September 1, 2021

“Learning is Action”

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends: All of us have a list of things that changed in our lives in 2020. Many of us made lists of things to “return” to in 2021 – visiting friends and relatives, tra…

August 20, 2021

Beyond Black Philanthropy Month - A Challenge to Our Community

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Dr. Caryl Sheffield,

Black Philanthropy Month (BPM), observed every August, “is a global celebration and concerted campaign to elevate African-descent giving.” The core aims of BPM are “informing…

August 6, 2021

Reimagining the ABCs of Literacy Support at Visible Men Academy

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Editor’s Note: In-depth research and exploratory pilot programs are helping develop the Strauss Literacy Initiative, a collaborate effort managed by the Community Foundation of Sarasota…

August 2, 2021

Soundbites from El Corazón

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Mischa Kirby, Hunter Carpenter,

Long before the invention of keystrokes, written script and the type press, storytelling was tied to oral traditions. Human stories are best told through voice and the words, tones, and emotio…

July 23, 2021

Building a More Equitable Sarasota With Philanthropy & Mentoring

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Tom and Carol Beeler believe to invest in a more equitable community means more than just making charitable gifts. It means getting involved in the lives of young people who otherwise may stru…

July 1, 2021

The Conversation Starts Locally

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Homegrown ideas have a way of catching on far beyond their initial geographies. Consider our region for a moment. Two of the top three selling master planned communities in the nation are he…

June 29, 2021

A Marathon, not a Sprint

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Ranata Reeder,

The words diversity, equity, and inclusion have the power to emit a range of emotions. Context, personal background, and field of experience are all factors that influence the lens in which we…

June 14, 2021

A Library Collection That Reflects Everyone

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Library Foundation for Sarasota County,

Editor's Note: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is pleased to help share stories of the important work undertaken by our nonprofit grantees. Sharing stories of impact helps the comm…

June 8, 2021

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize: Artists, Impact, and Legacy

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Editor's Note: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is pleased to help share stories of the important work undertaken by our nonprofit grantees. Sharing stories of impact helps the comm…