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Nearly $6 Million in New Grants

The Barancik Foundation Board recently approved over $5.7 million in grants to support early education and youth development, affordable housing, mental health services, and more.  “These grant awards exemplify Chuck and Margie’s belief that philanthropy has the power to positively shape our community and enrich the lives of all people,” said President and CEO Teri A Hansen.
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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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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.

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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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Leslie Harrell: A Force of Nurture

Leslie Harrell’s kind eyes got a bit misty when we first met to talk about her work.  “I’m kind of feeling some way right now,” she said.  “I’m going to…

Charles Harris: In the Right Spot

Charles Harris earned his master’s degree in Management Information Systems.  Computer programming.  And he hated it. “You’re creating interfaces for something, and you don’t even know what it goes to,”…
Teacher Jillian Nelson surrounded by administrators and guests after receiving the Ripple Effect Teacher Award

Five Teachers Receive Ripple Effect Award

Five outstanding Sarasota County Schools educators were recognized last week with the Ripple Effect Teacher Award for their expansive impact in the classroom and beyond. Leaders from the school district…

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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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