January 12, 2022

NAMI Sarasota-Manatee receives grant to support mental health services

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Sarasota and Manatee Counties has received a generous Capacity Building Grant from the Jerome and Lillian Barnett Fund of the Community Foundation of Sa…

January 7, 2022

Community Foundation, Selby Gardens Bring Families Together for Lights in Bloom®

More than 1,000 local children, families, teachers, and school staff enjoyed complimentary access to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Lights in Bloom® holiday light show this season th…

December 22, 2021

A Day at The Bay

What does a great day at the park look like? As we imagine the possibilities, The Bay team often asks ourselves; what do people want to see, do, listen to, or experience? What’s an ideal…

December 20, 2021

Florida Studio Theatre Awarded $200,000 from Jack and Priscilla Schlegel to Unite Community, Education, and Engaged Citizenship through Entertainment

SARASOTA, FL – Florida Studio Theatre (FST) has received a generous, year-end gift totaling more than $200,000 from local philanthropists Jack and Priscilla Schlegel to celebrate how loc…

December 15, 2021

Van Wezel Foundation Awarded Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

The Van Wezel Foundation (Foundation) announced that it was awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Funding through the grant for expanding S…

December 13, 2021

Reimagining Opportunities for Struggling Readers of All Ages Through the Strauss Literacy Initiative

Editor’s Note: In-depth research and exploratory pilot programs are guiding the Strauss Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort managed by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County…

December 5, 2021

Children First Receives Mental Health And Child Safety Support From Community Foundation Of Sarasota County

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has provided Children First with a $30,000 Equity and Access Grant to support access to mental health care for Sarasota County’s most vulnerab…

December 2, 2021

Manatee County bird sanctuary receives $10,00 grant to make room for more feathered friends

A Manatee County bird sanctuary is getting much needed help to get birds rehabilitated and ready for adoption. A $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota has gone towards e…