With our resources and expertise, The Patterson Foundation supports the following collaborative efforts to create New Realities.
With support from The Patterson Foundation and other community entities, Sarasota County was named a 2013 All-America City Awards finalist. To learn more about Sarasota County's journey to Denver June 14-16, follow our blog.
The Patterson Foundation awarded a $200,000 dollar-for-dollar match to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund. Learn more about The Patterson Foundation's partnership with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
The Patterson Foundation is working with the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation by supporting the Inform and Engage Fund with $100,000. A part of the New Jersey Recovery Fund following Superstorm Sandy, the Inform and Engage Fund focuses on supporting projects that inform and engage the public on the issues that New Jersey faces as it recovers from the storm.
In May, supported by The Patterson Foundation, New Jersey News Commons at Montclair State University and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation will launch New Jersey CJET, a class aimed at helping publishers in that state improve their business position. TPF is working with NJ News Commons director Debbie Galant – an alum from our initial Super Camp who is now working to build a healthier news ecosystem for New Jersey.
The Patterson Foundation is partnering with Rich Harwood and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to explore enhancing Sarasota County. The Patterson Foundation contracted with Kathy Baylis who is the initiative consultant and will liaise with the Harwood Institute during this project.
The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation is national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to spark fundamental change and authentic hope in American public life. The Harwood Institute works with communities across the nation to facilitate conversations on community advancement.
Harwood’s tools and techniques empower community members to make realistic progress in advancing their community. The Patterson Foundation President and CEO Debra Jacobs shares her insights from the 2012 Harwood Summit.
We are supporting the collaboration among Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Senior Friendship Centers, and the Sarasota County Health Department by funding a consulting team who will help develop a plan for a sustainable system of care for Sarasota County’s uninsured and underinsured residents.
The Institute for the Ages activates ideas that prepare people for the opportunities and challenges associated with aging populations.
The Institute not only provides the infrastructure for and access to the Sarasota County community, but it is also a national connector of community, government, research organizations, companies and others partners who work to identify and advance policy, product and service innovations that will improve the lives of people across age groups.
The Patterson Foundation believes that financial thrivability comes from diverse funding sources and is catalyst supporter of the Institute for the Ages, building the financial thrivability for the Institute through a contribution that encourages giving.
Institute for the Ages CEO Tom Esselman shares his vision for the Institute as an innovation and economic development engine in this guest column.
SCOPE board member Kathy Silverberg shares how SCOPE, which helped incubate the Institute, is a vehicle for collaboration in this editorial.
The Patterson Foundation has been invited to participate in a tri-sector partnership among government, business and philanthropy that will lead to population-level improvements in health and quality of life by enhancing services for self-care management among individuals with multiple chronic conditions and their family members.
This national initiative provides the opportunity to demonstrate how strategic communications, technology and financial thrivability connects institutions and individuals.
To read more about this alliance, explore these blogs.
NetHope is a nonprofit that is a nexus among 36 international humanitarian organizations and global technology companies. NetHope leverages communications and technology expertise when disasters strike.
The Patterson Foundation is a catalyst funder for NetHope’s Open Humanitarian Initiative, which will improve information sharing and information management among humanitarian organizations, affected communities and governments in disaster-prone countries.
The Patterson Foundation provided resources to the school district so it could manage information and communications requests from the consultant during the assessment phase.
The Giving Partner is a free, online tool for building knowledge around community philanthropy. Nonprofits use the tool to share information that helps donors make more informed decisions. The Patterson Foundation supports The Giving Partner because it promotes a communitywide vision of philanthropy.
In 2013, The Patterson Foundation supported the 36-Hour Giving Challenge with a $430,000 match for new or increased donations. The Patterson Foundation matched one-to-one donations up to $1,000 per unique donor per organization for new and increased gifts. The 36-Hour challenge raised an impressive $2.7 million and saw a 65 percent increase in individual gifts over the 2012 event.
In 2012, The Patterson Foundation offered more than $300,000 in matching funds for The Giving Partner's first 36-Hour Giving Challenge in March 2012. The challenge raised more than $2.4 million through more than 10,000 generous gifts from the community.
We are inspired that access to this tool in our community is made possible through the collaboration among our area’s community foundations.
The Patterson Foundation is providing resources and support to connect foundations funding in the older adult space within the Southeastern Council of Foundations, an 11-state association.
Through the EngAGEment Initiative, a program of Grantmakers in Aging, these funders connect and learn from each other.
The Declaration Initiative is a movement that inspires American communities to invest together in assuring access to the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all by July 4, 2026.
The initiative works to bring together those working to eradicate poverty in communities nationwide so they can share and learn from each other.
The Patterson Foundation is part of the national leadership team.