Grants Committee

Front row from left

 Pam Clark

 Francine Belcuore 

 Kathy Mason, Chair

 Cynthia Williams


Back row

 Drew Ermelin

 Patsy Scuzzo

 Pat Hurley

 Sue Allison

 Jack Schemm

 Ray Leather

 Judy Thuer


The 2018 Grant Committee has begun the important work of vetting, evaulating and funding PCF grant proposals.  This year there are 50 applicants.  It is expected that $120,000 from fundraising efforts will be awarded to those social service, health, education, environmental and cultural organizations throughout South County that are deemed worthy of funding.  Recipients will be announced publicly at the Annual Awards Luncheon on April 11, 2018. Click on the Grant Recipients tab to see a listing of 2017 recipients.


Our Grant Committee is always looking for members. Please use the Contact Us option below if you are interested in joining the committee in 2019.

Impact Grant


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.

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.

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