Community Care: Stories of Impact

May 16, 2020

Animal Welfare League keeps up with the big dogs

By Story, Liz Hardaway,

Anybody could be a philanthropist, even during a pandemic. And the Giving Challenge, an annual fundraiser that took place April 28-29, allowed 58,947 anybodies to show their philanthropic side…

May 14, 2020

All Faiths Food Bank thankful for record-breaking Giving Challenge results

By Story, Sharon Kunkel,

Thanks to generous donors throughout the region, All Faiths Food Bank -- the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties -- ended up atop the leaderbo…

May 10, 2020

Life Among Public Housing Residents in the Context of a Pandemic

By Blog, Michelle Stears,

Editor's Note: Michelle Stears is the Family and Youth Services Manager at Sarasota Housing Authority.
It’s Monday morning and I’ve already exchanged close to ten emails wit…

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…

April 27, 2020

Giving Challenge begins Tuesday amid economic turmoil

By Story,

The Giving Challenge, a 24-hour festival of love for Sarasota nonprofits, begins Tuesday at noon with more than 700 organizations participating in the unique online fundraiser that began seven…

April 26, 2020

Giving Challenge a way to throw nonprofits some support in trying times

By Story, Matt Sauer,

There’s a very special day coming up this week — running from noon to noon April 28 to 29, and, no, it’s not a sporting event, as you should well know. But it is something th…

April 26, 2020

Hundreds of Manatee, Sarasota Nonprofits Set to Participate in 24-Hour Giving Challenge

By Story, Gabrielle Arzola,

Since the coronavirus pandemic swept across the United States, nonprofits everywhere have been struggling to stay afloat. As they continue to work in their communities at a time when need has…

April 23, 2020

Community delivers more than $2 million to Season of Sharing

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

In mid-March, the Community Foundation’s longtime partner, The Patterson Foundation of Sarasota, committed up to $1 million to strengthen this important safety net with an immediate $500…

April 15, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Legislation: For Individuals, Employees, Donors

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The United States Congress passed the Families First Response Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to respond to the economic ramifi…

April 10, 2020

Understanding COVID-19 Legislation: For Organizations With Less Than 500 Employees

By Blog, Betsy Pennewill,

The United States Congress passed the Families First Response Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to respond to the economic ramifi…

April 8, 2020

Response, Recovery, Resiliency

By Blog, Roxie Jerde,

Dear Friends,

In times of crisis, communities come together in many different ways. Our government agencies offer relief and emergency support. Business leaders advocate for and dr…

April 5, 2020

COVID-19 Response

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

(Updated 11 a.m., 5/5/20) Dear Friends, The changes taking place in our community and across the world in response to coronavirus are happening rapidly and can be overwhelming. At the Communit…