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 Preventing Homelessness, 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 Preventing Homelessness, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Empowerment and Success

A successful life is one filled with purpose. What that looks like for each of us differs, but the paths to reaching one’s greatest potential are common to all of us. We invest in Education, Academic Enrichment, Career Development, Scholarships & Mentoring, and opportunities to create Lifelong Connections so that everyone can be empowered to realize their dreams.

Empowerment and Success

A successful life is one filled with purpose. What that looks like for each of us differs, but the paths to reaching one’s greatest potential are common to all of us. We invest in Education, Academic Enrichment, Career Development, Scholarships & Mentoring, and opportunities to create Lifelong Connections so that everyone can be empowered to realize their dreams.

Belonging and 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 and 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

May 19, 2019

Legacy Giving: The Ira and Patricia Strauss Fund For Children's Literacy

During 47 years of married life, Ira and Patti Strauss built three homes: a beach house in Fire Island, New York; a farm in Schooley’s Mountain, New Jersey; and another beach home on Boc…

Ira and Patti Strauss were devoted to making a difference in the community.

Upcoming Events

Nov 12 , 2019

Distinguished Speaker Series - Dr. Gerry W. Beyer

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:30am - 10:30am
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota County, 2635 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34237

This presentation will focus on the developing area of "digital assets," electronic records ranging from e-mail accounts to banking, investment, and shopping accounts, domain names, social networking sites, online games, and cryptocurrency.