Dick Vitale Gala Raises $12.4 Million for Pediatric Cancer Research

The star-studded event took place last Friday in Sarasota.

05/08/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Grants $250,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties

Plus, grants to Meals on Wheels, Selby Gardens and more.

04/17/2023 By Staff

United in Song

Celebrate Latin Culture With More Than 80 Musicians at UnidosNow's 'Noche Unidos'

On April 28, a unique blend of Latin and classical music will brighten the Van Wezel stage.

03/29/2023 By Staff


Photos: Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation's 'Women and Medicine' Luncheon

Funds raised will go toward patient care at SMH's Cornell Family Behavioral Health Pavilion.

03/27/2023 Photography by Lori Sax


Photos: Sarasota Orchestra Gala

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the special guest performer at the sold-out event.

03/07/2023 Photography by Lori Sax


Photos: Asolo Rep's 'Broadway Begins Here!' Gala

This year's gala honored retiring Asolo Rep leaders Michael Donald Edwards and Linda DiGabriele.


Sing, Sing a Song

Hermitage Artist Retreat CEO Andy Sandberg Makes a Brief Return to the Stage

He'll appear in a benefit concert March 20 at the Van Wezel, along with some of his Broadway friends.

03/05/2023 By Kay Kipling

Grant Report

Patterson Foundation Donates $500,000 to Earthquake Relief Efforts in Turkey and Syria

Plus, Cooking for Wishes raises $650,000 and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation awards $226,614 in Hurricane Ian relief.

02/27/2023 By Staff

Grant Report

National Science Foundation Awards USF $4 Million Grant for Cybersecurity Program

Plus, the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition received an anonymous $100,000 donation, the Hospital Gala raised $1.5 million for cancer care services and more.

01/23/2023 By Staff

Listening to Black Voices

Tomeika Hunter-Koski on Serving in the Army, Education and Her Charitable Work in Africa

“For decades, Black people have been told to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps when too many of us don’t have boots—and the powers that be continue to systemically keep the boots out of reach."  

01/11/2023 By Heather Dunhill


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

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

A New Hope

These Transitional Living Homes Help Women Struggling With Addiction Get Clean

The organization was founded in 2017 by Danielle Thorpe and Tim Gallien, and now has five homes where women can live to get clean.

08/12/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Grant Report

Harvest House Earns Three-Year $140,000 Grant for Local Workforce Program

Plus, grants for education, homeless assistance and more.

08/08/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

The Gulf Coast Community Foundation Donates $60,000 for Wellfield Park Project

Plus, more donations for local arts groups, educational programs and more.

07/01/2022 By Staff

Grant Report

Barancik Foundation Approves $6.3 Million In Grant Funding

The total includes $2.5 million to All Faiths Food Bank to help expand its capacity to screen children and families for food insecurity.

05/16/2022 By Staff


Neal Communities Makes $10,000 Donation to Laurel Civic Agency

The funding will support several community programs through the Laurel Civic Agency.

05/11/2022 By Staff


Philanthropy Masters Graduates Join Patterson Foundation as Fellows

Alexander and Rachel Ploss are newest members of the foundation's fellows program.

05/11/2022 By Staff


Selby Foundation Awards Nearly $1.1 Million in Grants to Area Nonprofits

The funding was part of the foundation's spring grant cycle.

05/09/2022 By Staff


New Asolo Rep Media Studio to Be Named for Deb Kabinoff

Kabinoff most recently contributed $250,000 to the Asolo Rep’s capital campaign that is funding the expansion of the Robert and Beverly Koski Production Center.

05/04/2022 By Staff