April 18, 2024

Free North Port Hurricane Expo is set for Saturday

With hurricane season beginning June 1, North Port is hosting an informational Hurricane Expo to help prepare and educate residents.

The free event is set for April 20 from 9 a.m. t…

February 5, 2024

Community Foundation grant to help DeSoto residents still recovering from Hurricane Ian

A nonprofit agency created after Hurricane Ian to aid DeSoto County residents in need of disaster assistance has been awarded a $105,000 grant, the group announced on Tuesday.

The H…

October 3, 2023

A year after Hurricane Ian, Sarasota County working on long term recovery

One year after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Southwest Florida, Sarasota and Manatee counties are still recovering from the Category 4 storm's impact.

"Ian was something none…

June 21, 2023

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Nearly $1 Million for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

An additional $720,000 has been earmarked for future funding Just as a new hurricane season gains steam, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded nearly $1 million to local nonp…

June 1, 2023

A Time to Every Purpose

“In recovery new needs continue to emerge. We continue to learn and unearth new things that you can’t know in those initial days, weeks, and months after a disaster.” &ndash…

January 18, 2023

Venice Theatre still working to rebuild after devastating blow from Hurricane Ian

VENICE, Fla. (WFLA) — When Hurricane Ian hit the Venice Theatre in late September last year, the storm did devastating damage. “I cried. I cried. I came over that bridge and I c…

November 16, 2022

Community Update

As we neared the $5 million mark, the Community Foundation offered a webinar to share with donors the status of the fund as well as considerations for priorities as we work with other agencies…

November 1, 2022

Amidst Grief, Gratitude

These past few years have brought significant challenges—the pandemic, with its ensuing, ongoing recovery, and Hurricane Ian testing the resolve of our communities. But the challenges ha…