News & Updates

News & Updates


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

By / December 7, 2013
In November, members of the Athena Progressive Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County presented a check for $10,000 to Jewish Family & Children's Service to support its Operation Military Assistance Program (OMAP) for female veterans and their families.

By / December 7, 2013
Roxie Jerde, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF). Her term runs through 2015.

By / November 14, 2013
At its October meeting, the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County approved more than $2.3 million in grants and scholarships. This total included more than $250,000 for scholarships: $180,000 for adult learner, theater and performing arts, and certified nursing scholarships, and $73,000 for multi-year continuing college scholarships. Another $750,000 came from living and legacy donor charitable funds at the foundation.

By / October 22, 2013
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County hosted a two-day retreat to launch the sixth cohort of Sarasota County School District’s Leadership Academy, and granted $5,000 to the program, which is for teachers and other district staff aspiring to become administrators.

By / October 22, 2013
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County provided an emergency grant of $25,000 from its Season of Sharing Fund to All Faiths Food Bank following a brief refrigeration malfunction. The funds were provided to replenish meat and other frozen food products that had been stored at the Food Bank for distribution to its partner agencies.

By / October 22, 2013
The effort to create a foundation to support the local needs of Longboat Key and its residents is complete. The Longboat Key Foundation now exists “for the support and benefit of exclusively charitable purposes in and for the benefit of Longboat Key, Florida and its residents,” according to the fund agreement entered into with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which will provide administrative services and the benefit of its philanthropic experience and resources to the new Foundation.

By / August 30, 2013
ITNSarasota is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $50,000 from the James Franklin Warnell & Dorothy J. Warnell Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to continue to provide transportation for seniors and adults with visual impairment.

By / August 30, 2013
Reach Out Recovery and the Community Foundations of Sarasota County and Tampa Bay are collaborating to present “The Silent Majority,” a groundbreaking documentary about what teens really want and need to make good choices about drugs and alcohol.

By / August 29, 2013
John Annis, Community Foundation of Sarasota County Vice President of Community Impact, has been selected to join the 32nd class of Leadership Florida.

By / August 24, 2013
Arts organizations in Southwest Florida provide rich cultural experiences with ballet, modern dance, theatre, visual arts, history, classical music, opera, radio, jazz, choral ensembles and many other genres. The economic and cultural significance of arts & cultural organizations is well-documented in our community.


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