Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

March 12, 2020

Snapshots of Our Community's Emerging Needs

By Story, Roxie Jerde,

Almost 200 years ago, the first photograph was made from a camera. The term “photograph” followed to describe the process as “to draw light” (a combination of the Greek…

March 10, 2020

The Abundance of Diversity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Think back to your high school economics course. Amidst the swirl of supply and demand curves, graphs, and calculations, you may remember your teacher talking about the fixed pie analogy. In e…

March 9, 2020

A tale of two cities: Why census participation is critical in Sarasota

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Shelli Freeland Eddie,

We have begun to see more local public service announcements on the importance of participating in the upcoming 2020 census count as we approach Census Day on April 1. In our beautiful oasis o…

February 24, 2020

Breaking Barriers and Embracing Diversity at National History Day

By Blog, Nicole Light, Homepage - Blog,

A seventh- grade student sits next to a laptop at the end of a long conference table located inside the front office at Sarasota Middle School. At the other end sit four judges waiting for thi…

February 10, 2020

Embracing Your Pride Points

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

There are a few words in the English language that have some cautionary meanings associated with them. “Pride” is one of those words. Beginning in childhood, we are encouraged to s…

February 1, 2020

The Puzzle Pieces of Our Community

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact,

Have you seen the meme online? A photo of an axe and a razor side-by-side along with some clever language about how both cut, but their strengths produce very different results. That’s l…

January 4, 2020

Counting Every Voice in Our Community

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Story of Impact,

As with each New Year, many in our community are looking to the future with a healthy dose of optimism mixed with a dash of reality. Through a handful of New Year’s resolutions and festi…

December 18, 2019

Building the Community We All Want To Live In

By Story, Hunter Carpenter,

Belonging and Culture is about building the community we all want to live in by ensuring every one of us feels like we can belong and thrive.

November 14, 2019

GLS is expanding its life-planning service to Manatee/Sarasota counties

By Story, Gulfcoast Legal Services,

Gulfcoast Legal Services is expanding its life-planning program to Manatee and Sarasota counties with a challenge grant from the Manatee Matches Giving Circle of Manatee Community Foundation c…

November 2, 2019

40 Years of Connecting Community

By Story, Roxie Jerde,

Anniversaries are unique moments in a person or organization’s life that inspire reflection on what has come before and excitement for all that lies ahead. Like many joyous celebrations,…

October 11, 2019

Sara Brunow Named Asolo Rep Education and Engagement Director

By Story, Sarasota Magazine,

Brunow’s position is sponsored by the Muriel O’Neil Fund for the Performing Arts of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

October 11, 2019

$1 million committed to Sarasota's The Bay

By Story, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

With the help of an anonymous donor, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County is committing $1 million to The Bay Park Conservancy for construction of The Bay project’s initial 10-acre phase.