The Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Since 1979, the Community Foundation has been making the important connection between individuals' personal memories, passions, and dreams and the fulfillment of their charitable goals. By actively listening to the desires of our donors, we help create permanent charitable funds that ensure people of vision have an enduring impact on our community and the causes they hold dear. Our motto - "Be the One" - reflects our deeply-held belief that anyone can be a philanthropist and give back to our community, regardless of means. As a community connector and convener, we unite people and organizations to create opportunities for families across generations to improve their lives through cultural, educational, economic, and social support. Every one of us has the potential to impact another person, a cause, a community. Be The One.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(3/4)|84.65 Score


(2/4)|78.3 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

2635 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34237