Since 1998, Manatee Community Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in scholarships and grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Organizations may apply for grants in two cycles:

  • Manatee Community Foundation competitive grant cycle in the spring.
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund competitive grant cycle in the early summer.

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

Other grants are recommended by our family of donor advisors or are given through field of interest or designated funds.

Contact Joan McCaw at for application deadlines.