Empowerment and Success: Stories of Impact

December 15, 2021

Van Wezel Foundation Awarded Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Story, Scene Magazine,

The Van Wezel Foundation (Foundation) announced that it was awarded a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Funding through the grant for expanding S…

December 13, 2021

Paying It Forward: Scholarship Donors Change Futures, Motivated by Life Experiences

By Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

When Bea Holt was in her mid-30s working as a nurse in Philadelphia, she dreamed of a career in business. With her employer’s financial support, she enrolled in night classes and receive…

December 13, 2021

Reimagining Opportunities for Struggling Readers of All Ages Through the Strauss Literacy Initiative

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: In-depth research and exploratory pilot programs are guiding the Strauss Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort managed by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County…

December 3, 2021

Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading 2021 Community Update

By Story, The Patterson Foundation,

During the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's 2021 Community Update, representatives from Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties shared in the accomplishments of the pa…

November 5, 2021

NFC Foundation Awarded $60,000 to Benefit Student Scholarships

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, North Florida College,

The North Florida College Foundation has been awarded $60,000 from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Due to the financial challenges…

October 28, 2021

USF Center for PAInT receives funding to promote diversity, equity and inclusion

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee,

For the second consecutive year, the University of South Florida Foundation has received $30,000 in separate donations to support educational programming that combines creative learning and cl…

October 14, 2021

From Identification to Success: Supporting Students with Learning Differences at St. Mary Academy

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: In-depth research and exploratory pilot programs are helping develop the Strauss Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort managed by the Community Foundation of Sarasot…

October 8, 2021

Community College Scholarships Awarded to Students at PHSC

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Pasco Hernando State College,

The PHSC Foundation recently received a $60,000 grant from the Edward K. Roberts Community College Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Given the financial challenges for stude…

September 8, 2021

Promise of Changed Futures, Postmarked with Gratitude

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

It was just as the fall semester was beginning at campuses both digital and physical that a small, unassuming envelope found its way to our offices at the Community Foundation of Sarasota Coun…

August 8, 2021

A Legacy of Literary and Learning Support Lives On

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

Growing up, Patricia “Patti” Strauss found reading and writing uniquely challenging, yet for most of her life could never pinpoint why. After years of searching for answers with lo…

August 6, 2021

Reimagining the ABCs of Literacy Support at Visible Men Academy

By Blog, Homepage - Blog, Story of Impact - Featured, Community Foundation of Sarasota County,

Editor’s Note: In-depth research and exploratory pilot programs are helping develop the Strauss Literacy Initiative, a collaborative effort managed by the Community Foundation of Saraso…