Grant Recipient List

2017

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.

Background screening for volunteer mentors

  • Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County, Inc.

Scholarships to disadvantaged young people age 6-18

  • Children First, Inc.

Early education and care to low-income and at-risk families

  • Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc.

Transportation for disabled adults and children to meet their daily living needs

  • Englewood Community Care Center, Inc.

Blood glucose test strips for low-income and under-insured diabetic patients

  • Family Promise of South Sarasota County

Family emergency fund to assit homeless families through a crisis

  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County

Water treatment system in a newly constructed home yo combat high levels of sulphur

  • InStride Therapy, Inc.

Adopt therapy horse "Doc" for one year support of vet costs, feed and vaccinations

  • Mental Health Community Centers, Inc.

Services at "Beacon House" drop-in center for those diagnosed with mental illness

  • Our Mother's House of Catholic Charities, Inc.

Equip new life skills classroom for single mothers and children who would otherwise be homeless

  • Selah Freedom, Inc.

Educational program for adolescent girls who are at risk of being sexually exploited

  • South County Food Pantry, Inc.

Fresh produce and frozen meat to supplement canned and boxed foods

  • Southeastern Guide Dogs

Home visits to check on the guide dogs for 5 visually impaired"graduates" in Venice

  • Tidewell Hospice, Inc.

Charity care for low-income or uninsured patients facing an end-of-life illness

  • Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc.

Meal delivery to homebound elderly and others who are unable to prepare a meal

  • Wildlife Center of Venice, Inc.

Equipment to handle an increased number of injured or sick animals

2016

  • Tidewell Hospice, Inc.

Charity care fund for those without insurance/adequate funds

  • Child Protection Center

Onsite police security for court-ordered supervised child visits

  • Interfaith Outreach, Inc.

Purchase food for weekly Community Dinners program for seniors, homeless and families who have fallen on hard times

  • Venice Theatre

Loveland outreach program

  • Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc.

1000 cost-free meals for those without adequate funds

  • Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc.

Blood glucose test strips for those without insurance or sufficient funds to pay for them

  • South County Food Pantry

Food for the needy

  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc.

Energy-efficient windows for six new homes

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast 

80 background screening for new mentors

  • Selah Freedom

Educational program for at-risk adolescent girls

  • The Wildlife Center of Venice

Animal rescue equipment for volunteers

  • Our Mother's House Catholic Charities

One month of family residency

  • The Venice Symphony

In-school instrument demonstrations

  • Community Haven for Adults & Children with Disabilities

"Transitions" program field trips

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Inc.

Student scholarships at Robert & Joan Lee Club in Venice

2015

  • Tidewell Hospice, Inc.

Charity care fund for those without insurance/adequate funds

  • Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc.

1000 cost-free meals for those without adequate funds

  • Loveland Center, Inc.

Automated External Defibrillator for its Phass II program building (for those with more serious physical/mental challenges)

  • Englewood Community Care Clinic, Inc.

Blood glucose test strips for those without insurance or sufficient funds to pay for them

  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County, Inc.

Family Emergency fund

  • Senior Friendship Centers, Inc.

Refurbished hearing aids for those who cannot afford them

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast 

80 background screening for new mentors

  • InStride Therapy, Inc.

"Adopt" therapy horse "Gidget" to help support her farrier services, vet costs, feed and vaccinations

  • Interfaith Outreach, Inc.

Purchase food for weekly Community Dinners program for seniors, homeless and families who have fallen on hard times

  • SOLVE Maternity Homes

Provide certified Pack 'N Plays and Car Seats to SOLVE Englewood residents

  • Community Assistance Ministry - Trinity Presbyterian Church

Food for the needy residing in Venice or Nokomis, or for the homeless

  • Children First

One-year scholarships for quality childcare and education

  • Child Protection Center

Onsite police security for court-ordered supervised child visits

  • Mental Health Community Centers, Inc.

Structured art classes to promote interaction and self-esteem

  • NeuroChallenge Foundation, Inc.

