Philanthropy

Selby Foundation Gives $125,000 for New State College of Florida Concert and Recital Hall

Scheduled to open in 2021, the SCF Studio for the Performing Arts will be a nearly 15,000-square-foot facility.

09/09/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Food Bank of Manatee Donates More Than 21,000 Bags of Food to Food-Insecure Children

The "summer relief bags" also included more than 126,000 meals for children during the weekends.

09/06/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Day School Students Donate to Chabad of Nassau

Students decided to send funds from the school's Tzedakah Fund—to which children can choose to contribute each week on Shabbat—to Chabad of Nassau, which has partnered with the Red Cross to help provide aid to those in need.

09/05/2019 By Staff

Grants

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Approves Nearly $10 Million in Grants

The funds come ahead of the foundation's 40th anniversary.

09/03/2019 By Staff

Guide to Giving

Francis Folkers Doesn't Mind Getting Dirty at Oscar Scherer State Park

Folkers agonizes over the loss of Florida’s habitat to development.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

Guide to Giving 2019

Fifty-three ways to love our community, from good causes to extraordinary volunteers to getting through galas and what your gift will buy.

09/02/2019

Small Talk

10 Tips for Surviving Gala Season

How to take a great photo, avoid those endless paddle raises and have great dinner-table conversation.

09/02/2019 By Staff

Guide to Giving

John Murphy Puts His Organizational and People Skills to Work at All Faiths Food Bank

In just the first half of 2019, Murphy had volunteered 725 hours.

09/02/2019 By Olivia Letts

Guide to Giving

Terry Davis Finds Fulfillment Tutoring and Mentoring Newtown Students

“As long as I’m kicking, I’m going to be working with students.”

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Guide to Giving

Jay Traverso Found a Passion For Habitat for Humanity

“You get so lucky, there comes a time where you need to give back,” he says.

09/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Guide to Giving

What Your Money Can Buy for Sarasota-Manatee Nonprofits

From $10 to $1 million, here's how your dollars can make a difference.

09/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward, Olivia Letts, and Hanna Powers

Guide to Giving

Nonprofit Expert Bob Carter Shares His Tips For Choosing a Charity

Sarasota County is overflowing with nonprofits—2,154 of them, to be exact.

09/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Guide to Giving

Team Tony Provides Cancer Support Through Friendship

"I want everyone to know that a diagnosis is not an ending.”

09/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Guide to Giving

The Academy at Glengary Provides Hope, Job Skills and Community to Those With Mental Health Conditions

Work is the main focus, and the Academy trains its clients—called members—in fields from the culinary arts to technology to customer service.

09/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Guide to Giving

The Lost Pet Services 941 Facebook Page Reunites Lost Pets With Their Owners

“That’s the goal: to be the one place people can go to, so that no pets fall through the cracks.”

09/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

A Garden of Delight

The Children's Garden is Full of Delight

Joan Marie Condon founded The Children’s Garden because she worried that development was limiting green space for children—and that technology was taking over the focus in their lives.

09/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Philanthropy

Local Nonprofit Announces 'DreamLarge Weekend'

DreamLarge's three-day experience will be held at Ringling College of Art and Design from October 11-13, 2019.

08/30/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Bank of America Presents $20,000 to Harvest House

The funding will support Harvest House's affordable homes repair project.

08/26/2019 By Staff

Grants

Selby Foundation Awards Glasser/Schoenbaum Center $50,000 for Security Upgrades

The tech and security overhaul is the first the center has had since opening in 1990.

08/20/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

The Ringling Announces 2019 UnGala Ambassadors

The gala, which returns after a 10-year hiatus, will serve as the kickoff for The Ringling’s fall exhibition and performance season.

08/19/2019 By Staff