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…

May 5, 2020

2020 Giving Challenge Raises $18.4 Million to Support Nearly 700 Nonprofit Organizations

Unrestricted funding raised during the Giving Challenge provides critical flexibility and assistance to nonprofit efforts to address evolving community needs SARASOTA, FL – Within 24 hou…

April 23, 2020

“Season of Sharing” Gifts Meet Match, Inspire More Giving in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Generous community raises nearly $2 million in less than a month, meeting matching challenge and sparking additional matching gifts to assist individuals and families in need. SARASOTA, FL &n…