Donations and Grants

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has private charity (PC) deductibility status. All funds come from membership fees, fund-raising events, grants and donations. Our Federal tax identification number is 65-0178684.

As a 501(c)3 organization, Sister Cities Association of Sarasota promotes global peace and prosperity through citizen diplomacy by stretching funding support to maintain key projects and programs. One hundred percent of donor funding is used to provide meaningful, lasting exchange programs and to enable educational experiences for participants.

Our major fundraiser is the One World Gala, that will be held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at Michael’s on East.  The One World Award presented by the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota is the premier international award that honors a remarkable Sarasota-area organization or individual who has enhanced world understanding and mutual respect between cultures through extraordinary work or volunteer service.

Nominations for the award are solicited each fall from members of SCAS members or its Alliance organizations. The winner of the One World Award is selected by a selection committee of community leaders. The 2021 panel includes members of our Board and city leaders.

Please visit our Donate page for more information on how you can donate to the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota, Inc.

Artistic Donation Policy & Procedures


All donations must be the original design and artwork of the submitting artist. All donations become the property of the Sister Cities Association of Sarasota, Inc. (SCAS).

Reservation of Rights

Sister Cities Association of Sarasota reserves the right to modify or clarify any of the artistic donation rules without any advance notice.

All submissions become the property of SCAS and may be gifted for display in designated Sister or Friendship Cities partnered with SCAS.

SCAS and Sister Cities partnered with SCAS may reproduce a finalist’s artwork online and/or on merchandise and/or printed material, without the express written permission by the submitting artist.

The submitting artist retains his/her copyright for other uses.

Medium & Specifications

Entrants are encouraged to creatively express peace building themes in an innovative manner.

Submissions must not be plagiarized, stolen, or copied from any other source.

Submissions must not defame or invade the rights of any person, living or dead.

Submissions not adhering to these guidelines will not be accepted.

Only two-dimensional artwork, no larger than 24” x 30” (60 cm x 75 cm), including matting is accepted.

Watercolors, oils, pastels, pen and ink drawings, charcoal drawings, photography, two-dimensional mixed media, as well as computer-generated art are all acceptable media.

Please do not submit framed artwork. Entries should be mounted onto a core or matted, so they are firm enough to stand on easels.

Donated works of art that use copyrighted or trademarked images cannot be accepted.

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