Donor Programs

Our Donor Programs

campus capital campaign

Women’s Philanthropy

Special events

SAFE SRQ Guardians

Our Donor Programs

Thousands of individuals and families in Sarasota-Manatee turn to The Federation to connect with their local Jewish community. The Federation is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community, where philanthropy, volunteerism and shared commitment come together to make a difference. We urge you to sponsor and/or attend our upcoming events and programs that match your interests and fit within your schedule. We sincerely believe that you will be enriched by the experience.**

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JFSM Events

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Campus Reimagined

Campus Capital Campaign

Campus Development

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has made tremendous progress with our capital campaign to develop The Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life.**

Our Generous Donors

Watch the video from our Facebook Watch channel to hear directly from our gracious donors and learn more about the exciting plans for the future campus.**

Donate to The Campaign

The Federation offers several ways to get involved with the development of the new campus. Start giving your support to the Campus Capital Campaign by donating now through our donation form. Simply select the Campus Capstone Campaign option to begin the process. **

Women’s Philanthropy

Women’s Philanthropy at the Federation engages Jewish women in the fulfilling work of making the world a better place. By becoming a Lion of Judah or Pomegranate, you are joining a long line of women who have carried on the fundamental Jewish tradition of tzedakah.**

Lion of Judah

Once a Lion of Judah, you may wear the internationally recognized Lion of Judah pin, which represents sisterhood, connectedness, philanthropy, Jewish values and social action. Each year that a woman sustains her gift of $5,000 or more to The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, she is eligible to have an additional diamond set into her pin.

As a Lion, you have a unique opportunity to become intimately involved with your philanthropy, helping to influence the global agenda through a myriad of programs, events and gatherings, including the International Lion of Judah Conference held every other year. You will also be invited to attend our annual Lion of Judah and Pomegranate Luncheon, which features an inspirational speaker.


The Pomegranate recognizes women who generously contribute between $1,800 and $4,999 annually to Federation’s development efforts. The Pomegranate pin is worn proudly as a symbol of a woman’s commitment to honoring the mitzvot of tzedakah and gemilut chassadim (acts of righteousness and loving kindness).  The pomegranate is one of the oldest symbols found in Judaism; it is said that each pomegranate contains 613 seeds, equal to the number of mitzvot or commandments in the Torah. Pomegranates are invited to attend the annual Lion of Judah and Pomegranate luncheon which includes an empowering speaker.

Special Events


The Federation is thrilled to host yearly events that bring together many of our generous donors to participate in fun filled times and special moments.

Major Gifts Event

Each year, the Federation holds a Major Gifts Event to recognize those who make significant gifts to the annual development efforts. Past events have featured famous speakers, cultural events, and an elegant dinner for all households who have made the minimum gift to the Federation. 

Women’s Giving Circle

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota Manatee Women’s Giving Circle, or Ma’agal Nashim, is a giving circle that empowers women as philanthropists, decision makers and agents of change.  The Women’s Giving Circle’s mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish women and children who need help and live in Israel. Each year,  WGC distributes grants to nonprofit organizations in Israel who help fulfill our mission.

The giving circle model multiplies individual actions, creating a tremendous collective impact with 100% of the funds directed towards the cause. Since its start in 2014, we have distributed more than $307,006 in grants to 71 nonprofits in Israel that help women and children of all backgrounds live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives. Click here to apply for a Women’s Giving Circle grant.


Safe SRQ Guardians

A Safe Place

JFSM is a place where we want all of our community members to feel safe and secure. Find out how we dedicate our resources to providing a safer atmosphere for all to thrive.**

Safe SRQ is jam packed with resources for you to explore and learn about to stay active in the fight to maintain security and place barriers to defend, act and report based on different factors at hand. The Federation is glad to have our head of security Tom as your number one point of contact for any training opportunites, questions or inquries you may have.**

Donate to our Safe SRQ Guardians program to actively support the expansion of security methods and procedures that continue to elevate this Federation annually.**

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