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CHARITIES

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

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.

The underlined charities received grants from our fundraising events in 2022.

  1. All Faiths Food Bank

  2. American Diabetes Association

  3. Asolo Theatre, Inc.

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

  5. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Manatee County

  6. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Sarasota

  7. Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.

  8. Blaze of Hope

  9. The Blessing Bags Project

  10. Boy Scouts of Sunny Land Council

  11. Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Inc.

  12. Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Inc.

  13. Child Development Center

  14. Child Protection Center, Inc.

  15. Children First

  16. Children 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. Florida 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

  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. Laurel Civic Association, Inc.

  54. Laurel Middle School/Nokomis Elem. School

  55. Mana-Sota Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

  56. Manatee Children’s Services

  57. Manatee Council on Aging

  58. Manatee Foster & Adoptive Association

  59. Manatee County Girls Club, Just for Girls

  60. Manatee County Police Athletic League

  61. Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, Inc.

  62. Mothers Helping Mothers, Inc.

  63. Parenting Matters

  64. Police Athletic League of Manatee County, Inc.

  65. Police Athletic League of Sarasota County, Inc.

  66. Rebound Youth Service, Inc.

  67. Resurrection House

  68. Retired & Senior Volunteer Program

  69. Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, Inc.

  70. Sarasota Ballet of Florida, Inc.

  71. Sarasota County Braille Transcribers, Inc.

  72. Sarasota County Educational Program

  73. Sarasota Day Nursery, Inc.

  74. Sarasota Family YMCA, Inc. HIPPY Program

  75. Sarasota High School Street Smarts

  76. Sarasota Housing Funding Corporation

  77. Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART)

  78. Sarasota Salvation Army

  79. Sarasota Special Athlete Boosters, Inc.

  80. Selah Freedom

  81. South County Family YMCA

  82. Take Stock in Children of Manatee County

  83. Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County

  84. Teen Court of Sarasota, Inc.

  85. The Blessing Bags Project, Bradenton

  86. The Children’s Guardian Fund

  87. The Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County

  88. The Vision Foundation, Inc.

  89. The Wellness Community / Southwest Florida

  90. Tidewell Hospice & Palliative Care

  91. Tiny Hands Foundation

  92. Turning Points

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

  94. Van Wezel Foundation for Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

  95. Volunteer Connections of Sarasota County

  96. Volunteer Services of Manatee County

  97. Women’s Legal Fund of Sarasota County

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

  99. YMCA Children, Youth & Family Services

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

  101. USF/New College Foundation

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