Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice
- Address:601 Tamiami Trail S.
Venice, FL 34293
- Phone:(941) 486-4600 Website:http://www.gulfcoastcf.org/
With assets of $260 million, the Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice has provided $72 million in grants in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, education, civic affairs and the environment. The foundation encourages nonprofit organizations to build green, and it supports environmental conservation and education through its grants.
During its Green Business application, the foundation determined that it could purchase more than 72,000 kilowatts of green energy through Florida Power and Light's Sunshine Energy for Business Program. The foundation has also appointed a "green team" to conduct an environmental audit of its office, research best practices and make recommendations to the rest of the staff.