Fast Track

Barancik Foundation Hires Ev Bosque as Chief Financial Officer

Bosque will be responsible for maintaining the financial integrity of the foundation through the direction of its fiscal, fund accounting and investment activities.

10/06/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Names Five Teachers as 'Ripple Effect' Award Winners

They are Christine Dapra, Deb Hogue, Taleisa Schlemmer, Tina Slattery and Brian Upholz.

09/29/2021 By Staff


Sarasota Chamber Recognizes Teri A. Hansen With Annual Chair's Cup Award

The chamber also welcomed its 2021-2022 board chair, Dennis Murphy of Gulfside Bank.

09/17/2021 By Staff

Red Tide

Solutions to Avoid Red Tide Launches Regional 'Healthy Ponds Collaborative'

The new collaborative aims to help more neighborhoods upgrade their ponds, more effectively remove red-tide causing nutrients, and cost-share the improvements.

09/15/2021 By Staff

Mental Health

Resilient Retreat Scales Up Programs to Support Community with Trauma Care

A $125,000 grant will allow the organization to hire a new staff member and fund the second phase of its neurofeedback program.

08/11/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Board Approves $3 Million in Grant Funding

The money aims to strengthen workforce development programs, reinforce health equity efforts, and jump-start efforts to restore local waterways.

08/09/2021 By Staff


First 1,000 Days Suncoast Expands Outreach and Support Team

Tina Wilson has been hired as family navigator, Dallas Decklever as peer support specialist, and Sienna Kelley as administrative assistant.

08/04/2021 By Staff


New Program Will Help Students Write Stronger College Entrance Essays

The free New College of Florida workshops will be offered online to local students.

07/08/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Local Foundations Recognize Summer Learning Efforts

The cumulative gifts to summer teachers added up to more than $40,000.

06/30/2021 By Staff

A breath of fresh air

Nonprofit Project Breaks Down Barriers Between Kids and the Natural World

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation is helping turn nature into an outdoor classroom.

06/02/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein


Barancik Foundation Board Approves $2.3 Million in Grant Funding

The funding will support emerging needs in the community and provide more equitable access to healthcare and arts experiences.

05/24/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Barancik Foundation Hires Matthew Sauer as Collaboration and Impact Officer

Sauer previously spent 28 years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, including as regional editor for the newspaper’s parent company, Gannett.

05/20/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundations Awards First 'Ripple Effect' Awards to Sarasota County Teachers

The newly established, semi-annual prize acknowledges outstanding teachers who have impacted lives in and outside classrooms.

05/18/2021 By Staff

Fast track

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hires New Volunteer Recruiter

The nonprofit recently named Teresa Taft as its new community volunteer recruiter.

04/21/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants Child Protection Center $300,000

CPC reports that child sexual abuse has increased by 23 percent during the pandemic and more than 3,800 child abuse reports were referred to the agency last year.

03/29/2021 By Staff


Grant Allows Food Bank to Make High-Impact Energy Improvements

The $27,000 in funding comes from the Southface Institute and was facilitated by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/18/2021 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

Fast Track

Organizations Name New Board Members

Four Sarasota women have been elected to state and local boards of directors.

12/08/2020 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants $3 Million for Health and Human Services Needs

Fourteen organizations were awarded portions of the grant.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Children and Families

First 1,000 Days Sarasota Launches Parent Portal and Care Coordination System

Families can sign up to ask for parenting education, healthcare, food, financial assistance and other resources.

11/02/2020 By Staff