Empowerment and Success: 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 9, 2022

Speed of Trust

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Kirsten Russell,

By Kirsten Russell, Vice President, Community Impact For more than a decade, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has been building trust among small cohorts of parents to improve the l…

May 6, 2022

Community Day School receives grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County

By Story,

Hershorin Schiff Community Day School has received a $15,000 Equity and Access grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

February 17, 2022

Beloved Philanthropist, Jean Weiller, Continues Her Legacy With A Recent Gift Of $1 Million To Boys & Girls Clubs Of Sarasota And DeSoto Counties

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County,

She has been a volunteer, a teacher, an advocate, and a leader. Her name is Jean Weiller, and her legacy is one of philanthropy and service. In 2021, Jean once again proved just how limitless…

February 5, 2022

Students: Our Community is Rooting for You

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact, Kirsten Russell,

For students taking the next bold step along their journey to a better life, there is no greater source of empowerment than knowing that their community is fully behind them, cheering for and…

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…