Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $3.8 Million in Grant Funding

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

Amplifying Family Strengthening Programs
A six-year, $1,251,000 grant to Children First to support the expansion of family strengthening services by hiring additional family advocates and vocational coaches.

Expanding the Brain Health Initiative
$575,000 grant to Massachusetts General Hospital, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital, to partially support the Brain Health Initiative’s effort to expand throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties.

Stimulating Sarasota’s Economic Future
A two-year, $300,000 grant to the Education Foundation of Sarasota County to accelerate postsecondary progression through a network of community partnerships.

Protecting Children Through Prevention Education
A two-year, $300,000 grant to Child Protection Center to support and expand the organization’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program.

Reducing Wait Times for Persons with Disabilities
A $300,000 grant to Loveland Center to find appropriate space to provide adult training, respite care, and supported services to those on the waiting list.

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers
A $200,000 grant to the Teacher Recruitment | Retention Project Fund to elevate the teaching profession in Sarasota County.

Expanding Opportunities for Latino Students
A $150,000 grant to UnidosNow to continue and expand programming for the Future Leaders Academy.

Opening Doors for Deserving Teens
A $150,000 grant to Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County for programmatic support to provide 10 low-income, at-risk students with mentorship opportunities and college scholarships.

Providing Low-cost Reproductive Healthcare and Outreach Education
A $130,000 grant to Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida to support family planning and prevention services and expand the Peer Education Program for young adults.

Helping Children Discover New Abilities
A $100,000 grant to Florida Studio Theater for youth scholarships.

Supporting Public Policy and Fiscal Research
A $100,000 grant to Florida Policy Institute to support the organization in providing timely, accurate, and accessible policy research around education and mental health.

Building Mental Health Capacity in Sarasota
A $75,000 to Mental Health Community Centers for programmatic support.

Partnering for a Greener Future
A $50,000 grant to the Partners for Green Places Initiative Fund to support independent evaluation of efforts to implement water and energy efficiency improvements at local nonprofits.

Building Mental Health Capacity in Sarasota
A $50,000 capacity-building grant to National Alliance on Mental Health in Sarasota County to enhance local mental health efforts for children and young adults.

Empowering Positive Role Models
A $30,000 grant to Brotherhood of Men Mentor Group to support mentorship and positive role models for young men in Newtown.

Delivering Holocaust Education to Sarasota County Schools
A $15,500 grant for general program support to Better Futures Foundation’s efforts in confronting extremism, prejudice, and hate in schools.