Philanthropy

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

Philanthropy

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

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

Grants

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

Philanthropy

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

Q & A

This Couple Is Donating to All 700 Nonprofits Participating in This Year's Giving Challenge

They couldn't choose just a few charities to support, so they're giving to all of them.

04/22/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Scholarships

The Oaks Women's Club Awards 16 Scholarships Totaling $80,000

The program, now in its 20th year, has awarded more than $890,000 to 182 young women bound for college.

04/21/2022 By Staff

Good Deeds

Community Day School Students Raise Funds for Benjamin Gilkey Pediatric Cancer Fund

The third-grade students presented a $1,400 check to Laura Gilkey, Benjamin's mother.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Grants

Rocky Bluff Library in Ellenton Receives Major Grant

The $125,000 in funding will be used for facility repairs and improvements.

04/20/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer Receives $500,000 Donation

The funding comes from the Tom Gores Family Foundation.

04/19/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Selby Foundation Announces New Hires, Board Officers

Kiarra Womack has been hired as scholarships and special projects manager and Barbara Zdravecky has been named board chair.

04/18/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Announces 2022 Board of Directors

Elizabeth Van Riper has been named president of the board of directors.

04/07/2022 By Staff

Works of Art

Christian Sampson's Vita in Motu Installation Will Remain in Sarasota

The work was created for Sarasota Art Museum's inaugural exhibition

04/04/2022 By Staff

Sports

Orioles to Host Mayors Feed the Hungry Food Drive Today

The organization will collect donations for local families in need at the Orioles-Rays game at 1:05 p.m.

03/29/2022 By Staff

Philanthropy

Healthcare Foundation Raises More Than $235,000 at Women in Medicine Luncheon

Proceeds from the luncheon will help support the expansion of the genetics counseling program at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

03/28/2022 By Staff