MCF Is Hiring a Donor and Event Coordinator

Manatee Community Foundation seeks a dynamic professional with a deep appreciation for philanthropy and its role in our community. The donor and event coordinator supports development functions of the foundation, nonprofit services such as use of meeting rooms, and the...

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Diane Brune Receives C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award

Diane Brune has been named the recipient of the C. John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, a component fund of Manatee Community Foundation. The award was established in recognition of John Clarke’s...

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Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon is March 7

Sandy and Jeanie Kirkpatrick will be presented with a Lifetime Spirit Award on March 7, 2018 Every year, one signature event celebrates the people who live and give in Manatee County. It’s the Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon, and the...

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Ray Baden Delivers $500,000 in Holiday Giving From the Heart Since 2013

After visiting with representatives from ten local nonprofits on December 21, 2017, West Bradenton native Ray Baden reflects on a philanthropic accomplishment—grants totaling $500,000 awarded from the Sara and Ray Baden Fund of Manatee Community Foundation during the holidays since...

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United Way Suncoast Partners with MCF on New Community Fund

A new philanthropic fund has been established at Manatee Community Foundation as part of the recently completed merger of United Way of Manatee County and United Way Suncoast. The $3.7 million fund was formed with the assets of the United...

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Results First Framework Will Drive Investing

Manatee Community Foundation, Manatee County Government and United Way Suncoast are partnering to help investors in our community make better funding decisions based on nonprofit results. On Thursday, December 7, outcomes guide and Manatee County Government consultant Hal Williams led...

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$100,000 Awarded from Knight Donor Advised Fund of MCF for Community Engagement Project

Manatee Community Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Realize Bradenton through its Knight Donor Advised Fund to work with the community to develop ideas regarding physical, public art, and programmatic opportunities for the planned Bradenton Riverwalk expansion. The Creating...

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Join us on Saturday, October 21 for The Horne Moon Social. You’ll enjoy an awesome night with some of the most fun people in Manatee County while we help hardworking adults return to school. With your help, life will be...

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Disaster Relief Fund at Manatee Community Foundation

Photo credit: NOAA As Manatee County faces the short-term relief and long-term recovery needs caused by Hurricane Irma, Manatee Community Foundation is working with other local partners to help donors make informed decisions about their giving. Selecting results-based organizations that...

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Manatee Community Foundation Board Members Announced

Lisa Johnson, CPA, MCF Board Chair Manatee Community Foundation has announced its new board executive team: Lisa Johnson, CPA, board chair, principal, CS&L CPA’s; Jim Davis, board vice chair, consultant, AGB Search, and retired president of Shenandoah University; Chuck Slater,...

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