45 Community Leaders. 1 Shared Purpose.

45 Community Leaders. 1 Shared Purpose.

Safely Delivering Babies into the World.
Safely Delivering Families into the Community.

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is a collaborative effort to give our most vulnerable neighbors a better chance at life. By pulling together our partners’ resources, this initiative will provide better access to the prenatal, newborn, and early childhood development care that gives babies and families a crucial opportunity to thrive.

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Timeline of Partnership Growth and Questions Asked

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Joining Forces

Make your organization’s work even more impactful by partnering with First 1,000 Days Sarasota County. Contact Barancik Foundation to get involved.

Facilitated by Bill Little, retired Deputy County Administrator and former Director of Sarasota County Health and Human Services.

Be part of the solution

Together we can help every child thrive. You can support the initiative by contributing to the First 1,000 Days Sarasota County Funds established at Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Donate to GCCFDonate to CFSC

Special thanks to our First 1,000 Days supporters:

Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust
and Individual Donors

Sarasota County has a clear problem — and a simple solution.
By connecting women in need to available resources, we can commit to giving
every child in our community the opportunity to thrive.

We need your help to make that promise a reality.

Heart in Hand