Learn how the region could collaboratively support long-term, smart Gulf-restoration; effective actions that likely span state borders in order to improve “America’s sea.”
The program admits school-age children, who attend a short information session, a shelter tour and a free book, courtesy of The Jim Moran Foundation. They're taught how to read an animal's body language in a stressful shelter setting. Some animals get very lonely being in a shelter environment and they enjoy the company. To encourage interaction, the young volunteers offer treats to animals when they approach the front of the kennel, positively reinforcing their behavior. Once the animals associate humans with happy things, they're more likely to interact with potential adopters and find their furever home.
The Legislature appropriated $500,000 for Mote Marine, and Bartels’ program also received a $15,000 grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
During the 2018 Giving Challenge from May 1-2, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is giving nonprofits and individuals the chance to go big. Each donation made on the online platform found at GivingPartnerChallenge.org will raise unrestricted dollars supporting local organizations addressing health, human services, education, environment, animal welfare and the arts. As in previous years, millions of dollars will likely be raised, and each of us has the opportunity to decide which organizations of the more than 600 we wish to support.
A $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward will enable the Pet Project for Pets to prevent 100 financially challenged local seniors from losing the pets they love. The announcement was made in a media release. 'People Together Forever' is the mission of The Pet Project ...
The program, which started this year, is a hands-on water conservation program designed to educate middle and high school students in Palm Beach County. It's based on a community partnership between Mounts Botanical Garden, the Palm Beach Soil and Water District, and the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge Center.
"The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties funded very generously a two-year grant to support this program," she said. "The first year, which is this year, we will be working with 600 middle school students and next year, we will be following it up with 600 high school students."
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, located in Williston, Fla. and the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County are proud to announce, and extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Al and Judith Dunlap for their incredibly generous gift of $350,000 to support the work of training medical service dogs for Veterans and First Responders.
The Patterson Foundation is supporting four nonprofits participating in its “Margin & Mission Ignition” initiative — the Humane Society of Manatee County, Peace River Wildlife Center, Prospect Riding Center and Satchel’s Last Resort — by matching contributions made toward the startup costs of each organization’s earned-income plans.
The money contributed to participating organizations will be matched dollar for dollar up to 50 percent of each organization’s startup budget by Feb. 15, jump-starting each nonprofit’s ability to implement entrepreneurial plans that strengthen their capacity to serve the community, the foundation said.
Nonprofits also have been leaders in this space for many years. The Manatee Fish & Game Association, an organization led by local hunters and fishers who have been active in our community since 1935, is one of them. The association recently established two new charitable funds at Manatee Community Foundation that will support and benefit nonprofits working in conservation.
Grants will be awarded to programs leading, advising, funding, educating, promoting, practicing and modeling sound practices to conserve fish and wildlife and its habitat, which may include enhancement, acquisition and legal protection.