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Turtle Sculpture Unveiled at Venice Beach

An innovative and educational new turtle sculpture now greets beachgoers at Venice Beach. The public artwork—a gift to the City of Venice from Gulf Coast Community Foundation—was unveiled January 22.

A 'Do List' to Improve Water Quality

The following guest column by Gulf Coast President/CEO Mark Pritchett appeared in the January 16 edition of SRQ Daily. He provides additional background information on how the Community Playbook for Healthy Waterways came to be.

Gulf Coast Releases Groundbreaking 'Water Quality Playbook'

Gulf Coast Community Foundation has published a first-of-its-kind resource to spur and guide community-wide action to transform environmental water quality throughout the Sarasota County region.
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Gulf Coast, Barancik Foundation Launch COVID-19 Response Initiative 

Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have introduced a philanthropic initiative to fortify key health and safety organizations in the region amid the growing COVID-19 crisis.The foundations announced their joint effort on Saturday with total commitments so far of $1.5 million to support the initiative. They positioned the funding as a challenge to Gulf Coast donors and other philanthropists in the community to match that amount.

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