Description, Funding, and Eligibility
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County invites your organization to submit an application for support that contributes to your mission through ticketed events.
Requests for support for events and/or public programs not meeting other grant opportunities are considered on an ongoing basis through this application.
These requests should represent the diversity of our region and uphold and promote activities that ensure accessibility for all. They should also bring awareness to community needs and opportunities as well as demonstrate our area’s culture of philanthropy and strive to connect people with causes.
The Community Foundation reviews sponsorship opportunities to ensure the geography of our region is fairly represented and sectors reflect the interests of our donors and the needs of the community.
We do not sponsor walk/run events, festivals, or golf tournaments.
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.
Applications reviews begin on Sept. 1, Dec. 1, March 1, and June 1. Applicants who have submitted an application prior to these dates will be notified of their status by the end of the month.
- Press Release
- Podcasts / Audio Recordings
Please reference our Press Kit to help draft your message and coordinate review with Rebecca Abrahamson, Senior Manager of Communications, at email@example.com.
Looking for examples? Check out the Stories of Impact below from a variety of grantees.
August 30, 2022
Mote's partnership with The Haven going strong, thanks to grant from the Community Foundation
May 6, 2022
Community Day School receives grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County
April 15, 2022
Newtown Connection Awarded $30,000 Grant
March 24, 2022
Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards more than $281,000 to 16 organizations in its fourth Equity and Access competitive grant cycle
December 5, 2021
Children First Receives Mental Health And Child Safety Support From Community Foundation Of Sarasota County
November 29, 2021
Multicultural Health Institute Awarded $30,000 to Care Navigation Program
November 22, 2021
ALSO Youth expands counseling services with grant support
October 21, 2021
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards 12 Grants Promoting Equity for Healthcare, Education, and Human Services
October 6, 2021
Ringling College Awarded Grants to Support Community, Diversity and Inclusion
August 6, 2021
Tidewell Foundation Receives $30,000 Grant From Community Foundation of Sarasota County
Press Kit for Grantees
Coordinator, Community Impact