Grants Committee

Led by Grant Chair, Pat Hurley, the 2020 Grant Committee began the important task of vetting, evaluating and funding PCF grant proposals on Friday, January 10.  Grants were awarded to those social service, health, education, environmental and cultural organizations throughout South Sarasota County that were deemed worthy of funding.   Click on the Grant Recipients tab to see a listing of 2020 recipients.

 

Pictured below is our 2019-20 Grant Committee.  Back row, left to right:  Ed Landon, Gregg Richmond, Ray Leather, Bill Walker, Jack Schemm, Joseph Muccia.  Front row, left to right:  Pam Clark, Sue Allison, Chair Pat Hurley, Betty Carpentier, Linda Decker.

 

 

Our Grant Committee is always looking for members. Please use the Contact Us option below if you are interested in joining the committee in 2021.

Winners:  Bob & Joanne August, Byron Hill, Norma Noyes, John Hardenbergh, Pat Richards.

Check out the video of the drawing held March 31,2020

below on the right.  

Impact Grant

2019

      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.   

2018

     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.  

2017

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. 

2016

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.

2014-2015

Partnership

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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