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Nonprofit News: April 2024

Congratulations on a Successful

2024 Giving Challenge!

In just 24 hours, our friends and neighbors raised more than $17.2 million in unrestricted funding to the 724 nonprofits that took part in the 2024 Giving Challenge, affirming the appreciation our community has for the transformative work you do.

Of the total, more than $6.7 million was contributed by our partners at The Patterson Foundation through their generous 1:1 match, which inspires giving and accounts for a significant amount of Giving Challenge fundraising through the years. Read more about Giving Challenge results here.

Congratulations for all participants and thank you for Being The One to make a difference in our community!

Key Remaining Dates

5:00 PM, April 25, 2024

Post-Giving Challenge Prize Applications Deadline

3:00 PM, May 10, 2024

2024 Giving Challenge Wrap Up Party

May 13, 2024

Post-Giving Challenge Survey Opens

5:00 PM, May 24, 2024

Post-Giving Challenge Survey Closes

July 1, 2024

2024 Giving Challenge Checks Mailed Out

See all 2024 Giving Challenge Prize Opportunities


Giving Challenge Prizes

Curious to know who has won additional prize opportunities from the Giving Challenge? Head over to the Prize page to see additional award winners. Some new awards announced are All Volunteer Organizations, Giving Challenge Newbies and Devoted to DeSoto.

View 2024 Giving Challenge Prize Recipients

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 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
  • How to utilize 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

Programmatic Grants

Apply by May 1, 2024

Programmatic grants support organizations and programs that provide access to education, health care, or basic human needs for people who face systemic barriers in our community.

The application deadline for our next cycle is May 1, 2024.

Apply Today

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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