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News, Updates, and Future Developments of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.


By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Lighthouse of Manasota has received an Immediate Impact Grant of $5,000 from the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The Lighthouse will use the funds to purchase Donor Perfect donor management software.

By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Adult Day Training program of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. has purchased new plumbing fixtures and hand dryers for its Haven Industries facility thanks to $2,800 in funding provided through the Sarah Greer Mayer Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Grant to Women's Fund of Southwest Florida to support raising awareness of human trafficking
By Murray Devine / February 25, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County granted $2,500 from the Edward K. Roberts Fund to The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida to support raising awareness of human trafficking in DeSoto and Charlotte Counties.

Pines of Sarasota Foundation meets $65,000 match from anonymous donor at CFSC
By Murray Devine / February 24, 2014
The Pines of Sarasota Foundation has successfully met a $65,000 match offered by an anonymous donor of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and strengthened its capacity – fundraising and digital – in the process, as part of its recent $65,000 Challenge. This initiative was conceived in honor of the organization’s 65 years of service to the community.

By Murray Devine / February 6, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has granted $25,000 to All Faiths Food Bank, to be used for purchasing meat and protein items for local families in need. The gift is from the Season of Sharing Fund, an annual philanthropic fund created by the Herald-Tribune Media Group and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, supported by generous private, corporate and foundation donors.

By Murray Devine / December 26, 2013
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded Animal Rescue Coalition (ARC) a $4,000 grant to assist in the purchase software that will enable the organization to implement a new donor management system.

By Murray Devine / December 26, 2013
The Players Theatre received a Special Project Grant of $3,645 from the Thomas and Lola Seligman Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The Players will use the grant to purchase and install a large lumen projector system. The new projector will replace an existing projector that suddenly stopped working and could not be repaired.

By Murray Devine / December 18, 2013
The Venice Fire Department just received new equipment, thanks to grants from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

By Murray Devine / November 14, 2013
At its October meeting, the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County approved more than $2.3 million in grants and scholarships. This total included more than $250,000 for scholarships: $180,000 for adult learner, theater and performing arts, and certified nursing scholarships, and $73,000 for multi-year continuing college scholarships. Another $750,000 came from living and legacy donor charitable funds at the foundation.

By Murray Devine / October 22, 2013
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County hosted a two-day retreat to launch the sixth cohort of Sarasota County School District’s Leadership Academy, and granted $5,000 to the program, which is for teachers and other district staff aspiring to become administrators.

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