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Suncoast Charities for Children is a 501(c)(3) that provides annual grants to the Suncoast Foundation in support of children, teens, and adults with special needs and their families. Did you know?

  • The Suncoast Foundation has constructed buildings valued at over $20 Million dollars in the Sarasota, Venice, and North Port area. These buildings are occupied by four local non-profit agencies.
  • Non-profit agencies which occupy these buildings include The Haven (Sarasota), The Florida Center For Early Childhood (Sarasota & North Port), Children First (Venice), and Sarasota County Special Olympics (Venice). These non-profit agencies experience a significant savings with an annual lease payment of only $1 per year on each building. Loveland Village in Venice also receives support.
  • Over the past three years (2013 - 2016), Suncoast Charities for Children has provided $414,000 in grant money to the Suncoast Foundation, so that necessary repairs and improvements could be made to these aging campus locations. This allows program and service money to remain untouched and be directed to clients who need it the most.
  • Services provided by these local non-profit agencies annual impacts approximately 8,000 children, teens, and adults with special needs and their families.

2018 Giving Challenge Logo.pngThe 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.
Suncoast Charities for Children is proud to participate once again in the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Giving Challenge—a 24-hour online giving event supporting more than 625 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties.  The “Be the One” theme of the 2018 Giving Challenge is inspired by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s belief that each one of us has the potential to impact a person, a cause, a community. The philosophy sprouts from the idea that each donor can be the one to make a positive, lasting difference.
The 2018 Giving Challenge takes place May 1-2, 2018.  Again this year, The Patterson Foundation will match all  gifts up to $100 which will double the impact to over 8,000 children, teens & adults with special needs here in our local area. This allows each and every person to #BeTheOne to make a difference and make an impact through their philanthropy.