November 3, 2023

Freedom School, local effort to teach Black history for Sarasota-Manatee students, returns

By Homepage - Story of Impact,

Following a successful pilot program last spring, Manasota ASALH will resume its weekend African-American history lessons known as Freedom School for local students beginning Saturday, Nov. 4.…

September 25, 2023

Sarasota County Commission cuts childcare, homeless services, Boys and Girls Clubs funds

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Saundra Amrhein,

Amid ongoing crises in housing and childcare, thousands of local children, working families, and residents facing homelessness will be hurt by major cuts to social service programs approved by…

June 5, 2023

Summer Programs Supply Vital Safety Nets for Area Families

By Press Release, Blog, Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

The last bells of the school year are a sound that many people connect with joyful pursuits outfitted with beach trips and backyard barbecues. But the reality for many families is that the fi…

May 17, 2023

Mote Partners with Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Increase Science Literacy Among Underserved Students

By Story of Impact - Featured, SRQ Media,

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is pleased to announce a three-year strategic partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. With a grant of $150,000, Mote will launch Oce…

May 17, 2023

Children First Receives Nearly $230,000 of Support to Sustain Scholarships and Family Strengthening

By Story of Impact - Featured, Scene Magazine,

As the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, Children First serves more than 1,000 individuals living at or below the Federal Poverty Level ($24,8…

October 31, 2022

Laurel Civic receives grant for youth empowerment programs

By Homepage - Story of Impact,

LAUREL — The Community Foundation of Sarasota County gave a $25,000 grant to Laurel Civic, which will help support its youth empowerment programs. Since 1969, nonprofit Laurel Civic has…

September 16, 2022

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Cements Strategic Partnership with WBTT

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Sharon Kunkel,

As Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe prepares for its 2022-2023 programmatic and performance season, it is thrilled to have received a Strategic Partnership Grant of $35,000 from the Community Fo…

August 30, 2022

Mote's partnership with The Haven going strong, thanks to grant from the Community Foundation

By Homepage - Story of Impact,

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is partnering with The Haven, a local nonprofit offering programs and services for chi…

August 12, 2022

Community Day School receives Community Impact Grant for media center

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School has received an $8,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to help fund books and technology for its Janis Kaplan…