Since 1998, Manatee Community Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in scholarships and grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The generosity of donors who give through MCF makes impactful work possible in the arts, human services, education, animal welfare, environmental, civic engagement, and health related causes.

Organizations may apply for grants in two cycles:

  • Manatee Community Foundation competitive grant cycle.
    Download here: 2017 MCF Grant Application
    Deadline to submit: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund competitive grant cycle.
    The application will be available in Spring 2017.

Eligible organizations will have a fully updated profile in The Giving Partner.

For more information, contact Joan McCaw, Grants and Scholarships Manager, at