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.
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.