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


Legal Aid of Manasota Partnership Finds Success in Providing Legal Lifeline for Children in Foster Care

Since the pandemic began, children have become no strangers to Zoom meetings. But for one foster child living in the Suncoast region, this call was different.  A 12th Judicial Circuit…

Second Heart Homes expands housing program for adults experiencing homelessness to Manatee County

Editor's note: This article appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. From her early start catching people who fell between the cracks, a local woman has now seen her nonprofit expand from…

New College of Florida expands college access efforts

Standardized test scores used to make or break acceptance into college. But as more and more colleges and universities drop testing requirements, how well a student can articulate their diverse…

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