In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Sarasota Kiwanis Club and its foundation gave $100,000 in grants to 28 local nonprofit organizations for 2022. They are All Friends Network, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Clubs, Child Protection Center, Children First, Children’s Cancer Center, Early Learning Coalition, Easterseals Southwest Florida, Embracing Our Differences, Foundation for Dreams, Girls, Inc., Heart Gallery of Sarasota, Manasota BUDs, Manasota Solve Maternity Homes, The Mark Wandall Foundation, Mayors’ Feed the Hungry, Meals on Wheels Sarasota, Operation Eco Vets, Pines of Sarasota, The Players Centre for Performing Arts, Pregnancy Solutions, Safe Children Coalition, Sarasota School of Innovative Studies, Selah Freedom, Senior Friendship Centers, Sertoma Kids, SPARCC, and SRQ Medical Pregnancy Center.
CareerEdge, the workforce development initiative of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, will continue its workforce efforts thanks to a $125,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. This grant award extends the 11-year-long partnership between CareerEdge and Gulf Coast.
Hershorin Schiff Community Day School (CDS) announced that it has received an $8,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The grant will help fund books and technology for its Janis Kaplan Multicultural Media Center.
Publix Super Markets Charities recently awarded a grant of $5,000 to Safe Children Coalition (SCC). These funds will directly support SCC’s Achievers program.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe recently received an Arts Appreciation Grant of $40,000 from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The grant will support WBTT's operations as well as the costs associated with its 2022-2023 season, which includes Guys and Dolls, Flyin’ West, Dreamgirls, Big Sexy: The Fats Waller Revue and the holiday show, Black Nativity.