Community Foundation Announces Dates for 2024 Giving Challenge

They are April 9-10, 2024, from noon to noon.

03/27/2023 By Staff

Q & A

Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez on Warriors of Sarasota and Cultivating 'Spaces of Healing and Dialogue'

The documentary highlights the stories of women of color in Sarasota. It debuts at an event this Friday, Dec. 2.

11/30/2022 By Sylvia Whitman


Season of Sharing Kicks Off 23rd Year

The Season of Sharing fund offers residents one-time financial assistance for basic living expenses.

11/14/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Provides $644,000 for Immediate Hurricane Ian Relief

Plus, grants from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

10/17/2022 By Staff

Hurricane Ian

How to Help People in Florida Affected by Hurricane Ian

Check out this list of local and national organizations mobilizing to help those who suffered most.

10/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Strength in Numbers

Giving Circles Bring Together Like-Minded Philanthropists to Help Those in Need

The last 10 years have seen the creation of a number of giving circles—organizations that require an annual minimum donation and work together on a membership basis.

09/16/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Grant Supports 'Legal Lifeline for Youth' Program

Plus, Forty Carrots receives a $50,000 donation for its mental health program and more.

08/15/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Sarasota Kiwanis Club Awards $100,000 in Grants to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Plus, Gulf Coast Community Foundation awards $125,000 to CareerEdge and WBTT receives $40,000 Arts Appreciation grant.

08/01/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Van Wezel Foundation Receives $1 Million Gift

Plus, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards $225,000 in Giving Challenge prizes and Barancik Foundation distributes $475,000 in retention bonuses to early education professionals.

06/06/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Healthcare Foundation Receives $2 Million Gift for Behavioral Health Pavilion

Plus, CreArte Latino Center is the recipient of a Covid-19 Community Impact Grant and Goodwill receives a donation of art from Patriot Plaza.

05/26/2022 By Staff


There's Still Time to Donate to Community Foundation's 24-Hour Giving Challenge

More than 700 nonprofits participate in the event, which has raised more than $59 million since 2012.

04/26/2022 By Staff


Community Day School Receives Equity and Access Grant

The funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for the school's Every Child Scholarship Fund.

04/14/2022 Photography by Staff


Community Foundation Awards More Than $281,000 in Grants

The funding was distributed to 16 organizations in the foundation's Equity and Access competitive grant cycle.

03/24/2022 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation President and CEO Appointed to National Steering Committee

Roxie Jerde will collaborate with CEOs from across the nation to offer guidance on how national issues affect charitable giving in local communities.

03/22/2022 By Staff


Newtown Connection Awarded $30,000 Grant

The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support equity and access.

03/21/2022 By Staff


Academy at Glengary Launches Mental Health Re-Engagement Initiative

The funding will support the academy's comprehensive, culturally sensitive approach to county residents seeking mental health recovery.

03/17/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Promotes Director of Community Impact

The foundation also hired a director of marketing.

03/08/2022 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards More Than $161,000 in Animal Welfare Grants

The grants will will fund emergency veterinary treatment as well as volunteer program development.

02/23/2022 Photography by Staff


Science and Environment Council Awarded $10,000 Grant

The funding was used to to commission a study to measure the value that SEC provides to its members.

02/18/2022 By Staff


Philanthropist Donates $1 Million to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties

The funding comes from Jean Weiller and is designated for renovations and expansions.

02/17/2022 By Staff