Sarasota Housing Funding Corporation

The formation of the Sarasota Housing Funding Corp (SHFC) as a 501c3 affiliate of the Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) was a major step in the entrepreneurial growth and vision of SHA. While SHA qualifies as a 501c1 governmental non-profit, it is not eligible for the same funding sources as a 501c3. It is for that reason that SHA decided to create its first 501c3, the Sarasota Housing Funding Corp.

HUD has encouraged housing authorities to create non-profit affiliates to expand the potential funding sources needed to develop and expand the supply of affordable housing in their jurisdiction as well as to expand services for our residents.

SHFC has partnered with the City of Sarasota and Sarasota County governments to develop and/or acquire 67 affordable apartments and homes in Sarasota that are owned and managed by SHFC and leased to low and very-low income families. SHFC is now looking to continue addressing affordable housing challenges locally. These housing needs and challenges should be community efforts addressed through community partnerships, not just depending on HUD subsidy, which has seen real reductions over the last ten years.

SHFC’s mission is to expand the supply of affordable housing in Sarasota
and raise funds to support services and programs to enhance the lives of our Sarasota Housing residents.

SHOP with a COP (2018 Campaign)

SHFC is proud to have a profile on The Giving Partner website. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County oversees The Giving Partner website and works in partnership with nonprofits creating and updating profiles. Nonprofits with published profiles have made a commitment to transparency by answering questions about their results, leadership, needs and financial history.

The 2018 Giving Challenge is coming up on May 1-2, 2018, from noon-noon. We hope that you will once again join us in this challenge and #BeTheOne to help us say “YES” to the children who have heard “NO” for much of their lives

Through the last Giving Challenge in 2016, SHFC raised $6,625 during the 24-hour period. These funds directly provided 66 children the ability to participate in SHA’s Annual Shop with a Cop event. The event serves to build community and mutual respect between law enforcement and SHA’s children and families. The money raised goes directly to purchase gift cards for the children to shop with a Sarasota Police Officer for holiday presents.

All donors will receive a 1:1 match, up to $100, when they donate to the Sarasota Housing Funding Corp on the Giving Challenge website during May 1 – 2, 2018, noon-noon. There is no limit to the matching dollars, so matching funds will not run out!

Thanks to the matching dollars provided by the Patterson Foundation, the impact of your gift will be doubled up to $100. Go on the Giving Challenge website during the event to see your contribution multiplied! Look for #Givingchallenge 2018 #BeTheOne

Step by step guide – Making a donation during the Giving Challenge

  1. Go to: The 2018 Giving Challenge page — the website will open for giving on Tuesday, May 1 at noon and will remain open until Wednesday May 2 at noon.
  2. On the right side corner, there will be a SEARCH for organization box. Type in SARASOTA HOUSING FUNDING CORP and hit SEARCH,
  3. On Search Results page, our organization will come up. Hit DONATE icon next to SARASOTA HOUSING FUNDING CORP.
  4. Next page will give you option of how much you would like to donate – gifts $25.00 and up are welcome. You will be asked to fill out the following information & can choose to donate anonymously:
    First Name, Last Name, E-mail address, Country, Street Address, City, State, Zip Code, Credit Card Number, Verification Code, Expiration Month, Expiration Year
  5. Hit SUBMIT to complete the donation. A tax receipt will be sent to the email address you provided.

If you have questions please call us at (941) 361-6210 x211
or email at:

The 2018 Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Charlotte Community Foundation, Harbor Style, Herald-Tribune Media Group, iHeart Media, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Suncoast News Network.