September 26, 2022

Supporting Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund for All Communities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Like you, we here at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are anxiously watching the latest reports on Hurricane Ian and preparing for needs we know will come whatever path the storm ta…

September 6, 2022

Dialing in a New Frequency

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact,

When I meet someone new, I always ask what drew them here or what connects them to this community. Expected answers like “family” and “the weather” come up often but ro…

September 1, 2022

Kernels of Joy

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

This summer marked the 25th time I crossed the state of Iowa by bicycle with my husband, Mike. After a two-year hiatus, we were eager to return to the camaraderie of more than 20,000 people wh…

August 18, 2022

New surgical table at Mote Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital thanks to local foundations

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Stephanie Kettle,

Special animals require special equipment, and thanks to a pair of grants from local community foundations, Mote’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Hospital will be even better equipped to serv…

August 2, 2022

Boys and Girls Club Teens Enjoy College Visits

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

This past summer, 47 area teens who attend The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota and Desoto Counties embarked on a three-day whirlwind tour that allowed them to visit six Florida colleges, lea…

July 26, 2022

A Decade of 2Gen Learning: Celebrating Support and Success of Whole Families

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A decade ago our Community Foundation came together with Ascend at the Aspen institute to formalize our 2Gen approach as the critical lens in which we view our impact. Today, more than ever, w…

July 14, 2022

Summer Learning Programs Strengthen Kids and Communities

By Blog, Rebecca Abrahamson,

“Summer slide” may sound like a fun attraction at an amusement park, but it’s not. The “slide” refers to the months of learning loss experienced by many kids duri…

July 7, 2022

Right On Time

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

Timing. There are many expressions about time that can be applied to put our hopes and desires in perspective. “Time flies. “All good things come to those who wait.” “T…

June 2, 2022

Traditions, Trust, and Transformation

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured,

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that the patterns of our lives—the reliable and newly familiar—are constantly in flux. Since January, I have fou…