MCF News

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

Manatee Students Cultivate A Love for the Arts With smARTen Up Summer Camp

The arts are an essential part of our human development, and here in Manatee County, our students deserve the opportunity to cultivate a love ... continue reading

John J. Gorr Foundation of Manatee Community Foundation Awards $140,595 to Nonprofits Impacting Children

The John J. Gorr Foundation of Manatee Community Foundation recently awarded $140,595 in grants to support children in Manatee County. The investments supported children ... continue reading

Apply for a Grant from the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund is currently accepting applications for funding from nonprofit organizations serving Lakewood Ranch and east Manatee and Sarasota counties. Since ... continue reading

Manatee Community Foundation Invests $188,000 In Results-Based Grants to 26 Local Nonprofits

Manatee Community Foundation has announced $188,000 in results-based grant awards to local nonprofits. Grants that will boost achievement or exposure to arts and culture ... continue reading

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