We can’t change the world, but we can change little pieces of it and hope for a ripple effect.

The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our community and enrich the lives of all people.

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An Uncommon Approach to the Common Good

The issues facing our community are incredibly complex. That’s why Barancik Foundation takes a unique, multifaceted approach to our grants and initiatives. We strategically choose and collaborate with partners whose combined efforts strengthen the community from every angle.

About Us

At a Glance








Focus Areas

Community Interests We Support

Barancik Foundation works alongside a network of partners to address challenges that immediately affect people’s lives, and ultimately impact all of Sarasota. Our grants work in tandem, transcending single issues and improving our community holistically.

Our Focus Areas

Transforming the Community from Every Angle

We believe bold philanthropy is uniquely positioned to raise the flag on issues that threaten the future of our community. From creating a coordinated network of mental health providers to increasing access to care for mothers and babies, we are catalyzing efforts around systemic issues that require complex and long-term solutions.

Our Initiatives

What’s Trending in Our World

Student Success

Unlocking Science and Discovery

A combination of preconceptions, stereotypes, and cost barriers keep many students from fulfilling their potential as scientists. Suncoast Science Center/Faulhaber Fab Lab (SCC) has recently increased their efforts to open…
Environmental Stewardship

Project Nature Bridge Makes Mother Nature the Teacher

Editor's note: this article was originally written by Emma Lichtenstein for Sarasota Magazine Florida’s landscape is rich and diverse, but, because of a lack of access and opportunity, not every…
Foundation News

Barancik Foundation Board Approves $2.3 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation strengthens organizational capacity to support emerging needs in the community and provides more equitable access to healthcare and arts experiences. Addressing the…

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