Grant Opportunities for Nonprofits
Improving lives and enhancing our community.
Grants offered through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are fulfilling the philanthropic legacies of our donors who have entrusted our team and board of directors with their charitable dollars.
Based on the passions and interests of those individuals and families, grant funding is provided to make the greatest impact possible to improve lives and enhance community.
To be eligible for a grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, an organization must have:
- An IRS Letter of Determination that shows the organization is a 501(c)3 public charity
- At least one current program with local impact in one of the following counties: Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, or DeSoto
- An approved/current profile in The Giving Partner, a powerful, searchable online database with over 700 profiles of charitable organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties
Parent Leadership Grants
Parent Leadership Grants encourage a commitment to ensuring the parent perspective and expertise to inform program and organization development.
Capacity Building Grants
Capacity Building Grants help improve a nonprofit's ability to fulfill its mission by strengthening its capacity.
Programmatic grants support organizations and programs that provide access to education, health care, or basic human needs for people who face systemic barriers in our community.
Animal Welfare Grants
Animal Welfare Grants (up to $25,000) support organizations that serve animals and promote their humane care.
Suncoast Disaster Recovery Grants
Suncoast Disaster Recovery Grants support the work of organizations with programs in disaster recovery.
Athena Giving Circle Grants
Athena Giving Circle grants support organizations and initiatives that meaningfully improve the lives of women and girls in our community.
June 27, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards $120,000 to Area Nonprofits
June 27, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards nearly $150,000 to Alzheimer's and dementia awareness and support groups
June 22, 2023
Musical Motion Gives Parents a Village of Support, and Children a Place that Fosters Early Learning and Development, Thanks to The Community Foundation of Sarasota County
June 21, 2023
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards Nearly $1 Million for Hurricane Recovery Efforts
June 20, 2023
A New Mural in the Rosemary District Pays Homage to Leonard Reid, One of Sarasota's Most Important Black Leaders
June 8, 2023
Samaritan Counseling Services Awarded $25,000 Grant to Support Mental Health Efforts
June 5, 2023
Summer Programs Supply Vital Safety Nets for Area Families