072Several years ago, our board of directors created a special vision for the Manatee Community Foundation of the future: a building that would allow our philanthropic services to grow over time while providing spaces for the community.

Our new administrative offices at 2820 Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton have been funded by generous contributors and partner foundations. In this second part of our campaign, we are raising funds for community spaces, including a 100-seat event room and a 18-seat board room, available at no cost for nonprofits to use.

Double Your Impact with Matching Dollars

Gifts of any amount make a difference. Individuals, service clubs, businesses and foundations will be recognized as Pillars of the Community for commitments of $25,000 or more. New commitments to give will be matched, dollar for dollar up to $200,000 total. 100% of each gift is tax-deductible.

You may give through your donor advised fund, or with cash, appreciated stocks and bonds, and other types of assets.

By investing in our community spaces, our Pillars of the Community donors:

  • Provide a welcoming space for nonprofit organizations’ important gatherings at no cost to them, saving charitable dollars for programs and services.
  • Bring donors, community leaders, and nonprofits together to learn about issues impacting our community and the positive gains in important charitable missions.
  • Build strong nonprofits through training and education events held in the spaces.

Contact Susie Bowie, Executive Director, or Suzi Atherton, Director of Charitable Legacy Planning and Development, at (941) 747-7765 to learn more.