Donate Now! All Contributions Matched! Animal Welfare Fund
As expenses continue to climb for our local animal shelters and rescue organizations that recently received 300 neglected animals removed from Napier's Log Cabin Horse & Animal Sanctuary, the Manatee Community Foundation has established the Animal Welfare Fund. An anonymous foundation donor will match all contributions to the fund, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. A MCF grants committee will distribute funds raised to our local 501c(3) compliant shelters based on the numbers of animals rescued, expenses incurred and the need of the organization.
Make checks payable to MCF and notate: Animal Welfare Fund. Credit Card donations may be made by calling the office 747-7765.
The 9th Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon - Manatee County’s premier “Celebration of Giving” held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Bradenton Area Convention Center was enjoyed by a crowd of over 350. Once again, we thank our community’s businesses, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, service clubs and interested residents for their continued sponsorship of this event.
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.