May 29, 2024

Suncoast Remake Learning Days attracts more than 36,500 participants at expanded festival

Suncoast Remake Learning Days 2024, a regional festival that is part of the largest international learning festival globally, wrapped its 15-day run on May 4, attracting more than 36,500 resid…

March 28, 2024

A Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Will Boost Choral Artists Production of Considering Matthew Shepard

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently granted $20,000 from the Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Charitable Fund to Choral Artists of Sarasota to help fund its April 2024 concert &ldquo…

November 20, 2023

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist heads library fundraiser

The Library Foundation for Sarasota County recently announced that award-winning author Colson Whitehead will be the featured speaker for their 12th annual Love Our Libraries Author Luncheon o…

September 19, 2023

LWR Library Friends surpasses fundraising goal for Manatee

The Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library recently surpassed their fundraising goal to support the Manatee County Public Library System by raising more than $410,000 to purchase children's boo…

June 27, 2023

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards nearly $150,000 to Alzheimer's and dementia awareness and support groups

Four local nonprofit organizations have received funding for brain research and support programs In recognition of June as International Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Commun…

May 30, 2023

The Library Foundation for Sarasota County Awarded a $10,000 Capacity Building Grant

The Library Foundation for Sarasota County was awarded a $10,000 Capacity Building grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support advocacy and outreach efforts. The grant wi…

March 13, 2023

Thousands of Manatee, Sarasota students hear stories of diversity for annual reading day

A story about a parrot named Mango, a Spanish-speaking grandmother and her English-speaking granddaughter grabbed the attention of students at Bayshore Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Ba…

August 12, 2022

Community Day School receives Community Impact Grant for media center

The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School has received an $8,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to help fund books and technology for its Janis Kaplan…