Apply for a Grant

Throughout the year, the foundation makes grants from a variety of donor advised funds. Many of these funds support organizations and charitable projects specified by the fund donor or advisors.

Quite often, donor advisors rely upon the foundation’s knowledge and expertise to identify particular agencies and programs they might wish to support with their philanthropic dollars. With our ever-growing community of donors, you never know just how or when the right funding connection might be made.

Grants from Legacy and Field of Interest Funds

Significant investments are made to the community from the funds of donors who ensured support of various organizations and causes in perpetuity. These funds support a variety of areas, including animals and the environment, arts and culture, education, and health and human services. Unsolicited grant applications are not accepted for these funds.

Community Impact Grants

The Community Impact Grant Program is the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s rolling grant cycle for requests up to $10,000. The program focuses on addressing emerging needs and opportunities in the local community:

Emerging Needs are defined as community needs based on a new challenge, reemerging challenge, or existing challenge that has developed new characteristics.

Opportunities are defined as unanticipated, time-sensitive circumstances that make possible a unique solution to a community need. 

Community Impact Grants are provided through a pool of funds set up by generous donors in our community. Click Here to see a list of all of the funds included in the Community Impact Grant pool. Applications are accepted throughout the year and are restricted to organizations who serve Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto with an active profile in The Giving Partner.

Click Here to Learn More and Apply.


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