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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Manatee Community Foundation Awards $163,900 in Competitive Grant Process

In a reception on April 25 at its headquarters on Manatee Avenue, Manatee Community Foundation will award $163,900 in grants to local nonprofits. The 26 grant recipients include organizations with missions focused on human services, health, education, animal welfare, the...

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MCF Partners with City of Bradenton Police Department to Establish Bradenton Blue Foundation

In partnership with the City of Bradenton Police Department, Manatee Community Foundation has established the Bradenton Blue Foundation, a charitable fund that allows citizens to provide tax-deductible contributions supporting the needs of the police department. Charitable gifts to the fund...

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Together Manatee Awards MCF $25,000 Grant

Together Manatee, a group of concerned and caring organizations that works together to bring positive and lasting change to Manatee County, awarded a $25,000 grant to Manatee Community Foundation to support its community space available to local nonprofit organizations. “Together...

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MCF Staff Read to Elementary Classrooms for “Embracing Dr. Seuss’ Differences Day”

On March 2, Manatee Community Foundation joined a day of reading in the classroom together with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, Embracing Our Differences, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and United Way of Manatee County. MCF donor coordinator Calaina Goodyear,...

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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, and jazz it up! Together,...

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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 parents and guardians in Manatee...

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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...

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Help Local Families on the Verge of Homelessness

  Many families and individuals right here in Manatee County are on the verge of becoming homeless after a medical emergency, sudden loss of a job, or other crisis. A 17-year community-wide fundraising partnership created by The Herald-Tribune Media Group and...

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