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Sarasota County Foundation

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Mission

The purpose of the foundation is to facilitate the administration of donations for charitable purposes in Sarasota County, Florida.
Application deadlines January 15
Program areasArts, culture, and humanities
Education
Environment/animals
Health
Human services
International/foreign affairs
Public/society benefit
Religion
States servedFlorida
Geographic limitationsThere are no geographic limitations; however, the trust primarily supports services and programs within Sarasota County, Florida.
Types of supportProgram support and capital projects
TrusteesWells Fargo Bank, N.A.
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The information on this page is a summary only and may not reflect all or the latest applicable terms and conditions related to application and disposition of this Foundation's grant(s). In the event the information contained on this page differs from the Foundation's governing instrument, the governing instrument shall control.
Educational scholarships
If you are an individual seeking scholarships, financial aid, or other direct financial assistance, the information available through this site will not assist you. We encourage you to consult the financial aid offices of specific educational institutions for help in understanding your options.
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
The information found through this site does not include the many opportunities available for the communities and people served by Wells Fargo through its corporate philanthropy. For more details, please visit Wells Fargo Corporate Giving.
Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services is part of Wells Fargo Wealth Management providing financial products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC
Grants may be awarded to corporations, associations, or institutions whose purpose is to advance charitable, religious, educational, literary, or scientific goals, or to those organizations whose purpose is to distribute and apply such funds to any one or more such goals, whether located in the city and county of Sarasota or elsewhere. However, preference is given to services and programs within Sarasota County.

Requirements

  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Limitations

The foundation generally does not fund:
  • Endowments
  • Travel
  • Research
  • Annual giving campaigns
  • Completed projects
  • Debt reduction
  • Deficit financing
  • Operating/program expenses
  • Marketing materials and advertising
  • Conferences, workshops, and seminars


Organizations may not apply to both the Sarasota County Foundation and the Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation within the same year.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 7
Average total giving per year: $45,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by January 15 to be reviewed at the February grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by March 15 for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.
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The information on this page is a summary only and may not reflect all or the latest applicable terms and conditions related to application and disposition of this Foundation's grant(s). In the event the information contained on this page differs from the Foundation's governing instrument, the governing instrument shall control.
Educational scholarships
If you are an individual seeking scholarships, financial aid, or other direct financial assistance, the information available through this site will not assist you. We encourage you to consult the financial aid offices of specific educational institutions for help in understanding your options.
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
The information found through this site does not include the many opportunities available for the communities and people served by Wells Fargo through its corporate philanthropy. For more details, please visit Wells Fargo Corporate Giving.
Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services is part of Wells Fargo Wealth Management providing financial products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC

About the Foundation

Established in 1958 by Palmer First National Bank and Trust, the purpose of the foundation is to facilitate the administration of donations for charitable purposes in Sarasota County. Grants will be made to programs and capital projects within Sarasota County. The foundation does not make grants to capital campaigns or multi-year commitments.
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The information on this page is a summary only and may not reflect all or the latest applicable terms and conditions related to application and disposition of this Foundation's grant(s). In the event the information contained on this page differs from the Foundation's governing instrument, the governing instrument shall control.
Educational scholarships
If you are an individual seeking scholarships, financial aid, or other direct financial assistance, the information available through this site will not assist you. We encourage you to consult the financial aid offices of specific educational institutions for help in understanding your options.
Wells Fargo Corporate Giving
The information found through this site does not include the many opportunities available for the communities and people served by Wells Fargo through its corporate philanthropy. For more details, please visit Wells Fargo Corporate Giving.
Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services is part of Wells Fargo Wealth Management providing financial products and services through Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and its various affiliates and subsidiaries.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Member FDIC