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2024 Giving Challenge: Everything You Need to Know


2024 Giving Challenge: Everything You Need to Know

About the Giving Challenge

The Giving Challenge, which takes place on Tuesday, April 9-Wednesday, April 10 from Noon-Noon, is an exciting 24-hour online giving event that connects about 700 nonprofit organizations with passionate donors and community members to support diverse causes and create enduring impact in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

The 2024 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation.

Support The Bay During the Giving Challenge

During the Giving Challenge, consider supporting The Bay! #BeTheOne to support one park for all. Your gift helps keep the park in tip-top shape and helps provide FREE high-quality programming for everyone in the community to experience and enjoy.

Plus, up to $100 of your gift to The Bay will be TRIPLED thanks to The Patterson Foundation which doubles the first $100 of every Giving Challenge gift PLUS the Gulf Coast Community Foundation that generously matches every gift* to The Bay dollar-for-dollar all year long. (*up to $2 million in total gifts received by December 31, 2024)

This means your gift of:

  • $25 becomes $75… which supplies 3 months of Doggie Trash bags in the park
  • $50 becomes $150… which purchases 3 beautiful and green replacement plants to keep the park looking like new
  • $100 becomes $300… which provides an instructor for 3 free yoga, fitness or dance classes in the park
  • $250 becomes $600… which provides a free guided kayak tour on Sarasota Bay for 2 families PLUS 2 adults

Please consider increasing your gift to The Bay to increase your impact to the park and the community!

How to Give During the Giving Challenge


  • Click here on April 9-10 from Noon-Noon to support The Bay during the Giving Challenge.


  • Come to the Giving Challenge Pop-Up Giving Station at The Bay (1055 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota 34236) on April 9 from 12-2pm and again from 6-7pm. Learn more about the Pop-Up below.
  • Come to the Blue Pagoda at The Bay (655 N Tamiami Trl, Sarasota 34236) to drop off any in-person donation or if you need further assistance.

Pop-Up Giving Station

The Bay has been selected to host a Giving Challenge Pop-Up Giving Station on Tuesday, April 9 from 12-2pm and, again, from 6-7pm. Please stop by The Bay to engage with these amazing non-profit partners:

Click here to learn more

FREE Giving Challenge Events at The Bay

Come to The Bay during the community-wide 24-hour Giving Challenge and participate in range of events that showcase that The Bay is ‘one park for all’ – free and welcoming, open and accessible to everyone!

Come engage with an array of amazing organizations and learn about the impact they make in the community.

This collection of non-profit groups provides a range of benefits — from recreational to environmental; from visual arts to performing arts; and health and wellness for veterans and for everyone.

Click here to register for Giving Challenge events

Click here to see the full events calendar

April 9

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