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If you have seen our amazing volunteers on Thursday mornings, wearing their bright yellow shirts with KVB on them, and would like to join in... 


Venice In Bloom is another one of VABI's volunteer groups, they have done some amazing things...

Greg Vine, chair of the Urban Forest project, said, “With this generous matching grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the additional donations it will inspire, our great volunteers, good planning, and a methodical approach will allow us to complete Phase 2 of the Venice Urban Forest.”

About Gulf Coast Community Foundation:

For more than 25 years, together with our donors, Gulf Coast Community Foundation has transformed our region through bold and proactive philanthropy. Gulf Coast is a public charity that was created in 1995 through the sale of the Venice Hospital. Since then, we have become the philanthropic home of nearly 1,000 families, individuals, businesses, and organizations that have established charitable funds here. Together, we have invested over $425 million in grants in the areas of health and human services, civic and economic development, education, arts and culture, and the environment. Learn more at


Venice Area Beautification, Inc. in Venice prides itself on supporting the Arts. For a list and location on all of VABI's Public Art please click below.

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Venice Area Beautification Inc. exists only because of the essential volunteers and sponsors that help VABI achieve the goals to make Venice a beautiful place to live, work, and play! 

VABI is a 501(C)(3) Organization

VABI Board is made up of 16 volunteers as board members and one staff coordinator. 

Meet our team:


Gulf Coast Community Foundation Grant Spurs More Urban Forest Growth

Venice, Florida, July 15, 2021.  Venice Area Beautification, Inc. (VABI), the nonprofit organization dedicated to making Venice a more beautiful place to live, work, and play, has received a $100,000 matching grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation for Phase 2, Segment 2 of its Venice Urban Forest project.

VABI will receive the funds in $25,000 installments each time it raises an equal amount from other sources in the community. This is the third Gulf Coast grant for VABI’s Urban Forest, following two successful $100,000 matching grants awarded the last two years to support the first and part of the second phase of the project. With this third matching grant, VABI already has raised $25,000 from other community sources to earn the first installment.

“We are delighted to receive this third matching grant of $100,000 from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation,” said Nancy Woodley, president of VABI. “We have a detailed plan to maximize the use of the grant in building Phase 2, Segment 2 of the Venice Urban Forest.”