Byline: STAFF REPORT
Here are the 57 grants awarded by the Venice Foundation on Friday.
The grants are broken down by categories, and listed alphabetically by the name of the groups, the grant amount, and what the money will be used for.
* Diocese of Venice, $50,753, "Dreams are Free" program.
* Easter Seal Society of Southwest Florida, $80,000, equipment at child-care center at the South County Resource Center.
* Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, $53,900 over three years, Educational Talent Search project at Venice High School.
* Junior Achievement, $10,312, project with MCC to train and place college students as JA volunteers in elementary schools.
* Manatee Community College Foundation, $18,663, recruitment materials for MCC south campus.
* Salvation Army _ Venice Corps, $86,430, start-up funding for afterschool program for middle-schoolers.
* Sarasota County School Board, up to $69,000, Computer Curriculum Corp. software.
* Sarasota County School Board, …