Since 1998, Manatee Community Foundation has awarded more than $18 million in scholarships and grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. The generosity of donors who give through MCF makes impactful work possible in the arts, human services, education, animal welfare, environmental, civic engagement, and health related causes.

Learn about our 2017 competitive grant recipients.

Organizations may apply for grants in two cycles:

  • Manatee Community Foundation competitive grant cycle.
    The 2017/2018 application will be available in November/December 2017.
  • Lakewood Ranch Community Fund competitive grant cycle.
    The application deadline has passed and will be available in Spring 2018.

Eligible organizations will have a fully updated profile in The Giving Partner.

For more information, contact Joan McCaw, Grants and Scholarships Manager, at