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SCS is excited to be one of the non-profits eligible to participate in this year’s 24-Hour Giving Challenge through The Community Foundation of Sarasota County!

The 24-Hour Giving Challenge is an online giving event providing donors and citizen philanthropists the opportunity to learn more about the nonprofits and causes in Southwest Florida they care about. Matching funds and special grants to nonprofits are available to incentivize giving during this short, exciting period of time.

Unlimited Matching Funds is available to Sarasota Christian
through The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s 24-Hour Giving Challenge beginning at noon on September 20th!


It's EASY to Support SCS: All you have to do is:

     1.  Visit www.GivingPartnerChallenge.org beginning at noon on Tuesday, September 20

     2.  Give a $25 or more online donation to SCS

     3.  Share the link with your friends and family and ask them to make a donation 

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The Patterson Foundation will MATCH GIFTS 2:1 up to $100 from each NEW SCS Donor, throughout the ENTIRE 24 hours! 

There is no limit to the amount of matching funds available.  A new donor is someone who DIDN’T participate in the 2015 Giving Challenge.  TIP: If you want to donate more than $100 just have your spouse donate with a different debit/credit card.


The Patterson Foundation will MATCH GIFTS 1:1 up to $100 from PREVIOUS SCS Donors, throughout the ENTIRE 24 hours!

A previous donor is someone who DID participate in the 2015 Giving Challenge.


PLUS there is over $140,000 in incentive grants available throughout the 24 hours!

Examples of Incentive Grants: highest total dollars raised - most donors  - random hourly grants - first 50 non-profits who get 50 donors to give

The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.