June 13, 2024

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $58,000 Eight Local Nonprofits to Stimulate Parent Leadership Strategies

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Funding supports organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s first Parent Leadership Grant…

June 4, 2024

Heart & Head - Lives & Data

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Think back to school and how you learned best. Did reading literature make you feel connected to historical figures or new ideas? Was it the fine tuning of equations that left you satisfied? O…

June 1, 2024

Insights About Our Local Nonprofit Sector

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While the 2024 Giving Challenge is behind us, the outpouring of support for nonprofits during that 24-hour online giving event still feels so compelling. Clearly, our community believes in the…

May 28, 2024

A Heart Needs a Home

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Claudia Barnett remembers the first place she truly felt at home. In truth, her address was in the small town of Leonia, New Jersey. But her heart was at home in New York. Specifically, her gr…

May 28, 2024

In Defense of the Donor-Advised Fund

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At our Community Foundation and others across the nation, many generous donors begin their relationship with charitable giving through establishing a Donor-Advised Fund (DAF), which allows don…

May 23, 2024

Partnership is Key: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Sarasota County Bar Association

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By Amanda R. Kison, Sarasota County Bar Association, 2023-2024 President Throughout history, many famous duos have emerged that just seem destined to be paired up—think Bert and Ernie, B…

May 21, 2024

The Forever Promise of a 2Gen Approach

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There’s an old saying:
“A parent is only as happy as their least happy child.” For many, this sentiment rings true as an illustration of the interdependency of parents a…

May 20, 2024

Why Should I Recommend a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County?

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Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are the fastest growing charitable vehicle to offer clients. They’re easy to establish, offer flexibility as to timing to make grants, and the donor immediatel…

May 17, 2024

2024 Giving Challenge Competitive Campaign Prizes Awarded to 63 Nonprofits

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Nearly $100,000 was awarded to organizations through contests of creativity and strategy. SARASOTA, FL – Prizes for the 2024 Giving Challenge have been announced, with an additional 63…