Apply for a Grant

Throughout the year, the foundation makes grants from a variety of donor advised funds. Many of these funds support organizations and charitable projects specified by the fund donor or advisors.

Quite often, donor advisors rely upon the foundation’s knowledge and expertise to identify particular agencies and programs they might wish to support with their philanthropic dollars. That’s why it is so beneficial for grant seekers to discuss their needs with our Director of Grants and Scholarships. With our ever-growing community of donors, you never know just how or when the right funding connection might be made.

Grants from Legacy and Field of Interest Funds

Significant investments are made to the community from the funds of donors who ensured support of various organizations and causes in perpetuity. These funds support a variety of areas, including animals and the environment, arts and culture, education, and health and human services. Unsolicited grant applications are not accepted for these funds.

Immediate Impact Grants

Note: Applications for Immediate Impact Grants are temporarily unavailable, but will resume on 8/1/2019. We appreciate your cooperation and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our streamlined Immediate Impact Grant application process is quick and easy for organizations that have demonstrated their transparency with an active profile in The Giving Partner, saving nonprofits time and expense with the simple process.

Immediate Impact Grants are available to organizations within Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties only.  If your organization has an active profile in The Giving Partner, and you have an immediate emergency need, please click here to apply now.


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