The Giving Challenge

The 2020 Giving Challenge returns tomorrow! The virtual 24-hour event which helps raise money for local nonprofit organizations occurs from noon to noon on April 28-29, 2020.

This year the Patterson Foundation is matching donations up to $100 with a 1:1 match. So, if you give $100 to your favorite nonprofit organization, the Patterson Foundation matches with another $100. Matches are made on a per-person, per-nonprofit basis.  Therefore, if two separate people from the same household give, the Patterson match can be effectively doubled. As a company and team, Allegiant has already committed to contributing at least $50,000 in gifts to nonprofits through this year’s Giving Challenge.

The online giving event is an excellent way to connect with and contribute to nonprofits working creatively to strengthen our local communities which are being impacted by COVID-19. Unrestricted funds raised during the Giving Challenge provide regional nonprofits flexibility to respond to community needs, especially as those needs evolve or change. 

The Giving Challenge event first launched in 2012 in an effort to populate a database of non-profits in the area but it has become much bigger than that. Since 2012, donors have provided more than $40 million in unrestricted funds to support nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner.

The 2020 Giving Challenge is hosted by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation. To participate, please visit to learn more and donate. 

The Allegiant team regularly guides clients hoping to make the most impact with their charitable giving. We would be happy to assist clients with any questions about this philanthropic program in our community.