The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 2016 Giving Challenge has raised more than $5.6 million through 63,567 gifts, with an added $7.5 million in matching funding from The Patterson Foundation. In total, $13,386,909 was raised to support 559 local organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties on Sept 20 & 21, noon to noon.

Participating nonprofits have updated profiles in The Giving Partner.

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County administers the Giving Challenge as a service to donors, nonprofits and the community. We partner with The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group to make the Giving Challenge possible.

For more information, email Susan Geurin, Community Investment Coordinator at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, at