1800 2nd St., Suite 954 Sarasota Florida 34236 United States
MISSION By investing in people through academic scholarships and supporting capital projects of local organizations, the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation looks beyond what is and enables change for what can be.
DESCRIPTION The William G. and Marie Selby Foundation has made a significant impact on the lives of thousands of young people and on the operation of hundreds of charitable organizations. Two significant contributions to the Foundation, one in 1955 and one in 1972, totaling $19,500,000 have made possible financial assistance to individuals and organizations in excess of $120,000,000. At the same time, the corpus of the Foundation has been preserved and today has a market value of over $80,000,000. This ensures a continuing contribution of nearly $3,000,000 a year for scholarships and grants to benefit the local community.
INITIATIVES The Selby Foundation specializes in supporting local area non-profits with capital grants. Capital grants support the construction, acquisition and/or renovation of facilities, as well as the purchase of equipment or software. They may also include the costs of related technical services (legal, architectural, engineering, etc.). Non-profit organizations are required to be primarily located in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee or Sarasota Counties. The Selby Foundation also helps local students with limited financial means pursue a higher education, with the goal of not only achieving a meaningful career, but also of helping their community. Today, “Selby Scholars” are undergraduate students with exceptional potential who embrace the Selby’s values of leadership and service. These awards are renewable, with certain requirements, for the four years the student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university.