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. 

Giving Challenge 2024 marked the ninth Giving Challenge we've hosted during the last 12 years. Since the initial Giving Challenge in 2012 more than $92 million of unrestricted funding has been raised for local nonprofit organizations that serve our region. 

This year, $17.2 million was raised to strengthen 724 participating charitable organizations. In 2024, an unprecedented number of donors--more than 53,000!--made 90,000 gifts, totalling more than $10.5 million. An additional $6.7 million was provided by The Patterson Foundation through their generous dollar-for-dollar match. 

In the aftermath of the 2022 Giving Challenge, we invited participating nonprofits to complete a survey that offered their insights and outcomes. While we await results of a new survey to be distributed this year, you can see all the 2022 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 11, 2024

Get in on the Giving Challenge

By Homepage - Story of Impact, Mitch Maley,

The Community Foundation of Sarasota's annual Giving Challenge runs through Wednesday at noon. For a 24-hour period, the Patterson Foundation provides a dollar-for-dollar match on all unique d…

April 10, 2024

Community Raises $17.2 Million in 24-Hour Giving Challenge!

By Press Release, Blog,

More than $92 million has been raised since 2012 through nine online giving events supporting nonprofit efforts to address community needs and opportunities. SARASOTA, FL – Within 24 h…

April 9, 2024

Double your nonprofit donation; Patterson Foundation to match $25-$100 gifts

By Homepage - Story of Impact, The Herald-Tribune Media Group, Saundra Amrhein,

This year's 24-hour online Giving Challenge is off to a record-setting start well before the clock strikes noon Tuesday - with more than a half-million dollars already committed to help hundre…

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)


Aude Eureka Monde

Manager, Nonprofit Services