MCF announces its 2014 Competitive Spring Grant Cycle. Applications from nonprofit organizations with approved profiles on The Giving Partner and providing services in Manatee County will be accepted. Deadline is Friday, February 21st. Access grant guidelines and applications under MCF Unrestricted Funds by clicking here.
The 9th Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon - Manatee County’s premier “Celebration of Giving” will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at a NEW location - the Bradenton Area Convention Center. We are currently accepting nominations and sponsorships. Any nonprofit organization or service club may submit a nomination by the deadline date of Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Please click here to access forms. We thank our community’s businesses, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, service clubs and interested residents for their continued sponsorship of this event.
MCF announces a $2.7 million bequest from the estate of Maryann Vinall creating the Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund. This bequest is the largest gift to date received by MCF since its founding in 1998. The Fund is an endowed field of interest fund and will benefit programs and organizations supporting animal welfare, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, “service” programs such as guide dogs, horseback riding therapy programs and more. (Click here) for news article.