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…

June 21, 2022

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

By Press Release,

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 16, 2022

Masala Giving Circle awards $20,000 in grants to support the African American community in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By Press Release, Story,

SARASOTA - June 29, 2022 Masala Giving Circle has announced the recipients of their 2022 grants. FUNducation, Inc. will receive a grant of $10,000 for their project, “Betty J. Johnson No…

June 9, 2022

Speed of Trust

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, 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…

October 13, 2021

Literacy Support and Scholarships at St. Mary Academy - Strauss Literacy Initiative

By Photo Gallery, Daniel Perales,

A photo album of the Strauss Literacy Initiative in action at St. Mary Academy. With support from the initiative, students with dyslexia have been able to access scholarships to attend St. Mar…

September 13, 2021

Literacy Support at Visible Men Academy - Strauss Literacy Initiative

By Photo Gallery, Daniel Perales,

August 4, 2021

Summer Learning at Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties

By Photo Gallery, Karen Arango,

August 4, 2021

Summer Learning at SOAR Learning Center

By Photo Gallery, Karen Arango,

February 1, 2020

The Puzzle Pieces of Our Community

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

Have you seen the meme online? A photo of an axe and a razor side-by-side along with some clever language about how both cut, but their strengths produce very different results. That’s l…