TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH CARE

A new study lays out recommendations to create a true system of care for our community's youth and their families.

 

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TO DONATE BEGINS WITH “TO DO”

At Gulf Coast, our donors are also doers. Like our mission statement says,
“Together with our donors, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy.”

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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GAVE

Together with our donors, we are creating solutions to some of our region’s biggest challenges,
like creating a system of care for homeless teens who are on their own.

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BECAUSE IT MATTERS

Join the Civility Squad and improve our community
one good deed at a time!

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FOUNDATION OF COMMUNITY

Institutional we are not. We partner with donors and organizations
that care about their communities to transform our region.

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Your Philanthropy

Your Philanthropy

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Professional Advisors

Professional Advisors

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Compact for Impact

Compact for Impact

Our commitment for the year ahead LEARN MORE

GULF COAST BOARD INSTITUTE

A high-level nonprofit governance training series for new and veteran board members.

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BECAUSE IT MATTERS

Civility is the foundation of community. That’s why Gulf Coast has reimagined and reintroduced this regional initiative to increase civic participation, civil discourse, and social capital. 

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A GULF COAST FAMILY

More than 800 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations have made Gulf Coast their philanthropic home.

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BOLD AND PROACTIVE

At Gulf Coast, we push the outer edges of the envelope to redefine the role of a community foundation and the potential of philanthropy.

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GULF COAST STRONG

Record totals in new gifts and grants last year translate into a safe harbor for tomorrow. Learn more about our philanthropic stewardship.

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Our Initiatives

Gulf Coast creates and funds data-driven initiatives to address our region’s most pressing challenges.
Click on an area below to see how we are transforming our community.

Civic & Economic Development

We are committed to moving our region toward an innovation-based economy.

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Health & Human Services

A critical measure of our region is how well we care for our own.

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Education

Preparing the workforce of tomorrow starts in the classroom today.

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Arts & Culture

Investing in the arts paints a brighter future for our region.

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Our Mission

Together with our donors, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy.

Our Impact

21st Century Classrooms

Our community invested $18 million over eight years into technology-enhanced education, making our school district a model for the country and forever changing the way our teachers teach and students learn.
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21st Century Classrooms

Confidence for Aspiring Readers

Our nationally recognized implementation of Reading Recovery is changing the trajectory for struggling first-grade readers in Sarasota County. It is also benefitting entire schools in the process.
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Confidence for Aspiring Readers

Havens for the Homeless

With Gulf Coast leadership and funding, our community has strengthened the safety net for homeless students and their families. Next we are adding critical services to ensure that these families, once stabilized, can thrive. 

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Feeding Hungry Families

Together with our donors, we partnered with All Faiths Food Bank to transform our region’s hunger-relief system

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Feeding Hungry Families Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Latest News

Homeless Services System Working in Sarasota County

Homelessness in our community is trending downward, according to the latest formal count. And the decrease follows directly from strategic, community-based efforts to serve the unique needs of individuals experiencing homelessness.

70% chance of sun, 100% chance of solar growth

On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Sarasota, which is approximately 70% of the year. As of Earth Day 2019, we should have had roughly 79 wonderful days of sunshine. There’s a reason we’re known as the Sunshine State!

Leadership in Action on The Bay

In his latest guest column for SRQ Daily, Gulf Coast President/CEO Mark Pritchett celebrates progress on The Bay project and the leadership that is making it possible.
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25 Graduate from GCLI

Twenty-five aspiring and experienced leaders from across our region recently completed our Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. This group joins a network of 300 action-oriented community leaders who have participated in this comprehensive leadership training and are now using their new schools to improve our communities.

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