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Apply for a Grant from the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund

St. Joseph Food Pantry 3The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund is currently accepting applications for funding from nonprofit organizations serving Lakewood Ranch and east Manatee and Sarasota counties. Since 2000, the component fund of Manatee Community Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million in grants to improve the quality of life of people and animals.

Priority funding will be given to those organizations or schools located in or providing services to the general Lakewood Ranch geographic area. Nonprofit applicants should have an updated and “Reviewed by your Community Foundation” profile on

The average project proposal request typically ranges from $2,500 to $5,000.  The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Grants Committee will consider requests for needs and opportunities impacting the areas of arts and humanities, community development, education, environment, health and human services.

Visit the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund online to download the application. Contact Joan McCaw, Manatee Community Foundation’s manager of grants and scholarships at or (941) 747-7765 with questions.

To learn about grants awarded in last year’s cycle, download the list of recipients here.