February 5, 2024

Community Foundation grant to help DeSoto residents still recovering from Hurricane Ian

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

A nonprofit agency created after Hurricane Ian to aid DeSoto County residents in need of disaster assistance has been awarded a $105,000 grant, the group announced on Tuesday.

The H…

October 3, 2023

A year after Hurricane Ian, Sarasota County working on long term recovery

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Earle Kimel,

One year after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, Sarasota and Manatee counties are still recovering from the Category 4 storm's impact.

"Ian was something none…

June 21, 2023

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Nearly $1 Million for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

By Press Release, Blog, Story, Homepage - Blog,

An additional $720,000 has been earmarked for future funding Just as a new hurricane season gains steam, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded nearly $1 million to local nonp…

June 1, 2023

A Time to Every Purpose

By Blog, Mischa Kirby,

“In recovery new needs continue to emerge. We continue to learn and unearth new things that you can’t know in those initial days, weeks, and months after a disaster.” &ndash…

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 16, 2022

Community Update

By Blog,

As we neared the $5 million mark, the Community Foundation offered a webinar to share with donors the status of the fund as well as considerations for priorities as we work with other agencies…

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…