40 Years of Creating Community
Summer Learning Academies
In 2012, a pilot program was developed with a passionate donor and trailblazing elementary school principal. Six years later, with great support from additional donors and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, along with Sarasota County Schools, the Summer Learning Academies model expanded to all Title I elementary schools in the district.
(June 2019; 8 minutes)
A Living Legacy: The Muriel O'Neil Fund for the Performing Arts
Learn how conversations among a donor, an estate planning attorney, and Community Foundation of Sarasota County created sustainable funding for several cultural institutions in our area — Asolo Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Sarasota Ballet, The Players Centre for Performing Arts, and WEDU.
(March 2019; 4 minutes)
2018 Giving Challenge
For 24 hours during the 2018 Giving Challenge, our community's generosity came to life through dozens of events and celebrations. These are just a few of the fun-filled moments that inspired giving and celebrated the work our nonprofit community makes happen each day.
(June 2018; 5 minutes)
Be The One with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. For 40 years, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has matched donors to causes, creating lasting impact. You can be the one to make a difference.
(November 2015; 1 minute)