Office Phone

(941) 487-7904

SUNCOAST CHARITIES FOR CHILDREN is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides annual grants to the Suncoast Foundation for the construction, capital improvements, and special projects for local non-profit agencies that provide services for children and adults with special needs.


  • The Suncoast Foundation has constructed buildings valued at over $20 Million dollars in the Sarasota, Venice, and North Port area.

  • Non-profit agencies which occupy these buildings include The Haven (Sarasota), The Florida Center For Early Childhood (Sarasota & North Port), Children First (Venice), and Sarasota County Special Olympics (Venice). These non-profit agencies experience a significant savings with an annual lease payment of only $1 per year. Loveland Center in Venice also receives support.

  • Over the past four years, Suncoast Charities for Children has provided over $450,000 in grant money to the Suncoast Foundation, so that necessary repairs and improvements could be made to these aging campus locations. This allows program and service money to remain untouched and be directed to over 5,000 clients with special needs in the local area. Special agency project funding requests are also reviewed annually for funding.

  • The following special events are produced by Suncoast Charities for Children and are free to the public to enjoy. Thanks to donations from attendees and generous sponsors, these events generate revenue annually for the charity.

Thunder By The Bay Motorcycle & Music Festival
Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix Festival
July 4th Bayfront Fireworks on Sarasota Bay
Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on Sarasota Bay
New Year’s Eve Bayfront Fireworks on Sarasota Bay