MCF News

Donor Update: 3 Collaborative Grade-Level Reading Programs Getting Results

Alix St. Paul, Amanda Horne, and Dr. Sheila Halpin Conversation buzzed throughout the room, like electricity linking one person to another, as attendees connected ... continue reading

Invest in Matching a $240,000 Gift for Foster Care

In the 12th Judicial Circuit—Sarasota, Manatee, and DeSoto counties—an unprecedented number of children have been removed from their homes as a result of the ... continue reading

MCF’s Spirit of Manatee Welcomes Crowd of Givers

At the 14th Annual Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon, givers and doers filled sixty tables at the Bradenton Area Convention Center to enjoy the ... continue reading

MCF Is Hiring An Administrative and Event Coordinator

Manatee Community Foundation is hiring an administrative and event coordinator. This position serves the dual role of coordinating supportive administrative tasks at Manatee Community ... continue reading

Alicia Chalmers Named New Manager of Donor Engagement

  Manatee Community Foundation has hired Lakewood Ranch resident Alicia Chalmers for a newly created position, Manager of Donor Engagement. Chalmers was a former ... continue reading

Turn On the Lights for Therapeutic Horseback Riding At SMART

As the light fades in the late afternoon at Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART), the opportunity for children to work with horses for ... continue reading

2019 Spirit of Manatee Honorees Announced

Manatee Community Foundation has announced the winners of the 2019 Spirit of Manatee Awards, each being recognized for leadership in philanthropy in Manatee County. ... continue reading

Peter Kageyama To Visit Bradenton: Why We Love Where We Live

On February 1, Peter Kegeyama, author of “For the Love of Cities” and “Love Where You Live” will visit Bradenton for Manatee Community Foundation’s ... continue reading

Part-time Manager of Donor Engagement Position Opens at MCF

Manatee Community Foundation (MCF) partners with our citizens to strengthen and enhance our community through philanthropy, education, and service—now and forever. MCF is seeking ... continue reading

Nominate an Inspiring Donor or Nonprofit Professional for a Spirit of Manatee Award

Oscar Portillo-Meza, 2018 Young Spirit Award Winner, with his family and MCF Executive Director Susie Bowie The nomination process is open to recognize outstanding ... continue reading