Giving Challenge (April 28-29, 2020)
An exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 630 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving event that brings together more than 630 local nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner with their passionate donors and community members to support causes and missions they care about while creating transformative impact.
Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has acted as a catalyst for connection, helping donors throughout our region show their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $40 million in unrestricted funding. The 2018 Giving Challenge set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $11.7 million was raised in just 24 hours.
Save the date for the next “Giving Challenge” happening on April 28th and 29th, 2020!
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)
Each participating organization has demonstrated a commitment to transparency by developing an in-depth profile in The Giving Partner. Participation in the Giving Challenge is contingent upon your nonprofit organization having an up-to-date online profile with a “Current” badge in The Giving Partner.
Visit thegivingpartner.org to check your organization’s status and learn more about other nonprofits’ mission, programmatic impact, leadership, planning, and financials.
Thanks to our community’s generous support and enthusiasm, the Giving Challenge has expanded far beyond its initial timeline and has continued on a variable schedule, allowing nonprofit organizations to develop:
- Independent fundraising plans that support their work in a deeper way throughout the year — not just during the challenge.
- Meaningful relationships between organizations and their donors who may have first connected with their mission through the Giving Challenge.
The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.