Description, Funding, and Eligibility

Programmatic Grants support organizations and programs that provide access to education, health care, or basic human needs for people who face systemic barriers in our community. 

An average grant award in this cycle is $25,000, although support can vary depending on need and alignment with CFSC initiatives. 

Funding Priorities

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. 

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.


Apply and Review Process

Review Process

The application deadline for this cycle is May 1, 2024. The application portal will close after 11:59pm on those dates. Applicants will be notified with the results of this cycle by the end of the following month.

If your request is extremely time-sensitive, please email us details at and one of our team members will get in touch.   

Learn More


Please join us for an information session for Programmatic Grants at one of the following times:

Grant Reporting

As a grantee of the Community Foundation, we have grant reporting expectations and requirements to showcase the results of the great work you are accomplishing with this funding.



Grant Reporting

Share Your Story of Impact

Already received a Capacity Building Grant within the last year? Share how this funding contributed to your organization's work and success within our community. 

What can be a Story of Impact?
  • Press Release
  • Blogs
  • Videos
  • Testimonials
  • Articles
  • Podcasts / Audio Recordings

Please reference our Press Kit to help draft your message and coordinate review with Rebecca Abrahamson, Senior Manager of Communications and Marketing, at 

Looking for examples? Check out the Stories of Impact below shared by our Capacity Building Grantees.

Resources for Grantees

Eligibility Requirements

Press Kit for Grantees

Additional Questions?

If you have questions about the Programmatic grant cycles that were not answered on this page, please bring them to an upcoming information session with our team. 

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