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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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Tonika Conaway, Kelly Romanoff To Co-Chair First 1,000 Days Steering Committee

Parent advisor Tonika Conaway and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Senior Vice President Kelly Romanoff have been selected as co-chairs of the Steering Committee of the First 1,000 Days Suncoast…

Liz Rosado: A Heart for Service

The morning we initially planned to meet Elizabeth Rosado to talk about her work, she had to deal with an emergency.  Liz spent most of the day at the hospital…

Kelly Romanoff Selected for Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellowship

Kelly Romanoff, our senior vice president for strategy and evaluation, has been selected as a 2023-24 Change Leaders in Philanthropy Fellow. The fellowship is a program of Grantmakers for Effective…

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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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