Our Initiatives

We identify emerging needs in our region and mobilize the right resources and passionate people to address them.

Our Work

Gulf Coast creates and funds data-driven initiatives and projects to address our region’s most pressing challenges.
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Arts & Culture

Investing in the arts paints a brighter future for our region.

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Civic & Economic Development

We are committed to moving our region toward an innovation-based economy.

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Disaster Relief

In times of need, we come together.

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Education

Preparing the workforce of tomorrow starts in the classroom today.

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Environment

Investing in our environment offers a brighter future.

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Health & Human Services

A critical measure of our region is how well we care for our own.

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Our priorities are your priorities. Since 2009, Gulf Coast has undertaken regular regional scans to learn what is happening in our region and what challenges face our community members, donors, and public and private partners. This 2023 scan relies on the input and ideas from over 65 community leaders representing public agencies, private businesses, community and philanthropic organizations, and residents. We are committed to action across the range of issues facing our communities and are ready to lead, partner, and invest in innovative ideas and solutions. We invite you to join us in transforming our region.

2023 Regional Scan