May 11, 2023

Improving Literacy Letter by Letter

The teacher has a card with two letters on it: “Aw.” She faces it towards a group of five students seated at a blue semicircular table. “What other letter makes the ‘…

July 29, 2022

Vice President of Community Impact Picked for Leadership Florida

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Vice President of Community Impact, Kirsten Russell, was selected as one of 55 professionals from across the state of F…

December 5, 2021

Children First Receives Mental Health And Child Safety Support From Community Foundation Of Sarasota County

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has provided Children First with a $30,000 Equity and Access Grant to support access to mental health care for Sarasota County’s most vulnerab…

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 22, 2020

Tidewell receives $75,000 grant to support COVID-19 pandemic response

Tidewell Hospice has received a $75,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support Tidewell’s COVID-19 response.

February 10, 2020

Embracing Your Pride Points

There are a few words in the English language that have some cautionary meanings associated with them. “Pride” is one of those words. Beginning in childhood, we are encouraged to s…

January 2, 2020

From Reflections Come Resolutions

Last week, I was fortunate enough to join my colleagues here at the Community Foundation, including our CEO Roxie Jerde, in a resonant and fulfilling discussion of the profound ideas put forwa…

December 11, 2019

Empowering Families and Individuals to Succeed

While we each aspire to lead a successful life in our own way, the path to reaching our greatest potential is often found through education. Education breeds skills and, more importantly, conf…