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

Increasing the Board’s Focus on Major Gifts During COVID19 and Moving Forward

The pandemic is providing a new impetus to change our obsession with fundraising events and look to a more transformative model to secure the ... continue reading

MCF Awards $82,000 in Nursing Scholarships

During the pandemic, a heightened awareness of the importance of nurses has been felt throughout our community. Through the support of an anonymous donor, ... 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