The Giving Challenge is an annual 24-hour online giving challenge led by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson Foundation. The noon-to-noon event showcases area nonprofits and offers special challenge grants and prizes to nonprofit organizations who participate.


SEPT. 20 & 21 | NOON-NOON

You can be the one to make a difference.

Beginning September 20 at noon, visit the Giving Challenge website to make a donation.

Your gift could be matched by the Patterson Foundation!

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Each week, WEDU combines nearly 100 hours of award-winning, standards-driven, quality programming with educational resources and outreach dedicated to enriching the lives of children, families and educators in our community.

Your donation to WEDU will support:

  • $25 provides 8 free books to area children through WEDU’s educational outreach.
  • $1,000 provides a workshop for 25 teachers on professional development and Florida PBS LearningMedia training.
  • $2,000 provides a one week of SUPER WHY Reading Camp for 20 children preparing to enter kindergarten.
  • $4,000 provides a PBS KIDS Raising Readers Library Corner to a local library/school.

Visit The Giving Partner to learn more about WEDU’s impact, leadership, planning, financials and needs.


The 2016 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

Community Foundation of Sarasota County The Patterson Foundation William G. and Marie Selby Foundation
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Manatee Community Foundation Herald-Tribune Media Group