Since 1998, Manatee Community Foundation has awarded more than $25 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.

Manatee Community Foundation focuses on “results first” framework which helps us make better decisions based on how organizations have moved the needle for their clients.

Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations for MCF’s annual competitive grant application process will have a fully updated profile in The Giving Partner.

The application deadline for the 2019 competitive grant cycle was January 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.  Award letters will be sent in March 2019.

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