Resources for Nonprofits
Through grants and strategic community initiatives, Gulf Coast invests in the work of effective nonprofit organizations that help transform our region.
Grant opportunities and other support that we offer community organizations are described below:
Leveraged, Transformative, and Community Grants
Gulf Coast Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations to partner with us to transform our region through bold ideas, creative projects, and proactive philanthropy. Our Board of Directors is focused on leveraged and transformative grantmaking in our 2013 fiscal year (July 2012 – June 2013). Please review our grant guidelines below for eligibility criteria, application requirements, and deadlines.
We've taken volunteer matching to a whole new level. You’dBePerfectforThis.org is like Match.com for volunteerism, and individuals can browse volunteer opportunities from Manatee County to Boca Grande. Nonprofit organizations, civic groups, recreational clubs, congregations, and festivals all are invited to use You’d Be Perfect for This to attract their perfect volunteers.
This free online resource enables local nonprofits to raise money from the community for specific projects. Projects on the site have 45 days to reach their fundraising goal, and success requires nonprofits to market their project through social media and electronic communication.
I3 Capacity Building
Introducing I3 - Invest In Incredible. A capacity building initiative for our non-profit partners poised to greatly increase their impact with strategic capacity building investments.
The Giving Partner
The Giving Partner is a free, online tool for building knowledge around community philanthropy in Southwest Florida. Nonprofits use the tool to share information that helps donors make informed decisions.
Disaster Relief Loans
Our disaster relief loan program provides low-interest loans on flexible terms to critical local health or human service nonprofit organizations rebuilding in the aftermath of a disaster.
- Learn more about Gulf Coast’s disaster-relief loan program
- Download the Disaster Relief Loan Application (Word)
- Download the Disaster Relief Loan Application (PDF)
- Download the Disaster Relief Loan - Capital Line-Item Budget Worksheet (Excel)
- Download the Disaster Relief Loan - Capital Line-Item Budget Worksheet (PDF)