Our Plantation Community Foundation has enjoyed another successful fundraising season. Through the membership’s efforts, we were able to award a Community Impact Grant of $16,000 to Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County.  


     The Foundation has generously partnered with Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Inc. to launch a new home revitalization program. A Brush with Kindness is an exterior home painting service that offers pressure washing and painting for income-qualified homeowners in need. This one-year program is Habitat’s intent to help South Sarasota’s most vulnerable population revitalize their homes with pride and dignity. Thanks to a $16,000 impact grant from the Foundation and paint donated by Sherwin Williams, Habitat South Sarasota will be painting one home for a qualified homeowner per month.


     If you know of someone who qualifies for this program, please contact Brian Scott at 941-493-6606 ext. 226 for an application. For more information on The Brush with Kindness program, contact Habitat SSC Construction Manager, Michael Sollitto at (941) 493-6606 ex. 231.





DAY          DATE                           EVENT                                      CHAIR(S)


Mon.      10/30/17       Annual Meeting (1:00 PM – Library)         Bob Hayden


Thurs.    11/16/17       Fall Frolic/Royal Ride Gala                     Bill & Jane Batchelder                                            


Wed. &      2/7/18       Celebrity Golf Classic Cocktail Party        Ron Noble
Thurs.        2/8/18       Celebrity Golf Classic & Awards Dinner    Ron Noble


Wed.        3/14/18       Fashion Show and Luncheon                    Sandy McGowan


Wed.        4/11/18       Grant Awards Luncheon                           Kathy Mason


Be sure to mark your calendar.  Remember, we welcome  volunteers and your ideas with open arms!!!!

Royal Ride Winners - June, July, August 2017

        June                      Rick & Judy Werner              Tony & Carol Mollish 
         July                      John & Helen Schell              Warren & Peg Sisson
        August                   Dave & Sharon Phillips           Lou & Anne Valery

            Membership 2017


                         "Making a Difference"

     A great big THANK YOU to all Plantation Community Foundation members!  The people that are smiling in the pictures are the Grant Recipients for the 2016/17 season.  You bought raffle tickets, attended PCF fund-raising events, volunteered, sponsored, and donated. Whether you were a loyal member or a new one, you gave and you “Made a Difference” in the lives of so very many people that live in South Sarasota County!  You should smile as well.  This Foundation, located right here at Plantation, needed every one of you to make this happen.  Be proud of what we’ve done together. We’ve made our part of the world a better place.

2017 Grant Recipients

Staff Changes

Jaye has retired and is enjoying life, spending time with family and friends.  Maureen will also be retiring in November, and we will be hiring office staff in October.  Carol Sprague will continue as our Events Manager.  If you know of someone with administrative skills who is looking for some rewarding part-time work, please let us know.

Summer Office Hours

June 1 - September 1

The PCF Office will be open Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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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