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2016 Giving Challenge Raises $13.4 Million for Area Nonprofits
By Murray Devine / September 21, 2016
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2016 Giving Challenge has raised more than $5.6 million through 63,567 gifts, with an added $7.5 million in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. More than $200,000 in grant prizes from partner foundations will be awarded to the organizations receiving gifts from the highest number of individual donors, organizations with the highest total of returning dollars and the highest total of new dollars, and a variety of other “Best Of” prizes. In total, $13,386,909 was raised to support 559 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties on Sept 20 & 21, noon to noon.

Giving Challenge Flexes Region's Philanthropic Muscle
By Murray Devine / September 1, 2016
Since 2012, our region has proven itself as a force in philanthropy and donors have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $15 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions during the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge.

By Murray Devine / February 10, 2016
The 2016 Giving Challenge is coming -September 20 & 21, 2016 Noon to Noon.

By Murray Devine / September 2, 2015
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2015 Giving Challenge has raised $3,844,839 through 36,417 gifts, with an added $2,830,000 in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. In total, $6,674,614 was raised to support 449 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

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