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


Community Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift Towards New Players Centre for Performing Arts Complex
By Murray Devine / June 12, 2017
The Players Centre for Performing Arts received a $1 million gift toward its new state-of-the-art complex in Lakewood Ranch. The donation is the lead gift since the theatre announced plans last year to sell its current property and move to Lakewood Ranch’s newest village, Waterside, in Sarasota County.

Masala Giving Circle Grants Funds to Support the Lives of Young Girls
By Murray Devine / May 24, 2017
On May 15, the Masala Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization of African-American women, held a Grant Awardee Ceremony at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. This year the grant award was for $2,500.00 and was awarded to Five Pearls of Excellence, a mentoring organization lead by professional women working with young girls.

By Murray Devine / December 7, 2016
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is the recipient of $60,000 in leveraged grants made possible through a partnership between Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

By Murray Devine / June 2, 2016
Since 2012, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded $1,005,964 in Immediate Impact Grants to local nonprofit organizations to address urgent and emergency needs, so that the unexpected obstacles that nonprofits experience don’t halt the important work they do for the community.

Foundations Support Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast
By Murray Devine / January 5, 2016
The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) and Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) are partnering to support C4 (Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast).

By Murray Devine / September 23, 2015
Ringling College of Art and Design today announced that the Community Foundation of Sarasota County in collaboration with noted artist Sol Schwartz have provided a gift of $31,000 for the purchase of essential technology for the new Ringling College Library.

By Murray Devine / July 9, 2015
An anonymous donor has granted $25,000 to the Stars and Stripes Foundation, a fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County created by the Military Officers Association of Sarasota and The Pops Orchestra, for the organizations’ successful community Flag Day event on June 14 of this year.

By Murray Devine / March 3, 2015
Since February of 2014, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 84 grants totaling $165,283 to fund arts and cultural experiences for teachers and students through EdExploreSRQ, a web-based search platform that features hundreds of offerings by local nonprofits and individual teaching artists.

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 / March 20, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County granted $5,000 from the Libby Yungblut Field of Interest Charitable Fund to WEDU PBS. The grant funds will support expanded outreach efforts of WEDU’s "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen" initiative, which includes a campaign to create public awareness and help find solutions to the school drop-out crisis in West Central Florida.

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