Our Sarasota Fund Giving Circle

Mission Statement

To pool the resources of individual members in order to create a significant impact on local non-profit organizations with a mission or programs which have a focus on improving the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

What is a Giving Circle?

By pooling resources together under a 501(c)(3) umbrella offered by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, a giving circle enables individuals to achieve a more significant impact with their charitable giving than they can achieve on their own.  Funds are collected and administered by members.  Funds are then deposited with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and dispersed based on the decisions made by the Giving Circle.

How Our Sarasota Fund Giving Circle works

  • Members contribute annually an amount that is meaningful to them.  The minimum contribution to Our Sarasota Fund is $100.
  • Applications for grants are sent to identified non-profits with a mission or programs which fit our focus.
  • After applications for grants are received by Our Sarasota Fund, Members will vote on which organizations or projects we will fund.
  • We will retain 20% of our funds from one year to the next, dispersing the rest of the funds to one or more organizations.

How to Join

Interested in joining Our Sarasota Fund?  Simply email info@oursarasotafund.org.