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

Building a Campus of Hope and Healing

Despite the best efforts and good intentions of the child welfare system, children and families with foster care involvement still experience negative outcomes on a regular basis. “Studies reveal that…
Student Success

The Power of an Essay

A powerful, well-written essay can make all the difference in whether a student gets accepted into a college. Yet many students who hope to achieve their dream of a college…
Student Success

Creating a Syllabus of Color

Portrait credit: Mood by Le'Asha B., Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club Member Advocates have long established the power of the arts in education. Students engaged in the creative arts…

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