September 18, 2021

Selby Gardens, Community Foundation Expand Partnership

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are expanding their partnership that connects youth and families to nature and environmental science. The Communit…

August 31, 2021

Local Black-Led, Black-Serving Nonprofit Organizations Raise More than $20,000 during Give 8/28 National Giving Day

Six organizations were recognized within the top 25 fundraisers out of more than 300 causes nationwide. SARASOTA, FL – During the fourth annual Give 8/28 national giving day on August 28…

July 23, 2021

Building a More Equitable Sarasota With Philanthropy & Mentoring

Tom and Carol Beeler believe to invest in a more equitable community means more than just making charitable gifts. It means getting involved in the lives of young people who otherwise may stru…

June 9, 2021

Mining The Gap: Helping School Districts and Educators

From shutting down schools in 2020 for a spring break that never ended, to challenging teachers and students statewide with remote learning, the COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges largely…

May 13, 2021

2021 Charitable Incentives under the CARES Act

In 2020, the CARES Act was passed to provide relief to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic, and it created new charitable incentives to encourage…

May 6, 2021

Small Community, Big Heart

While meeting with a wonderful couple who have partnered with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for many years, one donor mentioned that as I get to know Sarasota County, I will find…

March 6, 2021

Personal Touch to Family-Based Philanthropy | Lee Wetherington Foundation

In this time when connection means everything, a personal touch is always appreciated. We’ve all experienced it, the glow of a smile when a handwritten thank you note arrives in the mail…

March 5, 2021

Lee Wetherington Foundation Surpasses $2 Million in Grants Supporting Local Nonprofit Causes

Knowledge and support from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County help guide Wetherington’s charitable investments. SARASOTA, FL – Nearly two decades since its inception, the…