Grants Awarded

The Selby Foundation awards grants in the spring and fall of each year.  The following grants were awarded during the last three cycles (Fall 2018, Spring and Fall 2019).  The Foundation awards grants in the following categories:  Arts, Community/Civic, Education, and Human Services.
 

Arts

Asolo Theatre Inc.

$50,000

To assist with the renovations to two newly purchased facilities.
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Charlotte Players

$34,400

To help remodel the backstage of the Langdon Playhouse, including construction, AC/heat, and electrical rewiring.
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Circus Arts Conservatory

$100,000

To assist with the renovation of the circus arena.
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Florida Studio Theatre, Inc.

$50,000

To assist with the purchase/ installation of elevators for Goldstein Cabaret Theatre & Sudakoff Theatre Wing.
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Florida West Coast Symphony

$50,000

To assist with the purchase of instruments and equipment.
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Fuzion Dance Artists, Inc.

$28,000

To assist with the purchase/installation of a dance floor, lighting, curtains & tracks, high-quality sound system, and blackout shades.
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North Port Area Art Guild, Inc.

$14,800

To assist with the replacement of lighting fixtures in the gallery, classrooms, and pottery studio.
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Players Inc.

$22,947

To purchase lighting, computers, tablets, and ticket printer.
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Punta Gorda Symphony

$11,750

To purchase instruments, conductor's podium, and various accessories.
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Sarasota Cuban Ballet School

$40,000

To assist with the purchase of permanent scenery for the annual productions of the Nutcracker.
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Sarasota Opera Association, Inc.

$50,000

To assist with the purchase of opera costumes to create a costume rental company.
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Venice Art Center

$40,000

To assist with the replacement of the flat roof at the Venice Art Center.
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Venice Chorale

$10,000

To assist with a portable sound system.
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Community/Civic

Bocilla Islands Conservancy, Inc.

$20,000

To assist with the purchase of waterfront property for conservation and natural habitat preservation.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

$250,000

To assist with the renovation and expansion of the Arcadia Boys & Girls Club.
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Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast

$150,000

To assist with the purchase of a perpetual conservation easement in Manatee County.
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Crowley Museum and Nature Center, Inc.

$38,877

To assist with the funding of an immersive native heritage exhibit, UTV, and land maintenance equipment.
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Giving Challenge

$25,000

To help support the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Giving Challenge.
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Gulf Coast Heritage Association, Inc.

$26,000

To assist with full color signage at the Visitors Entrance.
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Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch

$10,000

To assist with the purchase of canine kennels for the Dog Shelter Building.
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Humane Society of Manatee County

$20,000

To assist with the purchase of an equipped cargo van.
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Legal Aid of Manasota Inc.

$150,000

To assist with the purchase of workstations/laptops, copier, security glass, and office space reconfiguration.
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Military Heritage Museum Inc.

$25,000

To assist with the purchase of simulators, a virtual reality activity area, tank and ship simulation area, and library.
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Sarasota Bradenton Alpha Psi Project Guide Right Inc.

$20,000

To assist with the purchase of windows/doors, appliances, and other building improvements.
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Season of Sharing

$50,000

To help support the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Season of Sharing.
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Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

$13,550

To purchase a new copier/scanner system.
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The Bay Park Conservancy

$100,000

To assist with the initial infrastructure design/permitting requirements of Sarasota’s Bayfront.
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Venice Area Beautification, Inc.

$50,000

To assist with the creation of an urban forest through the restoration of natural and native vegetation.
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Venice Challenger Baseball Inc.

$65,473

To purchase an ADA playground with rubber surface.
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Education

Charlotte Local Education Foundation

$62,500

To assist with the construction of a training classroom.
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Mote Marine Laboratory

$250,000

To assist with the architectural design and engineering for the Mote Science and Education Aquarium.
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South Florida Museum & Bishop Planetarium, Inc.

$100,000

To assist with the HVAC air handler renovation/ replacement project.
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State College of Florida Foundation Inc.

$125,000

To assist with the construction of a concert hall for the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts.
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Human Services

All Faiths Food Bank

$73,100

To purchase a truck for food distribution.
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AMIkids Manatee

$20,000

To assist with the purchase of laptops for educating at-risk youth.
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CenterPlace Health Inc.

$38,360

To assist with the purchase of dental hardware and software.
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Child Protection Center, Inc.

$22,259

To assist with the playground therapy revitalization.
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Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Inc.

$35,000

To assist with the purchase of flooring and a new water heater system.
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Children First, Inc.

$77,000

To assist with the purchase of access-controlled doors and security cameras.
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Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

$58,054

To relocate IT servers, install fire suppression equipment, and purchase computer tablets/software.
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Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County, Inc.

$22,896

To provide flooring and updated phone system for service expansion in Manatee and Sarasota.
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First 1,000 Days

$100,000

To support the Barancik Foundation's First 1,000 Days Initiative Sarasota County (providing care for pregnant mothers & babies).
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First Step of Sarasota

$29,358

To purchase a new phone system.
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Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc.

$75,604

To assist with security, new windows, and playground surface.
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Glasser/ Schoenbaum Human Services Center, Inc.

$50,000

To assist with security and technology upgrades.
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Harvest Tabernacle of Sarasota, Inc.

$30,000

To assist with the purchase of a passenger van.
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HOPE Family Services

$25,000

To assist with the purchase of a 2019 minivan.
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Loveland Center, Inc.

$35,700

To purchase an A/C system upgrade, AED defibrillators, repair roof and concrete pathways.
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Manasota Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

$15,464

To purchase LED lighting, new A/C unit, and awnings for handicap ramp.
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Manasota Solve, Inc.

$17,552

To purchase generator, flooring and other upgrades.
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Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc.

$56,380

To assist with the purchase of two cargo vans.
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Pines of Sarasota Foundation, Inc.

$50,000

To assist with the purchase of new beds.
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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc.

$50,000

To assist with the setup of an IT redundancy site and upgrade of accounting and interface software.
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Prospect Riding Center Inc.

$29,945

To assist with the purchase of a single station ADA portable restroom trailer.
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Southeastern Guide Dogs

$10,000

To assist with the purchase of electric passenger shuttles and bus stops.
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The Haven

$90,000

To assist with the construction of a high capacity lift station.
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The Salvation Army

$100,000

To assist with the purchase and installation of a disaster generator.
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UnidosNow

$17,050

To update the technology by purchasing laptops, Chromebooks, software, etc.
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Women's Resource Center

$46,000

To assist with interior renovations and plumbing at the Bradenton facility.
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