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

$97

Million
Awarded

211

Nonprofit
Partners

175

Barancik
Scholars

25

TIME
Fellowships
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
Initiatives

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

#FamilyEnrichment

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Approves $6.3 Million In Grant Funding

The essence: Recently approved grants from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation will address areas such as hunger and food insecurity, support affordable housing opportunities, and promote projects that enhance diversity,…
#StudentSuccess

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Announces Inaugural TIME Fellowship Recipients

Every day, teachers help their students explore and learn from the world around them. Now, 25 educators from across Sarasota County will have the opportunity to renew their own curiosity…
#FamilyEnrichment

The First 1,000 Days of First 1,000 Days Suncoast

“The earlier the investment, the greater the return.” Once upon a time, our founders, Chuck and Margie Barancik, asked staff to research ways to address summer learning loss for students…

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