New Film Company Receives $300,000 Gift

Wingspan Productions works with the community to target and identify issues that young people are grappling with in their daily lives.

05/06/2021 By Staff

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Foundation Video Series Shares Stories of Resilience, Innovation, and Hope

Gulf Coast Community Foundation plans five episodes of The Future of _____.



Safe Children Coalition, Inc. Receives Donation for Schoolhouse Link Program

The $55,000 donation will be used for the Schoolhouse Link program to help support homeless youth.

04/08/2021 By Staff

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The Hunger Crisis Continues: Five Things You Didn’t Know

Due to COVID-19, even more children will be at risk of hunger this summer.



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

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Can We Get a WOW for our January Incredible Kid?!

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and Replay Outreach recognize an exceptional local kid.



'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


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


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


Flanzer Philanthropic Trust Distributed $3.145 Million in Matching Grants in 2020

The Flanzer Trust recently extended the matching program through 2021, and it will begin on Jan. 8.

01/04/2021 By Staff

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Sip & Stay (Home) with Rare Napa Valley Wines

A virtual wine tasting will benefit Animal Rescue Coalition.



'Season of Sharing' Raises More Than $2.1 Million

Funds raised will be used throughout 2021 to help those in need with rental assistance, utility bills, child care, transportation, and other crucial expenses.

12/23/2020 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

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Mentors Matter: Replay Outreach Offers Game-Changing Opportunities

Nonprofit teams up with local business leaders to help teens excel in the game of life.



Impact100 SRQ Awards $342,000 to Three Area Nonprofits

SKY Family YMCA, Children's Cancer Center and Mayor's Feed the Hungry Program each received a $114,000 grant.

11/02/2020 By Staff


Impact100 SRQ Announces Five Grant Finalists

The organization will award three of the finalists a $114,000 grant next month.

10/14/2020 By Staff

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Saluting an Incredible Kid for September 2020

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Catalist Realty, and Easterseals Southwest Florida honor an inspiring area youth.


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Dave's Killer Bread Creator to Speak as Part of Sarasota Lecture Series

The Project 180 series also includes an event highlighting local "second chance" employers.

09/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Alliance Members Give Back When It Matters Most

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance’s annual volunteer initiative returns in a reimagined way.


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Laura Gilkey Is a Passionate Advocate for Pediatric Cancer Research

After losing her son, Benjamin, to cancer at just 9 years old, Laura Gilkey created a fund to support innovative oncology care for children.

09/17/2020 By Megan McDonald