March 1, 2021

Venice Cat Coalition Saves Lives, Overcomes COVID-19 Shutdowns

By Story, Venice Cat Coalition,

The call for help was typical. A Nokomis, FL resident who loves animals had taken on far more than she could afford and was at wit’s end. She had 9 nursing mother cats and over 35 tiny n…

February 17, 2021

A Survivor & Her Dog: SPARCC's Animal Welfare Impact

By Story, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center,

The trauma of domestic violence not only adversely affects Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) survivors it impacts their pets as well. A pet may be used by abusers as leverage to contr…

January 5, 2021

Community Foundations Are Helping County Go Green

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Michael Kavate,

This article was published on January 5, 2021, by Inside Philanthropy. Florida’s Sarasota County seems, at first glance, like unlikely ground for lessons on climate change philanthropy.…

September 28, 2020

Local Funders Collaborate to Fulfill $200,000 Matching Grant Supporting Solar Power Expansion Among Nonprofits

By Press Release,

The investment in renewable energy originated with an anonymous donor with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and is supported by Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Co…

September 15, 2020

Artificial reefs offer mangrove-like nursery habitat. supported by Community Impact Grant

By Story, Earle Kimel,

The Center of Anna Maria Island has 145 units of the Ocean Habitats-made minireefs either installed or contracted for installation in and around Anna Maria Island – including 28 that wil…

July 30, 2020

Helping With Medical Costs at Satchel's Last Resort

By Story, Satchel's Last Resort,

June had us again thankful to The Community Foundation of Sarasota County for the generous grant awarded from the Animal Welfare Grant program with funding provided by the Helen C. Schwieder F…

June 15, 2020

Nonprofit Organizations Diversify Income Streams with Energy, Water Efficiency Improvements

By Story, Scene Magazine,

Now more than ever nonprofit organizations are having to find creative ways to free up available dollars. A local, cross-sector program is leading the way in advocating for utility upgrades as…

May 16, 2020

Animal Welfare League keeps up with the big dogs

By Story, Liz Hardaway,

Anybody could be a philanthropist, even during a pandemic. And the Giving Challenge, an annual fundraiser that took place April 28-29, allowed 58,947 anybodies to show their philanthropic side…

December 4, 2019

Showing Community Care

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

Each of us cares for our community in a unique way. For donors working with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, it means being a resource during challenging times, with a mindset to l…