This grant program focuses on organizations that promote and implement goals toward equity:
Priority is given to projects that remove barriers to health care, education, or human services to populations who face systemic barriers in our community.
The average grant award through this cycle is $22,000, although support can vary depending on need and alignment with CFSC initiatives.
In order to receive a grant through this program, organizations must also have:
- An IRS Letter of Determination that shows the organization is a 501(c)3 public charity
- At least one current program with local impact in one of the following counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto
- An approved/current profile in The Giving Partner, a powerful, searchable online database with over 700 profiles of charitable organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties
Application reviews begin on Sept. 1, Nov. 1, Feb. 1, and April 1. Applicants who have submitted an application prior to these dates will be notified of their status by the end of the month.
If your request is extremely time-sensitive, please email us details at email@example.com and one of our team members will get in touch.
If you missed our informational workshop on how to apply for grants over $10,000, please watch this informational video.
- Press Release
- Podcasts / Audio Recordings
July 19, 2023
Driving Community Change: Forty Carrots Family Center Receives Van Funding from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
June 27, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $120,000 to Area Nonprofits
February 22, 2022
Science and Environment Council Awarded $10,000 Grant
January 31, 2022
Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library Receives Capacity Building Grant
December 1, 2021
Community Foundation Awards Grant to Truly Valued
October 27, 2021
Sarasota Audubon Awarded Grant to Support COVID Retrofit of Nature Center
October 25, 2021
Transition Sarasota Awarded Grant from the Community Foundation
October 20, 2021
Conservation Foundation Awarded $10,000 Capacity Building Grant
October 6, 2021
Ringling College Awarded Grants to Support Community, Diversity and Inclusion
August 24, 2021