SEPTEMBER 2022 – PRESENT
Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund
The Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund is guided by that experience. The Fund gives generous donors the opportunity to support long-term, long-range programs to sustain human service agencies serving people in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties as they recover from Hurricane Ian’s impact.
Strengthening the Impact
Why does The Patterson Foundation support this initiative?
How is The Patterson Foundation supporting the Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund?
- An immediate $500,000 gift to catalyze donor support
- A dollar-for-dollar match for all donations up to $750,000 — effectively doubling donations
The Patterson Foundation’s support generated a total of $2 million to strengthen resilient recovery efforts in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. Combined with donations beyond The Patterson Foundation’s contributions and additional matches from generous donors, our community gave nearly $5 million total to the Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund in the two months following Ian’s landfall. Take a look at the recovery opportunities and agencies this funding has supported so far.
Beyond these contributions, The Patterson Foundation is providing consulting expertise to a task force formed by the Community Foundation to develop recommendations on how to effectively distribute these funds. Cheri Coryea, consultant for The Patterson Foundation, serves on this task force alongside board members and staff from the Community Foundation. Learn more about the Suncoast Disaster Recovery Fund and its approach to disaster funding.