Season of Sharing

Helping individuals and families who are on the verge of homelessness to stay in their homes.

Two Generational Approach

Helping struggling families move beyond poverty by addressing the needs of and opportunities for parents and children together.

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Promoting school readiness, combating summer learning loss and preventing chronic absence.

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Helping donors make more informed decisions about giving based on in-depth information provided by local nonprofits.

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For almost 40 years, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has matched donors to the right causes, creating lasting impact. You can be the one to make a difference.

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Making a Difference One Life at a Time

Making a Difference One Life at a Time ›

When Bill and Betsy Roe sold their tech-industry manufacturing company and left Minneapolis to live in Florida full-time, Betsy said, “Billy, we have been so blessed in our own lives, I don’t want our lives to be purely about recreation.” Not that there’s anything wrong with recreational activities, she explains, but rather they both felt a profound need to be actively giving back, making their new community a better place. To that end, they found the perfect partner in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

2018 Giving Challenge Raises $11.7 Million for 636 Area Nonprofits

2018 Giving Challenge Raises $11.7 Million for 636 Area Nonprofits ›

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2018 Giving Challenge has raised more than $6.1 million through 74,682 gifts from 49,207 unique donors, with an added $5 million in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. More than $260,000 in grant prizes will be awarded to the organizations receiving gifts from the highest number of individual donors and a variety of other “Best Of” prizes. In total, $11,733,241 was raised to support 636 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties on May 1 & 2, noon to noon.


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