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SRQ DAILY: Standards Bearers

Published: This guest column by Gulf Coast COO Veronica Thames appeared in the Saturday "Perspectives" edition of SRQ Daily.

Gulf Coast Earns National Seal of Excellence

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation is excited to share the news that our accreditation with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® has been renewed for three years.

Gulf Coast Invests $100,000 More into Venice Urban Forest

Published: Gulf Coast Community Foundation recently made its third $100,000 matching grant to support the project, which will transform an abandoned railway bed into a nearly two-mile greenway along the Intracoastal Waterway from the Venice Train Depot south to Center Road and U.S. 41.

Marking a Mental Health Milestone

Published: Elected officials voted last week to approve a dedicated millage for a mental-health district in the county’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal, these elected leaders have responded constructively to a crisis in our community, listened carefully to their constituents, and taken responsibility for helping to solve a problem they didn’t create.

$12.6 Million in Grants


Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Board of Directors approved nearly $12.6 million in grants and initiative funding last month at its final meeting of the found...

Pauline Wamsler Elected as Gulf Coast Board Chair

Published: The Board of Directors of Gulf Coast Community Foundation has elected Pauline Wamsler as Chair and David Green as Vice Chair for a one-year term as officers. The Board also reelected Green and Rod Hershberger to a second three-year term as directors. All terms began on July 1.

Local Foundations Recognize Summer Learning Efforts

Published: In partnership with Sarasota County Schools, Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation surprised summer teachers with gift cards and other weekly prizes to celebrate their ongoing commitment to keep learning thriving throughout the break.