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Nonprofit News: May 2024

Community Dashboard Trainings

Join a Learning Session in June

Data gives us the opportunity to better understand the lives of all our community members. It helps us be data-informed, inclusive, and equitable in the ways we seek to increase child and family well-being as part of a strategic 2Gen-informed approach.

Join us for a training on the Community Indicators Dashboard. The Dashboard provides insights for philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, businesses, government, and learning institutions to guide informed decisions utilizing data from reputable sources set in local context.

What You'll Learn:

  • Dashboard data points, interactive charts, maps and visualizations related to county profiles, education, economy, health, and housing
  • Discuss ways to use the Dashboard for program and service development, grant applications, building awareness with stakeholders, research, content development and more
  • How to download content and embed them to reports, communications or grant applications

Session Dates & Locations:

  • 9:30am - 10:30am, June 4, 2024
  • Goodwill, 1701 E Oak St, Arcadia, FL 34266
  • 9:30am - 10:30am, June 13, 2024
  • Sarasota City Center, 1819 Main Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • 9:30am - 10:30am, June 27, 2024
  • Venice Chamber of Commerce, 597 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
Click Here to Register for a Session in June

Wrapping Up the

2024 Giving Challenge

We had so much fun celebrating everyone at the 2024 Giving Challenge Wrap Party this month. View and download your photos from the photo booth.

Head over to the Prize page to see the final list of award winners for the 2024 Giving Challenge.

Congratulations once again to all participating nonprofits.

Key Remaining Dates

5:00 PM, May 24, 2024

Post-Giving Challenge Feedback Survey Closes

July 1, 2024

2024 Giving Challenge Checks Mailed Out

Doing something particularly interesting with your 2024 Giving Challenge funds? Share the plans you have for the funds you raised during the 2024 Giving Challenge with our Communications team:

Nonprofit News is your source for the 2024 Giving Challenge, including trainings, workshops, and other important updates. If you miss an issue of Nonprofit News, you can revisit archived editions with relevant 2024 Giving Challenge content anytime on the Giving Challenge website's Communication Library page at

Please contact the Giving Challenge team at with any questions you may have.

Community Foundation Grant Opportunities

Check Back in July for 2024-2025 Grant Cycles

Grants offered through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County are fulfilling the philanthropic legacies of our donors who have entrusted our team and board of directors with their charitable dollars.

Our last grant cycle for our 2023-2024 fiscal year closed in this month. Keep an eye out for our July newsletter for announcements of our 2024-2025 grant cycles.

Have questions? Contact our team at

Food Justice for Kids

Apply by June 11

Newman’s Own Foundation envisions the United States as a country where all children have access to nutritious, culturally relevant foods; learn about healthy foods and sustainable food systems; and have opportunities to grow, gather, and cook food and be nourished physically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

To help nourish and transform the lives of children who face adversity in the U.S., Newman’s Own Foundation is launching the Food Justice for Kids Prize, focused on two priority program areas: (1) Indigenous Food Justice and (2) Nutrition Education and School Food.

Learn More & Apply by June 11

GoodUse Grants by Southface

Apply by June 14

GoodUse helps nonprofits reduce utility costs and reinvest those savings into their programs. Southface provides technical assistance and education while partnering foundations provide matching grants to nonprofit partners, applying them to facility and operational upgrades that increase resource efficiency, lower expenses and improve indoor health.

Visit their FAQs page to learn more about the GoodUse program and apply to their next grant cycle by June 14.

Learn More & Apply by June 14

Impact100 SRQ

Apply by July 17, 2024

Founded in 2018, Impact100 SRQ brings together a diverse group of women that annually fund transformational grants to local nonprofits in both Sarasota and Manatee Counties. 

The grant application eligibility form for the Impact100 SRQ 2024 grant process is now open. Eligibility forms are due by July 8th and the grant application is due by July 17 at 12 noon. Organizations apply in one of the five focus areas: Arts, Culture & History; Education; Environment & Recreation; Family; or Health & Wellness.

For more information about the grant application process, contact

Learn More & Apply by July 17

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.

Nonprofit Job Bank
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