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)

What is the Giving Challenge?

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 $90 million in unrestricted funding over eight challenges.
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 a profile in The Giving Partner with an Approved/CURRENT status. 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.

2022 Giving Challenge
Outcomes Survey

Giving Challenge 2022 Outcome Survey

With 324 responses collected from local nonprofit organizations, the 2022 Giving Challenge Outcomes Survey measured several key factors, including years participated, budget size, outcomes and fundraising goals, and nonprofit and business collaboration. 


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 FoundationWilliam G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and Charlotte Community Foundation.