When was Caring for Children Charities started?

In 1992.

What is main purpose?

In 1992, a group of local volunteers formed a Board of Directors to help local charities raise funds for their organizations. Since then, CCC has provided funding to qualified charitable organizations for programs assisting disadvantaged youth and families in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. (Florida) Additionally, many not-for-profit groups don’t have the ability, manpower, or skills to raise funds themselves. We teach them how to raise funds so they can become independent.

About our organization

Caring For Children Charities is a-nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. We have no employees and no fixed overhead. We are a grassroots charity that relies on the hard work of countless volunteers and generous donations. We are governed by a15-member Board of Directors whose members are all local residents active in our community.

Who gets Grants?

Not-for-profit organizations whose sole purpose is assisting disadvantaged youth and their families in our community. How much we award each year depends on the net revenue from events and donations. To apply, visit our website, www.floridawinefest.org - click on the Grant Application Tab at the top and complete the form or mail a request to Caring for Children Charities, P. O. Box 4193, Sarasota FL 34230-4193.

Who determines Grant Recipients?

Our Grants Committee reads and analyzes each request and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors who vote on the Committee’s decision and determines the total amount of the funds which will be distributed during the year. The Grants Committee also monitors and visits the actual programs to assure the funds are being used for the intended programs and or materials, e.g., books, meals, family counseling, etc. specified in their grant application.

How much has been awarded?

We have awarded over $9 Million to 87 not-for-profit programs in Sarasota & Manatee Counties. Please review the list under the Charities tab on our website.

How to donate?

Visit our website www.caringforcharities.org and click on the donate button.

How to volunteer?

Email us at sandy@caringforchildrencharities.org and give us your contact information. Please mention if you have any experience in the food and wine industry or have any talents/skills, e.g., creative writing, artist, music, decorations, etc.? All of our events are staffed with volunteers who help us make such a difference in children’s lives. Want to feel good, do good and have fun? Volunteer!!!


We welcome both individual and corporate sponsorships. Please contact sandy@caringforchildrencharities.org

How to contact us?

Telephone: 941-952-1109 or drop us an email: sandy@caringforchildrencharities.org