top of page


For 33 remarkable years, Florida Winefest & Auction has been a steadfast supporter of charitable children's programs, directly impacting the lives of countless young individuals. Through the funds raised from our events, we have been able to provide vital support to these programs year after year.

We invite new applications for grants each year. Every application is thoughtfully reviewed by our diligent Grants Committee. Our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year, diligently monitoring the programs we support.

Grant Recipients To Date

$9.3 million dollars has been distributed to 98 charities in Manatee & Sarasota Counties.
The underlined charities are receiving grants from our fundraising events in 2024.

  1. All Faiths Food Bank

  2. American Diabetes Association

  3. Asolo Theatre, Inc.

  4. Bay Haven School of Basics Plus, Excellent Reader K-6

  5. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Manatee County

  6. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sarasota County

  7. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Suncoast, Inc.

  8. Blaze of Hope

  9. The Blessings Bag Project, Bradenton

  10. Boy Scouts of Sunny Land Council

  11. Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County

  12. Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

  13. Child Development Center

  14. Child Protection Center, Inc.

  15. Children First

  16. The Children’s Guardian Fund

  17. Community Coalition on Homelessness

  18. Community Haven for Adults & Children with Disabilities, Inc.

  19. Community Youth Development of Sarasota County

  20. Deaf Service Center Manatee/Sarasota

  21. Ear Research Foundation, Inc.

  22. Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County

  23. Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County

  24. Emma E. Booker Elementary School

  25. Every Child, Inc.

  26. Everyday Blessings, Inc.

  27. Exchange Club Family Partnership Center of Manatee County, Inc.

  28. Family Counseling Center of Sarasota County, Inc.

  29. Family Promise of Sarasota, Inc.

  30. Family Resources, Inc.

  31. F.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies)

  32. Family Center for Child & Family Development

  33. Florida Studio Theatre

  34. Florida West Coast Symphony, Inc.

  35. Forty Carrots Family Center

  36. Foundation for Dreams

  37. Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc.

  38. Girls Inc. of Sarasota County

  39. Greater Newtown Redevelopment Corporation

  40. Gulf Coast Diabetes Foundation

  41. Gulf Coast Marine Institute, Inc.

  42. Gulf Coast Marine Institute, So.

  43. Gulf Gate Elementary School

  44. Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee

  45. The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County

  46. Helen R. Payne Day Nursery

  47. Hispanic American Alliance

  48. HOPE Family Services, Inc.

  49. Human Services Center

  50. Humane Society of Sarasota County, Inc.

  51. Jewish Family & Children’s Services

  52. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Intl.

  53. Key Chorale

  54. Laurel Civic Association, Inc.

  55. Laurel Middle School/Nokomis Elem. School

  56. Mama-Sota Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

  57. Manatee County Children’s Services

  58. Manatee Council on Aging

  59. Manatee County Girls Club, Just for Girls

  60. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

  61. Manatee County Police Athletic League

  62. Manatee Foster & Adoptive Association

  63. Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, Inc.

  64. Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc.

  65. Parenting Matters

  66. Police Athletic League of Manatee County, Inc.

  67. Police Athletic League of Sarasota County, Inc.

  68. Rebound Youth Service, Inc.

  69. Resurrection House

  70. Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

  71. Safe Place and Rape Crisis, Inc.

  72. Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc.

  73. Sarasota County Braille Transcribers, Inc.

  74. Sarasota Council educational Program

  75. Sarasota Day Nursery, Inc.

  76. Sarasota High School Street Smarts

  77. Sarasota Housing Funding Corp.

  78. Sarasota Manatee Assoc. for Riding Therapy

  79. Sarasota Salvation Army

  80. Sarasota Special Athlete Boosters, Inc.

  81. Selah Freedom

  82. South County Family YMCA

  83. Take Stock in Children of Manatee County

  84. Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County

  85. Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

  86. The Vision Foundation, Inc.

  87. The Wellness Community/Southwest Florida

  88. Tiny Hands Foundation

  89. Turning Points

  90. United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee, Inc.

  91. Van Wezel Foundation for Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

  92. Visible Men Academy

  93. Volunteer Connection of Sarasota County

  94. Volunteer Services of Manatee County

  95. Women’s Legal Fund of Sarasota County

  96. Women’s Resource Center of Manatee, Inc.

  97. YMCA Children, Youth & Family Services

  98. Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S. Kids, Inc.)

  99. USF/New College Foundation

bottom of page