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


By Mischa Kirby / May 9, 2019
Nearly $20,000 in gifts will be awarded to organizations serving African American and Black communities in Manatee and Sarasota counties.

By Mischa Kirby / March 27, 2019
Applications for programs supporting Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Women and Visual Impairments are due by April 26

By Mischa Kirby / February 22, 2019
Gifts from the President’s Fund honor the award recipients’ causes that were recognized by Sarasota Magazine

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.

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.

Community Foundation Announces $1 Million Gift Towards New Players Centre for Performing Arts Complex
By / June 12, 2017
The Players Centre for Performing Arts received a $1 million gift toward its new state-of-the-art complex in Lakewood Ranch. The donation is the lead gift since the theatre announced plans last year to sell its current property and move to Lakewood Ranch’s newest village, Waterside, in Sarasota County.

Masala Giving Circle Grants Funds to Support the Lives of Young Girls
By / May 24, 2017
On May 15, the Masala Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization of African-American women, held a Grant Awardee Ceremony at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. This year the grant award was for $2,500.00 and was awarded to Five Pearls of Excellence, a mentoring organization lead by professional women working with young girls.

By / December 7, 2016
The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is the recipient of $60,000 in leveraged grants made possible through a partnership between Gulf Coast Community Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

By / 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.

Foundations Support Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast
By / January 5, 2016
The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Community Foundation of Sarasota County (CFSC) and Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) are partnering to support C4 (Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast).

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