September 6, 2022

Dialing in a New Frequency

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

When I meet someone new, I always ask what drew them here or what connects them to this community. Expected answers like “family” and “the weather” come up often but ro…

August 25, 2022

Diversity in Arts Leadership interns complete inaugural program

By Homepage - Story of Impact,

Internships Americans for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Cross College Alliance (CCA) recently announced the successful completion of the Diversity in Arts Leade…

August 2, 2022

Boys and Girls Club Teens Enjoy College Visits

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

This past summer, 47 area teens who attend The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota and Desoto Counties embarked on a three-day whirlwind tour that allowed them to visit six Florida colleges, lea…

August 1, 2022

Sarasota's summer learning programs critical amid major crises in learning and housing

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

by Saundra Amrhein Sarasota parent Zac Cox turned to the great outdoors for a classroom when the pandemic forced the closure of schools. His two small kids – cut off from friends and wre…

July 26, 2022

A Decade of 2Gen Learning: Celebrating Support and Success of Whole Families

By Blog, Homepage - Blog,

A decade ago our Community Foundation came together with Ascend at the Aspen institute to formalize our 2Gen approach as the critical lens in which we view our impact. Today, more than ever, w…

July 25, 2022

Laurel Civic restructuring to better help children, adults

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

NOKOMIS — Focusing on programs for empowering children and adults, Laurel Civic continues to expand in everything it offers from homework assistance programs to financial literacy. "G…

October 28, 2021

USF Center for PAInT receives funding to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee,

For the second consecutive year, the University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in separate donations to support educational programming that combines creative learning and cl…

October 25, 2021

New College of Florida and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Partner on Data-Based Initiatives

By Press Release,

SARASOTA, FL – A new data-centric initiative has been established between New College of Florida and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to share community trends and enhance the…

June 9, 2021

Mining The Gap: Helping School Districts and Educators

By Story, Jacob Ogles,

From shutting down schools in 2020 for a spring break that never ended, to challenging teachers and students statewide with remote learning, the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges largely…