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

September 1, 2021

“Learning is Action”

Dear Friends: All of us have a list of things that changed in our lives in 2020. Many of us made lists of things to “return” to in 2021 – visiting friends and relatives, tra…

Announcements

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Athena Progressive Giving Circle - 2021 Grant Opportunity

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Friday , October 01 , 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Click "Learn More" for application link.

The Athena Progressive Giving Circle is accepting proposals from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations serving Sarasota and/or Manatee counties for programs working to change one or more of the underlying causes of gender-based violence. Organizations are encouraged to propose creative programs addressing their understanding of the root causes of gender-based violence. Proposals which address gender-based violence through the lens of intersectionality, recognizing the particular environment faced by women of color, are also welcomed, and proposals which apply best practices in social change methodologies are desirable. Grant request cannot exceed $15,000 for one organization or $20,000 for a partnership.

Oct 01 , 2021

Community Voices - Connecting People and Ideas

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Tuesday , October 05 , 2021 at 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Zoom Webinar

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and our nonprofit partners strive to include and support diverse voices and audiences in our efforts to build a more equitable community. Learn through this interactive virtual discussion how local organizations are centering community voices and the unique mediums they use to highlight the diversity in thought, perspectives, and opinions that enrich our region. We will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened this work along with the lessons learned and opportunities that lie ahead.

Oct 05 , 2021