July 4, 2020

Guiding Lights of Our Community

In this decisive phase of accessing community needs, our recovery is only as strong as the tools, resources, and voices that come together to create it.

July 1, 2020

Listening and Learning from the Voices of Our Community

Dear Friends and Family: The hearts and minds of our resilient community are resolute on the path forward for a thoughtful recovery. Recent COVID-19 crises have touched every family, individu…

June 18, 2020

Goodwill Manasota receives $23,000 grant to support key staff positions

To help support staff positions in the mission-critical areas of career and veterans’ services, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has granted $23,000 to Goodwill Manasota. The…

June 11, 2020

Local Foundations Advance Children First Mission During Pandemic

Children First was awarded $27,500 in community grant support from three local foundations to aid the agency in remaining operationally resilient. As the exclusive provider of Head Start and E…

May 14, 2020

All Faiths Food Bank thankful for record-breaking Giving Challenge results

Thanks to generous donors throughout the region, All Faiths Food Bank -- the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties -- ended up atop the leaderbo…

May 7, 2020

Healing Through Giving

Dear Friends and Family: Our community’s capacity to heal is measured by its willingness to hope. A trusted guidepost and beacon for so many, hope is an infinite resource we all share. H…

May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Response: Immediate, Short-Term, Long-Term Recovery

Dear Friends and Family: Since first writing to you in mid-March about anticipating how the COVID-19 pandemic would affect our community, the world has drastically change. Across our community…

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…