Initiatives focusing on arts and culture, early learning, student success, business development, foster care and ecological restoration among those to benefit
The board of directors of the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation “recently approved grants for 20 local nonprofits that support the community in the areas of arts and culture, early learning, student success, business development, foster care” and ecological restoration, among other initiatives, the Foundation has announced.
“Six of the grants will go toward capacity building for nonprofits to strengthen their infrastructure and, in many instances, add full-time staff,” a news release notes.
The following are abbreviated summaries of the grants:
- A $350,000 grant to The Greater Sarasota Chamber of CommerceFoundation for the organization’s Opportunities For All program.
- A $200,000 grant to Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County to increase organizational capacity.
- A $225,000 grant to The Children’s Movement to support The Future Project.
- A $20,000 grant to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County to support post-secondary education efforts.
- A $75,000 grant to J5 Experience for capacity building.
- A $155,000 grant to Links to Success for ongoing operational support.
- A $450,000 grant to Project 180 for the purchase of an additional home.
- A $180,000 grant to The Twig Cares to expand operations in Venice.
- A $350,000 grant to Help to Home to support the Hope Village project.
- A $100,000 grant to United Way of South Sarasota County in support of its efforts to advance hurricane recovery through the Long-Term Recovery Group.
- A $145,000 grant to Bridge a Life to support foster and adoptive families.
- A $200,000 grant to Truly Valued for capacity building.
- A $250,000 grant to the Equality Florida Institute to provide support for LGBTQ parents, their children and youth.
- A $1-million grant to First Step of Sarasota to support the organization’s No Wrong Door strategy.
- A $150,000 grant to Operation Warrior Resolution for capacity building.
- A $225,000 grant to Healthy Teens to support current operations and expand Sarasota County services.
- A $400,000 grant to the Hermitage Artist Retreat for general operating support.
- A $100,000 grant to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation to enhance the Howard Bros. Circus Model.
- A $121,000 grant to Oyster River Ecology for capacity building.
- A $150,000 grant to Friends of the Myakka River for capacity building.
The board also approved a $300,000 investment in the Barancik Foundation’s Affordable Housing Initiative for work on a Newtown improvement project, the release points out.