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


Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently welcomed two new staff members to further strengthen our team and advance our mission of transforming our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Marcia Saulo was hired as controller, while Kelly Carlstein Buehler joined our marketing and communications team to direct marketing and public relations...

Thank you, donors!

Published: These philanthropists have generously invested in our community's effort to build a system of services for homeless teens and young adults who are on their own...

Better Together 2019: Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation will welcome renowned educator, innovator, and activist Freeman A. Hrabowski III as the featured speaker for our 2019 Better Together luncheon.


Published: The county and city of Sarasota, along with funding partners Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, have secured a $150,000 national matching grant for a project to create financial savings for area nonprofits through energy improvements at their facilities.

Apply for Our Winter 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Winter 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute. Applications must be submitted by December 14 to be considered.

New Center Provides Services, Support for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

Published: Homeless-service providers, community leaders, philanthropists, and young advocates who have experienced homelessness themselves gathered on Thursday, October 18, for a ribbon-cutting and dedication at the new Harvest House Youth Center, a drop-in center exclusively for 16- to 24-year-olds who are homeless or at-risk.

Donate Now for Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery

Published: In response to Hurricane Michael, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has activated our Gulf Coast Disaster Fund to accept tax-deductible charitable gifts in support of relief, recovery, and rebuilding in communities affected by the storm. Donations to the fund will be distributed to community foundations or other nonprofit organizations actively working to assist those communities.