Philanthropy

Local Funders Collaborate to Fulfill Matching Grant for Solar Power Expansion

Drawing on the concept of impact investing, a pilot program invites nonprofits to apply for below-market loans to adopt on-site solar power. As funds are paid back, they are reinvested.

10/02/2020 By Staff

Scholarships

Foundation Awards More Than $600,000 in Scholarships

Gulf Coast Community Foundation has provided 527 scholarships to 294 local students for the 2020-21 academic year.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Leadership

Applications Open for Gulf Coast Board Institute

Topics will include fundamentals of nonprofit board governance, financial and legal oversight responsibilities, and how to create a highly functioning and engaged board.

08/07/2020 By Staff

Awards

Foundation Named One of Country's 'Best Nonprofits to Work For'

Gulf Coast Community Foundation was the only community foundation in the country on this year’s 'NonProfit Times' list.

07/20/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Teen Court of Sarasota Receives $10,000 Grant

The funds will be used to provide youth in North Port a continuum of services.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Elects Board Officers

Rod Hershberger has been elected as chair and David Green as vice-chair.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $30,000 to Two New Solar Co-Ops

Solar United Neighbors will use the $30,000 grant to launch two new residential solar co-ops

06/23/2020 By Staff

Education

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grants $40,000 Towards UF Internships

The funds will supplement student summer stipends at regionally based internships.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Foundations, Donors Fund More Than $1.8 Million for COVID-19 Relief

More than 30 grants have been awarded to date, falling into several high-need areas.

04/22/2020 By Staff

Law

New Program Launched to Help Inmates Reenter Sarasota Community

The "Re-Entry Navigator" program will connect inmates to reintegration programs before and after they leave the county jail.

02/19/2020 By Staff

Lectures

Dr. Sylvia Earle to Speak at Gulf Coast Community Foundation Luncheon

Earle was named TIME's first “Hero for the Planet" and a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.

12/11/2019 By Staff

Housing

Youth Advocacy Team Doubles Housing Subsidies

The group is now able to subsidize housing costs for 23 local youth who otherwise would be homeless.

11/27/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 to Education Foundation of Sarasota County

The leveraged grant supports the EFSC’s work as backbone organization and convener of the Local College Access Network.

11/26/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $728,000 in Grants

The funding will support local efforts to fight hunger, provide safe housing for struggling single mothers, expand trauma-focused services for children, and more.

11/22/2019 By Staff

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

The funds came from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

10/25/2019 By Staff

Grants

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $40,000 Grant to Embracing Our Differences

The $40,000 grant will help fund the organization's annual outdoor exhibition, as well as outreach programs and initiatives.

10/17/2019 By Staff

Green Places

Local Organizations Launch New Sustainability Initiative

Partners for Green Places is a collaborative movement and grant program designed to inspire organizations and nonprofits to implement sustainable measures.

10/16/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Hires Two

C.J. Bannister and Matt Kahn have joined the foundation's philanthropy team.

09/05/2019 By Staff

Promotions

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Names Kirstin Fulkerson Senior Vice President for Philanthropy

Fulkerson will lead the foundation’s work with families, individuals, businesses, and organizations to help them achieve their philanthropic goals.

07/12/2019 By Staff

Nonprofits

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Elects Board Members

Judy Cahn will serve as chair and Michael Saunders as vice chair for one-year terms.

06/30/2019 By Staff