3103 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Office: 941.747.7765 - Fax: 941.747.7899

  Thursday, February 26, 2015

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"Connecting the charitable interests of  donors with needs in the community"

MCF News

Applications are being accepted for the Spring Competitive Grant Cycle from qualified 501 (c)(3) organizations that serve Manatee County residents and that have a "Reviewed by your Community Foundation" profile on The Giving Partner. More information on the Grants - Grant Applications drop down page.

Save the Date for the 10th Anniversary of our Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon - Manatee County’s premier “Celebration of Giving” will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.  

We are now accepting sponsorships.  For updated information click here.

Once again, we thank our community’s businesses, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, service clubs and interested residents for their continued sponsorship of this event.  


UPDATE on Animal Welfare Fund 
More than $30,000 was recently distributed to animal welfare agencies who took in more than 300 animals from the Napier Family Farm and Animal Rescue.  Funds went to Canine Castaways, Cat Depot, Humane Society of Manatee County, Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, Sixteen Hands for Whispering Ranch and Safe Haven Animal Rescue which provided food, medicine and vet care.
Animal welfare organizations were badly in need after taking in more than 300 dogs, cats, horses and other animals. The $30,701 contributed by MCF donors and residents will greatly help support their efforts. Click Here for Press Release  

Donate Now!  All Contributions Matched!
An anonymous foundation donor will
match all contributions to the fund, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.  
Make checks payable to MCF and notate:  Animal Welfare Fund.  Credit Card donations may be made by calling the office 747-7765.
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