June 7, 2024

Manasota ASALH to add first director position to Sarasota-Manatee nonprofit's leadership

The local branch of the National Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is searching for its first executive director to lead the growing nonprofit after the pa…

April 25, 2024

Boys and Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties Awarded a $50,000 Grant from The Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support Post-Hurricane Ian Reconstruction of North Port Club

Funding Supports Post-Hurricane Ian Reconstruction of North Port Club The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently granted $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Cou…

November 3, 2023

Freedom School, local effort to teach Black history for Sarasota-Manatee students, returns

Following a successful pilot program last spring, Manasota ASALH will resume its weekend African-American history lessons known as Freedom School for local students beginning Saturday, Nov. 4.…

September 25, 2023

Sarasota County Commission cuts childcare, homeless services, Boys and Girls Clubs funds

Amid ongoing crises in housing and childcare, thousands of local children, working families, and residents facing homelessness will be hurt by major cuts to social service programs approved by…

June 5, 2023

Summer Programs Supply Vital Safety Nets for Area Families

The last bells of the school year are a sound that many people connect with joyful pursuits outfitted with beach trips and backyard barbecues. But the reality for many families is that the fi…

May 17, 2023

Mote Partners with Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Increase Science Literacy Among Underserved Students

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium is pleased to announce a three-year strategic partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. With a grant of $150,000, Mote will launch Oce…

May 17, 2023

Children First Receives Nearly $230,000 of Support to Sustain Scholarships and Family Strengthening

As the exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start services for Sarasota County, Children First serves more than 1,000 individuals living at or below the Federal Poverty Level ($24,8…

October 31, 2022

Laurel Civic receives grant for youth empowerment programs

LAUREL — The Community Foundation of Sarasota County gave a $25,000 grant to Laurel Civic, which will help support its youth empowerment programs. Since 1969, nonprofit Laurel Civic has…