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We know that group philanthropy begins with educated members who understand the needs of their community. Together, our giving circle brings an intimate knowledge about the causes that need attention in our area. This helps us make a real difference for the organizations and programs we support. Since the formation of Sisterhood For Good, we have presented grants to the following organizations:

2017 Recipients

Humane Society of Sarasota: $460.00

This year’s grant will allow for the purchase of vests for therapy dogs in our Pet Therapy Program. Our Pet Therapy Program has 85 active teams that visit children, disabled people, mental and physically ill people, seniors and veterans.
To learn more, visit our website at www.hssc.org

InStride Therapy: $400.00

Partnering with our horses, we challenge individuals with special needs to reach their fullest potential. This grant will enable 30 special needs students to attend a literacy learning activity field trip experience. You can assist further by visiting our website for more information at www.instridetherapy.org

“On behalf of the InStride Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your very generous gift.
Your donation towards our Literacy Program will allow a class to come experience a morning of reading with Little Red.
Combining the Little Red booklet and real horses, InStride’s Literacy Program reinforces in first grade children the excitement and joy of learning to read.”
 
Mary L. Nastan
Founder

Josh Provides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation: $700.00

We help improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy through support groups, educational programs and financial assistance for seizure alert monitors, transportation for those unable to drive and seizure response dogs. This grant will help fund a support group of 50 youth/adults that meets with a licensed counselor in Manatee County. For further information go to www.JoshProvides.org

Mothers Helping Mothers: $2,000.00

Our all-volunteer organization provides basic necessities such as car seats, play pens, other baby items and clothing to families in need, free of charge, benefitting approximately 1,200 people for a month. For more information please visit our website at www.MHMsarasota.com

The Mark Wandall Foundation: $992.00

Our organization is dedicated to facilitating support for children and teens in grief. This grant will support 62 children to attend a bereavement camp to cope with the loss of a parent, guardian or sibling. They receive camp t-shirts, lanyard and photos of their camp experience. To learn more visit www.TheMarkWandallFoundation.org

The Players Centre For Performing Arts: $1,500.00 

We are dedicated to presenting a diverse and entertaining slate of high quality, volunteer driven theatrical experiences that educate, stimulate and enrich the entire community. This grant will support 10 at-risk or economically disadvantaged children, between the ages of 5 -12,  to attend a 1 week mini-camp at the theatre. We invite you to learn more about our community theatre at www.ThePlayers.org

The Tiny Hands Foundation: $500.00

It may surprise you to know that 1 in 5 children in Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties are growing up in poverty. This grant will help contribute to the purchase of up to 1,600 backpacks filled with school supplies for these underserved children. You can assist further by visiting our website for more information at tinyhandsfoundation.org

“Our core mission is to improve the quality of life for impoverished children in our area. We are a small, all-volunteer non-profit. We have no paid staff, pay no rent, and our administrative costs are minimal. Here’s how we plan to use your donation. As part of Back-to-School Backpack Brigade, 25 community school children in need will receive new backpacks and school supplies as a result of your kind and generous grant. Thank you again for supporting Tiny Hands Foundation.”
 
Rod Khleif
Founder & President
The Tiny Hands Foundation

2016 Recipients

Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy, Inc (SMART) - $500.00

Established in 1987, SMART was created to enrich the lives of people with special needs through therapeutic horse-related programs. The funds received through this grant will provide an impactful three-day workshop to three women veterans recovering from trauma. To learn more about SMART, visit SmartRiders.org

Mark Wandall Foundation - $750.00

This local non-profit provides support and assistance to children who have had a death of an immediate family member. The funds received through this grant will support the foundation’s Comfort Zone Bereavement Camp. Taking place in September 2016, this program helps children aged 7 to 17 cope with the feelings of loss and isolation, build positive life skills, and interact with peers and mentors in a camp-like setting. For more information, visit themarkwandallfoundation.org

