Community Foundation of Sarasota County Kicks Off the 2018 Giving Challenge This May
Apr 27, 2018 02:56PM ● Published by Kevin
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Since 2012, donors from throughout Southwest Florida have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $28 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions during the Giving Challenge. Last year’s event, the website says, "set a new standard for generosity in our community, when more than $13.4 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit 559 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner."
The Giving Challenge is an exciting 24-hour giving event supporting more than 630 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties, who have shown a commitment to transparency by having profiles in The Giving Partner. Since 2012, donors throughout our region have shown their love for local nonprofit organizations by providing more than $28 million in unrestricted funding to support their missions.
You can find a list of participating nonprofits at the website.
Devine: It’s easy! On May 1 and 2, from noon to noon, people can visit the website and search for the nonprofits of their choice to make a secure online donation with their credit card. You can also view a live leaderboard to see how each nonprofit is performing and how much they’ve raised during the 24-hours.
Devine: One unique thing about the Giving Challenge, is that the funds that the nonprofits receive are unrestricted, meaning they are not attached to a specific project or program of a nonprofit. That’s special because Unrestricted funding can be hard to come by—nonprofits need it to operate effectively. By investing dollars into our community through local nonprofits, those who contribute during the Giving Challenge have demonstrated their passion for our region and added a vote of confidence for the impact that our organizations are achieving.
Funds from the past five Giving Challenges have gone on to ensure that vulnerable families will be able to stay in their homes and have food on their table; seniors and veterans will get the vital care they need; students will have a greater array of cultural and scientific explorations to spark their curiosity; the natural beauty of our land and gulf will be preserved; and thousands of sheltered animals will get to find a loving home.
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