Case management, education, therapeutic services and care giver support for Parkinson's patients and families

  • Catholic Charities - Our Mother's House

Domestic violence prevention counseling

2014

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

Background screening for new mentors

  • Child Protection Center

Kits to test visiting parents for alcohol and drugs

  • Children First

Head Start/Early Head Start scholarships

  • Good Samaritan Pharmacy & Health Services

Clinical Screening & Drug Advocacy program

  • Habitat for Humanity

Emergency fund for families in financial crisis 

  • Instride Therapy

Horse-based therapy scholarships for low-income families

  • Interfaith Outreach

Food for the hungry in Venice

  • Literacy Volunteers of America

Copy machine to reproduce materials for tutoring

  • Mental Health Community Centers

Supplies for new recreation/fitness program

  • Our Mother's House Catholic Charities

 Homelessness prevention program

  • Senior Friendship Centers

 Supplies to rehab hearing aids for new patients

  • Suncoast Humane Society

 Electric lift tables to treat larger animals

  • Tidewell Hospice

 Charity Care Fund for those lacking insurance or adequate finances

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church

 Bus passes to access work, appointments and shopping

  • Venice Area Mobile Meals

 1000 meals for those facing financial hardship

  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center

Diapers for infants and toddlers

2014 Special Awards - Putting Contest Partners

  • Venice Nokomis United Methodist Child Care Center

"Fun"damentals of Writing Program

  • Junior Achievement

Basic economics training at Garden Elementary School in Venice

  • Venice Theatre

Troupe-in-a-Trunk performances for elementary school children

2013

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

Background screening for one-to-one mentoring program

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota

Project LEARN - educational materials

  • Child Protection Center

Safe Visits and Safe Children

  • Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida

Training materials for volunteers

  • Habitat for Humanity

Emergency family fund

  • Instride Therapy

Horse-riding therapy scholarships

  • Literacy Volunteers of America

Materials for learning-disabled adults

  • Manasota SOLVE Maternity Homes

CDA/CNA Certification scholarships

  • Mental Health Community Centers

Cooking classes for clients with mental illnesses

  • Suncoast Humane Society

Commercial grade dryer for clean bedding

  • Tidewell Hospice

End-of-life care for those not covered by insurance

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church Community Assistance Ministry

Food for the needy

  • Venice Area Mobile Meals

Food for the needy

  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center

Diapers for infants and toddlers

  • Venice Theatre

"Troupe in a Trunk" performances for schoolchildren

2013 Special Awards - Putting Contest Partners

  • South County Food Bank

Food for the Needy

  • Pregnancy Solutions

Replacement TV to show Calming Videos in the Waiting Room

  • SPARCC (Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center)

Victim Assistance

2012

  • Child Protection Center Inc.

Alcohol/drug testing to ensure child safety when parents visit their children

  • Christ United Methodist Church

Food for the needy

  • South County SOLVE

Education programs for maternity home residents

  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center Inc.

Baby diapers for needy pregnant women with young children

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Inc.

Skills mentoring for troubled youth

  • South County Food Pantry

Food for the needy

  • Mental Health Community Centers Inc.

Art supplies for mental health therapy program at Beacon House

  • Diocese of Venice - Our Mother's House

Domestic violence counseling for women living in shelter

  • The Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee-Sarasota Inc.

Counselor training and supplies for special needs children

  • Venice Symphony Inc.

Concert for at-risk third grade children

  • InStride Equine-Assisted Therapy

Therapeutic horse-riding scholarships for children with disabilities

  • Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

Holiday gift-making supplies

  • Manasota B.U.D.S. Inc.

Water safety instruction for Down Syndrome children

  • Senior Friendship Centers Inc.

Replace inadequate public address system at the Kathleen K. Catlin Center in Venice 

  • Tidewell Hospice Inc.

Supplies to honor dying veterans in Venice hospice center

  • Venice Theatre

"Troupe-in-a-Trunk" interactive theatrical performances for schoolchildren

  • Tri-County Counseling and Life Skills Center Inc.

Skills training therapy sessions for at-risk youth

  • Loveland Center Inc.

Cameras to improve marketing and communications of student events

  • North Port Meals on Wheels

Free meals for homebound clients

2012 Special Awards - Hole-in-One Partners

  • Diocese of Venice - Our Mother's House

One-on-one case management

  • Loveland Center Inc.

Supported Living program

2011

  • Christ United Methodist Church

Packages for emergency food pantry

  • SOLVE Maternity Homes

Bring house up to current fire code

  • Child Protection Center Inc.

Kits for drug testing prior to child visits

  • Pregnancy Solutions

Baby wipes

  • North Port Meals on Wheels

Commercial freezer for additional storage

  • Our Mother's House

Domestic violence counseling

  • Trinity Presbyterian Church

Equipment for expanded registration system

  • South County Food Pantry

Food to stock pantry

  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center Inc.

Diapers for needy families

  • Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County Inc.

