February 6, 2021

Placemaking and Possibilities for All Generations

The places we call home hold value far beyond any ZIP code or pin on Google Maps. Our front doors are the starting line for the personal relationships, job opportunities and time spent with ot…

January 19, 2021

A Thank You from North Florida College Scholarship Recipients

To date, more than 400 North Florida College students have been helped with tuition, books, fees and other essential living expenses through the NFC Edward K. Roberts Scholarship. Here are som…

December 15, 2020

More Adults Returning to Class in 2020: Adult Scholarship Applications at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County Increase by Nearly 40 Percent

The sharp increase in applications and scholarship recipients reflect shifting economic realities and opportunities in the face of COVID-19.  Photo I.D.: Amber Patrick, 29, and her family. Pa…

July 22, 2020

Women's Resource Center | Project UpLift, 2Gen Program

Supporting Project UpLift at the Women's Resource Center through its 2Gen program in Sarasota County. This is a wonderful partnership with several Title I elementary schools in Sarasota County…

July 25, 2019

The Fun in Summer Learning Academies

What’s been the hottest ticket in town this summer? For young students and their families, it just might be Sarasota County Schools’ Summer Learning Academies. “My kids were…

July 8, 2019

The Power of Summer Learning: Thoughts on My Alta Vista Eagle Academy Experience

My name is Matt Twargoski, and I am a rising junior at the University of Notre Dame participating in the Notre Dame Summer Student Learning Program (SSLP) here in Sarasota. In this program, I…

May 21, 2019

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Announces Leadership Promotions

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has promoted two internal team members to key leadership roles that help guide its community impact strategy and nonprofit part…

April 26, 2019

Connecting Families with Cultural Resources

Our region abounds with opportunities to explore culture, nature and art. But many low income families never have the opportunity to experience and learn from the community’s rich resour…