Community Impact

Community Care

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Providing Stability, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Community Care

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Providing Stability, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Empowerment & Success

A fulfilling life comes from support, encouragement, wisdom, and experience that guide us to our dreams. We invest in Literacy Support, Student Enrichment, Scholarships & Mentoring, Career Development & Advancement, and opportunities to create Lifelong Connections so that everyone can be empowered to realize their potential.

Empowerment & Success

A fulfilling life comes from support, encouragement, wisdom, and experience that guide us to our dreams. We invest in Literacy Support, Student Enrichment, Scholarships & Mentoring, Career Development & Advancement, and opportunities to create Lifelong Connections so that everyone can be empowered to realize their potential.

Belonging & Culture

To have a place or group where you belong inspires passion and creativity. By supporting organizations whose work Bridge Generations and Unites the Community around Cultural Development & the Arts, we are here to help build the community we all want to live in.

Belonging & Culture

To have a place or group where you belong inspires passion and creativity. By supporting organizations whose work Bridge Generations and Unites the Community around Cultural Development & the Arts, we are here to help build the community we all want to live in.

In the Spotlight

July 1, 2021

The Conversation Starts Locally

Homegrown ideas have a way of catching on far beyond their initial geographies. Consider our region for a moment. Two of the top three selling master planned communities in the nation are he…

Announcements

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Capacity Building Grants - August Deadline

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Sunday , August 15 , 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Apply Online: Click "Learn More" for application link.

Capacity Building Grants (up to $10,000) respond to organizational needs and are designed to help improve a nonprofit's ability to fulfill its mission. Projects should support work in one of the following categories: Fundraising, Leadership, Communication, or Evaluation. Alternately, projects can meet emergency organizational needs that are critical for an organization to continue fulfilling its mission.

Aug 15 , 2021

Community Impact Grants - August Deadline

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Sunday , August 15 , 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Apply Online: Click "Learn More" for application link.

Community Impact Grants (up to $10,000) are designed to address community needs by helping local organizations to transform innovative ideas into new programs and to expand their reach into additional populations.

Aug 15 , 2021

Community Foundation 101

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Wednesday , August 18 , 2021 at 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Zoom Webinar

Curious about community foundations? Come learn about the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and how it differs from other local private foundations. You'll have a chance to hear from key staff members of our team and learn how to access community and capacity-building resources.

Aug 18 , 2021

Equity and Access Grants - September Deadline

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Friday , September 03 , 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Apply Online: Click "Learn More" for application link.

Equity and Access Grants ($5,000 - $30,000) support projects that promote equity and access to services amongst populations who face systemic barriers in our community. These grants are an opportunity for the Community Foundation to partner with organizations who are focusing on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in local, direct service work.

Sep 03 , 2021

Leveraging Peer to Peer Fundraising for Giving Challenge & Beyond

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Tuesday , September 14 , 2021 at 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
  • Zoom Webinar

Peer to Peer (P2P) fundraising allows your biggest supporters to tell their stories of your organization’s impact and helps to expand your donor network. In this session, you’ll learn strategies for building a strong team of fundraisers and attract new donors and engagement for both the Giving Challenge as well as throughout the year via The Giving Partner. Come prepared with any questions you may have.

Sep 14 , 2021