The Charlotte Community Foundation held an Awards Celebration on October 18, 2018 to honor 15 nonprofits located throughout Charlotte County. A total of $92,500 in grants was awarded.

Charlotte Cares allows the Foundation to increase our capacity to provide additional and continued support for nonprofit projects, the development of community initiatives and to respond to the community’s most critical issues and needs.  Through our generous donors we were able to provide grants to 15 nonprofit agencies in Charlotte County in 2018.

Congratulations to the 15 award recipients and thanks to ALL of the nonprofit organizations who serve in Charlotte County.

Grants were awarded to the following nonprofits:
– Boys and Girls Clubs of Charlotte County— funding will contribute to the B&GC Financial Hardship Scholarship Program
– Charlotte Local Education Foundation—funds will be used to purchase additional books for the reading program
– Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity—for materials for the construction of a new home for a veteran and her family
– Charlotte HIV/AIDS People Support— to purchase a commercial refrigerator to store produce donations from the Harry Chapin Food Bank
– Charlotte County Homeless Coalition— funding will support a part-time transportation position needed to transport veterans to their appointments
– Charlotte Symphony Orchestra— to provide an interactive orchestral concert for all third grade students in Charlotte County
– Gulf Coast Partnership— funds will provide 8 additional licenses for the Community Information System Program
– Hope Academy of Music— to purchase instruments, sheet music and study books for lessons
– Military Heritage Museum— for the Future Force Academy Lab
– Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens— to offer four 5-day creative camp experiences to learn about sculpture, art and science adventures
– Peace River Wildlife Center— funds will be used for a new PVC Centrifuge and Lead Analyzer Machine
– Pregnancy Careline Center—for technology upgrade, equipment, software and training for the new program
– Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society—funds will be used for a new mural, artist fees and mural maintenance
– Vietnam Wall of South West Florida— to renovate the parking area to add additional handicap spaces
– Visual Art Center—funds will be used to purchase new equipment for the Pottery Studio