Grant Recipients

Our Foundation funded $136,300 in grants in 2021 to the following organizations.  


Back Pack Angels

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota & DeSoto Counties

Child Protection Center, Inc.

Children First

Englewood Community Care Clinic

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida

Family Promise of So. Sarasota County

First Step of Sarasota, Inc. 

Forty Carrots Family Center

Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services

Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc.

Laurel Civic Association, Inc

Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County

Loveland Center, Inc.

Mental HealthCommunity Centers, Inc.

Mote Marine Laboratory

Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's

NorthPort Meals on Wheels

Operation Warrior Resolution, Inc.

Our Mother's House

Pregnancy Solutions

Rotary Futures College Resource Center

Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)

Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation

State College of Florida Foundation

Teen Court

The Center of Hope of South County

The Haven

The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Inc.

The Twig Cares, Inc

The Warehouse of Venice, Inc.

The Wildlife Center d/b/a Paul & Veronica Gross Wildlife Center of Southwest Florida

Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc.

Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center

Venice Nokomis Coummity Preschool

Venice Theatre

Women's Resource Center


Photos provided by Michael Mason


A Meet & Greet Breakfast for our 2021 Grant Recipients was held on April 21, 2021.  The thirty-eight non-profit agencies are pictured above.


Everyone who has supported our Foundation through volunteering, attending events, membership or outright donations can be very proud of the work you have done for our community.


Many thanks to this year’s committee members for their time and efforts to review candidates and perform site visits. 


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 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. 


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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