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.
Strengthening the Impact
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?
What has The Patterson Foundation contributed to the Giving Challenge to date?
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.