Grant Recipients

Our Foundation funded $100,000 in grant requests in 2020 to the following organizations.  Given the challenging times we are experiencing, these monies will provide food, shelter, medications and counseling to the most needy in our community.



Children First, Inc.


Englewood Communnity Care Clinic, Inc. 


Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida 


Family Promise of South Sarasota County 


Forty Carots 


Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services, Inc. 


NorthPort Coalition for Homeless/Needy Children


NorthPort Meals on Wheels


Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC)


South County Food Pantry


Teen Court


The Haven


The Salvation Army


The Warehouse of Venice


Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center


Venice Mobile Meals


Venice Nokomis Community Preschool


Women's Resource Center



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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