The Venice Golf and Country Club Foundation will only make grants to nonprofit organizations classified as 501(c)(3). No grants are awarded directly to individuals.
Grants awarded are intended to be used to establish, sustain, enhance and/or expand programs or services in the areas of:
Community / Social Services
The service area for those who will benefit from the program or project must be located primarily in South Sarasota County, including:
Grant funding may not be used for:
🚫 Major capital projects
🚫 Debt reduction
🚫 Operating expenses
🚫 Staff salaries
🚫 Scientific research
annual grant cycle
Each grant cycle begins in the fall and applications are accepted throughout the month of September. Grant Cycle 16 began September 1, 2020 and applications were accepted through 5pm on September 30, 2020.
Applications are screened for eligibility and evaluated based upon established criteria. Site visits are then conducted by a committee of Foundation members and volunteers.
The Grants Committee is comprised of 12 Foundation members who serve 3-year staggered terms. They play a key role in the Foundation's grant giving.
Every application is evaluated by each committee member independently according to established criteria:
Scoring is tabulated to determine which applicants will have site visits conducted by a committee member and another volunteer.
The Grants Committee recommendations then go to the Foundation Board for approval.
Grants will be presented at the Foundation's annual awards luncheon tentatively scheduled for March 17, 2021.
Use of Funds