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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.

By Murray Devine / March 13, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was recently announced as a member of the Aspen Institute Ascend Network, a new network of leading organizations using two-generation approaches to disrupt poverty and create economic mobility for families. The Community Foundation is one of the initial 58 organizations, selected from 24 states and the District of Columbia, that represent the leading edge of a national movement around two-generation approaches.

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 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.

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