The Giving Challenge
The Giving Challenge is an amazing 24-hour online giving event that is coming again on April 28th and 29th, 2020. This event has impacted more than 600 non-profits in Manatee, Sarasota and DeSoto counties who have participated by having updated profiles in The Giving Partner. Humane Society of Manatee County has participated in the Giving Challenge since its inception in 2012. The Giving Challenge has helped area non-profits raise more than $40 million dollars in unrestricted funding since 2012. In just 24 hours, Giving Challenge 2018 helped raise more than $11.7 million dollars for area non-profits.
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County first launched The Giving Challenge in 2012 with the original intent of having a three(3) year lifespan. Based on the community’s commitment and generous support for area non-profits, the foundation has extended The Giving Challenge on an intermittent schedule. The new schedule format challenges area non-profits to strengthen their independent fundraising programs and promotes fundraising collaboration amongst Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto County non-profits.
The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation and the Herald-Tribune Media Group. For more information visit http://www.cfsarasota.org/impact/giving-challenge
The next Giving Challenge will take place April 28-29, 2020!