Since 1998, Manatee Community Foundation has awarded more than $20 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.

This year, we have collaborated with Manatee County Government and United Way Manatee for a new “results first” framework which will help us make better decisions based on how organizations have moved the needle for their clients.

Download the MCF 2017 2018 Grant Application.

Download the 2017/2018 presentation from Manatee Connects explaining the grant cycle.

Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations will have a fully updated profile in The Giving Partner.  Review the grant application for all requirements.

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