Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $2.3 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation strengthens organizational programming to support emerging needs in the community.

Expanding Wrap-around Services for Mothers in Need
A $325,000 matching grant to Mothers Helping Mothers to expand their footprint and services within the community.

Supporting Transformational Services for Families, Youth and Veterans
A $300,000 opportunity grant to Harvest House to support the organization’s mission, programs and anticipated growth in its 2019-20 fiscal year.

Building a Network of Strength and Resiliency for Girls and Families
A three-year, $275,000 grant to Girls Inc. of Sarasota County to support the Family Strengthening Program that addresses the social-emotional health of girls while strengthening their families through mental health care awareness, intervention and referrals.

Closing the Literacy Gap
A grant of $221,942 to Sarasota County Schools to support training for teacher teams focused on bridging the literacy gap for elementary and middle school students.

Restoring Native Clams in Sarasota Bay
A grant of $106,000 to Sarasota Bay Watch for expenses related to bivalve restoration in Sarasota Bay.

Investing in the Professional Capacity of Our First 1,000 Days Partners
A $7,900 grant to the First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Project Fund at Gulf Coast Community Foundation to host Community-based Strategic Planning Training for mid-career professionals.

Additional Grants
An additional $1.1 million in funding was awarded to support programs and projects with partner organizations.