Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications Through Feb. 15

Students under the age of 24 are eligible for more than 70 scholarships opportunities.

01/05/2022 By Staff


Florida Studio Theatre Awarded $200,000 Grant

The funds come from Jack and Priscilla Schlegel's fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

12/20/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation Announces Staff Promotions, Appointments

Ranata Reeder has joined the Hull Fellows Leadership Program, Julie Alvins has been promoted to director of accounting, and Laurie Scott has been appointed philanthropic advisor.

12/15/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Community Raises $1.7 Million-Plus for Season of Sharing This Year

Since its inception 21 years ago, Season of Sharing has distributed more than $31 million to more than 38,000 local families.

12/09/2021 By Staff


New Grant Will Boost Local Parrot Sanctuary

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded $10,000 to Birds of Paradise Sanctuary & Rescue.

12/01/2021 By Staff


New Grant Will Boost Sarasota Animal Shelter

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County recently awarded $7,800 to Satchel's Last Resort.

11/24/2021 By Staff


The Ringling Receives Grant from Community Foundation

The $42,500 will provide support for three of the museum's programs.

11/22/2021 By Staff

Nonprofit News

Community Foundation Earns National Recognition

The foundation was awarded re-accreditation and earned an "exceptional" four-star rating on Charity Navigator.

11/21/2021 By Staff


Transition Sarasota Awarded $8,500 Grant

The funding comes from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support the Suncoast Gleaning Project.

10/27/2021 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Conservation Foundation

The funding will be used to upgrade the Conservation Foundation's CRM platform.

10/19/2021 By Staff


Ringling College Awarded Grants from Community Foundation

The grants will support community, diversity and inclusion.

10/08/2021 By Staff


Community Foundation to Host Virtual 'Community Voices' Discussion

The panel will be hosted by Mercedes Soler and feature Donna Hanley, Jeannie Perales and Michéle Des Verney Redwine.

09/30/2021 By Staff


Selby Gardens, Community Foundation Expand Partnership

Funding provided by the Community Foundation will establish a new Education Lab Series and expand Selby's Family Togetherness program.

09/17/2021 By Staff


Community Foundation Awards More Than $2 Million in Scholarships

Students in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties receive support and opportunities to pursue further education.

09/02/2021 By Staff


Local Black-Led Nonprofits Raised More Than $20,000 During 'Give 8/28'

Six organizations were recognized within the top 25 fundraisers out of more than 300 causes nationwide.

08/31/2021 By Staff


New Program Formed to Help Struggling Readers

The Strauss Literacy Initiative is bringing together nonprofits, schools, and education partners to provide awareness about literary challenges like dyslexia.

08/17/2021 By Staff


Tidewell Foundation Receives Grant for Grief Support Program

The $30,000 will go to a program designed to help grieving children and caregivers in Sarasota's Newtown community.

08/06/2021 By Staff


Forty Carrots Family Center Awarded Grant for Mental Health Care

The $20,000 grant will be used to offer and expand mental health care assistance to local families and children.

07/14/2021 By Staff


Planned Parenthood Awarded $50,000 Grant

The funds come from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to support sexual and reproductive health care for priority populations.

06/29/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Names New Officers, Board Member

Daniel DeLeo has been named chair and Marilyn Thompson vice-chair. Jeff Troiano will join the board for a three-year term.

06/29/2021 By Staff