Good Deeds

Local Organizations Collaborate to Reduce Recidivism

Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently granted $156,000 to Community Assisted and Supported Living, Inc.

01/19/2022 Photography by Staff

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Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness, Part Two: Meet J and T

A grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation helps spur Sarasota County’s new Transitions program for the formerly incarcerated.



Bay Park Conservancy Receives $300,000 Grant

The grant brings contributions from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation to more than $1 million.

01/04/2022 By Staff


New Project Launching to Benefit Manatees in Southwest Florida

The initiative will connect locals to a manatee habitat restoration in the Warm Mineral Springs Creek and Salt Creek areas.

12/21/2021 By Staff

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Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness: Part One

A proactive collaboration provides housing and other solutions for criminal justice-affected individuals transitioning back into the community.



Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards $62,500 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will help fund the creation of a new Nature Interpreter position and program.

12/08/2021 By Staff


Applications Open for Winter Gulf Coast Board Institute

The deadline to apply for the program is Sunday, Dec. 12.

12/01/2021 By Staff

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Finding Solutions to the Affordable Housing Crisis

Gulf Coast Community Foundation helps facilitate collaboration to bring opportunity and solutions for community members in need of affordable housing.



Gulf Coast Community Foundation Approves Nearly $11 Million In Grants

The funding includes almost $7 million in grants from donor-advised funds, as well as $612,671 in scholarship awards.

11/01/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

WBTT Professional Selected for Fall 2021 Gulf Coast Board Institute

Travis Ray is Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's associate managing director.

10/18/2021 By Staff

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The Arts Mean Business in Sarasota

Economic revival, community collaboration, social justice, and diverse voices play starring roles for the coming arts season in Sarasota.


From the Editor

Welcome to 'Listening to Diverse Voices'

Explore our powerful series that brings you the stories of our diverse community.

10/04/2021 Edited by Susan Burns


Second Heart Homes Receives Grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation

The $20,800 grant will add new volunteer coordinator and case manager positions, as well as support data collection requirements.

10/01/2021 By Staff


Circus Arts Conservatory Receives Arts Appreciation Grant

The $30,000 grant will support CAC's 2021-2022 events and performance season.

09/23/2021 By Staff

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Fighting Red Tide, One Neighborhood Pond at a Time

An ambitious partnership helps local Gulf Coast communities upgrade their stormwater retention ponds to help mitigate red tides.


Solar Power

Grant Enables More Than 40 Local Families to Go Solar

Gulf Coast Community Foundation provided SUN with $30,000 in funding to help launch two solar buying groups, called “solar co-ops.”

09/03/2021 By Staff


Bay Park Conservancy Awarded $300,000 Grant

The funds come from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

08/31/2021 By Staff


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards CareerEdge $125,000

The funding will be used to train and upskill the local workforce.

07/21/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Pauline Wamsler Elected Board Chair of Gulf Coast Community Foundation

David Green has been named vice-chair.

07/01/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Local Foundations Recognize Summer Learning Efforts

The cumulative gifts to summer teachers added up to more than $40,000.

06/30/2021 By Staff