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Five More Educators Honored with Ripple Effect Award

These Sarasota County teachers were nominated by their principals for the positive impact they have on their students — in the classroom and later in their lives. Barancik Foundation has recognized 30 educators with the Ripple Effect Teacher Award since 2021.
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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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Stephanie Jones, Ben Hanan Reelected to Board

We are pleased to announce that Stephanie Jones and Ben Hanan have been reelected to our Board of Directors.  Each will serve a three-year term on the Board. Stephanie is…

Nathan Burnaman: Living Artist

Did you walk inside the much-larger-than-life “living lampshade” at Selby Gardens’ Downtown Sarasota campus last year during its Tiffany-themed exhibition? Maybe you were mesmerized by the kaleidoscopic mirrors in the…

Barancik Foundation Awards Nearly $12 Million in Grants

Our Board of Directors recently approved $11.8 million in grants aimed at further improving the quality of education in Sarasota County’s public schools and preschools, expanding access to health care…

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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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