Grants Committee

Front row from left Cindy Williams, Pam Clark, Chairperson Kathy Mason, Sue Allison and Patsy Scuzzo


Back row from left Drew Ermelin, Pat Hurley, Joseph Muccia, Ray Leather, Jack Schemm, Betty Carpentier and Linda Decker


Led by Grant Chair, Kathy Mason, the 2019 Grant Committee began the important task of vetting, evaluating and funding PCF grant proposals on Friday, January 4.  Grants will be awarded to those social service, health, education, environmental and cultural organizations throughout South Sarasota County that will be deemed worthy of funding.  Recipients will be announced at the Annual Awards Luncheon on April 10, 2019 and posted on this website thereafter. Click on the Grant Recipients tab to see a listing of 2018 (last years) 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 2020.

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 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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