United Way Suncoast has granted $140,500 grant to Harvest House, a local supportive housing and hunger relief provider. The grant will be distributed over three years and will support the Purpose Works program—a workforce and education initiative for clients with a history of incarceration, substance abuse or housing instability.
Legal Aid of Manasota received a $540,000 grant from The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation to continue the Legal Lifeline for Youth program, which pairs dedicated foster care attorneys with children in dependency court proceedings. More than 75 children have been assisted since the program's start in 2019.
The Play for Life Foundation in Venice celebrated National Pickleball Day on Monday, Aug. 8, by donating portable pickleball sets and instructional material to The Pickleball Club in Sarasota/Lakewood Ranch. More donations will be given to the Venice Fire Department and Senior Friendship Centers of Sarasota.
Community Assisted & Supported Living received $1.5 million in state funding in Sarasota on Friday, Aug. 5. The donation will go toward the organization's Renaissance Manor, a 24/7 care program that helps the homeless stay off the streets and improve their quality of life.
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded $125,000 to Sarasota's CareerEdge for on-the-job training, internships and salary subsidies for local employers. The donation will also go toward CareerEdge's Fast-Track training programs—a way for employers to quickly fill in-demand job openings.