Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

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.

October 5, 2019

In Tune with the Heartbeat of Sarasota

By Story, Roxie Jerde,

Anniversaries are unique moments in an individual or organization’s life, pauses that encourage personal reflection on what has come before and excitement for all that lies ahead. This y…

October 1, 2019

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has been awarded $25,000 in support of its endowment through a challenge match from The Lee Wetherington Foundation of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

By Story, Sharon Kunkel,

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe meets matching challenge from The Lee Wetherington Foundation of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

August 26, 2019

Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library receive grant

By Story, Judith Savela,

The Jerome and Lillian Barnett Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded the Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library, Inc. (FOSSPL) a $1,275 Immediate Impact Grant.

July 29, 2019

Forty Carrots Family Center awarded $18,000 grant

By Story, Tonya Gowan,

Forty Carrots Family Center has been awarded an $18,000 grant from the Allen Wirtz Nobbe and Jo Bowen Nobbe Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to expand its Partners in Play p…

June 1, 2019

Collaboration is Key

By Story, Roxie Jerde,

As the school year winds down here in Sarasota, I feel a touch nostalgic for my own school days in Iowa. Looking back, I realize the friendships and connections I made as I progressed through…

April 26, 2019

Connecting Families with Cultural Resources

By Blog, Mischa Kirby,

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…