Requests for support for events and/or public programs not meeting other grant opportunities are considered on an ongoing basis through this application.
These requests should represent the diversity of our region and uphold and promote activities that ensure accessibility for all.
They should also bring awareness to community needs and opportunities as well as demonstrate our area’s culture of philanthropy and strive to connect people with causes.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County seeks to support programs and/or events that bring our community closer together by creating a dynamic environment of belonging.
We review strategic partnership opportunities to ensure the geography of our region is fairly represented and reflect the interests of our donors alongside the needs of the community.
We do not sponsor festivals, runs/walks, or golf tournaments.
In order to receive a grant through this program, organizations must have:
- An IRS Letter of Determination that shows the organization is a 501(c)3 public charity
- At least one current program with local impact in one of the following counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto
- An approved/current profile in The Giving Partner, a powerful, searchable online database with over 700 profiles of charitable organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.
- Press Release
- Podcasts / Audio Recordings
February 16, 2022
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Grant to Ringling College
February 11, 2022
Asolo Rep's Ground Floor Presents A Staged Reading Of THE PARADOX OF EDUCATION
January 18, 2022
Asolo Rep Awarded Strategic Partnership Grant
November 23, 2021
The Ringling Receives Strategic Partnership Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County
November 19, 2021
Hermitage Artist Retreat receives $50,000 Strategic Partnership Grant
October 13, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Awarded Strategic Partnership Grant
July 22, 2021
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe | 2021 Stage of Discovery summer camp
June 8, 2021
The Hermitage Greenfield Prize: Artists, Impact, and Legacy
April 6, 2021
Robots, Collections, and Healing Connections at The Ringling
March 25, 2021