MCF News

Henry Blyden To Receive Leadership Spirit Award

Henry Blyden will be recognized with the Leadership Spirit Award at Manatee Community Foundation’s 2020 Spirit of Manatee Awards. Henry’s contagious leadership and passion ... continue reading

Barbara Brownell to Receive Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award

At the Manatee Community Foundation’s Spirit of Manatee Awards, parenting educator Barbara Brownell will receive the Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award. Quality parenting education ... continue reading

Spirit of Manatee Will Honor Five Extraordinary Givers

            On March 25, Manatee leaders in the nonprofit, philanthropic and business community will gather to honor five extraordinary ... continue reading

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