Farewell

Saying Goodbye to Sarasota Philanthropist and Businessman Stanley Kane

Kane embodied and shaped the Sarasota we know today.

08/30/2020 By Robert Plunket

Grants

Children First Receives $10,000 Grant From Suncoast Credit Union

Children First provides year-round early childhood education for approximately 900 children and their families.

08/28/2020 By Staff

Education

Sarasota Philanthropist Donates $1 Million for UF Law Scholarship for HBCU Graduates

Hugh Culverhouse Jr. was moved to make the gift after the passing of civil rights icon John Lewis; scholarship recipients will be recognized as John Lewis Scholars.

08/27/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Black-Led Nonprofits Join National 'Give 8/28' Day

The annual giving day is hosted by the Young, Black and Giving Back Institute and is the culmination of Black Philanthropy Month.

08/25/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Awards $2.7 Million

Funding focuses on supporting health and human service needs, building equity for communities of color, and protecting the environment.

08/24/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

A Life Story Foundation Announces New Business Model in Wake of Covid-19

The foundation will move from fundraising via large-scale events to using digital platforms to create content, awareness and sponsorship opportunities for donors.

08/19/2020 By Staff

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

The funding, which comes from Gulf Coast Community Foundation, will support family programming and the Art of Our Time initiative.

08/11/2020 By Staff

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Shifting Food Distribution for Manatee County Families

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has seen need spike because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grants

Forty Carrots Receives Grant for Mental Health Services

The grant, from the Community Foundation of Sarasota, will provide behavioral support and social/emotional learning for children.

08/06/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Vengroff Williams Inc. Coordinates Demolition for Child Protection Center

Contributions and in-kind donations allow for for funds raised by CPC to continue to be used for programming.

07/30/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Teen Court of Sarasota Receives $10,000 Grant

The funds will be used to provide youth in North Port a continuum of services.

07/09/2020 By Staff

Good Deeds

Local Organizations Donate to All Star Children’s Foundation

The $5,000 grant will furnish one of the foundation's six foster family homes.

07/06/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Foundation Issues More Than $867,400 in Grants

The grants will provide support to serve those vulnerable populations who have been disproportionately impacted in the wake of the recent crises.

06/30/2020 By Staff

Grants

International Design Society's Sarasota Chapter Awards Grant to All Star Children’s Foundation

The $20,000 grant will help fund All Star’s education, therapeutic and clinical initiatives.

06/25/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Receives Multiple Grants

The funding totals $35,895.

06/17/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Expands Sarasota Area Non-Profit Matching Funds Program

In the program’s next phase, the trust will seek contributions from private donors, with a goal of increasing the total annual match and making the program available year-round.

06/15/2020 By Staff

Sustainability

Partners for Green Places Awards $161,379 in Matching Funds

The funds will help 10 local environmental and human service agencies to implement water and energy efficiency upgrades at their facilities.

06/12/2020 By Staff

Fins up

Gecko's Cocktail Raises $10,000 for Mote

In 2018, Gecko's pledged to donate $1 for every sale of a new cocktail named in honor of Mote founder and world-renowned scientist Eugenie Clark.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Summer school

How Virtual Learning May Help Kids Avoid the 'COVID Slide'

The SKY Family YMCA is offering child care services and summer camps that will incorporate virtual learning this summer.

06/03/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Issues Nearly $4.5 Million in Grants in Two Months

Funds provide nonprofit organizations support to address immediate needs in response to COVID-19 pandemic, plus evolving short-term and longer-term initiatives.

05/20/2020 By Staff