Library Foundation receives $10,000 grant from Community Foundation

Funds will be used to strengthen Library Foundation’s online presence and give supporters extra digital tools to champion county’s public libraries

The Library Foundation for Sarasota County has been awarded a $10,000 Capacity Building grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County “to support advocacy and outreach efforts,” the Library Foundation has announced.

“The grant will allow the Library Foundation to strengthen its online presence and provide library supporters with additional digital tools to champion Sarasota’s public libraries,” a news release explains.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to strengthen our advocacy capacity by giving library supporters resources to share positive messaging about the importance of Sarasota’s public libraries,” said Alisa Mitchell, executive director of the Library Foundation for Sarasota County, in the release.

“Since its founding in 2011, the nonprofit Library Foundation for Sarasota County has raised more than $8 million in private funds for the benefit of Sarasota County public libraries,” the release points out. To learn more about the Library Foundation for Sarasota County and how one can support its mission, visit or call 941-404-3139.

“The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community,” the release adds. For more information, visit or call 941-955-3000.