Guaranteed Match. Guaranteed Future.

What is it about the Giving Challenge that is so special?


The Giving Challenge inspires an entire community to come together to help support the wide variety of non-profit organizations in the area. Last year alone, the Giving Challenge raised $2.78 million from 17,626 donations. USFSM  received $16,175 from 45 individual donors during the event.

This year, the challenge will match the first $440,000 in unique gifts of $25 or more and will continue to offer special matching incentives throughout the 24-hour period. Each organization involved in the 2014 Giving Challenge is deserving of your support, and there is no limit to the number you can help. With so many great options out there, why should you choose to give to USF Sarasota-Manatee?

Guaranteed match. Guaranteed future.

This year, USFSM is putting all Giving Challenge gifts towards the Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program, which guarantees that EVERY gift given to USFSM during the challenge will have a GUARANTEED MATCH.

By supporting USFSM and the Florida First Generation Matching Grant Program, you are guaranteed to have your gift matched 100 percent by the state of Florida, plus, your gift will also have a chance to be matched 100 percent by the Giving Challenge. Your gift will make it possible for a student to be the first in his or her family to attend college. You have the opportunity to provide the gift of a future to young people and their loved ones.