October 13, 2020

PAInT Center at USF receives $30,000 donation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

The University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in donations to create a program at the Florida Center for Partnerships in Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) that combines creati…

October 10, 2020

In Venice, a fire engine house gets another $55,000 matching grant

Venice Heritage Inc. has received a $55,000 matching grant to built a showcase to house the city’s 1926 American LaFrance fire engine. The funds are held at the Community Foundation of…

September 28, 2020

Local Funders Collaborate to Fulfill $200,000 Matching Grant Supporting Solar Power Expansion Among Nonprofits

The investment in renewable energy originated with an anonymous donor with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and is supported by Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Co…

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…

June 2, 2020

Forward Thinking at the Crossroads of Crisis

Dear Friends and Family: From hurricanes and earthquakes, and now pandemics and civil unrest across our country, crises have often been viewed as a rare, if not fully welcomed opportunity for…

June 1, 2020

Virtually Unstoppable

The Giving Challenge faced its own challenge this year - falling right in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spoiler alert: The community proved unphased and unstoppable.

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…

May 2, 2020

Inspiring Hope and Generosity Through the 2020 Giving Challenge

Overcoming the uncertainty of our times, the 2020 Giving Challenge returned from noon to noon, April 28 and 29, to inspire a remarkable outpouring of support from donors across our region, sta…