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


Giving Challenge Flexes Region's Philanthropic Muscle
By Murray Devine / September 1, 2016
Since 2012, our region has proven itself as a force in philanthropy and donors have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $15 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions during the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge.

By Murray Devine / June 2, 2016
Since 2012, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded $1,005,964 in Immediate Impact Grants to local nonprofit organizations to address urgent and emergency needs, so that the unexpected obstacles that nonprofits experience don’t halt the important work they do for the community.

By Murray Devine / February 10, 2016
The 2016 Giving Challenge is coming -September 20 & 21, 2016 Noon to Noon.

By Murray Devine / December 2, 2015
More than 500 donations ranging from $5 to $20,000 were received on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Tuesday challenge for the Season of Sharing campaign, raising more than $200,000 together with matching dollars.

By Murray Devine / September 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2015 Giving Challenge has raised $3,844,839 through 36,417 gifts, with an added $2,830,000 in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. In total, $6,674,614 was raised to support 449 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

By Murray Devine / May 13, 2015
People who give to charitable causes can now access a free, interactive resource to help them understand more about how to maximize their philanthropy.

By Murray Devine / April 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Herald-Tribune Media Group announce that the annual Season of Sharing campaign has reached the $2 million mark. These funds will help more than 2,800 individuals in need to stay in their homes. The $2 million goal was set in order to match the success of last year’s record new height.

Ralph Smith Inspires All at the 22nd Annual Legacy Society Luncheon
By Murray Devine / January 28, 2015
On Friday, January 23rd, 2015, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County was privileged to have Ralph Smith, Managing Director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, as the keynote speaker for the 22nd Annual Legacy Society Luncheon. As Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Smith has concentrated on strategies to improve outcomes for children, especially those from low-income families, by supporting families and communities through education.

Huisking Family Fund Surpasses $1 Million in Charitable Grants
By Murray Devine / December 16, 2014
The Huisking Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has surpassed $1 million in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations.

By Murray Devine / September 30, 2014
Looking to sharpen your giving skills? Check out Online Philanthropy Class with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen.

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