December 30, 2021

Casting Wide the Safety Nets of Shelter and Stability

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

Being home for the holidays is a gift that I hope many of you had this last week along with time with those you hold closest to your heart. It sounds simple, but this gift of unhurried, qualit…

December 22, 2021

A Day at The Bay

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, The Bay Park Conservancy,

What does a great day at the park look like? As we imagine the possibilities, The Bay team often asks ourselves; what do people want to see, do, listen to, or experience? What’s an ideal…

December 13, 2021

Community Voices: Centering the Diverse Thoughts, Perspectives, and Ideas that Enrich Our Region

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by the insights shared during a Fall 2021 session of “Community Voices,” a series of virtual panel discussions that was created in 20…

December 13, 2021

Paying It Forward: Scholarship Donors Change Futures, Motivated by Life Experiences

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

When Bea Holt was in her mid-30s working as a nurse in Philadelphia, she dreamed of a career in business. With her employer’s financial support, she enrolled in night classes and receive…

December 13, 2021

Reimagining Opportunities for Struggling Readers of All Ages Through the Strauss Literacy Initiative

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: In-depth research and exploratory pilot programs are guiding the Strauss Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort managed by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County…

December 10, 2021

Season of Sharing: Supporting Vulnerable Families and Individuals in Manatee County

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Kirsten Russell,

Across our part of southwest Florida, families and individuals are reaching out for much-needed assistance with basic needs. From housing and shelter to food, local nonprofit organizations are…

December 9, 2021

In Times of Change

By Blog, 2020 Giving Challenge Impact Testimonial, Galatians 6:2 dba Hope 4 Communities,

The 2020 Giving Challenge came at a crucial time for Hope 4 Communities. In a time of change amidst the unknown, the Giving Challenge gave us and our partner churches the capacity to continuin…

December 4, 2021

Unlocking Possibilities Through Year-End Giving

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

Imagine you want to make a difference in your community, but don’t know where to begin. As corporate counsel for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, I am fortunate to meet chari…

December 2, 2021

A Generous Mindset and Courageous Leadership Warm All Hearts

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

While I’ve traveled across Florida and the southeast this last year and half, it’s been a while since I had the chance to gather with leaders from other philanthropic institutions.…