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

Family Enrichment

Relationships are Key to Raising a Child … and an Initiative

This article originally appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. It’s no secret that becoming a mother changes you. As a nurse practitioner, I've seen it firsthand from the countless families I've helped as…
Environmental Stewardship

Hansen: Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

On this day last year, we marked the 50th observation of Earth Day—a milestone marred by a strange threat that held us in our homes. While shutdowns brought clearer skylines…
Family Enrichment

Community Embraces Art Campaign to Shine Light on Moms and Babies

View the original segment on Suncoast News Network. From the womb through early childhood, a child’s proper brain development is crucial. First 1,000 Days Suncoast has launched a big campaign…

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