Venice, FL – June 3, 2022 – Family Promise of South Sarasota County (FPSSC) is pleased to have received a very charitable $10,000 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation made possible through the Jarrett Family Fund. Gulf Coast Community Foundation has been a strong supporter of FPSSC since 2014 when FPSSC’s Board of Trustees was initially formed. All grant funds will be used to provide for rental assistance through FPSSC’s Open Doors program.
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director of Family Promise of South Sarasota County stated, “Rising rental costs and the lack of attainable and affordable housing are causing a serious hardship for families in South Sarasota County. Due to the increase in rent expenses, local non-profits are seeing the need for additional funding to be able to assist in preventing homelessness. Family Promise of South Sarasota County will continue to advocate with Gulf Coast Community Foundation to create affordable housing, but this grant is vital as a large number of families in Sarasota County are spending more than 50% of their income on housing costs per month.”
About South Sarasota Family Promise
Family Promise is a national non-profit agency with 202 local affiliates in 42 states. Our local affiliate, Family Promise of South Sarasota County, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, seeks to help families with minor children who are in temporary need of housing. We provide shelter, meals, basic needs (clothing, toiletries, and personal items), case management, referrals, and resources to families in transition. Our mission is to provide housing support to children and their families in South Sarasota County and it is our vision to provide comprehensive services to ensure children and their families achieve lasting self-sufficiency. For more information, visit our website at https://www.familypromisessc.org
About Gulf Coast Community Foundation
For more than 25 years, together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of over 950 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations that have established charitable funds here. Together, we have invested over $460 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at GulfCoastCF.org.