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Florida Winefest & Auction to Begin Accepting Grant Requests Starting April 15, 2022

| Suncoast Post Staff |

Florida Winefest & Auction, Inc. is pleased to announce it will once again be accepting grant requests.  Due to Covid and the subsequent cancellation of events, the last requests were received in 2019. Sandy Loevner, President, Board of Directors of the non-profit organization, is thrilled to announce her team is ready to jump back in and continue their support. She says,  “The children in our community need our support, perhaps now, more than ever.”  

Florida Winefest & Auction /Caring for Children Charities will be accepting Grant Applications commencing April 15, 2022 through June 30, 2022. Grant monies will be distributed in 2023. Qualified 501(c)(3) charities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties who have programs benefiting at-risk children and youth may apply. Organizations receiving grants will be announced at the Truffle Dinner November 12, 2022.

The application will be available on our website. Simply complete the application on-line and submit it pursuant to the instructions. 

Any questions regarding the grant application or to receive one via USPS should be submitted via e-mail to or by calling 941-952-1109.

About Florida Winefest & Auction

Florida Winefest & Auction is a 501 (c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides funding to qualified charitable organizations for programs assisting disadvantaged children, youth and families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  In 32 years, the organization has awarded over $9 Million to 87 local children’s charities. 

An online auction is planned for October 29 to November 11, 2022.  Please visit our website for additional event updates.  

Photo from Florida Winefest Website

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