New Program Will Help Students Write Stronger College Entrance Essays

The free New College of Florida workshops will be offered online to local students.

07/08/2021 By Staff

Good Deeds

Local Foundations Recognize Summer Learning Efforts

The cumulative gifts to summer teachers added up to more than $40,000.

06/30/2021 By Staff

A breath of fresh air

Nonprofit Project Breaks Down Barriers Between Kids and the Natural World

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation is helping turn nature into an outdoor classroom.

06/02/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein


Barancik Foundation Board Approves $2.3 Million in Grant Funding

The funding will support emerging needs in the community and provide more equitable access to healthcare and arts experiences.

05/24/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Barancik Foundation Hires Matthew Sauer as Collaboration and Impact Officer

Sauer previously spent 28 years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, including as regional editor for the newspaper’s parent company, Gannett.

05/20/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundations Awards First 'Ripple Effect' Awards to Sarasota County Teachers

The newly established, semi-annual prize acknowledges outstanding teachers who have impacted lives in and outside classrooms.

05/18/2021 By Staff

Fast track

Big Brothers Big Sisters Hires New Volunteer Recruiter

The nonprofit recently named Teresa Taft as its new community volunteer recruiter.

04/21/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants Child Protection Center $300,000

CPC reports that child sexual abuse has increased by 23 percent during the pandemic and more than 3,800 child abuse reports were referred to the agency last year.

03/29/2021 By Staff


Grant Allows Food Bank to Make High-Impact Energy Improvements

The $27,000 in funding comes from the Southface Institute and was facilitated by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

03/18/2021 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Board Grants $6 Million to Local Organizations

The funding focuses on supporting early learning needs, strengthening mental health support and building equitable pathways to education, healthcare, and legal services.

02/19/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Organizations Name New Board Members

Four Sarasota women have been elected to state and local boards of directors.

12/08/2020 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants $3 Million for Health and Human Services Needs

Fourteen organizations were awarded portions of the grant.

11/20/2020 By Staff

Children and Families

First 1,000 Days Sarasota Launches Parent Portal and Care Coordination System

Families can sign up to ask for parenting education, healthcare, food, financial assistance and other resources.

11/02/2020 By Staff


Local Funders Collaborate to Fulfill Matching Grant for Solar Power Expansion

Drawing on the concept of impact investing, a pilot program invites nonprofits to apply for below-market loans to adopt on-site solar power. As funds are paid back, they are reinvested.

10/02/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Teri A. Hansen Named to Florida Trend 'Florida 500' List

Hansen is the president and CEO of the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation.

09/18/2020 By Staff

Keifer's House

Sarasota Nonprofit Opens New Residential Program for People Leaving Incarceration

Project 180 gives stable housing to people being released from jail and prison and also helps them with transportation, employment and addiction recovery.

09/16/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Community-Based After School Program Expands Services

A $50,000 grant from the Barancik Foundation will support SOAR's educational programs through summer 2021.

09/09/2020 By Staff


Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Awards $2.7 Million

Funding focuses on supporting health and human service needs, building equity for communities of color, and protecting the environment.

08/24/2020 By Staff


Barancik Foundation Grants More Than $3.2 Million to Local Nonprofits for COVID-19 Relief

The grants aim to help fortify nonprofit infrastructure this time of unprecedented economic upheaval.

05/11/2020 By Staff


Florida Guardian ad Litem Program Recognizes Barancik Foundation as 'Nonprofit of the Year'

The foundation was recognized for its work helping foster children in the 12th Judicial Circuit.

05/06/2020 By Staff