FCCI in the community
Since FCCI’s founding in 1959, we’ve been giving back to the community. As our business and geographic reach
has grown, so have our efforts to support the regions we do business in by contributing to local and national
Individually, FCCI teammates donate time and raise money for many causes, such as local food drives and food
banks, gifts for children and seniors during the holiday season, on-campus blood drives, and many others. FCCI
offers teammates four hours of company-paid time each year to volunteer at the charitable organization of their choice.
In 2016, FCCI teammates volunteered 2,604 hours, surpassing our 2,400-hour goal! We have plans to exceed that
number in 2017!
As a company, FCCI supports community organizations, arts and cultural events, educational programs and
humanitarian organizations. FCCI is pleased to sponsor:
Hunger is an ongoing concern in our local communities. In cooperation with partner agencies,
All Faiths Food Bank helps gather and distribute food to more than 7,100 people weekly in Sarasota
and DeSoto counties.
Through Sarasota County’s nationally recognized Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Children First
provides early childhood education, nutritious meals, a nurturing environment and family services for
vulnerable children from birth to five years of age.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity believes that everyone, everywhere, should have a safe, affordable place to call home. But more than building homes, they build communities, hope and the opportunity for families to help themselves. FCCI teammate volunteers support Habitat for Humanity affiliates in many communities. In addition, FCCI has supported Habitat for Humanity Sarasota by donating the funds for a home to be built in FCCI’s hometown of Sarasota and by pledging at least 200 hours of volunteer time to the project.
Step Up for Students provides scholarships to Florida students in grades K-12 who come from
low-income families, giving them the opportunity to consider a private school or an out-of-district
public school that may better suit their needs.
For more than 25 years, FCCI has supported this local charity serving children with special needs.
More than $14 million in facilities have been constructed since Suncoast Charities for Children’s
inception. The Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival, one of the charity’s most popular
fundraising events, has garnered worldwide attention.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is the first and only professional black theater company on
Florida’s West Coast, and it has provided a platform for many talented individuals who might
not otherwise have had an opportunity to cultivate their interests and talents.
For many years, FCCI has contributed dollars throughout our regions toward United Way’s
goal of helping individuals and families achieve their potential through education, income
stability and healthy lives.
FCCI also cares about the environment and has made sustainability a company-wide initiative.
We are constantly looking for ways to reduce our effect on the planet, manage our consumption
responsibly and safeguard natural resources for the future. For more information on how we
do this, view FCCI’s Eye on Sustainability.