About the John Ginaven Educational Fund

Photo of John GinavenJohn Ginaven, a long-time active member of Sarasota Audubon, passed away on February 4, 2024 at the age of 82 due to pulmonary fibrosis.  Many knew John as a “life of the party” version of a birder, whether through the walks he led, the talks he gave, or joining him for his many loops at his favored patch:  Leffis Key Preserve.  The John Ginaven Educational Fund seeks to assist any resident of Sarasota and Manatee County wishing to further their involvement in the natural sciences as well as any project in the two-county area which contributes to the joy of birding and/or the conservation of bird life.

Applications may be submitted online or one may choose to download an application and submit it by mail.

Please click here to access the Online Application.

Please click here to download a PDF version for mail-in submission.