About the Education Foundation of Sarasota County

The Education Foundation of Sarasota County is an independent partner working to advance philanthropic support for Sarasota County Schools. Guided by the belief that education changes lives, the Education Foundation strives to match each donor’s passion with high-impact projects created to ensure students graduate with purpose and are prepared for a post-secondary pathway. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County and its philanthropic investors are champions for students, teachers, and schools. For more information, visit EdFoundationSRQ.org.

Our Mission

To enhance the potential of students, promote excellence in teaching, and inspire innovation in education, guided by strategic philanthropy.

Our Objectives

  • To serve as a well-respected educational thought leader.
  • To independently advance philanthropic support for Sarasota County Schools.
  • To incubate innovative ideas in teaching and learning.
  • To ensure students are graduating with purpose and prepared for a post-secondary pathway.

Our Creed


We believe education changes lives.


We believe every child deserves to reach his/her full potential.


We believe in creating brighter futures for our children.



We believe in leading in education innovations by taking calculated risks.


We believe a vibrant and prosperous community is dependent upon the value its community members place on high quality education.


We believe an investment in a child’s education is the best investment anyone can make.