The Giving Challenge returned from Noon to Noon on April 28–29, 2020, for 24 hours of inspired giving that came to life online across our region. 
In an unparalleled outpouring of compassion and generosity, $19.1 million was raised by 59,000 donors to strengthen 686 local nonprofit organizations
Thank you for being the one to make a difference!

In the spirit of communitywide philanthropy, the Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving day that brings together more than 700 local nonprofits with their passionate donors and community members to support the causes they care about while creating transformative impact. At the heart of the Giving Challenge is a shared goal of collaboration and relationship building across sectors that bridges the diverse missions of our local nonprofits and inspires a vibrant culture of charitable giving.

Being a part of the Giving Challenge can transform people and nonprofit organization through meaningful relationships, partnerships, and giving. Join the Community Foundation of Sarasota County for events designed specifically to inform your nonprofit how to not only be a part of this impactful event, but also broaden your potential footprint in the community.

In this time of unprecedented need, our community and its passionate donors reached out with a remarkable outpouring of support during the 2020 Giving Challenge, providing critical funding to nearly 700 nonprofit organizations across Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

Thanks to your generosity, the 2020 Giving Challenge enhanced and augmented the efforts of our nonprofit community, as the unrestricted funds raised during the Giving Challenge now provide our nonprofit partners flexibility to respond to community needs.

Each participating organization has demonstrated a commitment to transparency by developing an in-depth profile in The Giving Partner. Participation in the Giving Challenge is contingent upon your nonprofit organization having an up-to-date online profile with a “Current” badge in The Giving Partner.

Visit thegivingpartner.org to check your organization’s status and learn more about other nonprofits’ mission, programmatic impact, leadership, planning, and financials.

Being a part of the Giving Challenge can transform people and nonprofit organizations through meaningful relationships, partnerships, and giving.

2020 Giving Challenge | Connection, Collaboration, Coming Together #BeTheOne

In a time of unprecedented need, our community reached out with a remarkable outpouring of support in just 24 hours during the 2020 Giving Challenge, providing $19.1 million to nearly 700 nonprofit organizations across Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. Behind this success are the countless relationships that make us feel like we are part of something bigger than ourselves, that helped our community connect on a newfound – and often personal – level, sharing experiences and stories while opening hearts to new possibilities. This video captures these connections, which are the heart of #GivingChallenge2020 #BeTheOne #WeAreOne

(May 2020, 4 minutes)

#WeAreOne Giving Challenge 2020

Social distancing has left many of us wanting to feel connected to our larger community and be part of something that unites our region. In the true collaborative nature of the area’s nonprofit community, several hundred organizations came together to enhance the spirit of unity the 2020 Giving Challenge presents and quickly developed a video - dubbed the #WeAreOne video - to remind our region of the possibilities we have to work together to support one another. 

(April 2020; 1 minute)

Would you like to get involved with the Giving Challenge?

 

Madeline Hansen

Manager, Nonprofit Services

941-556-7155

mhansen@cfsarasota.org