• Strengthening Nonprofits

    Strengthening Nonprofits

Approaching its work as a catalyst for good, The Patterson Foundation is focused on strengthening nonprofits by connecting them with resources and platforms to learn, share, and build capacity in ways that evolve their philanthropic missions and the good they create. This work manifests through strategies like catalytic match opportunities, along with opportunities to explore earned-income initiatives and collaborate with partners working toward the same aspirations.

EdExploreSRQ

EdExploreSRQ

Through EdExploreSRQ — a digital platform that connects students and teachers with local, cultural, and science experiences integrated with classroom curriculum — The Patterson Foundation supports enhancing the education experience for Florida’s Sarasota County students. A formal collaboration among community partners recognizes the region’s vast cultural offerings and ensures EdExploreSRQ will benefit students for years to come.


Fellows Program

Fellows Program

Aspiring philanthropic leaders have the potential to catalyze innovations to strengthen people, organizations, and communities around the world. While these opportunities are numerous, maximizing them takes leaders who have the willingness, capacity, and foresight to drive long-term change. Through nearly a decade of experience with innovative initiatives spanning the globe, The Patterson Foundation has shaped its approach to philanthropy into a valuable model for a network of emerging leaders who seek their continued professional evolution while strengthening the impact of their efforts.


Giving Challenge

Giving Challenge

The Patterson Foundation supports strengthened giving during the Giving Challenge by providing matching funding and prizes that encourage people to be generous. Building awareness about The Giving Partner — an online tool providing comprehensive and in-depth information — and encouraging the tool’s use strengthens philanthropy in Florida’s Charlotte, Desoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties by helping donors make informed decisions. With the minimum gift amount set at $25, the Giving Challenge, held over a 24-hour period, furthers the idea that anyone can be a philanthropist.


Margin & Mission Ignition

Margin & Mission Ignition

By engaging No Margin, No Mission, a national consulting firm and social enterprise, The Patterson Foundation is igniting interest in earned-income possibilities. Margin & Mission Ignition (MMI) is an initiative where nonprofits who have demonstrated leadership, willingness, readiness, capacity, and culture are invited to undertake a 30-month rigorous business-planning, implementation, and coaching process that builds thrivability and strengthens their organization in countless ways.


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