Our Impact

Ray Baden’s Surprise #GivingTuesday Visits to Local Nonprofits = $100,000 in Grants

Ray’s first visit of the day was to Visible Men Academy Ray Baden loves to make the world a better place. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, known around the country as “Giving Tuesday,” he and staff members of Manatee Community Foundation surprised local nonprofits with... Learn More

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Gala

Support our Lakewood Ranch Community Fund by having the time of your life at the 2017 Dixieland Jazz Gala! On March 18 starting at 6:30 p.m., you will hear the brass play, see the spirit fly,... Learn More

Manatee Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Partner to Plan Philanthropic Response to Foster Care Needs

Manatee Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Partner to Plan Philanthropic Response to Foster Care Needs With the heroin and opioid epidemic impacting many aspects of a healthy community, the number of addicted... Learn More

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