March 13, 2023

Thousands of Manatee, Sarasota students hear stories of diversity for annual reading day

A story about a parrot named Mango, a Spanish-speaking grandmother and her English-speaking granddaughter grabbed the attention of students at Bayshore Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Ba…

December 19, 2022

Sarasota Police Department's 'Shop with a Cop' a holiday hit with underserved children

The Sarasota Police Department recently partnered with the Sarasota Housing Authority and Sarasota County Area Transit to provide 150 underserved children with a unique opportunity to "Shop wi…

December 13, 2022

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $180,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations

Funding supports wide spectrum of needs across the area SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 12 nonprofit organizations grants totaling nearly $180,000…

September 16, 2022

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Cements Strategic Partnership with WBTT

As Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe prepares for its 2022-2023 programmatic and performance season, it is thrilled to have received a Strategic Partnership Grant of $35,000 from the Community Fo…

August 30, 2022

Mote's partnership with The Haven going strong, thanks to grant from the Community Foundation

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is partnering with The Haven, a local nonprofit offering programs and services for chi…

August 25, 2022

New QR code signs help visitors learn about Punta Gorda's murals

Walking around the town of Punta Gorda, you will notice lots of colorful murals. Some contain people, some animals and some even pineapples. Why pineapples? They are part of the area’s l…

May 26, 2022

2022 Giving Challenge Prizes Award $225,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

SARASOTA, FL – During a celebration with some 250 attendees, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, alongside other foundation partners, awarded more than 260 prizes totaling $225,…

May 6, 2022

2022 Giving Challenge raises $16 million for nonprofits

The one-day fundraising event — held from noon April 26 to noon April 27 — attracted around $16 million for various nonprofits.