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Sarasota County Educators,

it’s your TIME.

Beginning May 1, 2023, local educators are invited to dream big as part of our 2024 TIME Fellowship.  Selected fellows will receive up to $12,000 to refresh and renew their love of being in the classroom.
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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

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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.

Our Initiatives

What’s Trending in Our World


Barancik Foundation Board Approves More than $5 Million in Grant Funding

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently approved grants for 20 local nonprofits that support the community in the areas of arts and culture, early learning, student success, business development, foster…

Sarasota and DeSoto Teens Set the Stage for Conversations about Mental Health

The following op-ed is authored by Barancik Foundation President | CEO Teri A Hansen and Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties President | CEO Bill Sadlo. It…

Barancik Foundation Names Five Educators as Ripple Effect Award Winners

One of the most impactful careers a person can pursue is becoming an educator.  For that reason and in memory of Chuck and Margie, Barancik Foundation is again celebrating the…

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About Barancik Foundation

The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota, Florida.

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The Barancik Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests for funding.

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