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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Manatee Community Foundation

  1. Next year, we will celebrate our 25th Anniversary.
  2. Donors can open a new donor advised fund at Manatee Community Foundation starting at $5,000.
  3. Many of our donors name their children as successor advisors on their funds, building in family values of giving for generations.
  4. We commonly help donors name specific organizations as well as general missions such as early education or the environment in their legacy funds.
  5. We often provide guidance and recommendations to people about how they can get involved in our community, even if they do not have a fund at the Foundation.
  6. In the last year, we awarded more than $5.7 million in grants and scholarships.
  7. Out team raised and awarded nearly $1 million during COVID-19 to support health & human service organizations serve people.
  8. We partner with more than 30 nonprofit organizations that have agency funds at Manatee Community Foundation, entrusting us as stewards.
  9. We help connect caring people to meaningful board opportunities where they can make a difference for a mission important to them.
  10. Most of our donors found their way to Manatee Community Foundation with a recommendation from their professional advisor or another donor.