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


By Murray Devine / May 13, 2015
People who give to charitable causes can now access a free, interactive resource to help them understand more about how to maximize their philanthropy.

By Murray Devine / April 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Herald-Tribune Media Group announce that the annual Season of Sharing campaign has reached the $2 million mark. These funds will help more than 2,800 individuals in need to stay in their homes. The $2 million goal was set in order to match the success of last year’s record new height.

Ralph Smith Inspires All at the 22nd Annual Legacy Society Luncheon
By Murray Devine / January 28, 2015
On Friday, January 23rd, 2015, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County was privileged to have Ralph Smith, Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, as the keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual Legacy Society Luncheon. As Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Smith has concentrated on strategies to improve outcomes for children, especially those from low-income families, by supporting families and communities through education.

Huisking Family Fund Surpasses $1 Million in Charitable Grants
By Murray Devine / December 16, 2014
The Huisking Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has surpassed $1 million in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations.

By Murray Devine / September 30, 2014
Looking to sharpen your giving skills? Check out Online Philanthropy Class with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen.

Contestants Bite off More Than They Can Chew at Snooty's Lettuce Eating Competition
By Murray Devine / July 16, 2014
Five of the best and brightest Manatee County community personalities came together to go head to head in “Snooty’s Lettuce Eating Contest” at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. The contest was part of an effort to raise awareness for the care that is required for the manatees that reside at the South Florida Museum as well as promote the Birthday Bash for Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, happening on Saturday, July 19.

By Murray Devine / March 7, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is thrilled to announce that the annual Season of Sharing campaign has reached new heights, breaking the $2 million mark. These funds will help more than 2,800 individuals in need to stay in their homes.

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 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 / December 7, 2013
In November, members of the Athena Progressive Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County presented a check for $10,000 to Jewish Family & Children's Service to support its Operation Military Assistance Program (OMAP) for female veterans and their families.

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