February 24, 2023

SNAC increases scholarships to strengthen Suncoast's nursing workforce

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Bolstered by a $50,000 grant from the Bishop Parker Foundation and continued support from area foundations, the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition is increasing the number of nursing education…

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…

June 21, 2022

Millions in Scholarships from Community Foundation of Sarasota County Support Local Students Completing Degrees

By Press Release, Blog,

SARASOTA, FL – During a time of increased costs for gas, food, and school supplies, young adults pursuing higher education are also facing higher prices for enrollment in secondary educa…

June 9, 2022

Speed of Trust

By Blog, Story, Kirsten Russell,

By Kirsten Russell, Vice President, Community Impact For more than a decade, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has been building trust among small cohorts of parents to improve the l…

February 5, 2022

Students: Our Community is Rooting for You

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Kirsten Russell,

For students taking the next bold step along their journey to a better life, there is no greater source of empowerment than knowing that their community is fully behind them, cheering for and…

January 5, 2022

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Accepting Scholarship Applications through February 15

By Press Release,

Students under the age of 24 are eligible for more than 70 scholarship opportunities through a single application. SARASOTA, FL – Students from four area counties are invited to apply b…

December 13, 2021

Paying It Forward: Scholarship Donors Change Futures, Motivated by Life Experiences

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

When Bea Holt was in her mid-30s working as a nurse in Philadelphia, she dreamed of a career in business. With her employer’s financial support, she enrolled in night classes and receive…