Materials for social service agencies

  • InStride Therapy

Scholarships for children with disabilities

  • Venice Audubon Society

Restore habitat at Venice rookery

  • Venice Theatre

"Troupe-in-a-Trunk" performance for schoolchildren

  • Take Stock in Kids Sarasota County

College campus visits for students

  • The Wildlife Center of Venice

Animal rescue equipment for volunteers

  • Jewish Family & Children's Service of Sarasota-Manatee Inc.

Reduce school disciplinary problems

  • The Family Network on Disabilities of Manatee-Sarasota Inc.

Respite care training and tools

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Inc.

Mentoring at Venice High School

  • Senior Friendship Centers - Friendship Volunteer Center

Crisis intervention and health services

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Inc.

Leadership development conference

  • Junior Achievement of W. Central FL

Basic family economics training

2011 Special Awards - Hole-in-One Partners

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Inc.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota County Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of West Central Florida, Inc.
  • Senior Friendship Centers

 

2010

  • Big Brothers - Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Inc.
  • Christ United Methodist Church
  • Diocese of Venice - Our Mother's House
  • Fishers of Men Bible Church
  • Loveland Center Inc.
  • Manasota SOLVE Maternity Homes
  • Pregnancy Solutions - A woman's Resource Center
  • Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center Inc.
  • Senior Friendship Centers Inc.
  • The Ride
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center Inc.
  • Venice Theatre

2009

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Inc.
  • Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities Inc.
  • Diocese of Venice - Our Mother's House
  • Jewish Family and Children's Service of Sarasota-Manatee Inc.
  • Medical Engineering Volunteers of Florida Inc.
  • Mental Health Community Centers Inc.
  • Pregnancy Solutions - A Woman's Resource Center
  • Senior Friendship Centers Inc.
  • South County Food Pantry
  • Take Stock in Children
  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center Inc.
  • Venice Theatre

2008

  • City of Venice Fire Department
  • Dollars for Mammograms Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County
  • Manasota SOLVE Maternity Homes
  • Medical Engineering Volunteers of Florida Inc.
  • Senior Friendship Centers Inc.
  • South County Food Pantry
  • Special Athlete Boosters Inc.
  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center Inc.
  • Venice Historic Preservation League
  • Venice Theatre
  • Women's Resource Center of South Sarasota County Inc.

2007

  • Children First Inc. ($1,766)

Supplies to enhance the incorporation of Montessori principles into the preschool curriculum at its Venice site. 

  • Exsultate! Inc. ($1,585)

Keyboard for its smaller choral group, Jubilate!, as its members perform at special venues witin the Venice area.

  • Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County ($2,236)

Software and hardware to operate the resale store checkout process, anabling Habitat partners to purchase household furnishings and building materials at reduced cost.

  • Medical Engineering Volunteers of Florida Inc. ($2,500)

Help fund the design, engineering and construction of mini-ramps and other building modifications to provide accessibility for the elderly and disabled in our area.

  • Rainbows for All God's Children ($805)

Purchase materials to assist those who are grieving a loss and to assist children through a three week Silver Linings Program.

  • Rotary Futures Program Inc. ($1,345)

Create an informational brochure to allow RFP to reach out to members of the community as scholarships are sought for Venice High School seniors.

  • Senior Friendship Centers Inc. ($2,500)

Purchase nutritional supplements, healthy foods and medication to expand and improve the Friendship At Home Program to meet the needs of frail elders.

  • South County Family YMCA ($2,000)

Purchase equipment and supplies for the YMCA After-School Academy.

  • Venice Area Garden Club ($1,000)

Develop a rock garden park around an existing lake located on Scenic Drive in South Venice.

  • Venice Area Pregnancy Care Center Inc. ($2,500)

Purchase baby supplies and furniture to accommodate needy families in Sarasota County.

  • Venice Symphony Inc. ($1,000)

Sponsor an appreciation of musical arts by providing elementary school students with bus transportation to community concerts.

  • Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County Inc. ($2,500)

Publish and distribute 5,000 Challenge brochures within the Venice community to increase awareness and accessibility of the Challenge program (for womenwho seek to recreate or enhance their lives after a period of upheaval or transition).

2006

  • Prostate Cancer Foundation

2005

  • Literacy Volunteers of America of South Sarasota County Inc.
  • Mental Health Community Centers Inc.
  • South County Family YMCA
  • Sweet Adelines Inc. - Venetian Harmony Chapter
  • Florida Center for Child and Family Development Inc.
  • Venice Area Audubon Society
  • Venice Area Beautification Inc.
  • Women's Resource Center of Sarasota County Inc.