Take Part in the Giving Challenge Noon to Noon, April 28–29, 2020
An exciting 24-hour giving event supporting hundreds of nonprofit organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and
While we are monitoring the evolving situation in our community, the 2020 Giving Challenge is first and foremost an online giving event, and it remains scheduled April 28-29. In fact, the Community Foundation feels it is important to note that the unrestricted funds to be raised during the Giving Challenge provide our nonprofit partners flexibility to respond to community needs, especially as those needs evolve or change.
Since 2012, donors in our community have generously supported the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge — a 24-hour giving event that has collectively raised more than $40 million to benefit 700+ nonprofit organizations serving our four-county area.
In 2018, the Giving Challenge event surpassed previous years by raising nearly $12 million to benefit nonprofit organizations listed and verified on The Giving Partner, our powerful online resource for donors who want to better understand the needs and opportunities to be realized by supporting our nonprofit partners.
The Giving Challenge returns from Noon to Noon on April 28–29, 2020, for 24 hours of inspired giving that comes to life both online and in-person across our region. Join our vibrant culture of giving and be a part of the 2020 Giving Challenge by visiting the official website today.
In-Person Events & Pop-up Giving Stations:
With many in-person gatherings being canceled, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County does not support or advise nonprofit organizations hold in-person Giving Challenge events this year.
This also includes coordinating or participating in a Pop-up Giving Station.
In place of in-person events, we recommend you flex your creative muscles with a variety of online event and social media strategies, including for example: webinars, livestreams, chatrooms, digital trivia or scavenger hunts. While in-person events and connections certainly make the Giving Challenge a gem in our community, online events provide enormous flexibility and potential to creatively connect others to your mission, while accommodating to the evolving situation in our community.
2018 Giving Challenge
For 24 hours during the 2018 Giving Challenge, our community's generosity came to life through dozens of events and celebrations. These are just a few of the fun-filled moments that inspired giving and celebrated the work our nonprofit community makes happen each day.
(June 2018; 5 minutes)