MCF News

Free Community Presentation: What We Can Continue to Learn from Fred Rogers

The timeless message in Fred Rogers’ beloved Neighborhood series may be more important now than ever. Perhaps you’ve seen the recent movie or watched ... continue reading

Matthew Powers Remembered With Scholarship Fund at Manatee Community Foundation

Lakewood Ranch High school student Matthew Powers was a treasured member of his school, community and Bands of Lakewood Ranch. When he passed away ... continue reading

Joe and Barbara Najmy Honored by Lakewood Ranch Community Fund

Barbara and Joe Najmy Joe and Barbara Najmy received the John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund ... continue reading

$100,000 Grant from Manatee Community Foundation’s Success Through Literacy Fund Will Support Family Engagement in Learning

Steve and Carolyn Roskamp at Sea Breeze Elementary School An investment of $100,000 from Manatee Community Foundation’s Success Through Literacy Fund will provide ongoing ... continue reading

$100,000 Challenge Grant Announced for New Manatee County Animal Shelter

Manatee Community Foundation has announced a $100,000 challenge grant from the Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund to kick start the public fundraising campaign for ... continue reading

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Approves $53,000 in Grants

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund awarded $53,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations serving people who live or work in Lakewood Ranch and east Manatee ... continue reading

Triple Matching Program Reduces Homeless Animals in Manatee County

When Manatee Community Foundation has sought the advice of animal welfare organizations in Manatee County to determine needs and services that are high priorities ... continue reading

A Creative Solution to Fund Startup Costs for New Autism Services at Easterseals Happiness House

When Manatee Community Foundation donor advisors Steve and Sara Bayard learned that a short-term loan from their Fund could give Easterseals Happiness House the ... continue reading

MCF’s Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Opens Brain Health Initiative Fund

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, established at the Manatee Community Foundation in 2000 to enhance the quality of life in and around Lakewood Ranch, ... continue reading

New Members to Join Manatee Community Foundation Board of Directors

Dannie Sherrill and Jenifer Schembri will join the Manatee Community Foundation board of directors on July 1, 2019. Sherrill has a deep history of ... continue reading