Strong Women, Strong Minds for a Strong Community.
Established in May 2011 by founding donor and advisor Angela Massaro-Fain, Sisterhood For Good unites women who share common philanthropic goals. We derive our strength from the integration of the energies, talents and expertise of our diverse and dynamic members.
SFG began as a Women’s Giving Circle and Founder’s 50 member of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund in conjunction with the Manatee Community Foundation. In 2011 SFG was required to establish an Endowment Fund with a minimum of $10,000. SFG met that obligation in 2013.
In 2018, our extensive growth in membership and fundraising allowed Sisterhood For Good (SFG) the financial independence to become a 501(c)(3) public charity. This achievement is an outstanding reflection of our dedicated, passionate members. SFG remains an all-volunteer, women-only organization dedicated to enhancing our community and cultivating the next generation of philanthropists through our strategic annual grant program. All members of the originally established donor advised fund were voted into the public charity as standing members by the full membership in 2018.
Power in Numbers
Alone we can only do so much – and our impact grows exponentially when we stand together to make changes for the better. Funds collected by SFG are distributed through SFG’s Annual Grants Program to the organizations or programs that matter most to our members.
Who Governs Sisterhood For Good and its Public Charity?
As a 501(c)(3) public charity, Sisterhood For Good governs itself through its elected Officers and Committee Chairs. The elected Fund Administrator receives and forwards all official communication with Sisterhood’s Board of Directors and the staff of the Foundation. Funds collected by Sisterhood For Good are held and managed by the Manatee Community Foundation in an Endowed Fund, as well as a Grant Fund held and managed by Sisterhood For Good, Inc. at a separate financial institution. No monies are held by the Fund Administrator.
What is the financial commitment for members of Sisterhood For Good?
Each member of Sisterhood For Good, Inc. must donate $1,000 over the course of a five-year period plus an annual Organization Fee of $25.00. This annual commitment of $225.00 provides women an affordable way to make a significant difference for local organizations in need. Members who continue their annual pledge commitment past the five-year period become a Legacy Member. As the membership of Sisterhood For Good grows, we can achieve more of our community goals.
All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Should you have any questions on how to become a Member, you may email Membership@sfgflorida.org
For Sisterhood For Good's financial information or for a copy of our 990 filings, please email Finance@sfgflorida.org
To submit your annual $225.00 payment online, please click on the link in the right-hand column.