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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...

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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...

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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...

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MCF Donors Step Up to Fund Reach Out and Read

Exposure to books and reading aloud are essential components in early brain development, preparing young children for success in life. More than 90 percent of...

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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.,...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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9 Winners Announced in Manatee Millennial Challenge

Nine nonprofits serving Manatee County that leveraged the power of Millennial leaders will be receiving grants for their work in the 2016 Giving Challenge. Altogether,...

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Horne & Moon Scholarship Social Raises Money for Local Students

The 3rd annual Horne & Moon Scholarship Social was held on October 22nd at the unique location of the Air & Energy warehouse in downtown...

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