May 2, 2021

One year after COVID, our nonprofits remain strong

Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Susie Bowie, Carol Butera, Teri A. Hansen, Debra Jacobs, Roxie Jerde, Ashley Maher, and Mark Pritchett. Why have our communities remained so resili…

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

Community Voices: Arts & Healing

Editor’s Note: This article was inspired by the insights shared during a Spring 2021 session of “Community Voices,” a series of virtual panel discussions that was created by…

March 25, 2021

Serving Food for the Spirit al Fresco with the Sarasota Orchestra

Guided by a belief in the arts’ vital importance to the community’s well-being, Sarasota Orchestra has sought to share delightful, uplifting, and joyous musical experiences in a co…

March 1, 2021

Venice Cat Coalition Saves Lives, Overcomes COVID-19 Shutdowns

The call for help was typical. A Nokomis, FL resident who loves animals had taken on far more than she could afford and was at wit’s end. She had 9 nursing mother cats and over 35 tiny n…

February 23, 2021

“Unity Award” Winners Receive Honorariums from Community Foundation of Sarasota County to Support Nonprofit Causes, Promote Equality, Diversity, Inclusion

SARASOTA, FL – In honor of Sarasota Magazine’s 11th annual “Unity Awards” that celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion in our community, the Community Foundation o…

January 14, 2021

Teen Court receives Equity & Access Grant

With the support of the Allen Wirtz Nobbe and Jo Bowen Nobbe Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Teen Court of Sarasota received a $25,000 grant to provide youth a second chan…