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


By Murray Devine / 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.

Lighten the Load: Pop-up Neighbor Event
By Murray Devine / 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.

Area Donors Lift Season of Sharing Campaign Once Again Over the $2 Million Mark
By Murray Devine / January 31, 2018
For the fifth year in a row, the annual Season of Sharing campaign has again broken the $2 million milestone. With donations ranging from $5 to $100,000, this year’s campaign received an outpouring of gifts from more than 2,900 donors.

By Murray Devine / January 22, 2018
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded $322,924 from theHurricane Irma Relief and Recovery Fund to 41 local nonprofit organizations in order to assist with recovery efforts or expenses directly related to Hurricane Irma. These expenses included: evacuation costs, lost wages, overtime costs, equipment and preparation costs, relief for clients, business property damage and lost revenue. Individual grants range from $500 to $40,000.

By Murray Devine / August 30, 2017
As we watch in disbelief at the catastrophic flooding in the Houston area, our first instinct as Americans is to ask "how can we help?" Seeing so many fellow citizens dealing with devastating flooding of their homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and knowing it will be days, months and years to fully recover, I reached out to my longtime friend and colleague Steve Maislin, President and CEO of the Greater Houston Community Foundation to see how caring people in our community could help.

By Murray Devine / January 26, 2017
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County renewed its accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

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