We Need Your Help


As you all know, each year the Foundation holds many activities which include the Fall "Fun" Raiser Party, Luncheon & Fashion Show, the Golf Event and the Bluegrass & BBQ.  These events help raise monies to support worthy activities and projects in South Sarasota County by providing financial grants to qualified not for profit organizations. 


This year our Fundraising Season is all about the letter "C".  Covid has altered our lives but Community will be our operative word.  We have Challenges to be faced.  Change will be necessary this year.  The events we are planning will often be outside and many more of them, with reduced participants so we can social distance.  Caring for our neighbors and members will be our top priority.  We're asking for your Commitment as we move through these difficult times.


We're looking for volunteers that would Chair or help with one of our mini events.  We've brainstormed a list, but we're always looking for new fundraising ideas.  Some of the committees are in place, however we welcome members that would like to be more activly involved.


There are numerous ways of helping whether it be joining a committee to help set up for an event, soliciting area merchants for raffle items and/or donations, selling tickets before or at an event, volunteering to be a cashier for an event .........just to name a few.  It takes many volunteers to make an event successful.  


Other areas:

  • Foundation Board
  • Grant Committee
  • Various opportunities to work in areas of auctioneering, entertainment, events planning, raffles, decorations, etc.


Don't forget our Huggy Bears program that utilizes volunteers to sew, stuff, and deliver teddy bears to children in the ER at Venice Hospital.


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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