May 12, 2021

SPARCC Awarded $30,000 Equity and Access Grant for Emergency Shelter

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Scene Magazine,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) a generous grant to support the SPARCC Emergency Shelter. The SPARCC Emergency Shelter serves as…

May 10, 2021

1,000 mini reefs to protect marine life and improve water quality in Bocilla Islands

By Story, FOX4,

Ocean Habitats in partnership with the Bocilla Island Conservancy is working to install 1,000 mini reefs in Charlotte County. The reefs filter water from channels and lakes threatened by pollu…

May 10, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards more than $320,000 in Grants to Equitably Expand Access to Education and Health Care

By Press Release,

Grants will support services among those who face barriers to receiving care and opportunities SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 16 nonprofit organiz…

May 2, 2021

One year after COVID, our nonprofits remain strong

By Story, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Susie Bowie, Carol Butera, Teri A. Hansen, Debra Jacobs, Roxie Jerde, Ashley Maher, and Mark Pritchett. Why have our communities remained so resili…

May 1, 2021

Fostering A More Humane Community, One Paw at a Time

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

Whether they bark, meow, neigh, or squawk, animals are inseparable members of our families. My own family would be incomplete without our three Labradors, J.J. (Jogger Jerde), a chocolate lab…

April 26, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $203,000 in Grants Promoting Animal Welfare

By Press Release,

Grants support nonprofit organizations that serve domestic animals and promote their humane care in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto Counties SARASOTA, FL – Through its annual An…

April 6, 2021

Community Voices: Arts & Healing

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by the insights shared during a Spring 2021 session of “Community Voices,” a series of virtual panel discussions that was created by…

March 25, 2021

Serving Food for the Spirit al Fresco with the Sarasota Orchestra

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Sarasota Orchestra,

Guided by a belief in the arts’ vital importance to the community’s well-being, Sarasota Orchestra has sought to share delightful, uplifting, and joyous musical experiences in a co…

March 1, 2021

Venice Cat Coalition Saves Lives, Overcomes COVID-19 Shutdowns

By Story, Venice Cat Coalition,

The call for help was typical. A Nokomis, FL resident who loves animals had taken on far more than she could afford and was at wit’s end. She had 9 nursing mother cats and over 35 tiny n…