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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.

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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.

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Foundation News

Chamber recognizes Teri Hansen with Chair’s Cup Award

Teri A Hansen, President|CEO of Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, was recently recognized with the Annual Chair's Cup Award by The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce during their 101st annual…
Foundation News

A Resource for Vaccines, Testing, and Financial Assistance

This resource was curated by Allison Forsyth of Sarasota Magazine. Covid-19 cases are continuing to surge locally, statewide and nationally—and if you need a test, vaccine or rental assistance, keep this…
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Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $3 Million in Grant Funding

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation strengthens workforce development programs, reinforces health equity efforts, and jumpstarts efforts to restore local waterways. Creating Excellence in Nursing Now and Beyond…

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