We have FUN fundraising dollars: Each year we have wonderful fundraising events.
All levels of membership are welcome and appreciated as usual, but this might help: The "Universal Charitable Deduction Act" allows you to take a $300 charitable deduction on your 2021 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 "Universal" level of $300 for singles or the "Universal Plus" level at $600 for couples filling jointly.
A Themed Fall "Fun" Raiser, featuring the group American Made, is planned for November 17th. Also in the planning is a Holiday Cart Parade and Food Drive, Golf Outing, Broadway Under the Stars dinner and performance, and the Lucky Ducks are coming again! Our members volunteer prior to our events. Become a member.....It is a great way to meet and make new friends.
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, Healthcare, 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".
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.