February 10, 2020

Embracing Your Pride Points

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

There are a few words in the English language that have some cautionary meanings associated with them. “Pride” is one of those words. Beginning in childhood, we are encouraged to s…

January 2, 2020

From Reflections Come Resolutions

By Blog, Nicole Light, Homepage - Blog,

Last week, I was fortunate enough to join my colleagues here at the Community Foundation, including our CEO Roxie Jerde, in a resonant and fulfilling discussion of the profound ideas put forwa…

December 11, 2019

Empowering Families and Individuals to Succeed

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

While we each aspire to lead a successful life in our own way, the path to reaching our greatest potential is often found through education. Education breeds skills and, more importantly, conf…

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…

November 25, 2019

Warmed by Solutions in Chilly Atlanta

By Blog, Mischa Kirby,

With temperatures 20 degrees below average, Atlanta played host to the 50th annual meeting of the Southeastern Council of Foundations, where more than 1,000 people gathered to discuss the resp…

November 25, 2019

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Launches New Website Designed to Enhance User Connectivity, Share Stories of Impact that Uplift Community

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has launched a new website to better connect the community with its mission by enhancing transparency and storytelling capabili…

November 13, 2019

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Community Impact Grant to JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation

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

A grant of $2,750 recently awarded by the Arthur T. Esslinger Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, allows JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation will be able to p…

October 15, 2019

Anonymous Donor with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County enhances Partners for Green Places with $200,000 Pilot Solar Investment Program

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SARASOTA, FL – An anonymous donor with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has granted nearly $200,000 to fund a pilot solar investment program for a collaborative initiative des…

October 1, 2019

Sea Turtles, Safe Shores, and Balancing Decisiveness and Risk

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends: Usually when I hear someone mention our work at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the metaphor of growing seeds into saplings and cultivating strong roots promptly c…