Equity & Access Grant Opportunity
Second Cycle Now Open
Equity and Access Grants ($5,000 - $30,000) support projects that promote equity and access to services amongst populations who face systemic barriers in our community. These grants are an opportunity for the Community Foundation to partner with organizations that are focusing on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access in local, direct service work. 

Cycle 2 for the Equity and Access grant cycle opened on December 7, 2021 and will close on January 28, 2022.
Additional questions? Watch a recoding of our latest info session below to learn how to apply.
Email impact@cfsarasota.org for any additional questions you may have.
2022 Giving Challenge
Kick-Off: Getting Ready
If your organization is planning on participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge, we strongly encourage you to sign up for the 2022 Giving Challenge Kick-Off: Getting Ready webinar on January 11, 2022. You’ll learn everything you need to know about the upcoming Giving Challenge, from registration to prizes to matching funds and deadlines. The Community Foundation and GiveGab will answer your questions live.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Giving Challenge Team Leader: Nonprofit organizations will need to designate a Giving Challenge Team Leader. Your team leader is your organization's single point of contact for all things 2022 Giving Challenge.

  • Staff, Volunteers, Board Members: Team members from your organization involved in your 2022 Giving Challenge campaign are welcome to attend the Kick-Off webinar. The webinar is a great starting place for all team members to learn about the opportunities and action steps for the upcoming Giving Challenge.

Join us virtually:
January 11 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Have questions? Email GivingChallenge@CFSarasota.org
This webinar will be recorded and shared.
Building Your Social Media & Online Fundraising Strategy for the 2022 Giving Challenge
Social media strategist and coach, Dana Snyder lends her expertise for this 90-minute session to provide guidance and insights for your nonprofit organization as you prepare your 2022 Giving Challenge campaign. This session will cover topics such as Business/Corporate Engagement, Online/In-person Events, Organic/Paid Social Media Plans, latest social media trends, and brand awareness. This session includes a live Q&A.

Who Should Attend: 

  • Nonprofit staff leading your organization's marketing and communications for the 2022 Giving Challenge to get a leg up on social media engagement. We encourage staff supporting your marketing efforts to join as well.

Join us virtually:
February 3 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Please contact the Knowledge & Equity Team if you have any questions. 
This webinar will be recorded and shared.

Get it Current!
Keep it Current!
Early Prize Opportunity Deadline
Don't miss this early opportunity to win a $500 award prior to the 2022 Giving Challenge. Every nonprofit participating in the 2022 Giving Challenge is automatically eligible for the Get it Current! Keep it Current! prize opportunity if they meet one of the below criteria by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 31, 2022:

  • The organization's profile in The Giving Partner indicates a status of "Approved/Current."

  • The organization has fully completed ALL Key Requirements and updates (refer to Nonprofit Toolkit-Checklist) to their profile in The Giving Partner AND has clicked on the "Submit for Re-Verification/Submit for Review" button (for the Foundation team’s review).
If you meet one of the criteria above by 5:00 PM Monday, January 31, 2022, you will automatically be entered to win the prize.

No application is required. The $500 prizes will be awarded to 42 nonprofit organizations through random drawing.
If you have any questions, please contact givingchallenge@cfsarasota.org
A friendly reminder: Nonprofit News is your source for 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 website at cfsarasota.org.
Profile Status Enhancements on
The Giving Partner
In the last month, GiveGab has updated the language reflected on public-facing profile statuses in The Giving Partner. We value the input of our nonprofit community and we thank you for expressing your concerns to us. Check out the info graphic below to see how the “expired” language has been changed to “Not Current."
If you have any questions, please contact nonprofits@cfsarasota.org
To Our Nonprofit Partners,
There is so much that brings us closer together as one community. These last two years have reinforced what we know: the numerous everyday efforts of the work of all of you, our nonprofit partners, make our community a caring one.
Your thoughtfulness and leadership has shown us that even during the darkest of times, we can all act on brilliant moments of hope for one another.
Your generous hearts never cease to inspire us. So this holiday season, as you spend time with those closest to your heart, know that you are in ours, now and always.

We look forward to continue growing our relationships, partnerships, and causes alongside you in 2022 and beyond!

With appreciation for all you do,
Our Team at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
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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