monies will go directly to these non-profits to feed so many in need.


How can you help?  Members can support “Rise to the Challenge” through a donation to the Foundation’s "Rise to the Challenge" Fund to allow the charitable organizations to receive the funds in a timely manner.    


Recognizing the challenging times we are experiencing, we ask you to "Rise to the Challenge" to make a donation to provide food to the most needy in our community in these difficult and unsetteling times.


We thank you for your generosity in the past and ask you, can we count on you now?


Honor/Memorial Policy


The Plantation Community Foundation often receives donations to honor the passing of members and friends that were members of the Foundation.  These donations are documented, recognition letters are sent and the funds are deposited in the Honor Memorial Fund.  These funds are then used for Grant awards made during the annual grant process.


At the annual Grant Awards luncheon in April each year, the existing funds in the Honor Memorial will be designated an Honor Memorial Grant and be made to honor all those members who have recently passed.


When the donations received to honor a single individual are more than $1,000, it is appropriate to award a single grant in their name.  Selection of the grant recipient is done by the Grant Committee Chair working closely with the family members to select the most appropriate charity.  This award is also made at the April awards luncheon.


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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