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 »    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Grant Applications
The Manatee Communitiy Foundation has three funds that accept "competitive" grant applications:  the MCF Unrestricted Funds, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund and the Knight Donor Advised Fund..  These three funds have different areas of focus, eligibility and deadline dates.  Please read each fund's information carefully.

Funds Information Procedure
Nonprofit Application
School Board Application Deadline
MCF Unrestricted Funds Applications are accepted each year for the 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.
Must be a 501 (c)(3) organization MCF Grant Guidelines.pdf

2016 MCF Grant Application.doc
School Board Application 2016.pdf  1/15/2016

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Unrestricted in interest area, but geographically targeted to organizations either located in or providing service to the Lakewood Ranch community. Applications are accepted beginning in July of each year for the Fall Grant Cycle.
Must be a 501(c)(3) organization
Please visit www.LWRFund.org

Knight Donor Advised Fund In 2010 the Knight Foundation redirected the charitable focus of its donor advised fund to supporting "transformational projects that foster informed, engaged communities."  This continues to be the focus area. Contact MCF Executive Director before submitting an application. Guidelines & Procedures




Final Report of Grant Expenditure - A final report of grant expenditure must be completed and returned to the Manatee Community Foundation as soon as all funds have been expended or 13 months from the start of the grant period, whichever comes first.