September 8, 2021

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

By Story, 2020 Giving Challenge Impact Testimonial, Children First,

Not all heroes wear capes, and the philanthropic spirit of our community during the 2020 Giving Challenge helped to save the day for hundreds of at-risk children and families. During this time…

October 27, 2020

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

By Press Release,

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 &…

July 13, 2020

3 Reasons the Giving Challenge Wrap-Up is Just the Beginning

By Story, Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE,

2020 defiantly put the "challenge" in Giving Challenge. Even though the year started like many others, it certainly took a turn that no one could have predicted.

June 1, 2020

Virtually Unstoppable

By Story, Brittany Mattie,

The Giving Challenge faced its own challenge this year - falling right in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spoiler alert: The community proved unphased and unstoppable.

May 29, 2020

2020 Giving Challenge Prizes Award More than $286,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations in Virtual Celebration

By Press Release,

Prize awards augment support for nonprofit capacity building, in addition to recognizing excellence in planning, strategy, and creativity SARASOTA, FL – During a virtual celebration with…

May 16, 2020

Animal Welfare League keeps up with the big dogs

By Story, Liz Hardaway,

Anybody could be a philanthropist, even during a pandemic. And the Giving Challenge, an annual fundraiser that took place April 28-29, allowed 58,947 anybodies to show their philanthropic side…

May 14, 2020

All Faiths Food Bank thankful for record-breaking Giving Challenge results

By Story, Sharon Kunkel,

Thanks to generous donors throughout the region, All Faiths Food Bank -- the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization in Sarasota and DeSoto counties -- ended up atop the leaderbo…

May 7, 2020

Healing Through Giving

By Blog, Roxie Jerde, Homepage - Blog,

Dear Friends and Family: Our community’s capacity to heal is measured by its willingness to hope. A trusted guidepost and beacon for so many, hope is an infinite resource we all share. H…

May 5, 2020

2020 Giving Challenge Raises $18.4 Million to Support Nearly 700 Nonprofit Organizations

By Press Release, Homepage Spotlight Item,

Unrestricted funding raised during the Giving Challenge provides critical flexibility and assistance to nonprofit efforts to address evolving community needs SARASOTA, FL – Within 24 hou…