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The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently granted $4.9 million in funding to organizations focusing on mental health, education, and creating intergenerational cycles of opportunity for families.

The grants are as follows: 

A $500,000 grant to support the Here4Youth Mental Health Initiative to create a system of accessible, integrated and trauma-informed services for Sarasota children and families.

A three-year, $503,294 grant to Safe Children Coalition to support the organization’s capacity building and development needs.

A two-year, $500,000 grant to New College Foundation for the Barancik Foundation Leadership Scholars program to attract and retain high-achieving, low-income students from Sarasota and Manatee counties.

A two-year grant of $455,000 to support a partnership between the Sarasota Housing Authority and Sarasota County’s Sustainability Department to decrease electricity bills and increase air quality, health and economic self-sufficiency for low-income residents. 

A three-year, $350,000 grant to support the Suncoast Rapid Rehousing Program with St. Vincent de Paul at Gulf Coast Community Foundation, which quickly connects chronically homeless adults to permanent housing, case management and financial assistance.

A $300,000 grant to JFCS of the Suncoast to support mental health and human services programming. 

A $285,000 grant to First Step of Sarasota to support the professional integration of electronic medical records.

A grant of $100,000 to the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago to support its after-school science education program and fund museum staff to travel to Sarasota to conduct train-the-trainer sessions with local youth science educators.

A grant of $91,862 to Voices for Florida to support the More Too Life Human Trafficking Outreach and Crisis Response Teams in Sarasota County.

A $75,315 grant to the Sarasota County School District to expand music programming and pilot the Kids Rock modern band program in Sarasota County schools.

A $50,000 grant to Southeastern Guide Dogs to hire an outreach coordinator to promote the organization’s Children and Teens Program.

A $25,000 grant to Truly Valued to support its mentorship program for young ladies living in high-risk neighborhoods or foster care.

Plus, an additional $1.6 million in funding was awarded to provide annual support and sponsorships for partner organizations.

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