Community Foundation of Sarasota County



The Community Foundation of Sarasota County was created in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council to encourage philanthropic individuals to leave a charitable legacy to the citizens of Sarasota County.


Since 1979, the Community Foundation has been making the important connection between individuals' personal memories, passions, dreams and the fulfillment of their charitable goals. We help create permanent charitable funds of everlasting impact. These funds ensure that people of vision will have an enduring influence on the life of their community and the charitable causes they hold dear, that is truly For Good.

Web Address

www.cfsarasota.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @CFSarasota


Assets and Giving for Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Assets

2020 - 354,743,959
2019 - 351,898,126
2018 - 329,524,762
2017 - 272,943,653
Domestic Grants

2020 - 44,970,605
2019 - 19,184,254
2018 - 31,357,684


    

Recent News from Community Foundation of Sarasota County


Srq Daily Apr 3, 2024
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

"We offer a two-week learn to sail class and learn to race class every fall and so this is the culmination for those who just graduated from the class in the fall to participate on a big time...more

Srq Daily Mar 13, 2024
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation

Customers at Rise Up Cafe in Sarasota, Fla., will soon notice a difference: The coffee and ice cream shop staffed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is moving to a new...more

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work - SRQ Daily Mar 2, 2024
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Customers at Rise Up Cafe in Sarasota, Fla., will soon notice a difference: The coffee and ice cream shop staffed by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is moving to a new...more

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Nearly $110000 to 15 Area Nonprofits
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

"In many cases, organizations awarded through this cycle are the primary support system for vulnerable people and families, or else working to dismantle stigma that further limits individual...more

SRQ Daily Jan 3, 2024 - Wednesday Philanthropy Edition
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

We are delighted to feature each of the twelve honorees in our Wednesday Philanthropic edition of SRQ Daily. Today we are recognizing Christi...more

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Puts Focus on Philanthropy
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation

Amy Kwakya-Amoah is a 17-year-old senior at Out-of-Door Academy in Florida. She's also the Youth Humanitarian of the Year for her volunteer work with Healthy Teens, a community education program...more

Barancik Foundation Awards $5 Million in Grants
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Manatee Community Foundation, Parker Foundation

The Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation has awarded more than $5 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations working in education, mental health, humanitarian causes, and the arts and...more

Businesses, Community Groups Seek Solutions to Affordable Housing Crisis | Sarasota Magazine
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

... Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Russell says businesses have a big stake in creating solutions. “It's important to all of us, no...more

Season of Sharing Helps Bradenton Father in Life of Grief and Growth
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Steven Bender was living on the streets of Philadelphia in the early 1980s when he met his future wife, Aurea. She was just a year older than him, and they grew up together. "Our love just got...more

Season of Sharing: A vital community asset - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Foundation: Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Roxie Jerde (left), president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Our community's assets are measured in many ways: home...more



Social Enterprise Network Sites


Co-founders William Mann and David Mravyan devised the Sensimat during a mandatory project for their MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Canada. Sensimat is a device that helps manage and assess pressure among wheelchair users.




Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs



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