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See what we’ve been up to at Gulf Coast and how our donors and our nonprofit partners are transforming our region.

An End to Homelessness - A New Beginning

Published: Gulf Coast donors brought St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) CARES to Sarasota to create rapid rehousing opportunities that had been identified as a top priority by local government and the Housing Authority. Since then, Gulf Coast donors and its Board have provided support in over $2 million.

Part Two: Meet J and T

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Last month, we jumped on a Zoom call with our friends from Community Assisted and Supported Living (CASL) to discuss the impact of a recently awarded grant they...

Part One: Breaking the Cycle

Published: Formerly incarcerated individuals are ten times more likely to fall into homelessness than the general public. Trauma exposure and untreated behavioral health conditions can contribute to homelessness among criminal justice-involved individuals. Individuals being released from correctional facilities have numerous challenges to overcome with few resources and supports, often leading to a repetitive cycle of arrests and more. There is a desperate need in our region to break that cycle, and Gulf Coast is part of the solution.

Our Heroes: Jon and Mark

Published: Heroes are often thought of as comic book legends saving the world one day at a time. We consider Jon and Mark to be our heroes of Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

An Update: Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Published: At Gulf Coast Community Foundation, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. We envision thriving communities with opportunities for all. Homelessness and lack of affordable housing are longstanding threats in our region, and we are invested in the solution.

Gulf Coast Invests $11M in Grants

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved nearly $11 million in grants and scholarships at its first meeting of the fiscal year, October 2021.

SRQ Daily: 2021 Regional Scan

Published: The following guest column by Gulf Coast President|CEO Mark Pritchett appeared in the October 16 edition of SRQ Daily. Highlighting our 2021 Regional Scan, Mark shares how the findings in the scan inform Gulf Coast's priorities.