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 Grant Opportunity
Athena Progressive Grant Applications are now available for the 2020 cycle. This grant opportunity will fund up to $20,000 for impactful programs by existing non-partisan, 501(c)3 organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties that will measurably improve voting participation, particularly by traditionally low-turnout women.
All proposals must be submitted to Katie Schwabach, Katie@CFSarasota.org, at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County no later than Friday, May 8, 2020.
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.
Visit The Masala Giving Circle website for more information about its mission, grant opportunities, and impact in the community.
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.