Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

January 27, 2023

Sarasota Orchestra Awarded Strategic Partnership Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

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Sarasota Orchestra has received a $65,000 Strategic Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which comes from the Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund II. In addit…

January 24, 2023

Circus Arts Conservatory to present 25th Anniversary Gala to benefit youth programs

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

Supporters of the Circus Arts Conservatory will gather on Jan. 27 to support the youth and education programs of the CAC at its 25th Anniversary Gala under the Ulla Searing Big Top at Nathan B…

December 19, 2022

Sarasota Police Department's 'Shop with a Cop' a holiday hit with underserved children

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The Sarasota Police Department recently partnered with the Sarasota Housing Authority and Sarasota County Area Transit to provide 150 underserved children with a unique opportunity to "Shop wi…

December 13, 2022

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $180,000 in grants to area nonprofit organizations

By Press Release, Blog, Rebecca Abrahamson,

Funding supports wide spectrum of needs across the area SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 12 nonprofit organizations grants totaling nearly $180,000…

December 7, 2022

CreArte Latino Cultural Center awarded grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group,

The CreArte Latino Cultural Center has been selected to receive a $6,900 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support CreArte Latino’s many classes…

June 16, 2022

Masala Giving Circle awards $20,000 in grants to support the African American community in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

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SARASOTA - June 29, 2022 Masala Giving Circle has announced the recipients of their 2022 grants. FUNducation, Inc. will receive a grant of $10,000 for their project, “Betty J. Johnson No…

June 1, 2022

WEDU PBS's Docuseries 'Greater Sarasota' Premieres June 2

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This special Greater Sarasota compilation features the stories of five local artists and organizations revolutionizing Sarasota's celebrated art scene. These local groups and individuals are c…

May 1, 2022

Magic Revealed

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured,

Magicians like to keep their secrets just that – secret. It keeps the audience curious and awaiting the next trick. But this also keeps that mastery among a select few and puts their cra…

April 15, 2022

Newtown Connection Awarded $30,000 Grant

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The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support equity and access.

April 1, 2022

Generosity, Love, and Opportunity

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item, Story of Impact - Featured,

It was 10 years ago I first wrote to you about the Giving Challenge. Over the course of eight online giving events, $59 million in gifts have been made in unrestricted funding for hundreds of…

March 1, 2022

Matching Passions with Possibilities

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Next week, there is an exciting matchmaking of arts professionals and cultural organizations taking place that while small, is a huge opportunity for our community. Some 35 college students pu…

February 16, 2022

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Grant to Ringling College

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Ringling College of Art and Design today announced the receipt of a grant totaling $35,000 from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County sponsoring 2021/2022 season programming for the Coll…