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


By Murray Devine / December 18, 2014
More than 500 athletes from across the nation and around the world converged on Longboat Key on October 19 to compete in the fifth annual Longboat Key Triathlon. The event benefited the Longboat Key Foundation.

11 Mothers Graduate from CNA Program at Alta Vista Elementary
By Murray Devine / December 16, 2014
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, eleven mothers celebrated graduation from the American Red Cross Certified Nursing Assistant training program in a ceremony together with their children at Alta Vista Elementary School.

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.

Alta Vista CNA Program Graduation
By Murray Devine / August 4, 2014
Ten single mothers celebrated during an inspiring and tear-filled graduation ceremony at Alta Vista Elementary School.

Contestants Bite off More Than They Can Chew at Snooty's Lettuce Eating Competition
By Murray Devine / July 16, 2014
Five of the best and brightest Manatee County community personalities came together to go head to head in “Snooty’s Lettuce Eating Contest” at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton. The contest was part of an effort to raise awareness for the care that is required for the manatees that reside at the South Florida Museum as well as promote the Birthday Bash for Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, happening on Saturday, July 19.

By Murray Devine / April 2, 2014
Locally and nationally, evolving societal, economic and political forces are challenging nonprofit executives and their boards to rethink the way they pursue their missions.

By Murray Devine / March 20, 2014
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County granted $5,000 from the Libby Yungblut Field of Interest Charitable Fund to WEDU PBS. The grant funds will support expanded outreach efforts of WEDU’s "American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen" initiative, which includes a campaign to create public awareness and help find solutions to the school drop-out crisis in West Central Florida.

By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Lighthouse of Manasota has received an Immediate Impact Grant of $5,000 from the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The Lighthouse will use the funds to purchase Donor Perfect donor management software.

By Murray Devine / March 19, 2014
The Adult Day Training program of Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. has purchased new plumbing fixtures and hand dryers for its Haven Industries facility thanks to $2,800 in funding provided through the Sarah Greer Mayer Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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