Affordable Housing

Goodwill, Salvation Army Partner on Housing Program

A supporter of The Salvation Army Sarasota and Goodwill Manasota connected the two organizations, with the hope that items Goodwill hadn't sold in retail stores could be donated to Salvation Army clients

05/22/2019 By Staff


Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Accepting Grant Applications

The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019.

05/21/2019 By Staff


Patterson Foundation Invests Up to $5 Million in The Bay

The investment will strengthen The Bay’s mission of transforming Sarasota’s bayfront.

05/21/2019 By Staff


The Exchange Will Award $250,000 to Local Arts Groups and Students

Twenty regional groups will receive support for wide-ranging arts and cultural projects. Twenty-two students will receive scholarships for pursuing studies in the arts.

05/17/2019 By Staff


Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Teases New Space at Groundbreaking Ceremony

More than $7.2 million has been raised to cover the cost of the renovations.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward


Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Grant to Embracing Our Differences for Unity Days High School Initiative

The $2,000 grant was issued from the McCauley-Brown Fund.

05/15/2019 By Staff


Nominate Now for Sarasota Magazine's 2019 Volunteer of the Year!

Please take a moment to tell us about a volunteer in your organization who deserves special recognition.



Deadline Approaches for Summer 2019 Gulf Coast Board Institute

The online application is open through May 17.

05/14/2019 By Staff


Hermitage Artist Retreat Receives Gift of 12 Paintings

The donation comes from Sam Alfstad and Spanish painter Felix de la Concha.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Mental Health

Mental Health Nonprofit Sunshine From Darkness Plans 2020 Relaunch

The organization will host a pair of special events: the Journey to Wellness Symposium and Inspiring Hope Dinner.

05/10/2019 By Staff


Nearly $20,000 in Gifts to be Awarded to Organizations Serving Local African-American and Black Communities

The Masala Giving Circle, a philanthropic organization of African-American women, will hold its annual award ceremony May 15.

05/10/2019 Photography by Staff

Food Drive

27th Annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Will Benefit All Faiths Food Bank

It's the country’s largest single-day food drive.

05/08/2019 By Staff


The Patterson Foundation Commits Up to $1 Million to Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Global Recovery Fund

The commitment includes an immediate $250,000 contribution to support recovery from Tropical Cyclone Idai.

05/08/2019 By Staff


Even More Pictures From Our Best of Sarasota Party

A few more snapshots from our "Best of" and 40th anniversary party.

05/06/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles


More Pictures from Sarasota Magazine's Best of Sarasota Party

The party at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall celebrated the best food, drink, shops, services and entertainment as well as our 40th anniversary.

05/06/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles


Forks and Corks Grand Tasting 2019

The annual event from Sarasota-Manatee Originals was rescheduled after being rained out last January.

05/06/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Girls Inc. 31st Annual Celebration Luncheon

There was lots to celebrate at the annual luncheon, including being named national Affiliate of the Year.

05/01/2019 Photography by Lori Sax


Designing Daughters' "Studio 54" Gala

The event at the Universal Flight Training Hangar featured a disco theme.

04/29/2019 Photography by Cliff Roles


Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $1.8 Million in Grant Funding

Grants benefit the Bay Park Conservancy, Project 180, Sarasota County School District and more.

04/25/2019 By Staff


All Faiths Food Bank Honors 'Campaign Against Summer Hunger' Co-Founders

In acknowledgement of the Mondas' philanthropic efforts, the newly constructed entrance to All Faiths Food Bank has been named in their honor.

04/24/2019 By Staff