May 12, 2021

SPARCC Awarded $30,000 Equity and Access Grant for Emergency Shelter

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County awarded Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) a generous grant to support the SPARCC Emergency Shelter. The SPARCC Emergency Shelter serves as…

May 10, 2021

1,000 mini reefs to protect marine life and improve water quality in Bocilla Islands

Ocean Habitats in partnership with the Bocilla Island Conservancy is working to install 1,000 mini reefs in Charlotte County. The reefs filter water from channels and lakes threatened by pollu…

May 10, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards more than $320,000 in Grants to Equitably Expand Access to Education and Health Care

Grants will support services among those who face barriers to receiving care and opportunities SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 16 nonprofit organiz…

May 7, 2021

Venice Cat Coalition Receives $12,000 Animal Welfare Grant

The Venice Cat Coalition, a nonprofit spay-neuter organization based in Venice, recently received a $12,000 grant from the Helen C. Schwieder Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota Count…

May 1, 2021

Fostering A More Humane Community, One Paw at a Time

Whether they bark, meow, neigh, or squawk, animals are inseparable members of our families. My own family would be incomplete without our three Labradors, J.J. (Jogger Jerde), a chocolate lab…

April 26, 2021

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $203,000 in Grants Promoting Animal Welfare

Grants support nonprofit organizations that serve domestic animals and promote their humane care in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto Counties SARASOTA, FL – Through its annual An…

April 6, 2021

Robots, Collections, and Healing Connections at The Ringling

Laura Steefel-Moore is Head of Educational Programs at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The newest tour guide at The Ringling weighs only 18 pounds and is made of metal, 3-D printed…

April 3, 2021

An Artful Approach to Community Healing

What defines an artistic masterpiece? Some point to technique, others admiration. While the beauty of a piece will always remain in the eye of the beholder, a year of instability across all st…