Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

June 4, 2020

Standing in Solidarity, Leading with Empathy

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog, Homepage - Story of Impact, Story of Impact - Featured, Nelle S. Miller,

Editor's Note: Nelle S. Miller is Board Chair, Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Roxie Jerde is President and CEO, Community Foundation of Sarasota County. As we watch our nation grappl…

June 2, 2020

Forward Thinking at the Crossroads of Crisis

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: From hurricanes and earthquakes, and now pandemics and civil unrest across our country, crises have often been viewed as a rare, if not fully welcomed opportunity for…

June 1, 2020

Virtually Unstoppable

By Story, Brittany Mattie,

The Giving Challenge faced its own challenge this year - falling right in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spoiler alert: The community proved unphased and unstoppable.

May 19, 2020

Our Toolbox of Emotions: Storytelling and Social Change at frank2020

By Blog, Hunter Carpenter,

Familiar with the saying: “The pen is mightier than the sword?” While there is no denying a sword is shaper than even the fanciest ballpoint pen, the same can be said about power o…

May 14, 2020

Key Chorale receives Community Impact Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Story,

Thanks to a grant of $3,200 recently awarded by the Martha Leiter and Nancy Streetman Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Key Chorale was able to reach out virtually to thousa…

May 7, 2020

Healing Through Giving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: Our community’s capacity to heal is measured by its willingness to hope. A trusted guidepost and beacon for so many, hope is an infinite resource we all share. H…

May 2, 2020

Inspiring Hope and Generosity Through the 2020 Giving Challenge

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

Overcoming the uncertainty of our times, the 2020 Giving Challenge returned from noon to noon, April 28 and 29, to inspire a remarkable outpouring of support from donors across our region, sta…

April 29, 2020

The 2020 Giving Challenge raises more than $18 million for Suncoast nonprofits

By Story, Alejandro Romero,

In the middle of a global health pandemic Sunocast residents opened hearts and wallets all for a good cause. The 2020 Giving Challenge showed the generosity of the Suncoast as the results ta…

April 29, 2020

2020 Giving Partner Challenge raises jaw-dropping $18M

By Story, Carlos R. Munoz,

The 2020 Giving Partner Challenge outshined all expectations as Southwest Florida community members witnessing a need for humanitarian services raised a jaw-dropping $18 million during a 24-ho…

April 21, 2020

The Giving Challenge 2020: Doubling Down on Generosity

By Story, Ryan Van Cleave,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge is the most exciting 24 hours in philanthropy, and it’s happening again on April 28 – 29 from noon to noon with…

April 20, 2020

The Many Languages of the 2020 Giving Challenge: Nonprofit Conversations En Español with Solmart Media

By Blog, Madeline Hansen, Victor Yengle, Patricia McMahon,

At one point or another, all of us have turned to our friends and said: “Now you’re speaking my language.” We say this not in the literal sense, but because those close to us…

April 8, 2020

ABC7: 2020 Giving Challenge scheduled for April 28-29

By Story, Roxie Jerde, Daniela Hurtado,

The 2020 Giving Challenge is just a few weeks away. The virtual 24-hour event helps raise money for hundred of nonprofit organizations in Manatee, Sarasota, DeSoto, and Charlotte counties.