In the spirit of communitywide philanthropy, the Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving day that brings together nearly 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.
The Giving Challenge 2024 will mark the ninth Giving Challenge we've hosted during the last 12 years. Since the initial Giving Challenge in 2012 more than $75 million of unrestricted funding has been raised for local nonprofit organizations that serve our region.
During our last Giving Challenge in 2022, $16.2 million was raised to strengthen 667 participating charitable organizations.
After the Giving Challenge, we invited participating nonprofits to complete a survey that offered their insights and outcomes. You can see all the stats and read about the takeaways here.
Being a part of the Giving Challenge can transform people and nonprofit organizations through meaningful relationships, partnerships, and giving.
April 5, 2023
Challenge Accepted! Gearing Up for Giving Challenge 2024
It may seem challenging to find commonalities among diverse nonprofits like On the Spot Aid, Friends of the Myakka River, Prospect Riding Center, Harvest House and the Humane Society of Saraso…
March 22, 2023
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County Announces Date of Giving Challenge 2024
The 24-hour giving event gives local nonprofits much-needed funding boost SARASOTA—The Community Foundation of Sarasota County on Tuesday announced that it will host a Giving Challenge f…
May 26, 2022
2022 Giving Challenge Prizes Award $225,000 to Local Nonprofit Organizations
SARASOTA, FL – During a celebration with some 250 attendees, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, alongside other foundation partners, awarded more than 260 prizes totaling $225,…
2022 Giving Challenge | Connection, Collaboration, Coming Together #BeTheOne
Once again, our community reached out with a remarkable outpouring of support in just 24 hours during the 2022 Giving Challenge, providing $16.2 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 #GivingChallenge2022 #BeTheOne #WeAreOne
(May 2022, 4:25 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)
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