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.
Inquiries are reviewed by the grant committee approximately once per month.
- Press Release
- Podcasts / Audio Recordings