June 9, 2021

Mining The Gap: Helping School Districts and Educators

From shutting down schools in 2020 for a spring break that never ended, to challenging teachers and students statewide with remote learning, the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges largely…

June 1, 2021

Early Learning, Parent Pathways, and Investing in the Whole Family

Dear Friends: Do you remember the name of your first teacher? My first two were named Edie and Blake, or as my siblings and I called them, Mom and Dad. Some of us may have first had a grand…

May 19, 2021

Enriching Decision-Making Through Voice, Vision, and Life Experience

At the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, our motto “Be the One” reflects a heartfelt philosophy that anyone can give back and enrich the community they call home. It’s…

September 28, 2020

Project 180, dedicated to prisoner reentry, celebrates second chance employers

Now entering its seventh season, the Strong Voices Strong Subjects Lecture Series is designed to provide meaningful public education about prisoner reentry issues from nationally recognized sc…

August 3, 2020

Celebrating Mote Marine Laboratory's High School Internship Class of 2020

These 16 of Mote's 34-member class, representing Mote's three internship levels, were all seniors and received a special "ConGRADulations" send-off to celebrate their matriculation.

June 30, 2020

Teen Court of Sarasota Receives a $25,000 Matching Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Teen Court of Sarasota is proud to announce the Community Foundation of Sarasota County will continue to support services for our young people at our local schools for a third year in a row.

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…

July 12, 2019

Children First wins Community Foundation grant for women's career readiness

The Margaret L. Bates Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Children First a $5,000 grant to support a Career Readiness for Women course through the agency’s Famili…