Children’s Healthy Pantry - $460.00

Operating under the umbrella of Yummy Stuff Club, Inc., this local non-profit provides healthy food and water to ensure that children will not experience hunger during the school day. The funds received will help supply the pantries in Title I schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties. For more information, visit YummyStuffClub.com

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee/Food Bank of Manatee - $800.00

Founded in 1972 as a traditional home-delivered meal program for elderly and disabled residents in Manatee County, Meals on Wheels Plus also provides innovative programs to help seniors stay active and avoid isolation. The organization also operates The Food Bank of Manatee, the county’s only hunger prevention program serving 100 pantries and soup kitchens. The funds received will help support local infants at risk for the dangers of malnutrition by purchasing baby formula for families in crisis. For more information, visit MealsOnWheelsPlus.org

Child Protection Center, Inc. - $500.00

Child Protection Center, Inc. was founded in 1980 to focus on the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse. The funds received will be used to support and expand their Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program (PSCA), which provides educational services to nearly 30,000 individuals. To learn more visit, cpcsarasota.org

It is because of caring organizations like yours that CPC is able to continue the mission of Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment. Our vision is of a community where children are safe from abuse and free to thrive.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness in helping some of the most vulnerable children in our community live healthier and happier lives.

Such a special gift!

Melissa M. Lane

Director of Development
Child Protection Center

2015 Recipients

BioScent K9 - $500.00

BioScent K9 was awarded $500 by the Sisterhood For Good and will use this grant to purchase a beagle puppy that will be trained to detect cancer. To learn more about BioScent K9 visit, bioscentk9.com 

Child Protection Center, Inc. - $500.00

Sisterhood For Good awarded Child Protection Center Inc. with a $500 grant, which will be used to expand their Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program (PSCA). To learn more visit, cpcsarasota.org

Mark Wandall Foundation - $500.00

This local non-profit provides support and assistance to children who have had a death of an immediate family member. They were awarded $500 and plan to use these funds to offer a free Comfort Zone Bereavement Camp in October 2015 for children aged 5 to 17. For more information, visit themarkwandallfoundation.org

I am truly grateful for The Sisterhood Grant! With your help we officially welcomed over 30 campers to our one day camp at Nolan Middle school on October 24, 2015. Campers made great connections in that one day alone!

Below is a link to the video that we shared at our annual Memorial weekend fundraiser. The first few moments show the great day that we had with our golfers and the second portion is the faces of the beautiful children and volunteers you have all impacted by supporting us!

Melissa Wandall

www.MelissaWandall.com
Mark Wandall Foundation

Watch The Video

We Care Manatee - $1,000.00

This is the second year in a row that We Care Manatee has received a grant from the Sisterhood For Good. This year they were awarded $1,000, which they plan to use to provide free screening mammograms for uninsured women in Manatee county. To learn more about this non-profit visit, wecaremanatee.org

2014 Recipients

Junior Achievement Sarasota-Manatee. - $500.00

Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest growing non-profit organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to plan for their future. JA Sarasota-Manatee programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences to help local students from kindergarten through high school make smart academic and economic choices.

We Care Manatee - $500.00

The Manatee County Medical Society founded We Care Manatee in 1999 to address the growing problem of providing comprehensive medical services to low-income, uninsured residents. Today We Care Manatee depends on more than 90 Manatee County medical specialists, who generously donate their free time and services to provide medical treatment for Manatee County residents.

2013 Recipients

Hope Family Services, Inc. - $500.00

HOPE’s primary purpose is to provide services to survivors of domestic violence and help them stay safe, gain strength, and evaluate their options. From the first program until today, HOPE has had one goal: to offer high quality, life saving services for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast - $500.00

Samaritan Counseling Services of The Gulf Coast offers services including family therapy, pre-marital counseling, individual psychotherapy for adults and children, and more

If you would like to be considered for a grant from the Sisterhood For Good, please read our Applying For A Grant page.

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