January 18, 2023

Venice Theatre still working to rebuild after devastating blow from Hurricane Ian

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact,

VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) — When Hurricane Ian hit the Venice Theatre in late September last year, the storm did devastating damage. “I cried. I cried. I came over that bridge and I c…

November 1, 2022

Amidst Grief, Gratitude

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

These past few years have brought significant challenges—the pandemic, with its ensuing, ongoing recovery, and Hurricane Ian testing the resolve of our communities. But the challenges ha…

October 10, 2022

OPINION: Recovery Fund will help the Suncoast heal - and rebuild

By Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact, Debra Jacobs,

The scope of damage caused by Hurricane Ian is still being revealed to our community and will continue for some time as devastation continues to unfold. It’s likely that we will be r…

October 6, 2022

Typical Post-Disaster Giving Practices Could Hamper Hurricane Ian Recovery

By Ben Smilowitz,

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, a familiar narrative is already taking shape. It goes like this: A major disaster sparks a flood of donations to the big relief organizations. These groups…

September 26, 2022

Supporting Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund for All Communities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Like you, we here at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are watching news reports, hearing from our neighbors around the suncoast, and learning of the scale of damage left in Hurrican…

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…

May 9, 2022

Nashville housing model might help thousands in Sarasota-Manatee

By Homepage - Story of Impact,

Amid skyrocketing rents and surging calls for help, local housing advocates are pursuing an innovative Nashville model for increasing housing access that could potentially assist thousands of…

April 15, 2022

First Family Moves In at Family Promise of South Sarasota County

By Story,

Family Promise of South Sarasota County recently received a $25,100 donation toward the capital campaign to purchase 10 cottages for its Pathways Home transitional housing project. The funds f…

May 12, 2021

SPARCC Awarded $30,000 Equity and Access Grant for Emergency Shelter

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

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) a generous grant to support the SPARCC Emergency Shelter. The SPARCC Emergency Shelter serves as…