April 11, 2024

Get in on the Giving Challenge

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Mitch Maley,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota's annual Giving Challenge runs through Wednesday at noon. For a 24-hour period, the Patterson Foundation provides a dollar-for-dollar match on all unique d…

April 10, 2024

Community Raises $17.2 Million in 24-Hour Giving Challenge!

By Press Release, Blog,

More than $92 million has been raised since 2012 through nine online giving events supporting nonprofit efforts to address community needs and opportunities. SARASOTA, FL – Within 24 h…

April 9, 2024

Double your nonprofit donation; Patterson Foundation to match $25-$100 gifts

By Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group, Saundra Amrhein,

This year's 24-hour online Giving Challenge is off to a record-setting start well before the clock strikes noon Tuesday - with more than a half-million dollars already committed to help hundre…

April 9, 2024

Giving Challenge at The Bay returns

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Sharon Kunkel,

Nearly 700 nonprofits from Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties will be raising funds during the 2024 Giving Challenge on Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to noon. The fundraising m…

April 8, 2024

Ready. Set. Give!/OPINION

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Observer Media Group, Emily Walsh,

Philanthropy is like a sport in Sarasota-Manatee. It is no surprise that Sarasota has its own Superbowl. On GivingChallenge.org a countdown clock ticks off the days, hours, minutes and second…

February 8, 2024

A New Historical Marker Will Memorialize Victims of Lynching and Racial Terror in Sarasota

By Cooper Levey-Baker,

In the first half of the 20th century, at least seven African Americans were lynched in the Sarasota area. The names of the victims—the ones we know about—were Henry Thomas,…

January 2, 2024

Community Foundation, Selby Gardens bring families together for Lights in Bloom

By Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

More than 1,300 children, families, teachers and school staff enjoyed complimentary access to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens' Lights in Bloom holiday light show this season thanks to a partners…

December 29, 2023

The Venice Symphony awarded grant for Patriotic Pops

By Story of Impact - Featured,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County will once again serve as Presenting Sponsor for The Venice Symphony's Patriotic Pops Concert on Memorial Day 2024 weekend, as we celebrate American…

December 26, 2023

AG Lafley talks past, present and future of The Bay

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, The Bay Park Conservancy,

The founding CEO explains the importance of waterfront dining and highlights the range of future options, including a food truck village. Following a brief respite from his duties as the found…