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
Grants $10,000 and Under
Grants under $10,000 help improve a nonprofit's ability to fulfill its mission by strengthening its capacity.
Grants Over $10,000
Grants above $10,000 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.
May 6, 2022
Community Day School receives grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County
April 15, 2022
Newtown Connection Awarded $30,000 Grant
February 22, 2022
Science and Environment Council Awarded $10,000 Grant
January 31, 2022
Friends of Shannon Staub Public Library Receives Capacity Building Grant
January 19, 2022
Conservation Foundation Permanently Protects 14.38 Acres in Manatee County
January 18, 2022
Asolo Rep Awarded Strategic Partnership Grant
January 12, 2022
NAMI Sarasota-Manatee receives grant to support mental health services