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About the Giving Challenge

The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 630 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, who have shown a commitment to transparency by having profiles in The Giving Partner.

Since 2012, donors throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $28 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions. The 2016 Giving Challenge set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $13.4 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit more than 559 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner.

People who care about causes in our community can go online at and make a secure donation, helping their favorite organizations receive special matching dollars and grant incentives.

Each participating organization has demonstrated transparency by developing an in-depth profile in The Giving Partner. Visit to learn more about each nonprofit’s programmatic impact, leadership, planning, financials and needs.

The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. For more information, email Murray Devine, Manager - Communications and Marketing, at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County at [email protected].

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