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


By Mischa Kirby / February 22, 2019
More than 85 college scholarship funds are available to qualified students

By Mischa Kirby / February 4, 2019
The free survey sets benchmarks for the industry in southwest Florida.

“Season of Sharing” Donations Exceed $2 Million
By Mischa Kirby / January 31, 2019
The emergency funds help prevent homelessness for individuals and families across four counties.

By Mischa Kirby / January 8, 2019
Now in its 19th year, “Season of Sharing” provides financial support for emergency, one-time funds to help with rent, utility bills, child care and other expenses needs to help families and individuals secure their finances.

By Mischa Kirby / December 12, 2018
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County concluded its most recent fiscal year by awarding the greatest annual amount of grants ever made by the institution and growing its managed assets to a record amount. At the same time, the 39-year-old non-profit foundation once again achieved accreditation by meeting national standards of excellence.

By / November 16, 2018
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has been named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee. The Community Foundation received the honor at a luncheon hosted by the Herald-Tribune on November 7th. The Herald-Tribune has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees.

By / October 4, 2018
Select winemakers from around the world come together to collaborate with The Resort at Longboat Key Club at the 8th Annual Celebration of Food and Wine which will dazzle your eyes and thrill your palate. Eat, drink, and be merry for a good cause, as a portion of the proceeds from Bacchus on the Beach benefits The Longboat Key Foundation Education Fund which will provide scholarship opportunities to local college students studying the field of hospitality. The Longboat Key Foundation is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Lighten the Load: Pop-up Neighbor Event
By / August 24, 2018
On Saturday, community volunteers tried to ease this burden with the Pop-Up Neighbor event at SuperMatt Laundromat in Sarasota. Partnering with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and Project Laundry, neighbors helped neighbors by providing free laundry, detergent and dryer sheets. Free children’s books and refreshments were also offered.

On the Horizon - Strides in Early Learning
By / August 16, 2018
Much like the name implies, Horizons Unlimited Christian Academy has shown that when children, parents, community members, and education professionals come together to create a greater impact, the possibilities can be endless.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards 2018 Giving Challenge Prizes
By / June 4, 2018
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded more than $240,000 in 2018 Giving Challenge grant prizes to organizations for a variety of special “Best Of” categories during the Challenge. An event was held on Friday, June 1st at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing to announce the recipients and award them their prize certificates.

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