Venice, FL – August 10, 2022 – Family Promise of South Sarasota County (FPSSC) is excited to have received a generous $30,000 grant from Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. Bank of America Client Foundation has been a strong supporter of FPSSC since 2017 with annual grants to assist with our programs. All grant funds will be used to provide for services for working families with minor children in South Sarasota County. There is no provision for direct cash payments to guest families. Funding these necessary programs provides client families with housing stability while they work to achieve long-term financial and housing stability.
Jennifer Fagenbaum, Executive Director of Family Promise of South Sarasota County stated, “With the help of this grant from Bank of America Client Foundation, Family Promise will be able to offer housing support to children and their families during this very tough time in Sarasota County. Many families are currently spending more than 50% of their income on housing costs per month leaving them living paycheck to paycheck and in a continued stressful state. Family Promise of South Sarasota County offers rental assistance through our Open Doors program for families that have fallen behind in their rent due to a temporary hardship. Through our Bridge Housing program, families are provided housing and meals while they work with a case manager to learn about financial literacy and save money to gain financial independence.”
About Family Promise of South Sarasota County
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.
About Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Bank of America Client Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee was established in 1961 in Florida as the Sarasota Bank and Trust Company Community Foundation to support charitable endeavors in the local area. The Foundation is set up with funds from several donors with varying interests. The Foundation typically makes grants to local Sarasota, Florida, and Delaware organizations with successful track records. The purpose of the foundation is to give for the arts, community service, natural science, historic preservation, education and human services.