Establish or Participate in a Giving Circle
One substantial contribution can make an immediate impact in a community.
Giving Circles are a collection of individuals who pool their charitable gifts together to award grants to local nonprofit groups.
Often, Giving Circles are formed from a group of philanthropic people who are acquainted with each other and share a common interest or cause. By pooling resources together, Giving Circles enable individuals to maximize the impact of their charitable giving.
Our Giving Circles
The Athena Progressive Giving Circle
A community of women who wish to fund programs and initiatives that meaningfully improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
Athena Progressive Giving Circle Fund
A community of women funding programs/initiatives in Manatee and Sarasota counties, that meaningfully improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
The Masala Giving Circle
A community of women interested in funding and inspiring economic and personal empowerment programs for culturally-vibrant, thriving African-American communities in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Masala Giving Circle
To promote economic and personal empowerment through financial support for programs and initiatives that benefit African-American communities in Sarasota and Manatee counties.
Our Sarasota Fund
Community members interested in providing grants to LGBT-focused nonprofit organizations in the Sarasota area.
The Community Foundation’s staff members are available to assist you in establishing a Giving Circle and attend initial meetings to discuss your group’s mission and purpose, plans for growth, and the establishment of your grant requirements. Please call 941-955-3000 to speak with a Philanthropy representative.
Our Sarasota Giving Circle Fund
To support LGBT focused nonprofit/nonprofits in the Sarasota area.