May 12, 2021

SPARCC Awarded $30,000 Equity and Access Grant for Emergency Shelter

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) a generous grant to support the SPARCC Emergency Shelter. The SPARCC Emergency Shelter serves as…

May 2, 2021

One year after COVID, our nonprofits remain strong

Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Susie Bowie, Carol Butera, Teri A. Hansen, Debra Jacobs, Roxie Jerde, Ashley Maher, and Mark Pritchett. Why have our communities remained so resili…

January 5, 2021

Masala Giving Circle gives toys, books to Newtown community

On December 19, 2020, The Masala Giving Circle partnered with Dollar Dynasty, Inc. to distribute toys, books, school supplies and other needed items to children in the Newtown community. Masa…

September 28, 2020

Mothers Helping Mothers receives $10,000 grant for new cribs

Mothers Helping Mothers has been awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant to purchase cribs for families in need as part of the MHM COVID-19 Emergency Order project.

August 12, 2020

Community Foundation of Sarasota County & Herald Tribune Media Group Establish Journalism Partnership

A dedicated journalist will cover nonprofit and community response efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic. SARASOTA, FL – Building upon the 20-year partnership of “Season of Sha…

August 5, 2020

Philanthropists Offer Matching Opportunity for COVID-19 Hunger Relief

In response to a significant increase in need due to the economic impacts of the coronavirus, a $500,000 match has been provided from the Joe and Mary Kay Henson Family Fund. An anonymous dono…

July 30, 2020

Riding Toward Ambiguous Finish Lines

Dear Friends: Normally, at this time of year I would be writing to you about how was I inspired by caring Iowans during my annual cycling trip across Iowa, RAGBRAI, Des Moines Register's Ann…

July 26, 2020

Season of Sharing: Sweating out the eviction notice

Season of Sharing helps keep renters off the streets — for now