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Celebrating the Arts

Published: Thanks in large to philanthropy, arts organizations have been able to continue to inspire our community in unique ways despite cancellations and complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many local arts organizations have risen to the challenge and continue to amaze, with creative solutions, innovation, and inspiration.

A Different Kind of Season

Published: The following guest column by Gulf Coast President|CEO Mark Pritchett appeared in the February 20 edition of SRQ Daily. He highlights the creativity and resiliency of our region's vibrant arts community.

Critical Legal Housing Services for Those Hit Hardest by Pandemic

Published: A recent grant from the joint COVID-19 Response Initiative of Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation is helping Gulfcoast Legal Services to provide community members the legal housing support they need.

COVID-19 Response Grant Will Expand Convalescent Plasma Collection, and Save Lives

Published: A new testing device—funded largely through our COVID-19 Response Initiative—will enable SunCoast Blood Centers to vastly expand collection of convalescent plasma and speed its delivery to hospitals treating patients with life-threatening COVID-19 infections.

Winter Board Institute Announced


Gulf Coast welcomed 36 highly qualified nonprofit board members to the Winter 2021 Gulf Coast Board Institute. This second iteration of the new virtual format w...

Turtle Sculpture Unveiled at Venice Beach

Published: 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

Published: 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.