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2020 Giving Challenge Raises a Record $18.4 Million

The funds support nearly 700 local nonprofits.

By Staff May 5, 2020

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Donors across the community raised $18.4 million for 686 participating nonprofit organizations in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties during the 2020 Giving Challenge, hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. With $10.9 million provided in community support and prizes from 58,947 donors and 106,570 total gifts, along with $7.5 million in matching funds from The Patterson Foundation, Community Foundation leadership says the 2020 Giving Challenge set a new standard for community generosity, outperforming the previous six challenges. Since 2012, the Giving Challenge has provided more than $58 million in unrestricted funding through seven 24-hour challenges.

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