Nonprofit Toolkit

How to Create or Update a Profile

Welcome to The Giving Partner!

Presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, this online platform allows local nonprofits to tell their story at all levels to communicate to all audiences. 

This is a powerful, searchable online database reflecting profiles of charitable organizations serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties.

Our goal is to share information about nonprofits that serve our local area, to help our community learn how each nonprofit makes a difference, as well as discover how to engage in the causes you care about most and inspire philanthropy. 

Each 501(c)(3) organization’s profile reflects holistic information including core mission and needs, programmatic impact, leadership, planning, and financial health.

To be eligible for grants and other opportunities, nonprofits are required to maintain an up-to-date profile. A profile with an Approved/Current badge/status signifies that the organization provided the required content and key information was validated by our team (this is not a grade, rating, or certification).

The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has reviewed each organization’s profile in The Giving Partner for completeness of the information, however, we depend on our nonprofit partners for the accuracy of the information provided.

Whether your organization is new to The Giving Partner, or already has a profile, the link below will direct you to everything you'll need to know to ensure that creating and maintaining your profile is a success! Our updated platform features many improvements along with some exciting new functionality!

  • If your organization already has a profile, click the link below to learn how to make necessary updates so that local donors, funders, and community members are better informed about your unique impact in our community.
  • If your 501(c)(3) organization does not yet have a profile and would like to join The Giving Partner, click the link below to learn more! Anticipate 10-15 hours of your time to complete your profile (our team provides guidance and support).

            The Giving Partner - Process & Checklist (for Creating or Updating a Profile) 

If you have any further questions, please contact or 941-556-7170.