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

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Board Grants $6 Million to Strengthen Community’s Resilience and Well-being

Recent funding from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation focuses on supporting early learning needs, strengthening mental health supports, and building equitable pathways to education, healthcare, and legal services. Funds will…
Mental Health

Veterans Confront Trauma, Isolation Through Horses for Heroes Program

A staggering number of former military service members are facing mental health challenges and isolation, but a local collaboration is helping to heal the effects of trauma by utilizing therapy…
Family Enrichment

The Future of COVID-19 Response

We are not through these crises yet, and we don’t know what waits for us on the other side, but what we do know is that we are all in…

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