3103 Manatee Ave West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Office: 941.747.7765 - Fax: 941.747.7899

  Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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"Connecting the charitable interests of  donors with needs in the community"

MCF News

Join us for the inaugural Horne & Moon Social - DECEMBER 13, 2014 benefiting the Air and Energy Anna Maria Oyster Bar Education Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation to support education and local scholarships for students in Manatee County.
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What would you do to make Bradenton more successful? The Knight Foundation wants to know!  That’s why they’re seeking innovators nationwide to submit ideas about how you would make our city even better. Think you have the answer? Apply today with ideas to better Bradenton at the city, neighborhood, or block level. No project is too small – so long as the idea is BIG. For more information or to apply visit:


Save the Date for the 10th Anniversary of our  Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon - Manatee County’s premier “Celebration of Giving” will be held on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center.  

We are now accepting nominations and sponsorships.  For updated information click here.

Once again, we thank our community’s businesses, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, service clubs and interested residents for their continued sponsorship of this event.  


UPDATE on Animal Welfare Fund 
More than $30,000 was recently distributed to animal welfare agencies who took in more than 300 animals from the Napier Family Farm and Animal Rescue.  Funds went to Canine Castaways, Cat Depot, Humane Society of Manatee County, Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue, Sixteen Hands for Whispering Ranch and Safe Haven Animal Rescue which provided food, medicine and vet care.
Animal welfare organizations were badly in need after taking in more than 300 dogs, cats, horses and other animals. The $30,701 contributed by MCF donors and residents will greatly help support their efforts. Click Here for Press Release  

Donate Now!  All Contributions Matched!
An anonymous foundation donor will
match all contributions to the fund, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000.  
Make checks payable to MCF and notate:  Animal Welfare Fund.  Credit Card donations may be made by calling the office 747-7765.

MCF announces a $2.7 million bequest from the estate of Maryann Vinall creating the Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund.  This bequest is the largest gift to date received by MCF since its founding in 1998.  The Fund is an endowed field of interest fund and will benefit programs and organizations supporting animal welfare, rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, “service” programs such as guide dogs, horseback riding therapy programs and more.  (Click here) for news article.
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