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Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Donors, Issue Nearly $4.5 Million in Grants in Last Two Months

Release Date: 
05/15/2020

The $4.5 million will help address basic life needs, offer buoying emotional support programs to students and seniors, and improve community quality of life through cultural connections.

Foundations and Donors Grant Over $1.8 Million For Covid-19 Relief

Release Date: 
04/22/2020

Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have awarded over $880,000 in grants from their joint COVID-19 Response Initiative, providing relief to nonprofit organizations leading the region’s COVID-19 assistance efforts.

Community Foundation of Collier County receives $350,000 from the Brynne & Robert Coletti Fund of the Farmer Family Foundation to Aid Coronavirus Relief

Release Date: 
04/21/2020

Through their Fund, Brynne & Bob Coletti provide philanthropic support for charities, nonprofits, and educational institutions nationwide. They have also supported local organizations such as the Guadalupe Center, Naples Botanical Garden, NCEF, NCH Healthcare System, and the Everglades Foundation.

Community Foundations of Collier County and Southwest Florida Launch Coronavirus Relief Funds

Release Date: 
03/16/2020

The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation have each activated emergency relief funds: CFCC's Collier Comes Together Fund and SWFLCF's Emergency Relief Fund to collect donations to aid in Coronavirus relief.

Scholarships Available to Strengthen Nursing Workforce on the Suncoast

Release Date: 
03/07/2020

The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) is offering up to $150,000 in scholarships to encourage more nurses and prospective nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and ensure safe, high-quality nursing care in the Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and Desoto counties region.

Heeding 'Her Deepness' to Save Our Seas

Release Date: 
01/21/2020

In March, Gulf Coast Community Foundation will welcome Dr. Sylvia Earle to Sarasota for a conversation about the state of our seas and how she believes we can save them.

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Sarasota County Foundations Join A Force For Good

Release Date: 
01/08/2020

Sarasota County Foundations Join Together in a guest editorial focused on a Force for Good—amplifying the “ripple effect” created by Chuck and Margie Barancik. Read how Roxie Jerde, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Mark S. Pritchett, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation, and Carol Butera, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, honor the Barancik’s legacy.

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How Immigration, Faith, Neighborhoods, and Quality Of Life Are Changing Across The Nation

Release Date: 
01/04/2020

The Knight Foundation recently asked four leading scholars and community leaders to consider this question, “What is the most important trend that will transform how Americans think about community over the next decade. Responses focus on how immigration, faith, neighborhoods and quality of life are changing across the nation.

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The Patterson Foundation Invests $250,000 in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Release Date: 
12/10/2019

What began as a small group of communities working together to find solutions for one of the major obstacles in the pathway out of poverty — the failure to read on grade-level by the end of third grade — has become a massive network of communities and cross-sector entities aligned in their commitment toward creating better futures for children and families through the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign).

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