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2018 Membership Drive


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This past season, with your help, the Foundation granted more than $142,000 to charities in South Sarasota County.  In addition, on April 6th we presented a check to Habitat for Humanity for $16,000 to sponsor a project to paint 12 homes over the next year.  The project is called "A Brush with Kindness" and you will be hearing more about it over the next few months.  As always, we will be looking for volunteers to “man those brushes”..... It was a banner year!  


January 1st marks the beginning of a new year to once again, "Make a Difference"!


All renewing or new PCF members will have their name placed in a drawing.  

                 2017 Perk Winners



March Winner - Kathy Mason



Kathy (left) receives $200 Reflections in Gold gift card from Brenda Eckard, Membership Chair





February Winner - Dorothy Strenk


$200 Gift Card from Relections in Gold



    January Winner - Marlys Roslansky


       $200 Reflections in Gold Gift Card

December Winners:

Pictured below:

Kathy & Joe Romary - $50 Bonefish Grill Gift Card.... with

Sharon & David Phillips - $100 Visa Card sponsored by Bambi & Ford Utton (on-site Michael Saunders Realtors)

Marcia Zawada - $200 Reflections in Golf Gift Card

November Winners:


Mary Zastrow - $50 Bonefish Grill Gift Card


Pictured below:

  • Bob & Faith Sippel - $100 Visa Card sponsored by Bambi & Ford Utton (on-site Michael Saunders Realtors)
  • Debbie Tillou - $200 Reflections in Golf GIft Card

October Winners:

Robert & Lili Jones - $50 Bonefish Grill Gift Card 

Pictured below:

  • Terry & Carol Williamson - $100 Visa Card sponsored by Bambi & Ford Utton (on-site Michael Saunders Realtors)
  • William & Shirley Kasko - $200 Reflections in Gold Gift Card


Why Join?

We are privileged and fortunate to live in this community. As such, whether we are American citizens or a citizen of another country, we are motivated to make our community better for everyone who lives here by giving something back … to “Make a Difference”


Membership is the life blood of our organization, and our many volunteers are the engine that makes a difference in the community.  Take a quick look at the Grants portion of this site to get a detailed view of all we accomplish each year.


Join us to experience the success of achieving a common goal, and to experience the joy and satisfaction of seeing the fundraising results and volunteerism benefiting those in South County.  You will be glad you did!

Already a Member?

Renew Your Membership Here!

With your help we will continue to make a difference in a lot of homes in South County.

Please help us by telling your friends and neighbors about how the Foundation improves the quality of life right here in our own “back yard”.  We find that many residents are aware of the Foundation but often think we are a part of the Golf Club.  They often join when they become aware that we are a separate charity focused on our mission of giving back to the local community in  social services, education, health services, and support to the arts.


Our membership year is January through December, so plan on being part of our 2018 Membership Drive.

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.

Inside the Classroom

After dedication the classroom is in use by students and teachers.

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