August 20, 2020

Local Black-Led Nonprofit Organizations Join National Give 8/28 Day Supporting Black Communities, Community Foundation of Sarasota County Initiates Local Support with “Kickstarter” Grants

SARASOTA, FL – Culminating the month-long celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, several local nonprofit organizations will participate in the third annual Give 8/28, a national charit…

August 12, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County & Herald Tribune Media Group Establish Journalism Partnership

A dedicated journalist will cover nonprofit and community response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SARASOTA, FL – Building upon the 20-year partnership of “Season of Sha…

July 13, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Corporate Counsel Betsy Pennewill Named to Florida Trend's Legal Elite

Pennewill joins the exclusive list as one of the top 1.4% lawyers in Florida, selected by peers for her service in the nonprofit sector. SARASOTA, FL – Betsy Pennewill, Corporate Counsel…

July 7, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Welcomes New Board Members, Appoints Officers for 2020-2021

Pictured Above (from left to right): John Humphrey, Mercedes Soler, Carla Plush Smith, Dr. Janet Taylor, and Judge Charles E. Williams. SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasot…

June 30, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Donors Issue $867,400+ in Grants Supporting Animal Welfare, Health Care, School Readiness, and Summer Education

Funds provide support to strengthen nonprofit capacity and address evolving community needs in wake of COVID-19 pandemic Pictured Above: A student participates in the Great Futures Academy at…

June 23, 2020

407 Local Students Awarded $1.30 Million in Scholarships from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Scholarships support future academic and professional success, provide opportunities amidst COVID-19 pandemic. SARASOTA, FL – In a year when graduation ceremonies and cap and gown photos…

May 29, 2020

2020 Giving Challenge Prizes Award More than $286,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations in Virtual Celebration

Prize awards augment support for nonprofit capacity building, in addition to recognizing excellence in planning, strategy, and creativity SARASOTA, FL – During a virtual celebration with…

May 14, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Donors, Issue nearly $4.5 Million in Grants in Last Two Months

Funds provide nonprofit organizations support to address immediate needs in response to COVID-19 pandemic, as well as evolving short-term and longer-term community care initiatives SARASOTA, F…