Foundational Lenses

We collaboratively cultivate a community that is united and values diversity, equity, and inclusion so that everyone thrives.

We advance a multi-generation approach that centers the whole family to create a legacy of success and prosperity for individuals and the whole community.

About the Framework

This framework summarizes the priorities of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County through 2025 as defined during the strategic planning process engaged from October 2021 – June 2022. Along with this framework, a strategy screen and annual success measures guide our board of directors and staff to manage the foundation’s priorities for the next three years.

Our Strategic Drivers


We are known as a collaborative and compassionate community foundation for donors and advisors to grow philanthropy. 


We convene key stakeholders to create and support solutions for a vibrant, inclusive community guided by community indicators and nonprofit knowledge. 


We are an innovative and trusted partner that empowers our community so everyone has the potential to thrive.  


We are an expertly governed, financially sound, quality organization led by exceptional talent that serves our community with excellence and integrity.

Our Values

Compassion, Empowerment, Innovation, Quality, Stewardship, Inclusiveness, Integrity

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Roxie Jerde

President and CEO