March 3, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Vice President of Philanthropy

Jay Young will oversee efforts to cultivate donor relationships and lasting legacies by connecting philanthropic passions with charitable causes. SARASOTA, FL – As charitable giving con…

February 23, 2021

“Unity Award” Winners Receive Honorariums from Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support Nonprofit Causes, Promote Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

SARASOTA, FL – In honor of Sarasota Magazine’s 11th annual “Unity Awards” that celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in our community, the Community Foundation o…

February 8, 2021

“Season of Sharing” Reaches More than $3.7 Million in Donations throughout 21st Annual Campaign

Since March 2020, the community-wide campaign has raised more than $6.5 million to provide stability for the community’s most vulnerable. SARASOTA, FL – Three months of unparallele…

January 19, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Accepting Applicants for Scholarship Program through March 1

Students under the age of 24 are eligible for more than 70 scholarship opportunities through a single application. SARASOTA, FL – Students from four area counties are now invited to appl…

January 11, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Five Grants Promoting Equity and Access for Underrepresented, Geographically Underserved Communities

Grants focus on educational and health care equity SARASOTA, FL – In its first ever Equity and Access competitive grant cycle, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded fiv…

December 29, 2020

Charlotte, Manatee Community Foundations Multiply Charitable Giving Through "Season of Sharing"

Local gifts made to the regional campaign expand emergency relief from Parrish to Punta Gorda. SARASOTA, FL – Since spring of 2020, community foundations across the country have come tog…

December 23, 2020

Community Generosity, Local Foundations Elevate “Season of Sharing” to more than $2.1 Million

With four matching gifts already contributed by The Patterson Foundation, gifts made now will help fellow neighbors through New Year. SARASOTA, FL – In a holiday season marked by heighte…

December 15, 2020

More Adults Returning to Class in 2020: Adult Scholarship Applications at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Increase by Nearly 40 Percent

The sharp increase in applications and scholarship recipients reflect shifting economic realities and opportunities in the face of COVID-19.  Photo I.D.: Amber Patrick, 29, and her family. Pa…