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Join us as we Celebrate 25 Sarasota County Educators

Teachers are the changemakers of our classrooms, which is why we are awarding 25 educators with up to $12,000 to refresh and renew their love of the profession.
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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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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


WUSF selects executive editor for multi-newsroom collaboration to cover the Gulf Coast

The following story, written by Mary Shedden, was published by WUSF Public Media on February 2, 2023. WUSF Public Media has hired a longtime Florida journalist to head up an…

From Homeless to Home

Tonika, a mother of two from Manatee County, had reached her breaking point. With an unstable living situation, no job, and no support, she did not know where to seek…

Barancik Foundation Awards 25 Sarasota County Educators with Experience of a Lifetime

 “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein As a former teacher, Margie Barancik knew what research clearly states:…

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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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