Athena Progressive Giving Circle will award up to $27,000 to projects that either 1) supports aiding young adult women with special needs, with an emphasis on helping individuals successfully transition to independent living, or 2) addresses the critical social, interpersonal, hygienic, mental health, and life skill needs of homeless women and girls. For the latter project, any organization applying should focus on assuring that homeless women/girls gain self-sufficiency and end their cycle of homelessness.
MISSION: The Athena Progressive Giving Circle (APGC) is a community of women funding programs/initiatives that meaningfully improve the lives of women and girls in our community. APGC is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
Grantee Organization Candidates Must:
- Be a 501(c)3 organization or other tax-exempt organization serving Sarasota and/or Manatee counties.
- Show an innovative, holistic, effective, and direct approach to supporting women, girls.
- Show a clear need for the funds and a plan for their use.
- Demonstrate a deep commitment to their work.
The application cycle opens on August 4, 2023, and submissions are due by 5 p.m. on September 15, 2023. The review process will run through October, and recipients will be notified after that time.
Please join us for an information session for Capacity Building Grants at one of the following times:
- Press Release
- Podcasts / Audio Recordings
June 27, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $120,000 to Area Nonprofits
June 27, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards nearly $150,000 to Alzheimer's and dementia awareness and support groups
June 22, 2023
Musical Motion Gives Parents a Village of Support, and Children a Place that Fosters Early Learning and Development, Thanks to The Community Foundation of Sarasota County
June 21, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Nearly $1 Million for Hurricane Recovery Efforts
June 20, 2023
A New Mural in the Rosemary District Pays Homage to Leonard Reid, One of Sarasota's Most Important Black Leaders
June 8, 2023
Samaritan Counseling Services Awarded $25,000 Grant to Support Mental Health Efforts
June 5, 2023
Summer Programs Supply Vital Safety Nets for Area Families
December 15, 2021
Van Wezel Foundation Awarded Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County
July 12, 2021
Learn My History Foundation - Youth Empowerment & Success
February 10, 2021