Requests for support for events and/or public programs not meeting other grant opportunities are considered on an ongoing basis through this application.
These requests should represent the diversity of our region and uphold and promote activities that ensure accessibility for all.
They should also bring awareness to community needs and opportunities as well as demonstrate our area’s culture of philanthropy and strive to connect people with causes.
The Community Foundation reviews strategic partnership opportunities to ensure the geography of our region is fairly represented and sectors reflect the interests of our donors and the needs of the community.
This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are particularly aware of the necessity for events that encourage overall community health. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to adapt to use of digital tools (i.e. webcasts, livestreams, or digital performances) to replace or supplement in-person events, as necessary
In order to receive a grant through this program, organizations 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.
Applications are reviewed once per month. Applications that have been submitted by the 1st of the month will be reviewed in that month’s cycle. Applicants can expect a decision on their application by the end of month.
Example: An application submitted on 9/30/20 will be notified by 10/31/20. An application submitted on 10/3/20 will be notified by 11/30/20.
If you have any questions along the way, please contact Kim Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Press Release
- Podcasts / Audio Recordings
September 15, 2020
Artificial reefs offer mangrove-like nursery habitat. supported by Community Impact Grant
August 19, 2020
Expanding Medical Care at Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center
August 6, 2020
Forty Carrots Family Center Receives Mental Health Services Grant
July 30, 2020
Helping With Medical Costs at Satchel's Last Resort
July 22, 2020
Aviva | Supporting COVID-19 Testing for Staff, Keeping Campus Safe
July 16, 2020
Harvest House Launches New Website
June 22, 2020
Tidewell receives $75,000 grant to support COVID-19 pandemic response
May 14, 2020
Key Chorale receives Community Impact Grant from Community Foundation of Sarasota County
November 26, 2019
Harvey Milk Festival Launches #WeSupport Campaign
November 14, 2019