Grants

New Film Company Receives $300,000 Gift

Wingspan Productions works with the community to target and identify issues that young people are grappling with in their daily lives.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Grants

Venice Cat Coalition Receives $12,000 Grant

The funding will be used to to help with veterinary care, medicine and other support that is targeted to save more than 300 cats and kittens this year.

05/06/2021 By Staff

Grants

All Faiths Food Bank Receives $65,000 Grant

The funding will help support the food bank's nutrition education, Snap application assistance and hunger relief programs.

05/04/2021 By Staff

Limelight

Asolo Repertory Theatre Gala: Sock Hop at the Drive-In

Nathan Benderson Park was the setting for a more casual, nostalgic annual gala with live entertainment and a big screen.

05/03/2021 Photography by Lori Sax

Do-Over

The Florida State Parks Foundation Wants to Plant Another 100,000 New Pine Trees

It worked last year. Why not do it again?

04/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mother's Day

Local Women Entrepreneurs Donate Proceeds from Mother’s Day Gifts to Tidewell Foundation

The participating entrepreneurs are BSWANKY, CSJ Designs and Customized Styling by Jessica, Debbie Dannheisser Threads and Sara Jones.

04/28/2021 By Staff

Grants

Community Foundation Awards $203,000 in Animal Welfare Grants

The funding will support veterinarian visits, medicines, food, emergency medical services, and rehabilitative care for animals in need.

04/26/2021 By Staff

From Trash to Treasure

Turn Garbage Into Black Gold by Composting

Thanks to Sunshine Community Compost, since 2017, 50,000 pounds of food scraps have been diverted from local landfills and more than 2,500 people have learned about composting through its educational programs.

04/22/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast Track

Maribel Martinez Joins The Patterson Foundation as Digital Initiative Consultant

Martinez's career has focused on digital inclusion and closing the digital divide.

04/22/2021 By Staff

So close!

State Parks Foundation Nears Goal of Raising $100,000 to Plant 100,000 Pine Trees

Through its Plant a Pine program, the foundation has already put new longleaf pines in the ground in a dozen state parks, including Osprey's Oscar Scherer State Park.

04/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

Van Wezel Foundation Expands Board of Directors

Four new member recently joined the organization's leadership team.

04/21/2021 By Staff

Grants

Foundation for the Church of the Palms Supports Habitat for Humanity Sarasota

The funds will benefit eight families moving into their new home in Hammock Place, an affordable community developed by Habitat Sarasota.

04/20/2021 By Staff

Limelight

Selby Gardens' Orchid Experience

The reimagined outdoor experience played with a Pop art theme tied to the current Roy Lichtenstein exhibit.

04/19/2021 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

V Foundation Confirms Celebrity Guests for 2021 Dick Vitale Gala

To date, Dick Vitale has raised $37 million for pediatric cancer, and his foundation has distributed more than $55 million in pediatric cancer research grants.

04/12/2021 By Staff

Limelight

The Hermitage Greenfield Prize Celebration 2021

This year's winner, playwright Aleshea Harris, received the prize officially at a dinner Sunday evening.

04/12/2021 Photography by Lori Sax

Philanthropy

Safe Children Coalition, Inc. Receives Donation for Schoolhouse Link Program

The $55,000 donation will be used for the Schoolhouse Link program to help support homeless youth.

04/08/2021 By Staff

Public Art

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Launches 'Color the Community' Campaign

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is encouraging the community to create sidewalk chalk art inspired by early learning principals.

04/07/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Thunder By The Bay Raises $224,000 For Suncoast Charities

Each year, special event net proceeds raised by Suncoast Charities are granted to the Suncoast Foundation to provide support to six area nonprofit agencies.

04/06/2021 By Staff

Philanthropy

Selby Gardens Receives Gift for Media Center, Virtual Programming

The gift—an undisclosed amount—will launch the Deb Kabinoff Media Center at the gardens.

03/31/2021 By Staff

Jobs

Goodwill Manasota Expands Supported JobsPlus Program

The program helps provide employment for individuals with severe disabilities.

03/31/2021 By Staff