Community Foundation of Sarasota County Announces Date of Next Giving Challenge For Spring 2022

Categories: BELONGING AND CULTURE: Building Support & Capacity, Giving Challenge, Nonprofits, The Patterson Foundation,

The 24-hour giving day will be held April 26-27, 2022 and will be the eighth of its kind, providing millions in unrestricted funding to hundreds of area nonprofit organizations

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has determined the area’s signature 24-hour giving day will be held in Spring 2022. The next Giving Challenge will be held from noon to noon on April 26 and 27, 2022. New details will be available in April 2021 to initiate a year of thoughtful preparation for this important charitable giving event.

“The outpouring of support for the 2020 Giving Challenge was simply phenomenal. The more than 106,700 gifts provided critical, unrestricted funding for so many causes that are fundamental to our area’s quality of life, especially facing the unknowns that the pandemic is still unearthing across our region,” says Roxie Jerde, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County “After receiving feedback from nonprofit and community partners, it was determined that next year is best focused on expanding longer-term recovery plans. The 2022 Giving Challenge will be here to ignite even more opportunities as we work together to build the community we all want to live in.”

Outperforming the previous six challenges, the 2020 Giving Challenge brought together nearly 59,000 donors to raise $19.1 million for 686 nonprofit organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. Since 2012, seven Giving Challenges hosted by the Community Foundation and strengthened by The Patterson Foundation have collectively provided more than $58 million in unrestricted funding for area nonprofits to respond to community needs with flexibility and innovation.

For the latest on the 2022 Giving Challenge, visit


About the Community Foundation of Sarasota County: The Community Foundation of Sarasota County is a public charity founded in 1979 by the Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council as a resource for caring individuals and the causes they support, enabling them to make a charitable impact on the community. With assets of $418 million in more than 1,500 charitable funds, the Community Foundation awarded grants and scholarships totaling $21.5 million dollars last year in the areas of education, the arts, health and human services, civic engagement, animal welfare and the environment. Since its founding, the Community Foundation has been able to grant more than $274 million to area nonprofit organizations to our community thanks to the generosity of charitable individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit or call (941) 955-3000.