Empowerment and Success: Stories of Impact

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

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

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…

August 1, 2022

Sarasota's summer learning programs critical amid major crises in learning and housing

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

by Saundra Amrhein Sarasota parent Zac Cox turned to the great outdoors for a classroom when the pandemic forced the closure of schools. His two small kids – cut off from friends and wre…

July 26, 2022

A Decade of 2Gen Learning: Celebrating Support and Success of Whole Families

By Blog, Homepage - Blog,

A decade ago our Community Foundation came together with Ascend at the Aspen institute to formalize our 2Gen approach as the critical lens in which we view our impact. Today, more than ever, w…

July 25, 2022

Laurel Civic restructuring to better help children, adults

By Story, Homepage - Story of Impact,

NOKOMIS — Focusing on programs for empowering children and adults, Laurel Civic continues to expand in everything it offers from homework assistance programs to financial literacy. "G…

July 14, 2022

Summer Learning Programs Strengthen Kids and Communities

By Blog, Rebecca Abrahamson,

“Summer slide” may sound like a fun attraction at an amusement park, but it’s not. The “slide” refers to the months of learning loss experienced by many kids duri…

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 Blog, Story, 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…