Giving Challenge Returns in 2024 with New Wave of TPF Support

Giving Challenge Returns in 2024 with New Wave of TPF Support

Posted on June 02, 2023 by The Patterson Foundation
Less than one year from now, the Suncoast will come together once more for a celebration of its nonprofit muscle and the citizen philanthropists strengthening it during the 2024 Giving Challenge. Presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, the Giving Challenge is a 24-hour giving event that supports more than 700 nonprofit organizations in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. Since the initial Giving Challenge in 2012, more than $75 million of unrestricted funding has been raised for nonprofit organizations serving our region with profiles on The Giving Partner, an online resource helping donors make informed decisions on charitable giving.

Throughout the Giving Challenge’s history, The Patterson Foundation has had the privilege of strengthening generosity and participation before and during the main event. The Patterson Foundation has contributed more than $30 million to the Giving Challenge through matching donations and other donor incentives, including $6 million in matching funds during 2022’s event alone.

While the fundraising achievements of each 24-hour event are astounding on their own, they reflect only a portion of the Giving Challenge’s outsized impact. Months of preparation and effort from the participating nonprofit organizations build creative communications campaigns to excite and encourage donors passionate about their missions and work in our region. The new muscles these nonprofits grow in turn — along with the donor connections forged through them — have a value that transcends any one day of generosity and strengthens the Suncoast’s inspiring culture of philanthropy. Gifts as small as $25 are welcomed, creating an opportunity for as many people as possible to embrace the notion that anyone can be a philanthropist.

The Patterson Foundation is proud to continue its collaboration with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County by investing in the 2024 Giving Challenge’s excellence. Once more, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for all unique donations, up to $100 per donor, per organization, with no limit on the number of individual matches a nonprofit organization can receive.

Be sure to mark noon April 9 to noon April 10, 2024, on your calendars for the 2024 Giving Challenge. The Patterson Foundation looks forward to watching the momentum build in the months ahead and the many ways it will strengthen our region’s vibrant nonprofit community.

Learn more about the Giving Challenge and ways to get involved.

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