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

Two New Members Join Manatee Community Foundation Board of Directors

Tom Breiter and Barbara Jennings have joined the board of directors of Manatee Community Foundation. Breiter is the founder of Integra Capital Advisors, a ... continue reading

Woman’s Club of Palmetto Creates A Lasting Scholarship Legacy

After a rich, 105-year history of dedicated community service, the Woman’s Club of Palmetto sunset its status as a separate nonprofit organization and created ... continue reading

New Fund at Manatee Community Foundation Honors Turning Points’ Retired Executive

The board of directors of Turning Points wanted to do something special for retired executive director Adell Erozer. After 15 years on the job, ... continue reading

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Opens Grant Application for COVID19 Support

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, a field of interest fund of the Manatee Community Foundation, is seeking grant applications from organizations serving the Lakewood Ranch ... continue reading

Southeast High School Intern Jasmine McDaniel Talks About Foster Care

This Spring, Manatee Community Foundation partnered with the Gamma Xi Boule to welcome Southeast High School junior Jasmine McDaniel as a Foster Care Research ... continue reading

We are committed to positive change.

Since March, our community has come together in countless ways to help each other during a pandemic. Nonprofits have adapted creatively and with lightning ... continue reading

$296,635 Awarded From Manatee County COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Manatee Community Foundation has approved an additional 18 grants totaling $296,635 from the Manatee County COVID19 Community Response Fund. The largest grant, $44,000, will ... continue reading

Stay Connected and Participate in Our Virtual Community Conversations

Individuals, businesses, and nonprofits are finding new ways to stay in touch, learn from each other and plug into opportunities in our communities. Our ... continue reading

Fishing Tournament Raises Money For COVID-19 Community Response Fund

A gift came to Manatee Community Foundation from local fishing captain Joey Caputo, who created a tournament in just two weeks to support the ... continue reading

Knight Donor Advised Fund to Invest $400,000 in COVID-19 Response & Recovery

With an investment of $400,000, the Knight Donor Advised Fund of Manatee Community Foundation will support COVID-19 relief and recovery in Bradenton, Florida. Funds ... continue reading