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Scholarship Deadline March 6

Published: All scholarship applications must be completed by Monday, March 6, before midnight. Students can find the application on our website at GulfCoastCF.org/scholarships , and they need to complete only one application to be considered for all Gulf Coast scholarships for which they qualify. Through our scholarship program, Gulf Coast assists...

Emerging Leaders Wanted!

Published: The application for our 2017 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute is now available. GCLI is a leadership-training initiative designed to identify, develop, and connect a diverse group of aspiring and experienced leaders throughout our region. Gulf Coast will select up to 25 individuals for this year’s class. The program consists of...

Gulf Coast Renews Accreditation with Rigorous National Standards Program

Published: Gulf Coast got word last week that our accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® has been renewed. Administered by the Community Foundations National Standards Board , the accreditation is considered the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said...

February 2017 Desktop Downloads

Published: Spread some light this February with a 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 (2.75 MB) Mobile Download (3.32 MB)

A Message for Our BIG Volunteers on BIG’s Next Stage

Published: More than three years after launching BIG—Bright Ideas on the Gulf Coast, Gulf Coast Community Foundation is handing off our entrepreneurial support initiative to a longtime BIG partner and booster, the Gulf Coast CEO Forum . Both organizations shared this big news with volunteer advisors who attended our final BIG...

Learning from History

Published: Author: Mark Pritchett Gulf Coast Community Foundation has found a spiritual partner of sorts in historian David McCullough. His prize-winning books tell the stories of great people who have changed our country and world. But McCullough insists that it’s the communities they came from—the places and the people who shaped them—that enabled these...