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

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Foundation News

Barancik Foundation “A Portrait of 2020” Receives Top Industry Recognition

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently earned a 2021 Grand Image Award for its work on its year-end report, “A Portrait of 2020”. The Image Awards competition is conducted annually…
Environmental Stewardship

Sarasota Dolphin Research Program Monitoring Piney Point Effects

Photo credit SDRP/Chicago Zoological Society. Photos taken under NMFS Scientific Research Permit No. 20455 As eyes across the nation follow the environmental crisis at Piney Point, ecological groups have raised…
Financial Empowerment

Building Economic Opportunity for All

The economic impact of the pandemic has had a devastating effect on small and minority-led businesses and their workforce. In response The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce is launching a…

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