Organization NameProject DescriptionAmount Awarded
Animal Welfare League of Charlotte Co Fl Inc.
​To help fund the installation of a state-of-the-art sprinkler system in the intake building and adoption center.$30,000
Arcadia All-Florida Championship RodeoTo assist in the construction of a 16,000 square foot equine stable (72 stalls).
$85,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast
To purchase a fingerprint scanner, service contract, computers, and a printer.$14,466
Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County​To assist with the rebuilding and the furnishing of the DeSoto Club in Bradenton.$250,000
Children First, Inc.
To help with improvements and enhancements to the Children First's North Port playground site.
$50,557
Community Foundation of Sarasota County
To help support the Season of Sharing 2017-18 and Spring Giving Challenge.
$75,000
Education Foundation of Sarasota County, Inc.To renovate two Career Centers, and purchase furniture, computers, and I-pads.
$82,800
Friends of Arcadia Airport, Inc.
To help with the construction of a restroom/shower facility.
$10,000
Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County, Inc.
To purchase four HVAC units and the cleaning of 11 HVAC systems.
$38,500
Goodwill Industries Manasota, Inc.
To assist with repairs to existing building in Sarasota used to serve veterans.$50,000
InStride Therapy, Inc.
To replace the current shell parking lot with concrete.
$19,500
Lemon Bay Historical Society, Inc.To assist with the moving of Englewood's first church from leased property to a permanent location.$25,000
Meals on Wheels of Charlotte CountyTo help with the purchase and installation of a new range hood.
$13,478
Myakka City Historical Society, Inc.
To help fund the final restoration of the Myakka City Historic Schoolhouse.
$100,000
Sarasota Garden ClubTo help fund various improvements to the outside of the Sarasota Garden Club's building.
$10,000
Turning Points To assist with the replacement of the vinyl flooring and carpeting in the Bill Galvano One Stop Center.$66,268


Total Fall 2017


$920,569

Organization NameProject DescriptionAmount Awarded
All Star Children's Foundation To provide partial funding for the construction of a 12,000 sf treatment center to serve children in the foster care system.
$275,000
Centerstone of Florida, Inc.To purchase/install anti-ligature door handles, showers, toilets and sinks.$47,000
Easter Seals Southwest Florida, Inc.To replace 7 a/c units, upgrade physical therapy room, renovate bathrooms and install new flooring.$75,000
Library Foundation for Sarasota County                                        To purchase new online ebooks, audiobooks and databases for children and adults.
$50,000
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Inc.To assist with the refurbishing of the Selby's home and adjoining restrooms.
$250,000
Resurrection House Inc.To purchase 3 washers, 5 dryers, and repair original wood flooring.
$41,446
Save Our SeabirdsTo replace a large wooden ramp and decks.
$45,275
Smith Brown Community Foundation
To furnish a classroom with 21st Century materials for after-school, summer enrichment programs in a vastly underserved community.
$23,400
Suncoast Communities Blood BankTo purchase a Bloodmobile.$60,838
United Way Suncoast
To construct and furnish reading rooms with ipads, computers, tvs, tables, chairs in the La Mirada Gardens subsidized housing neighborhood in Bradenton.
$52,501


Total Spring 2018


$920,460


Spring 2017

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

The following grants were approved during the Spring and Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 grant cycles.  

Grants Awarded

Fall 2017

Spring 2018