Gulf Coast Grants for Nonprofit Organizations in Florida

Gulf Coast Community Foundation is inviting nonprofit organizations to transform their region through bold ideas, creative projects, and proactive philanthropy.

Donor Name: Gulf Coast Community Foundation

State: Florida

County: Sarasota County (FL)

Town: Boca Grande

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 03/21/2022

Size of the Grant: $10,000


Gulf Coast’s responsive grant making program includes the following funding opportunities:

  • Leveraged Grants
  • Community Grants
  • Sponsorship Grants

Leveraged Grants 

These grant requests should clearly target regional priorities, utilize creative strategies, provide measurable data to assess impact, and include strategies for sustainability. Successful Leveraged Grants involve multiple partners that extend the impact of your program or project. Whether your proposal receives funding will rely in large part on whether your purpose and goals closely match the priorities of Gulf Coast.

Leveraged Grant requests are accepted according to the schedule below and typically exceed $10,000. Note that Gulf Coast’s support of projects through their Leveraged Grant program will not exceed 50 percent of the total project budget. Your organization is responsible for securing (through donors, other grants, etc.) the remaining funds.

Only one Leveraged Grant per organization may be awarded each fiscal year. Any organization that has an open Leveraged Grant with Gulf Coast and has not submitted a final grant report is ineligible for a Leveraged Grant.

Community and Sponsorship grants 

Gulf Coast provides support to nonprofit partners as they take on smaller projects or plan fundraising events that will have a positive impact for the organization and their communities.  Cumulative funding for your organization through Community and Sponsorship grants may not exceed $10,000 during the fiscal year. When requesting a Sponsorship Grant, they ask that you provide us a full list of the opportunities available for support in the July 1, 2021– June 30, 2022 fiscal year.

Please note: Organizations that have received a Leveraged Grant may also apply for Community/ Sponsorship support.

Who may apply for a Gulf Coast grant?

  • Organizations classified as 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charities by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Organizations that provide programs and services that benefit the residents of Sarasota County, its immediately surrounding communities, or Boca Grande.

For more information, visit Gulf Coast Grants.