Turn On the Lights for Therapeutic Horseback Riding At SMART

As the light fades in the late afternoon at Sarasota-Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART), the opportunity for children to work with horses for ... continue reading

2019 Spirit of Manatee Honorees Announced

Manatee Community Foundation has announced the winners of the 2019 Spirit of Manatee Awards, each being recognized for leadership in philanthropy in Manatee County. ... continue reading

Peter Kageyama To Visit Bradenton: Why We Love Where We Live

On February 1, Peter Kegeyama, author of “For the Love of Cities” and “Love Where You Live” will visit Bradenton for Manatee Community Foundation’s ... continue reading

New Process Helps MCF Understand Opportunities to Invest In Positive Gains Throughout the Year

A lot has changed because of the pandemic, and together with our nonprofit colleagues, we have been learning. Joan McCaw Manager of Grants and ... continue reading

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Awards $91,900 in Grants, Bringing 2020 Total to $165,000

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund has awarded $76,900 in grants to support organizations in COVID19 relief and recovery and $15,000 to support the Brain ... continue reading

Simone Peterson Elected to MCF Board of Directors

On September 17, Manatee Community Foundation appointed Simone Peterson to the board of directors for a three year term. Simone Peterson In her capacity ... continue reading

Increasing the Board’s Focus on Major Gift Fundraising During COVID19 and Moving Forward

Today Manatee Community Foundation chatted with national fund development consultant Janet Cady to share how board members can be more engaged in major gift ... continue reading

MCF Awards $82,000 in Nursing Scholarships

During the pandemic, a heightened awareness of the importance of nurses has been felt throughout our community. Through the support of an anonymous donor, ... continue reading

Two New Members Join Manatee Community Foundation Board of Directors

Tom Breiter and Barbara Jennings have joined the board of directors of Manatee Community Foundation. Breiter is the founder of Integra Capital Advisors, a ... continue reading

Woman’s Club of Palmetto Creates A Lasting Scholarship Legacy

After a rich, 105-year history of dedicated community service, the Woman’s Club of Palmetto sunset its status as a separate nonprofit organization and created ... continue reading

New Fund at Manatee Community Foundation Honors Turning Points’ Retired Executive

The board of directors of Turning Points wanted to do something special for retired executive director Adell Erozer. After 15 years on the job, ... continue reading

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Opens Grant Application for COVID19 Support

The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, a field of interest fund of the Manatee Community Foundation, is seeking grant applications from organizations serving the Lakewood Ranch ... continue reading

Southeast High School Intern Jasmine McDaniel Talks About Foster Care

This Spring, Manatee Community Foundation partnered with the Gamma Xi Boule to welcome Southeast High School junior Jasmine McDaniel as a Foster Care Research ... continue reading