SARASOTA Be The One

Each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community.

Community Impact

Community Care

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Providing Stability, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Community Care

Caring for our community means being a resource during challenging times. We are proud to respond to Emergency Needs & Disaster Relief and initiatives around Providing Stability, that address Health & Hunger issues, provide care for Animals & the Environment, and assist with Placemaking through housing, transportation, and economic support.

Empowerment & Success

A fulfilling life comes from support, encouragement, wisdom, and experience that guide us to our dreams. We invest in Literacy Support, Student Enrichment, Scholarships & Mentoring, Career Development & Advancement, and opportunities to create Lifelong Connections so that everyone can be empowered to realize their potential.

Empowerment & Success

A fulfilling life comes from support, encouragement, wisdom, and experience that guide us to our dreams. We invest in Literacy Support, Student Enrichment, Scholarships & Mentoring, Career Development & Advancement, and opportunities to create Lifelong Connections so that everyone can be empowered to realize their potential.

Belonging & Culture

To have a place or group where you belong inspires passion and creativity. By supporting organizations whose work Bridge Generations and Unites the Community around Cultural Development & the Arts, we are here to help build the community we all want to live in.

Belonging & Culture

To have a place or group where you belong inspires passion and creativity. By supporting organizations whose work Bridge Generations and Unites the Community around Cultural Development & the Arts, we are here to help build the community we all want to live in.

In the Spotlight

December 30, 2021

Casting Wide the Safety Nets of Shelter and Stability

Being home for the holidays is a gift that I hope many of you had this last week along with time with those you hold closest to your heart. It sounds simple, but this gift of unhurried, qualit…

Announcements

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Equity and Access Grants - Apply & Deadline

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Friday , January 28 , 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Apply Online: Click "Learn More" for application link.

Equity and Access Grants ($5,000 - $30,000) support projects that promote equity and access to services amongst populations who face systemic barriers in our community. These grants are an opportunity for the Community Foundation to partner with organizations who are focusing on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in local, direct service work.

Jan 28 , 2022

Traditional Scholarship Program

Homepage Events & Deadlines

  • Tuesday , February 15 , 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Apply Online: Click "Learn More" for application link.

Completing our Traditional Scholarship application will allow our scholarship committee to consider you for more than 70 different scholarship opportunities (now including the SCBA Booker Law Academy Scholarship, the Destinations Florida Scholarship, and the Performing Arts Scholarship, among others). Applicants must be a resident of Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, or Charlotte counties or be a graduating high school senior or graduate of a high school located within one of these four counties. Students must be pursuing or planning to pursue further education at an accredited university, community college, technical school, or certification program.

Feb 15 , 2022