May 29, 2020

2020 Giving Challenge Prizes Award More than $286,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations in Virtual Celebration

By Press Release,

Prize awards augment support for nonprofit capacity building, in addition to recognizing excellence in planning, strategy, and creativity SARASOTA, FL – During a virtual celebration with…

May 14, 2020

Key Chorale receives Community Impact Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Story,

Thanks to a grant of $3,200 recently awarded by the Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Key Chorale was able to reach out virtually to thousa…

May 7, 2020

Healing Through Giving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: Our community’s capacity to heal is measured by its willingness to hope. A trusted guidepost and beacon for so many, hope is an infinite resource we all share. H…

April 8, 2020

ABC7: 2020 Giving Challenge scheduled for April 28-29

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Daniela Hurtado,

The 2020 Giving Challenge is just a few weeks away. The virtual 24-hour event helps raise money for hundred of nonprofit organizations in Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, and Charlotte counties.

March 12, 2020

Snapshots of Our Community's Emerging Needs

By Story, Roxie Jerde,

Almost 200 years ago, the first photograph was made from a camera. The term “photograph” followed to describe the process as “to draw light” (a combination of the Greek…

February 24, 2020

“Unity Award” Winners Honored with Grants from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support their Nonprofit Passions

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – In honor of Sarasota Magazine’s 10th annual “Unity Awards” that celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in our community, the Community Foundation o…

February 10, 2020

Embracing Your Pride Points

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

There are a few words in the English language that have some cautionary meanings associated with them. “Pride” is one of those words. Beginning in childhood, we are encouraged to s…

December 18, 2019

Building the Community We All Want To Live In

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

Belonging and Culture is about building the community we all want to live in by ensuring every one of us feels like we can belong and thrive.

August 26, 2019

Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library receive grant

By Story, Judith Savela,

The Jerome and Lillian Barnett Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded the Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library, Inc. (FOSSPL) a $1,275 Immediate Impact Grant.