SARASOTA CHARITIES

The Mary Kay Foundation AWARDS SPARCC $20,000 Grant- Sarasota, Arcadia, Venice and North Port

The Mary Kay Foundation Awards SPARCC $20,000 Grant- Sarasota, Arcadia, Venice and North Port

In support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Mary Kay Foundation announced today that it is awarding $3 million in grants to 150 domestic violence shelters across the country. Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) has received a $20,000 unrestricted grant to support local survivors of domestic violence. This year’s grant contribution brings the Foundation’s total investment in its shelter grant program to $50 million.

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The Patterson Foundation Strengthens Season of Sharing Through New Commitment in Sarasota, FL

The Patterson Foundation Strengthens Season of Sharing Through New Commitment in Sarasota, FL

$100,000 contributions will be made in response to key milestones reached by community giving during the campaign The Patterson Foundation will contribute $100,000 for every $500,000 raised by the community for Season of Sharing, the region’s annual campaign to help individuals and families on the verge of homelessness. There is no cap on number of these contributions the community can activate during Season of Sharing, which runs through Jan. 31, 2019. Created by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Herald-Tribune Media Group, Season of Sharing has raised and distributed more than $19 million to help more than 20,000 individuals and families throughout Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties since its inception in 2000. The Patterson Foundation has been a longtime supporter of the campaign and has contributed more than $3.9 million to Season of Sharing since 2010.

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