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2015 Giving Challenge

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Through our fiscal sponsor, the Peace Education & Action Center, Transition Sarasota will be participating in the 2015 Giving Challenge!

This event is organized by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County in partnership with The Patterson Foundation, the Manatee Community Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation.


Not only is this an excellent opportunity to show your support for Transition Sarasota, your timely donation may also help us win the following prizes and matching funds:

  • All gifts from donors who did not contribute during last year's Giving Challenge will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $250.

  • The three organizations in our category (nonprofits with budgets under $500,000) that recruit the highest number of new donors will receive $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500 respectively.

  • The ten organizations with the most donors overall will each receive between $10,000 and $1,000.

  • The first 50 nonprofits to reach 50 donations of $50 or more will each be awarded $500.

  • $100 will be added to one randomly-selected gift each hour during the Challenge, and  $1,000 will be added to two randomly-selected gifts made between midnight and 3:00am.

How to Give:

Please follow these three simple steps to ensure that your donation will benefit Transition Sarasota:

  1. Go to
  3. Send a quick email to to let us know that your gift is intended for Transition Sarasota.

Thank you very much in advance for your support!

Your tax-deductible contribution will go to support our educational programs - which aim to cultivate and propagate a powerful, new vision for the future of Sarasota County - our Local Food Shift programs - such as our Suncoast Gleaning Project, Eat Local Resource Guide & Directory, and annual Eat Local Week - and our training and outreach programs - which multiply our efforts by providing grassroots leaders from across the U.S. with the skills they need to set up and run successful Transition Initiatives in their own communities.

Earlier Event: August 11
Backyard Food Gardening with Gary Patton
Later Event: September 5
Fermentation Fervor