Guide to Giving

What Your Money Can Buy for Sarasota-Manatee Nonprofits

From $10 to $1 million, here's how your dollars can make a difference.

By Giulia Heyward, Olivia Letts, and Hanna Powers September 2, 2019 Published in the September 2019 issue of Sarasota Magazine

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Helps pay for an “Ask an Attorney” session, a computer tutoring session or a life coaching session at the Manatee, Sarasota and Venice branches of the Women’s Resource Center., (941) 256-9721


Helps buy a wig for a child at the Caring Hair Foundation., (941) 539-8846


Pays for steel-toed work boots, needed for full-time employment, for clients of the Sarasota Resurrection House, a resource center for the homeless., (941) 365-3759


Covers the cost of a screening mammogram through We Care Manatee’s Breast Health & Wellness Program, for low-income and uninsured women 35-64., (941) 755-3952


Buys hot lunches for a full month for a homebound senior through Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee., (941) 747-4655


Purchases a waterproof mailbox for the butterfly garden at Gardeners Out East to hold visitor handouts., (941) 756-6406


Pays for one month’s rent for the Manatee Literacy Council, which matches learners with volunteer tutors., (941) 746-8197


Buys pillowcases for 100 children at Ryan’s Case for Smiles.


Covers the remaining costs of cooking supplies, utensils, aprons and other items that children and their parents will use in Healthy Together, sponsored by Realize Bradenton., (941) 621-6471


Covers the cost for a Celebration of Life ceremony for team members who passed away from breast cancer. Survivors in Sync,, (941) 685-0678 


Sponsors one student in the Future Leaders Academy. Unidos Now,, (941) 777-5184


Sponsors a paid intern at the Lemur Conservation Foundation., (941) 322-8494


Pays for the production of an entire show at Rise Above Performing Arts, Inc., (941) 702-4747


Sponsors a Florida retreat for military veterans and family at Operation Warrior Resolution., (941) 504-3040


Covers the costs of the mammal hospital and surgical center at the Wildlife Center of Venice.,
(941) 484-9657


Pays for the acquisition of property for conservation at Go-Pher Green Inc. Bocilla Islands Conservancy., (941) 830-4179


Dog Wing naming opportunity during shelter renovation at the Humane Society of Sarasota County., (941) 955-4131

$1 million

Education & Outreach Building naming opportunity at the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe., (941) 366-1505

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