September 25, 2023

Sarasota County Commission cuts childcare, homeless services, Boys and Girls Clubs funds

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Saundra Amrhein,

Amid ongoing crises in housing and childcare, thousands of local children, working families, and residents facing homelessness will be hurt by major cuts to social service programs approved by…

August 23, 2022

Give 8/28 Promises a Step Toward Equity

By Press Release,

Local Black-Led Nonprofit Organizations Join National Give 8/28 Giving Day to Build a More Equitable Community Grant support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County will help organiz…

June 16, 2022

Masala Giving Circle awards $20,000 in grants to support the African American community in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By Press Release, Story,

SARASOTA - June 29, 2022 Masala Giving Circle has announced the recipients of their 2022 grants. FUNducation, Inc. will receive a grant of $10,000 for their project, “Betty J. Johnson No…

June 1, 2022

WEDU PBS's Docuseries 'Greater Sarasota' Premieres June 2

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

This special Greater Sarasota compilation features the stories of five local artists and organizations revolutionizing Sarasota's celebrated art scene. These local groups and individuals are c…

February 1, 2022

A Family Story, One Decade in the Making

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

Think of how much our families evolve in 10 years. A seven-year-old will move from second-grade spelling tests to walking down the hallways of their dream university. At the same time, their p…

January 7, 2022

Community Foundation, Selby Gardens Bring Families Together for Lights in Bloom®

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Scene Magazine,

More than 1,000 local children, families, teachers, and school staff enjoyed complimentary access to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Lights in Bloom® holiday light show this season th…

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.…

October 2, 2021

Partnership Blooms for Tomorrow's Environmental Caretakers

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

Our region’s relationship with the beaches, swamps, pastures and estuaries that enrich our lives is inseparable. This is something many of us only rediscovered during the pandemic (or ga…

September 17, 2021

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Community Foundation of Sarasota County expand partnership through three-year, $200,000 initiative connecting garden experiences and science-based career paths

By Press Release, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens,

The partnership expands Family Togetherness programming to Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus and will establish a curriculum for plant science and environmental sustainability…