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

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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

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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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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Mike Kennedy Senior Vice President of Community Investment

Release Date: 
09/28/2018

Mike Kennedy has been appointed Senior Vice President of Community Investment for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.  In this position Kennedy will develop and implement the foundation's overall community investment grant strategy, partnering to ensure the greatest impact is made for the Community Foundation’s donors and initiatives. 

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Florida Blue Foundation Announces 2019 Sapphire Awards Nominations Open

Release Date: 
09/20/2018

The Florida Blue Foundation has posted nomination applications for the 2019 Sapphire Awards - Recognizing Excellence and Innovation in Community Health.  The receiptants will receive recognition at the 2019 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, May 9-10, 2019 being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center.

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BARANCIK FOUNDATION HIRES JESSICA POLK AS OPERATIONS MANAGER

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09/14/2018

Amid exponential growth in its community impact and operational needs, the Barancik Foundation hired Jessica Polk for the newly created position of operations manager.  In 2018, the Foundation increased its grantmaking by 50 percent and launched three new initiatives—First 1,000 Days Sarasota County, Teacher Recruitment|Retention and Mental Health Environmental Scan.

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GOOD DEEDS

Release Date: 
09/06/2018

The Harold E. and Ruth M. Niles Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded Lighthouse of Manasota a $10,000 grant

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Early childhood learning dominates Tampa business summit

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06/17/2018

Business, economic development and education leaders as well as elected officials from across the state were in Tampa this week for the Learners to Earners summit hosted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The two-day conference focused on early learning initiatives that could bolster the state’s “cradle to workforce” pipeline.
 

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Children lacking health insurance up slightly

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06/07/2018

While Florida has made strides in reducing the number of uninsured children, a national health-care expert warned Thursday that those gains are likely stalling, and she put part of the blame on increased scrutiny of immigration status. This is the summary from the recent webinar.
 

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The Time to Begin Building Tomorrow's Workforce Is Now

Release Date: 
05/29/2018

Industry, higher-education and government leaders serving on the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education, which is funded by the Lumina Foundation, identified specific policy recommendations to prepare states for a strong economic future. Read their takeaways for state leaders.
 

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Volusia School News, May 18, 2018

Release Date: 
05/18/2018

A new $10,000 grant will help Daytona State College design a system that recognizes work-based experience and non-traditional business and industry certifications for students to pursue an associate of science degree in Industrial Management Technology.

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