Donate Now for Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery

Our communities have a tradition of generously responding to disasters through charitable giving and service, whether those disasters strike our region or beyond.

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.

Go here to make an online donation.

If you are a Gulf Coast fund holder and would like to recommend a grant from your fund, please log in to DonorFirst or contact your Philanthropic Advisor.


70% chance of sun, 100% chance of solar growth

Published: On average, there are 251 sunny days per year in Sarasota, which is approximately 70% of the year. As of Earth Day 2019, we should have had roughly 79 wonderful days of sunshine. There’s a reason we’re known as the Sunshine State! Now, we’re continuing to harness the power of...

Gulf Coast Board Institute Accepting Applications for Summer 2019

Published: Gulf Coast is now accepting applications for our next Board Institute. The deadline to apply for this high-level governance training series for active nonprofit board members is May 17.

Introducing Our 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute Class!

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected 24 participants from across the region for its 2019 Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. The class members will take part in seven training sessions from late April through late June conducted by the acclaimed Leadership Development Institute of Eckerd College.