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About the Giving Challenge

The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 450 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Since 2012, donors from throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $15 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions. Last year’s event set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $7 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit 449 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner.

People who care about causes in our community can go online 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 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. 

For more information, email Murray Devine, Communications Project Manager at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County at [email protected].

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