January 11, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Five Grants Promoting Equity and Access for Underrepresented, Geographically Underserved Communities

By Press Release,

Grants focus on educational and health care equity SARASOTA, FL – In its first ever Equity and Access competitive grant cycle, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded fiv…

January 2, 2021

Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative Hosts Arts & Racial Justice Panel

By Story, Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative,

The Suncoast Black Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that promotes using the unifying power of the arts to nurture inclusion and diversity across the regional arts and cultural land…

December 18, 2020

Library Foundation for Sarasota County Expands Diverse Collections

By Story, Library Foundation for Sarasota County,

Thanks to a generous grant from the Edward K. Roberts Emerging Needs Fund, the library will be able to purchase new materials by diverse authors. Books foster learning, increase understanding…

October 6, 2020

Local Nonprofits Share Impact of Give 8/28 Accomplishments

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

More than a month has passed since 15 local nonprofit organizations took part in Give 8/28, a national fundraising day for Black-led and Black-serving nonprofits working towards a more equitab…

September 28, 2020

Project 180, dedicated to prisoner reentry, celebrates second chance employers

By Story, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Now entering its seventh season, the Strong Voices Strong Subjects Lecture Series is designed to provide meaningful public education about prisoner reentry issues from nationally recognized sc…

September 8, 2020

Sarasota-Manatee Black-Led Nonprofits Make National Magic

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

Many significant days in history are remembered because of the great difficulties or tragedies they mark. But how we choose to remember those events is where we can find power and purpose. Aug…

August 20, 2020

Local Black-Led Nonprofit Organizations Join National Give 8/28 Day Supporting Black Communities, Community Foundation of Sarasota County Initiates Local Support with “Kickstarter” Grants

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – Culminating the month-long celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, several local nonprofit organizations will participate in the third annual Give 8/28, a national charit…

June 4, 2020

Standing in Solidarity, Leading with Empathy

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Nelle S. Miller,

Editor's Note: Nelle S. Miller is Board Chair, Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Roxie Jerde is President and CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County. As we watch our nation grappl…

March 10, 2020

The Abundance of Diversity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Think back to your high school economics course. Amidst the swirl of supply and demand curves, graphs, and calculations, you may remember your teacher talking about the fixed pie analogy. In e…