The Giving Partner

Help your clients make informed choices about giving.

Residents in our community have many choices about where to use their time, talent and treasure. The Giving Partner helps donors make more informed decisions about giving based on in-depth information provided by local nonprofits.

The Giving Partner is an online tool populated with in-depth information about more than 700 charitable organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties. Nonprofits voluntarily upload information into the tool and update it annually. Each nonprofit profile includes the 501(c)(3) organization’s legal name and information about its core mission, programmatic impact, governance, management and financials. There is no grading, rating or certification of nonprofits, but the “Reviewed by Your Community Foundation” icon associated with a profile means that the organization answered each required question and key information was validated by foundation staff.

Online profiles at help local funders, donors and citizen philanthropists understand more about nonprofit organizations' work in the community, along with the organization's needs, financial history, governing body and management structure.

A Tool for Professional Advisors

Take a deeper dive into more than 700 local nonprofits committed to transparency in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

  • Choices in Giving
    What organizations would be good options for my clients?
  • Finance
    Does the organization have diverse revenue sources and a history of financial health?
  • Programmatic Impact
    Can the organization clearly articulate the impact of its programs, examples of success, and how success is measured?
  • Leadership
    Who serves on the board and staff? What percentage of board members make financial gifts to the organization? Are board members present at meetings when decisions are made?
  • Planning & Policies
    Is the organization committed to policies that demonstrate accountability and to strategic fundraising and communications planning?


Community Foundation of Sarasota County

2635 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota FL 34237
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