The Giving Challenge Returns Noon to Noon
April 26-27, 2022
We are officially one year away from the 2022 Giving Challenge, happening from noon to noon on April 26-27, 2022. As with each iteration of this 24-hour giving day, the 2022 Giving Challenge - the eighth of its kind - will be a catalyst for connection, collaboration, and coming together to celebrate our region's unique spirit of generosity.

In the coming months, our Giving Challenge Team will share exciting updates about nonprofit registration, trainings and workshops, and - of course - those prize opportunities.

To get everyone started we've provided a handful of resources and upcoming webinars to begin planning your 2022 Giving Challenge campaign.
Where will I receive updates about the 2022 Giving Challenge?

Nonprofit News will be your source for the latest about the 2022 Giving Challenge, including trainings, workshops, and other important updates. If you miss an issue of Nonprofit News, you can revisit archived editions anytime on the Community Foundation of Sarasota County website.

An Updated Website & URL
The official website of the 2022 Giving Challenge is LIVE. Longtime Giving Challenge participants will notice we have a new URL: www.givingchallenge.org. To visit the new website, click the button below or visit www.givingchallenge.org
2020 Giving Challenge | Stories of Success
Join a Webinar with your Nonprofit Peers

What makes a powerful Giving Challenge campaign? We are bringing together organizations that performed exceedingly well to share what made their 2020 Giving Challenge campaigns so successful.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • How organizations chose the awards they applied for
  • What elements made for a winning campaign
  • How each element affected their organization's long-term strategy

Plus, you will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about what goes into an award-winning campaign that we know you've been curious about.

Come learn from your nonprofit peers at this webinar on
Wednesday, June 9th from 10:00 am - 11:30 am. 
If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact the Giving Challenge Team at givingchallenge@cfsarasota.org
Survey Results & High-Level Snapshots
Shareable Resources from the 2020 Giving Challenge
As we approach the 2022 Giving Challenge, we invite you to look back and celebrate the highlights and accomplishments of the 2020 Giving Challenge.

We've compiled the results of our Outcomes Survey conducted following the 2020 Giving Challenge and provided an engaging high-level snapshot of metrics and statistics. You'll find both of these shareable resources below.
Outcome Survey Results

With 371 responses collected from local nonprofit organizations, the 2020 Giving Challenge Outcomes Survey measured several key factors including:
  • Years Participated
  • Budget Size
  • Outcomes & Fundraising Goals
  • Fund Allocation
  • Collaboration - Nonprofit & Business
High Level Snapshots,
Metrics & Statistics

The 2020 Giving Challenge set a new standard for community generosity, raising $19.1 million in just 24 hours. These unrestricted funds benefitted 686 nonprofit organizations during a time of crisis and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrate the many achievements and resilient spirits of our donors, nonprofits, and community partners by viewing the high-level snapshot PDF (click below).
For any questions related to the Giving Challenge - past or future - please contact the Giving Challenge Team at givingchallenge@cfsarasota.org
Health Care Grant Opportunity
Provided by the James Franklin Warnell & Dorothy J. Warnell Fund

Health Care Grants support organizations providing direct health care assistance to individuals. This program is exclusively for services in Sarasota County.

Funding requests for this grant program can range from $10,000 to $50,000. Partial funding of requests may be awarded based on the quality and quantity of applications received.

Applications will be reviewed by a committee including local healthcare experts. Preference will be given to proposals that focus on:

  • Projects that increase access and use of health care services for vulnerable populations, including but not limited to populations of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, and single mothers.

  • Projects that provide treatment for mental health needs, with a focus on mental health for families and children.

Eligible organizations must have a profile in The Giving Partner that reflects an Approved/Current status by the application deadline.

The application deadline is Friday, May 7 at 11:59 p.m.
If you have questions, please review this page on our website or reach out to Angelica Hull at ahull@cfsarasota.org
Regional Grant Opportunity:
Boca Cares Fund of Boca Royale Golf & County Club
The Boca Royale Golf & Country Club has an established grant program, Boca CARES Fund, which supports nonprofits that offer food, shelter, health care, and social services to children, families, seniors, and veterans in the greater Englewood community.

The Boca CARES Fund is currently accepting grant applications for the 2021 cycle. Use the link below to download the application.

The application deadline is Friday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m.
Please contact Boca Cares at bocaroyalecares@gmail.com with questions
about this grant opportunity.
New Resource from Aspen Institute on Navigating the Form 990 E-Filing Process
A new law requiring electronic filing of the Form 990 goes into effect this year, and thousands of nonprofit organizations will be e-filing for the first time.

To help groups navigate the e-filing process, the Aspen Institute’s Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) has created an introductory brochure, which you can access by clicking the button below.

Additional Resource: The IRS News Release (December 18, 2020) contains an additional summary of the e-filing requirements. The IRS will be sending an educational letter to organizations that previously filed paper forms to alert them to this change.
Nonprofit Job Bank

Whether you're seeking a new nonprofit position or you want to post an open position at your organization, your local resource is the Association of Fundraising Professionals Southwest Florida Chapter's Job Bank, supported by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
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