Trees, Please

Sarasota County's First Micro Forest Has Macro Impact

Local groups are fighting climate change by planting micro forests. You can see the first local one at the Celery Fields, where it doubles as an outdoor classroom.

11/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In the Key of Gifting

A Sarasota Grand Piano Finds a New Home in a Historic Mississippi Church

Anonymous donors gifted their mint-condition piano to the church, which hosted civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Jackie Robinson.

10/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Post-Ian

Anna Maria's Wildlife Inc. Has Taken in a Flood of Animals Ravaged by Hurricane Ian

The morning after the hurricane made landfall on the west coast, the center took in roughly 160 animals in need of care.

10/10/2022 By Kim Doleatto

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

Round of A-Paws

Celebrate National Guide Dog Month at the Daiquiri Deck

Daiquiri Deck is hoping to raise $50,000 for the nonprofit organization, which breeds, raises and trains guide dogs.

08/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Community Engagement

A Food Truck Rally Raised $10,000 For Children Who Lost Their Family In I-75 Crash

JFCS of the Suncoast, Big Top Brewing Company and local food trucks partnered to raise money for the family of the crash victims.

08/24/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Big Plans

Sarasota Activist Shannon Fortner Wants to Build an Arts Center Focused on LGBTQ+ Voices

Fortner hopes to create an arts and mental health hub where queer and trans voices can shine and thrive.

07/08/2022 By Kim Doleatto

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine

This Sarasota Duo Is Killing Invasive Lionfish in a Tiny Yellow Submarine

Scott Gonnello and Scott Cassell are finding new ways to rid the waters of the invasive species wreaking havoc on coral reefs.

07/07/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Winter Olympics

Rise & Nye's Is Hosting an Ice Cream Eating Contest This Weekend

How much ice cream can you eat in four minutes?

05/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

I woof you

A Modern Renovation Helps the Sarasota County Humane Society Save More Animals

More cats and dogs can be saved thanks to the recent $8.5 million expansion.

02/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Business Tips

Bradenton Nonprofit Launches Business and Entrepreneurship Classes

The Realize Bradenton classes will take place both online and in person.

01/04/2022 By Staff

Giving Back

Looking to Give Back This Thanksgiving? Here Are Five Events That Help Those in Need.

A number of nonprofits are hosting food and toy drives this season.

11/16/2021 By Marc Griffin

You're Invited

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Streets of Paradise's Love~Art~Repeat Gallery This Weekend

There will be live music, art, food and more.

10/12/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Beauty Hero

With Her New Foundation, Sarasota Hairstylist Dede Caldwell Helps At-Risk Women Look and Feel Their Best

The Beauty Bridge Foundation was founded by Caldwell and her daughter during the pandemic to provide hair styling services to local women in need.

10/01/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sponsored Content

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Named One of the Country’s Best Nonprofits

The foundation has earned the national ranking from The NonProfit Times for two years running and five years overall.

05/19/2021

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

Arts Advocates Announces 2021-2022 Board Officers

The mission of Arts Advocates is to inspire creativity, advance education and connect the community to the arts.

04/19/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Arts Advocates Announces 2021-2022 Advisory Board Members

Arts Advocates was founded as the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota in 1969 with the mission of supporting and stimulating the arts in Sarasota County.

03/24/2021 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Longtime Sarasota Furniture Shop Gives Back With Major Deals

Copenhagen Imports reignites its annual Stressless promotion to fuel the community response to rising need.

05/21/2020

Sponsored Content

#WeAreOne Video Inspires Resiliency, Unity

The video showcases community nonprofits in a push to strengthen charitable giving ahead of The Giving Challenge 2020.

04/21/2020