The SAFSF Forum is moving online to bring you the opportunities for real-life learning and peer connection that funders look forward to all year. Spanning two weeks, from July 13-24, the 2020 SAFSF Forum is a curated assortment of thought-provoking, timely, and diverse programming developed by SAFSF funder peers.
The Florida Priorities Summit features the state’s most inspirational and influential voices, discussing fresh ideas and new solutions to the most pressing issues facing Florida today.
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 Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County was the 10th top fundraiser, with donors giving $120,138 and the Patterson Foundation giving almost $53,740, bringing the total donation amount to $173,878.
The first round of grants includes more than $30,000 to provide assistance to health care professionals, low-income youth, cancer patients, essential workers in need of childcare, and homeless animals.
With a goal and vision to restore the mangrove bayou, and an endowment fund to ensure its care for years to come, initial funding for the walkway was catalyzed through the generosity of the Barancik Foundation.
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.