Belonging and Culture: Stories of Impact

June 16, 2022

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

By Press Release, Story,

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

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

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

By Story,


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

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Scene Magazine,

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…

February 11, 2022

Asolo Rep's Ground Floor Presents A Staged Reading Of THE PARADOX OF EDUCATION

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Asolo Repertory Theatre,

Asolo Repertory Theatre's new work development program, Ground Floor, will present a staged reading of Ty Greenwood's play The Paradox of Education on Monday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., in the Cook T…

February 1, 2022

A Family Story, One Decade in the Making

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

Think of how much our families evolve in 10 years. A seven-year-old will move from second-grade spelling tests to walking down the hallways of their dream university. At the same time, their p…

January 31, 2022

Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library Receives Capacity Building Grant

By Story, North Port Sun,

The Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library knew its logo and website needed to be updated — noting that in 2021. The website www.friendsofsspl.org, had not evolved, it said in a rece…

January 18, 2022

Asolo Rep Awarded Strategic Partnership Grant

By Story, Scene Magazine,

Asolo Repertory Theatre has received an $81,800 Strategic Partnership Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, which comes from the Allen Wirtz Nobbe and Jo Bowen Nobbe Fund, th…

January 7, 2022

Community Foundation, Selby Gardens Bring Families Together for Lights in Bloom®

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Scene Magazine,

More than 1,000 local children, families, teachers, and school staff enjoyed complimentary access to Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ Lights in Bloom® holiday light show this season th…