Good News

2020 Giving Challenge Raises a Record $18.4 Million

The funds support nearly 700 local nonprofits.

05/05/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Local Organizations Strengthen Season of Sharing Campaign

Matching gift opportunities of up to $500,000 are available from The Patterson Foundation for a total of $1.5 million in additional funds.

03/23/2020 By Staff

Black History Month

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, Patterson Foundation Present ‘Voices’ Readings for Black History Month

The organizations will offer three free staged readings of a new one-act play called "Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, A Walk to Respect."

02/06/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Donates $250,000 Match for Global Disaster Recovery

The donation supports disaster-recovery efforts worldwide.

02/04/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

Community Raises More Than $1 Million for Season of Sharing

The milestone sparked a second $100,000 contribution to the campaign from The Patterson Foundation.

12/27/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

The Patterson Foundation Invests $250,000 in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to the campaign since 2013.

12/09/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Contributes $100,000 to Season of Sharing

Additional $100,000 contributions will be made each time the community raises $500,000 to support people on the verge of homelessness.

11/20/2019 By Staff

Bullet points

Five Tips on How to Improve Your Community From Richard C. Harwood

The author and motivational speaker visited Sarasota last week to discuss his new book, Stepping Forward: A Positive, Practical Path to Transform Our Communities and Our Lives.

11/04/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Lectures

Patterson Foundation to Host Public Innovation Leader Rich Harwood

Harwood will appear at a series of free speaking events.

10/23/2019 Photography by Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Provides $250,000 for Hurricane Recovery Efforts

The gift will strengthen the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s support for medium- and long-term recovery efforts in regions affected by Hurricane Dorian.

09/18/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Gives More Than $190,000 in Matching Grants

The Patterson Foundation recently matched more than $190,000 in contributions toward the entrepreneurial endeavors of five nonprofits.

03/25/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Names Recipient of One-Year Fellowship

The Patterson Foundation recently selected Hannah Saeger Karnei as the first emerging nonprofit leader to participate in its Fellows Initiative.

03/05/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

New Fellowship Created to Help Future Nonprofit Leaders

The Patterson Foundation is launching a new Fellows Initiative with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

11/15/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Patterson Foundation Donates $500,000 Toward Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Half will go to help those in regions affected by Hurricane Florence; the other half will help those in regions affected by Hurricane Michael.

10/23/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Literacy Campaign Leader Selected for Statewide Education Program

Beth Duda, the director of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for The Patterson Foundation, was recently selected for Leadership Florida Education Class IV.

10/16/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Giving Challenge Raises More Than $11.7 Million

The money was raised in 24 hours to support 636 organizations located in or serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Foundation to Support Nonprofits' Startup Plans

The Patterson Foundation is helping the Humane Society of Manatee County, the Peace River Wildlife Center, the Prospect Riding Center and Satchel’s Last Resort.

11/16/2017 By staff

Nonprofits

First Age-Friendly Festival Aims to Highlight Lifelong Well-Being

Attendees can enjoy 125-plus exhibits and entertainment and educational opportunities.

10/25/2017 By staff

Irma

Community Foundation Establishes Hurricane Irma Relief Fund

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has established a disaster relief fund that will help those whose lives have been upended by Hurricane Irma.

09/12/2017 By staff

Giving

Four Nonprofits to Participate in Growth Plan Initiative

Four nonprofits will participate in The Patterson Foundation’s next Margin & Mission Ignition initiative.

08/10/2017 By staff