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Gulf Coast Community Foundation Regional Scan 2019-20

At Gulf Coast Community Foundation, we constantly look ahead to identify priorities for our region.

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TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH CARE

A new study lays out recommendations to create a true system of care for our community's youth and their families.

 

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FOUNDATION OF COMMUNITY

Institutional we are not. We partner with donors and organizations
that care about their communities to transform our region.

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TO DONATE BEGINS WITH “TO DO”

At Gulf Coast, our donors are also doers. Like our mission statement says,
“Together with our donors, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy.”

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WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GAVE

Together with our donors, we are creating solutions to some of our region’s biggest challenges,
like creating a system of care for homeless teens who are on their own.

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BECAUSE IT MATTERS

Join the Civility Squad and improve our community
one good deed at a time!

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Your Philanthropy

Your Philanthropy

Giving through Gulf Coast LEARN MORE
Professional Advisors

Professional Advisors

Our partners in philanthropy LEARN MORE
Compact for Impact

Compact for Impact

Our commitment for the year ahead LEARN MORE

GULF COAST BOARD INSTITUTE

A high-level nonprofit governance training series for new and veteran board members.

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BECAUSE IT MATTERS

Civility is the foundation of community. That’s why Gulf Coast has reimagined and reintroduced this regional initiative to increase civic participation, civil discourse, and social capital. 

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A GULF COAST FAMILY

More than 800 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations have made Gulf Coast their philanthropic home.

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BOLD AND PROACTIVE

At Gulf Coast, we push the outer edges of the envelope to redefine the role of a community foundation and the potential of philanthropy.

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GULF COAST STRONG

Record totals in new gifts and grants last year translate into a safe harbor for tomorrow. Learn more about our philanthropic stewardship.

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Our Initiatives

Gulf Coast creates and funds data-driven initiatives to address our region’s most pressing challenges.
Click on an area below to see how we are transforming our community.

Civic & Economic Development

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

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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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Education

Preparing the workforce of tomorrow starts in the classroom today.

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Arts & Culture

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

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Our Mission

Together with our donors, we transform our region through bold and proactive philanthropy.

Our Impact

21st Century Classrooms

Our community invested $18 million over eight years into technology-enhanced education, making our school district a model for the country and forever changing the way our teachers teach and students learn.
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21st Century Classrooms

Confidence for Aspiring Readers

Our nationally recognized implementation of Reading Recovery is changing the trajectory for struggling first-grade readers in Sarasota County. It is also benefitting entire schools in the process.
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Confidence for Aspiring Readers

Havens for the Homeless

With Gulf Coast leadership and funding, our community has strengthened the safety net for homeless students and their families. Next we are adding critical services to ensure that these families, once stabilized, can thrive. 

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Feeding Hungry Families

Together with our donors, we partnered with All Faiths Food Bank to transform our region’s hunger-relief system

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Feeding Hungry Families Gulf Coast Community Foundation

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Roadmap to a Resilient Region

About every two years, Gulf Coast commissions a “regional scan” to help us identify critical trends and priorities and develop transformative initiatives to address them. The scan is a planning tool we use to understand the long-term trends and emerging issues that will affect our region and then to articulate shared priorities and the necessary actions to address them.

“My Garden” Program Expands Access to Selby Gardens for Kids, Families

Selby Gardens has partnered with several nonprofit agencies that serve local youth to provide the memberships to underserved families in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The yearlong family memberships will allow them to visit the Gardens at any time, 364 days a year. The new My Garden program is made possible by a grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

Fall Gulf Coast Board Institute Now Accepting Applications

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute. The deadline to apply for this high-level governance training series for active nonprofit board members is August 16. The online application is available at GulfCoastCF.org.
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25 Graduate from GCLI

Twenty-five aspiring and experienced leaders from across our region recently completed our Gulf Coast Leadership Institute. This group joins a network of 300 action-oriented community leaders who have participated in this comprehensive leadership training and are now using their new schools to improve our communities.

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