Behind-The-Scenes Virtual Tour of Manatee Performing Arts Center

Manatee Community Foundation is offering a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of Manatee Performing Arts Center for donors and those who are interested in community theatre. ... continue reading

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund to Award $150,000 To Local Nonprofits in Coronavirus Response and Recovery

In response to the impact of the coronavirus on nonprofits serving people in Lakewood Ranch and east Manatee and Sarasota counties, the Lakewood Ranch ... continue reading

COVID-19 Community Response Fund Supports Child Care Needs, Food Insecurity, and First Responders

Manatee Community Foundation has announced its first round of grants from the Manatee County COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The fund was established by an ... continue reading

MCF Hosts “Fundraising In Uncertain Times” With Bob Carter

Nonprofits navigating the coronavirus have been seeking sage wisdom for success in fundraising during this challenging time. On Tuesday, April 14, Manatee Community Foundation ... continue reading

Manatee Matches Giving Circle Offers Up to $100,000 in 1:1 Matching Funds for Manatee County COVID-19 Response Fund

The Manatee Matches Giving Circle is a group of caring individuals that meets annually to make joint decisions about their giving to selected nonprofit ... continue reading

Legacy Donor Gives a Boost to The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature and Sarasota Orchestra

Bill McGrath might not have imagined that grants from his legacy fund would be awarded when a public health crisis canceled performances and closed ... continue reading

Anonymous Donor Gifts $500,000 to Manatee Community Foundation for COVID-19 Community Response

With an initial gift of $500,000 from an anonymous donor, Manatee Community Foundation has established the Manatee County COVID-19 Community Response Fund to support ... continue reading

Celelebrate The Givers Today By Being One

John Weichel Last April–in a different sort of time–Manatee Community Foundation set the date for the Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon, an annual celebration ... continue reading

4 Reminders About Being Connected During Social Distancing

Alicia Chalmers, Manager of Donor Engagement As an extreme extrovert I knew it would be hard to social distance.  I thrive on my connections ... continue reading

Emma Bittar To Receive Youth Spirit Award for Philanthropic Contributions to Teen Health

Emma Bittar Every year we celebrate a young person who has made incredible contributions to our community through philanthropy. Emma Bittar will receive the ... continue reading