Empowerment and Success: Stories of Impact

June 27, 2023

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards nearly $150,000 to Alzheimer's and dementia awareness and support groups

By Press Release, Blog, Story,

Four local nonprofit organizations have received funding for brain research and support programs In recognition of June as International Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, the Commun…

June 22, 2023

Musical Motion Gives Parents a Village of Support, and Children a Place that Fosters Early Learning and Development, Thanks to The Community Foundation of Sarasota County

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

It takes a village. Monday mornings, in the Serenity Garden at the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Service Center, are anything but serene. The sound of young children singing, dancing, and laughin…

June 5, 2023

Summer Programs Supply Vital Safety Nets for Area Families

By Press Release, Blog, Story, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

The last bells of the school year are a sound that many people connect with joyful pursuits outfitted with beach trips and backyard barbecues. But the reality for many families is that the fi…

May 5, 2023

Harvest House awarded $120,000 grant to support '2Gen' programs

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Harvest House has received a $120,000, three-year grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide classroom equipment for the organization's Life Enrichment Campus and to sup…

April 6, 2023

Learning Together: Community Foundation's 2Gen Philosophy for Parents & Students

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

When Sarasota resident Keely Ramsdell first considered going back to school as a single mom, it felt like an impossible dream. At the time, she was working a 50-hour a week job while caring fo…

March 13, 2023

Thousands of Manatee, Sarasota students hear stories of diversity for annual reading day

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A story about a parrot named Mango, a Spanish-speaking grandmother and her English-speaking granddaughter grabbed the attention of students at Bayshore Elementary School on Tuesday morning. Ba…

February 24, 2023

SNAC increases scholarships to strengthen Suncoast's nursing workforce

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

Bolstered by a $50,000 grant from the Bishop Parker Foundation and continued support from area foundations, the Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition is increasing the number of nursing education…

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…

September 6, 2022

Dialing in a New Frequency

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

When I meet someone new, I always ask what drew them here or what connects them to this community. Expected answers like “family” and “the weather” come up often but ro…

August 12, 2022

Community Day School receives Community Impact Grant for media center

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The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School has received an $8,000 Community Impact Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to help fund books and technology for its Janis Kaplan…

August 2, 2022

Boys and Girls Club Teens Enjoy College Visits

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

This past summer, 47 area teens who attend The Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota and Desoto Counties embarked on a three-day whirlwind tour that allowed them to visit six Florida colleges, lea…