August 8, 2021

A Legacy of Literary and Learning Support Lives On

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

Growing up, Patricia “Patti” Strauss found reading and writing uniquely challenging, yet for most of her life could never pinpoint why. After years of searching for answers with lo…

August 6, 2021

Reimagining the ABCs of Literacy Support at Visible Men Academy

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

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…

July 28, 2021

Loveland Center announces new theater program

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Venice Gondolier,

Loveland Center announced a new theater day program Thursday, with auditions in September. The day program will be aimed at teaching critical life skills through creativity and the performing…

June 18, 2021

Foundation for Dreams awarded $19,500 grant for scholarships

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The Foundation for Dreams was recently awarded a $19,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide scholarships for 30 campers to attend the Dream Oaks Camp this summer…

February 10, 2021

World of Chucko Receives Grant for Humor for Health Program

By Story, Venice Gondolier,

World of Chucko, Inc., announces that a new “Humor for Healthy Aging” program will be launched in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Using music and mirth, memories and magic, Chuck a…

January 28, 2021

Forty Carrots Receives Grant to Help Fund Program for Incarcerated Parents

By Story, Sarasota Magazine,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has approved a $19,039 Equity and Access grant to Forty Carrots Family Center to support its parenting education programs at the Sarasota County jai…

December 13, 2020

Carol McCloud's Bucket "Fillosophy" To Giving

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Carol McCloud learned at an early age from the vinyl-lined booth of a diner about the power of giving. Whenever young Carol would visit her Uncle Frank in Chicago, they would go out to eat at…

October 5, 2020

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center | Remote Learning for Individuals with Vision Loss

By Story,

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center sought a seamless transition from one-to-one personal instruction to remote learning for individuals with vision loss. Funding in the amount of $9,839 w…

June 2, 2020

Forward Thinking at the Crossroads of Crisis

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: From hurricanes and earthquakes, and now pandemics and civil unrest across our country, crises have often been viewed as a rare, if not fully welcomed opportunity for…