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.

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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

Environmental Stewardship

Local Foundations Are Helping the County Go Green

Note: this article originally appeared in Inside Philanthropy. A sustainability initiative backed by a pair of the region’s community foundations, in collaboration with a long list of community partners and…
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Herald-Tribune: Foundation improves, enriches lives

Note: This article originally appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. One reason why the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation continues to make a transformative impact both in Sarasota County and beyond its…
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Stephanie Jones Elected to Board of Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation announces the election of Stephanie Jones, Director of Global Experienced Talent Acquisition at Duff & Phelps, to serve a three-year term on its Board of…

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