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Nurturing Minds and Spirits: Educational Consultants Consortium

The Educational Consultants Consortium (ECC) was awarded a grant to enrich the lives of at least 40 Manatee County youth, aged 11-17, through exposure ... continue reading

Boxser Diversity Initiative: The Inspiring Fish Fry Documentary

In the heart of Palmetto, Florida, an unassuming tradition thrives – a weekly fish fry that extends far beyond its delectable offerings. With a ... continue reading

Empowering Dreams: The Penguin Project at Manatee Performing Arts Center

In a world where inclusion and diversity are gaining momentum, there are still areas that need more attention and support. Among them is the ... continue reading

It’s Scholarship Time!

Manatee Community Foundation’s scholarship application for graduating high school seniors is available through February 15, 2023. Simone Peterson Scholarships provide tuition support for post-secondary ... continue reading

How You Have Helped Our Community After Hurricane Ian

When Florida was devastated by Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022, donors, giving circles, community members, businesses, and even residents of other states reached ... continue reading

Eight Scholarships Awarded to Chiles Hospitality Employees

The Chiles Hospitality Scholarship Fund of Manatee Community Foundation (MCF) awarded eight scholarships to deserving students who are employees at one of the three ... continue reading

Seeking Connectivity and Inclusivity in Downtown Bradenton

The Knight Fund of Manatee Community Foundation supports the downtown and riverfront area to attract talented people and better connect neighborhoods to the surrounding ... continue reading

$100,000 Grant Awarded to Honor Animal Rescue

In addition to Manatee Community Foundation’s deep investments in education, human services, health, civic engagement, arts and the environment, donor advisors and legacy donors ... continue reading

Manatee Community Foundation Awards $17,000 Grant to ALSO Youth

Manatee Community Foundation is awarding a $17,000 grant to ALSO Youth Sarasota/Manatee to support its downtown Bradenton location and programming. The organization has provided ... continue reading