Peace River K9 Search and Rescue Receives Grant for Animal Welfare

The Peace River K9 Search and Rescue has received a $3,399.30 grant from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare. This year, Charlotte Community Foundation is thrilled to award this check to Peace River K9 Search and Rescue.  The funds will be used to attach GPS...

Suncoast Humane Society receives Grant for Animal Welfare

Suncoast Humane Society receives $11,908.59 from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare Lillian Adams passed away in 2011 but her legacy lives on in yearly disbursements from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare held at the Charlotte Community...

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity

Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity receives $8,297.75 from the Barbara and Henry Haug Fund Barbara Haug passed away in March 2007.  Barbara and her husband, Henry’s legacy live on in yearly disbursements from the Barbara and Henry Haug Fund held at the Charlotte...

Canine Castaways Receive Funding for Animal Welfare

Canine Castaways receive $11,908.59 from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare Lillian Adams passed away in 2011 but her legacy lives on in yearly disbursements from the Lillian J. Adams Fund for Animal Welfare held at the Charlotte Community Foundation. ...

Punta Gorda Lions Foundation

Charlotte Community Foundation Awards Grant to Punta Gorda Lions Foundation The Punta Gorda Lions Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund. The June Fund provides care and services for those with hearing issues to help them achieve...

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County

Hearing Impaired Persons of Charlotte County receives a Grant from Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation   Pauline June suffered from long term tinnitus and eventual hearing loss.  Pauline wanted to be able to help individuals and their...

Military Heritage Museum

Military Heritage Museum receives 2016 Disbursement from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund at the Charlotte Community Foundation Wallie Spatz passed away in August 2011 and her legacy still lives on in her yearly disbursements from the Hugo and Wallie Spatz Fund held at...

In Memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC

Grant awarded to the Charlotte County Homeless Coalition in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC   On June 16, 2016, more than 20 donors and friends attended a check presentation in memory of Corporal Paul Hanson, USMC. Dr. Mark and Cindy Hanson are longtime residents...

Lion’s Club at Joyful Noise

In August of 2015, the Punta Gorda Lion’s Foundation received a $5,000 grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation on behalf of their Donor Pauline Adele Kelly June Fund.  Half of the $5,000.00 grant was to be used for the Early Learning Coalition’s health screening...

In Memory of Matthew Stephens

Jan Stephens, of the Charlotte Community Foundation, donated a $684.41 check in memory of her son, Matthew Stephens, to the band program at Punta Gorda Middle School on Tuesday morning — the first day back for teachers. Her son was killed in a car crash at age 19 on...

Expanding Medical Services

A recent grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation is helping to expand the phlebotomy services provided by the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic. Currently, blood draw services are supported through a partnership with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte,...

Girl Scout Leader Training

Helping volunteer troop leaders learn, grow and develop new skills is important to the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. A recent grant from the Charlotte Community foundation supported training for new and seasoned leaders. At the “Troop Pathways...

Helping the Homeless

The Charlotte County Homeless Coalition leads the drive to help individuals and families in need — whether they are chronically homeless or families and individuals hit hard during the Great Recession and foreclosure crisis. A recent grant from the Charlotte Community...

Sound Improvements

The Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center provides more than 20 educational programs and manages eight areas of environmentally sensitive lands that include hiking trails and recreational opportunities for the community. But what happens when you can’t hear your...

Sounding their Best

A new acoustical shell is helping the Charlotte Chorale sound better than ever no matter where they’re singing, thanks to a $7,500 grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation. The Travelmaster Acoustical Shell allows these expert singers to take a familiar...

Aiding Sick Animals

A $1,995 grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation has enhanced the capability of the Animal Welfare League of Charlotte County medical staff by helping the organization purchase an infusion pump and the training to learn how to use it. The pump, which administers...

Supporting a City’s Rebirth

When you ride a canary yellow bike — for free — along Punta Gorda’s Harborwalk, take a stroll through the city’s Artisan’s Atelier at Herald Court or even pull a weed in a community garden, that’s Charlotte Community Foundation at work connecting people who care with...

Making Music

A grant from Charlotte Community Foundation is helping kids enrolled in a Boys and Girls Club after school program extend their foray into music at Port Charlotte Middle School. The grant, provided to the Charlotte Local Education Foundation, supported the cost of new...

Cycles for Students

Students at Meadow Park Elementary School are riding high in the classroom, thanks to a $5,24 the Charlotte Community Foundation grant to the Charlotte Local Education Foundation that helped to pay for desk cycles and data displays. The desk cycles help students focus...

A Wall that Heals

When the Traveling Vietnam Veteran’s Wall came to Punta Gorda in 2009, more than 80,000 people came to view it. The community witnessed the power of this important memorial as visitors laid flowers and bowed silently before the names of the more than 58,000 men and...

A Legacy That Transforms Lives

Virginia B. Andes was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1919. She graduated from McKinley High School and Kent State University. In 1944, she began her career at IBM, where she was a pioneer in developing new accounting systems and processes in a field with few women. Her work...

Honoring a Lifetime of Community Service

The Charlotte Community Foundation named Vernon Peeples, one of the Foundation’s founding board members, as the recipient of the our 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. This fifth-generation Floridian was a historian, author and former state lawmaker. He passed...