• Capital
    Capital support for the purchase of land and/or buildings is outside the criteria except in special circumstances.

  • Scholarships
    The funding of scholarship fees (tuition, books, room, and board) is outside the criteria except in special circumstances.

  • Grant Making Cycle
    New proposals will be considered at the April and October meetings of the Board. The deadlines for receiving requests are March 1 and September 1.

  • Definition: Local/National/International
    A project with “local focus” must reside in the greater Sarasota, Florida area. A “national” project is one that has an activity or focus in multiple places throughout the country. An “international” project activity, regardless of the sponsoring organization's geographic location, must take place outside the United States.

  • Qualified Applicants
    Applicants must be 501(c)(3) IRS Tax exempt.
    Applications must be submitted electronically by clicking this link.
    Do not send us any paper documents. Our online process will guide you through each step, making sure we are provided with all the information you wish to submit.

Criteria for submitting proposals