Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $1.8 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation strengthens organizational capacity to support the future of the community.

Taking Full Advantage of Federal and State Funding
A grant of $562,080 over three years to the Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness to pilot the SOAR Team program to connect homeless individuals with available resources and assist those that might be eligible in obtaining social security supplemental income, disability, and other benefits.

Ensuring Community Progress
A grant of $300,000 over two years to The Bay Park Conservancy to build capacity within the new organization and support fundraising efforts.

Impacting Care for Children and Families
A grant of $235,698 over three years to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to provide start-up funding for a social worker to mentor families and connect them to non-medical supports.

Providing Second Chances
A grant of $230,000 to Project 180 Sarasota for expenses related to acquiring and maintaining property for their Residential Program.

Permanently Supporting the Health and Well-being of Mothers, Infants, and Young Children
A grant of $200,000 to Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County to support the organization in perpetuity.

Creating State of the Art Classrooms
A grant up to $157,000 to the Sarasota County School District to fully execute and complete the High School Intensive Language Arts (ILA) Classroom project.

Supporting Sarasota’s Workforce Talent
A grant of $75,000 to the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Foundation to support CareerEdge, a highly successful workforce developer program.

Sustaining the New Generation of Environmentalists
A grant of $56,435 to Gulf Coast Community Foundation to establish the Project Nature Bridge Project Fund to support environmental education for underserved youth.

Providing Reading Recovery Toolkits
A grant of $36,214 to the Sarasota County School District to purchase supplies to create Reading Recovery multisensory literacy kits to be used in kindergarten and first grade classrooms.