Empowerment and Success: Stories of Impact

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 21, 2022

Millions in Scholarships from Community Foundation of Sarasota County Support Local Students Completing Degrees

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SARASOTA, FL – During a time of increased costs for gas, food, and school supplies, young adults pursuing higher education are also facing higher prices for enrollment in secondary educa…