A $300,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation will allow the Hermitage Artist Retreat to provide essential support to artists in residence while allowing the organization to expand its team. The Hermitage recently launched searches for a managing director, artist alumni coordinator and more. The staff expansion is designed to support the organization’s artist impact in the region.
The Regions Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded primarily by Regions Bank, awarded $30,000 to workforce development efforts led by the Sarasota Chamber’s CareerEdge Funders Collaborative. Specifically, the grant from the Regions Foundation will support the Bridges to Careers initiative.
Bank of America has awarded $15,000 to the Academy at Bradenton to support its new workforce development campus for Manatee County residents. The campus will help fill the gap in vocational and career needs of adults living with serious mental illnesses and help bring awareness to the employment barriers these individuals face.
The Perlman Music Program Suncoast (Perlman Suncoast) was awarded a $10,000 grant by The Exchange. These funds will help support outreach programs presented by Perlman Suncoast throughout the 2022-2023 Season: PMP Alumni: In Schools, PMP Alumni: Around Town, Super Strings and the annual Celebration Concert.