WILLIAM G. & MARIE

SELBY FOUNDATION

The following grants were approved during the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 grant cycles.  

Spring 2017

Grants Awarded: Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Cycles

Organization NameProject DescriptionAmount Awarded
Art League of Manatee County
​To help fund conceptual drawings for a new, expanded facility for visual arts programming.$17,191
Charlotte County Homeless Coalition
To help purchase a vehicle that will be used on a daily basis for client transportation and donation pick-ups.
$20,000
Child Protection Center, Inc.
To help purchase equipment to enhance forensic investigations and on-site security.$54,490
Florida Center for Early Childhood
​To help purchase laptops, desktops and a server to integrate systems across 4 locations.$45,453
Florida West Coast Symphony, Inc. 
To help purchase a new Steinway concert grand piano for the Sarasota Orchestra.
$75,000
Hermitage Artist Retreat, Inc.
To help transform the Palm House from a private residence to an artist studio and Black Box theater.
$45,000
Historical Society of Sarasota County
To remove and replace the Cedar Shake Shingle Roof on the Bidwell-Wood House (1882), the oldest extant private residence in the City of Sarasota.
$15,000
Manatee County Youth Rowing, Inc.
To help purchase 3 new boats.
$28,181
Meals on Wheels of Sarasota. Inc.
To purchase a variety of new industrial-grade appliances as part of the kitchen remodel project.
$52,768
New Operation Cooper Street, Inc.
For renovations to Cooper St Rec Center, including flooring, restrooms, security doors, and ADA compliant fixtures.
$103,080
Project Light of Manatee, Inc
To replace air conditioning systems.
$10,580
Sarasota Bradenton Kappa Alpha Psi Project Guide Right Inc.
For various renovations to the building and property, including remodeling, parking lot, HVAC and security.
$39,973
Sarasota Crew, Inc.
To help with removal of an existing dock and construction of two new docks.
$40,000
Sarasota Cuban Ballet School, Inc.
To help purchase a 15-passenger transit van.
$15,000
Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.
To purchase 5 computer work stations, server, installation and enhancements to defendant database.
$11,943
Venice Youth Boating Association, Inc.
For renovations to boat yard including new racks and wall/gate.
$15,000
WEDU Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc.
To purchase additional broadcasting equipment used to add two new channels.
$75,000
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe
To help construct a new Education and Outreach building.
$250,000

Total Spring 2017$913,659

Fall 2016

Organization NameProject DescriptionAmount Awarded
 All Faiths Food BankTo help expand the main facility.$250,000
American Red Cross of Southwest FloridaTo purchase a new fleet vehicle with 4x4 and two package.$31,500
Anna Maria Island Community CenterTo help upgrade technology and security at the main center.$30,000
Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County, Inc.
To create a new interactive website complete with Customer Relation Management (CRM) software.
$21,900
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc.
To help renovate  supportive housing for homeless mothers and their infant or pre-school children.
$80,000
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
To help support the Season of Sharing for 2016-17.
$50,000
First Step of Sarasota
To purchase a van to transport clients to medical and legal appointments, 12-Step meetings and recovery-based group outings.
$30,000
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.
To remove an old decrepit dock and install a new one at Camp Honi Hanta.
$13,926
Habitat for Humanity Manatee County
To purchase a new truck to be used by the ReStore operation.
$40,000
Manasota Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
To purchase a passenger van to transport clients for multiple programs.
$26,098
Manasota SOLVE Maternity Homes
To purchase 22 new twin bed systems.
$15,000
Mental Health Community Centers, Inc.
To purchase software and hardware upgrades required by a statewide mandate to provide results-based information.
$40,000
Mote Marine Laboratory
To help purchase new instrumentation and equipment to outfit new research labs.
$80,000
Pines of Sarasota Foundation, Inc
To renovate a 4,000 square foot building, currently usable only for storage, into a center for Pines' entrepreneurial programs.
$150,000
Punta Gorda History Center
To help with the remodeling of the current building.
$20,000
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc.
To purchase a new vehicle to be used for client transport.
$28,000
Salvation Army of Bradenton
To help upgrade various kitchen equipment.
$34,759
Sarasota Housing Authority
To purchase new hardware and a 3-year license for new case management software.
$40,000
State College of Florida Foundation, Inc.
To help purchase new technology for the Knowledge Commons (KC) Learning Center to be housed in the library.
$125,000

Total Fall 2016

$1,106,183