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The Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved nearly $11 million in grants and scholarships. The funding includes almost $7 million in grants from donor-advised funds, as well as $612,671 in scholarship awards.

The grants included $62,500 to help Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast launch a Nature Interpretation Program; $150,000 to the State College of Florida (SCF) Foundation to address the critical shortage of nurses in our region by supporting the SCF Nursing Center of Excellence;  $25,000 to Venice Theatre to support AACT WorldFest 2022; and $14,000 to Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center to determine the feasibility of developing a nonprofit human-services center in North Port.

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