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Scholarship Application Now Available

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s 2017-18 scholarship application is now available. Go to GulfCoastCF.org/scholarships to learn more and apply online. Through our scholarship program, Gulf Coast assists students of all ages in pursuing higher education at accredited colleges, universities, and technical schools. Applicants must reside in Sarasota County, Charlotte County, or...

Workplace Mentoring Initiative Expands

Published: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast offers local companies and their employees a unique opportunity to give back to the community through its workplace mentoring initiative, Beyond School Walls. In this program, companies host students from a nearby high school at their place of business to help them...

Sarasota County Neighbors Unite to Form Solar Energy Co-Op

Published: The familiar Florida sunshine peeked through some rare cloud cover this morning just as a major solar-energy opportunity for Sarasota County residents was announced outside the Florida House Institute. Local co-sponsors, including the Florida House and the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County , have partnered with a statewide...

January 2017 Desktop Downloads

Published: Start the new year off right with a fresh, new desktop image. Update your desktop or mobile screen with this custom Gulf Coast Community Foundation wallpaper from our annual Gulf Coast calendar. Desktop Download (1.74 MB) Mobile Download (2.04 MB)

Gulf Coast Selects Class for First Board Institute

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected a group of aspiring and experienced nonprofit board members for the inaugural class of its Gulf Coast Board Institute. The 26 community members will participate in four in-depth training sessions early next year to learn about responsibilities and best practices in nonprofit board governance....

People Who Need People

Published: Author: Mark Pritchett Stretching a budget and other tough financial choices occupy many minds this time of year. For families coming out of homelessness, those decisions can be heartbreaking. The Financial Sustainability Initiative that Gulf Coast launched with United Way Suncoast this year is starting to offer some insights into how our community...