The Foundation of Our Foundation is You!

We have FUN fundraising dollars:  Each year we have wonderful fundraising events.  This season we are met with the Challenge of Covid.  Change will be necessary.  The events we are planning will often be outside and many more of them, with reduced participants so we can social distance.  


All levels of membership are welcome and appreciated as usual, but this might help:  The "Cares Act" allows you to take a $300.00 charitable deduction on your 2020 tax return and still be able to take the standard deduction.  Normally, you would have to itemize on Schedule A, but this is an exception to that rule.  Please consider renewing your membership at the "Cares" level of $300 or the "Cares Plus" level at $500 or more.  


A Bluegrass & BBQ is planned for October 25th (an outdoor event).  Also in the planning is a Golf Event, Fashion Show, and several mini-events.  Our members volunteer prior to our events.  Become a member.....It is a great way to meet and make new friends.


Special pricing for members:  PCF members enjoy a discount when signing up for our fundraising events.  We appreciate their involvement.  Membership and involvement make our Mission possible.


Improve your local community:  Each year we fund grants, which cover a wide range of concerns.  The Foundation's by-laws specify that grants will be in the following areas:  Community Social Services, Health Care, Educational, Environmental and Cultural Activities.​


Additionally, all dollars are spent in South Sarasota County.....our Community.


We provide diligent and responsible distribution of donated dollars: Our 12 member Grant Committee meets January through March and puts each Grant request through a rigorous process.  The Committee ensures that every dollar raised is well spent.


It's a great feeling:  Together, we can make a huge impact on the quality of our community.  Together, we are "Making A Difference".


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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