Selby Gardens Receives Third $1 Million Gift in Two Weeks

The funds will be used for its downtown Sarasota Master Plan.

05/25/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota County Judge Erika Quartermaine Joins Second Heart Homes Board

Second Heart Homes Inc. helps homeless adults with mental illnesses secure housing and obtain self-sufficiency.

05/24/2021 By Staff

Rescue Mission

Cat Depot Rescues 24 Cats From Mississippi, Louisiana Shelters

Twenty-two kittens and two cats arrived at the shelter on Thursday.

05/20/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens Receives $1 Million Gift for Phase 1 of Master Plan

The funds come from the Floyd C. Johnson and Flo Singer Johnson Foundation.

05/17/2021 By Staff

Food for Thought

How Poor Nutrition Has Affected Kids During the Covid-19 Pandemic

All Faiths Food Bank saw need spike last year, and is continuing its expanded outreach.

05/17/2021 By Allison Forsyth


Selby Gardens Receives $1 Million Donation

The funds will be used for the endowment of the gardens' Master Plan for its downtown Sarasota ampus.

05/11/2021 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards More than $320,000 in Grants

Funding will support equitable access to education and health care.

05/10/2021 By Staff


Dick Vitale Gala 2021

The 16th annual gala raised $5 million for pediatric cancer research, and welcomed some top athletes and celebrities.

05/10/2021 Photography by Lori Sax


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


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


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


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


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


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


Van Wezel Foundation Expands Board of Directors

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

04/21/2021 By Staff


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