The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is extremely privileged to partner with The Patterson Foundation to ensure these marvelous experiential learning opportunities based on the assets we have here in culture, the arts, and the environment.

Roxie Jerde,
President & CEO
Community Foundation of Sarasota County

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Help us bring learning to life for students throughout Sarasota County Schools by donating to EdExploreSRQ today!

Thanks to our great partners at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation and Education Foundation of Sarasota County, your donations can make an even greater impact.  Here’s how:

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has committed $500,000 over five years for explorations – particularly for students in lower-income communities. Additionally, the Community Foundation and The Patterson Foundation have created an EdExploreSRQ Endowment Fund to ensure access to explorations for years to come. The Patterson Foundation will match 2:1 every dollar donated to support explorations, with matching funds going into the endowment. Find more information and learn how to donate on the Community Foundation’s website.

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is an independent, philanthropic organization that exponentially enhances the educational experiences available to the children of Sarasota County. The Education Foundation works to match donors’ passions with high-impact projects and initiatives that help every child rise to his or her full potential. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County and its philanthropic investors are champions for students, teachers, and schools. For more information, visit or call 941.927.0965.

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