Candy Brooks Named 2021 'Big Sister of the Year' for Florida

Brooks, of Englewood, has mentored her "little sister" Aaliyah since 2017.

03/09/2021 By Staff


Funding Awarded to Support Nonprofits Caring for Animals

More than $122,000 was awarded from the Bill and Maryann Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation.

03/02/2021 By Staff


Resilient Retreat Receives Grant from Love IV Lawrence Foundation

The funding will allow Resilient Retreat to provide more than 100 sessions of equine therapy to first responders, medical personnel and teachers in the community.

02/26/2021 By Staff

New Home

Bradenton Animal Rescue is Getting a $10 Million Upgrade in September

Nate's Honor Animal Rescue is building a 31,000 square-foot adoption, vet and training center as part of its original location.

02/25/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Unity Awards

Unity Award Winners Receive Honorariums from Community Foundation

The honorariums will support nonprofit causes chosen by this year’s honorees.

02/23/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

New College Foundation Names Two Directors of Philanthropy

In their new positions, Declan Sheehy and Marcia Crawley are responsible for creating and implementing engagement strategies to secure resources for the college.

02/22/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Board Grants $6 Million to Local Organizations

The funding focuses on supporting early learning needs, strengthening mental health support and building equitable pathways to education, healthcare, and legal services.

02/19/2021 By Staff

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Feb. 18-24

A world premiere at Asolo Rep, a second production for Sarasota Opera, Thunder by the Bay weekend and more.

02/18/2021 By Kay Kipling


All Faiths Food Bank Receives $115,000 in Donations

The funds support the food bank's Backpack and hunger relief programs.

02/09/2021 By Staff


'Season of Sharing' Reaches More Than $3.7 Million in 21st Annual Campaign

The campaign, which is now in its 21st year, has raised more than $30 million in total.

02/08/2021 By Staff


Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee Receives $4 Million Gift

The funds come from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

02/02/2021 By Staff


Community Day School Receives $500,000 Gift

The contribution will name The Rodkin Family Lower School Building—the preschool—on the school’s new 8.8-acre campus.

02/01/2021 By Staff


Forty Carrots Receives Grant to Help Fund Program for Incarcerated Parents

The grant will provide funding for Forty Carrots' parenting programs at Sarasota County jail.

01/27/2021 By Staff


Local Nonprofit Accepting Grant Applications for 2021

The deadline to apply for Sisterhood For Good's 2021 Annual Grants Program is Friday, April 30.

01/26/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Patterson Foundation Purchases Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity Mortgages

The one-time purchase will give Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity the capacity to build 70 homes over the next two years.

01/22/2021 By Staff

The Arts

Ringling Museum Awarded Grant From the Andy Warhol Foundation

The $31,000 grant will support curatorial activities and a new exhibit in 2023.

01/21/2021 By Staff


Van Wezel Will Host Community Food Drive Jan. 30

The Van Wezel, Impact100 SRQ and Mayors' Feed the Hungry are partnering in the effort.

01/21/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Tidewell Foundation Hosts Linen Drive to Support Patients in Need

The foundation is collecting new towels and sheets from community for resource-limited Tidewell Hospice patients.

01/15/2021 By Staff


Teen Court Receives $25,000 Grant

The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

01/15/2021 By Staff


Hospital Gala Raises More Than $900,000

The fourth annual gala was livestreamed from The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

01/14/2021 By Staff