March 2012 – Present
The Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving event supporting more than 700 nonprofits serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties in Florida. Since 2012, donors have provided more than $40 million in unrestricted funding to support nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner. The next Giving Challenge is scheduled for April 28–29, 2020.
Strengthening the Impact
COVID-19 ResponseAs an online giving event, the 2020 Giving Challenge is an excellent way to connect with and contribute to nonprofits working creatively to strengthen our local communities dealing with COVID-19. The unrestricted funds to be raised during the Giving Challenge provide regional nonprofits flexibility to respond to community needs, especially as those needs evolve or change. In the 30 days leading up to the 2020 Giving Challenge, The Patterson Foundation is sharing daily tips through social media that nonprofit organizations and donors can use to strengthen their opportunities to connect through the event. Follow The Patterson Foundation on Facebook and Twitter to receive tips on ways to creatively harness the opportunities of the 2020 Giving Challenge from now until the April 28 kickoff.
Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?
What is the impact of The Patterson Foundation’s support of the Giving Challenge?
May 2018 – The Patterson Foundation’s match for unique donations strengthened nonprofit outreach and donor engagement prior to and during the Giving Challenge, generating more than $5 million in matching dollars. The match strengthened the Giving Challenge’s $11.7 million total raised in 24 hours.
September 2016 – The Patterson Foundation provided $7.5 million in matching funds for both returning and new donors, contributing to the $13.4 million raised for local nonprofits.
September 2015 – The Patterson Foundation provided $2.9 million to match new online donations, contributing to a total of nearly $6.7 million raised by the community for area nonprofits — the highest grossing Giving Day in Florida's history.
May 2014 – The Patterson Foundation announced $450,000 to match new or increased donations, up to $1,000 per person per organization. The community raised $3.1 million for area nonprofits.
March 2013 – The Patterson Foundation announced $430,000 to match new or increased donations. The community raised $2.7 million for area nonprofits.
March 2012 – The Patterson Foundation announced $300,000 in matching funds to inspire generosity. The community raised $2.4 million.
What is the Giving Challenge’s total impact to date?
How can the 2020 Giving Challenge strengthen nonprofits affected by COVID-19?
What has The Patterson Foundation contributed to the Giving Challenge to date?
Beyond matching dollars and prizes, how else is The Patterson Foundation strengthening nonprofits and donors participating in the 2020 Giving Challenge?
Who can I contact about the Giving Challenge?
For more information about the Giving Challenge initiative, contact initiative consultant Michael Corley: firstname.lastname@example.org.