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

6 Things To Know About Leaving a Legacy

It was a joy to celebrate Manatee Community Foundation’s Legacy Society members at our 2022 Legacy Breakfast earlier this month. A few things that ... continue reading

Giving Challenge Communication That Catches Our Attention

One of the most exciting 24-hour periods in our community will be April 26 at noon through April 27 at noon, the 2022 Giving ... continue reading

What will you say yes to? Planning your giving for April 26 & 27

If your inbox has not yet been embraced with messages about the 2022 Giving Challenge, it is certain to get a lot of love in ... continue reading

Joe and Barbara Najmy Will Be Honored With the 2022 Lifetime Spirit Award on March 30

Each year, Manatee Community Foundation recognizes an individual or couple who demonstrate a lifetime record of exceptional generosity in the community. The Lifetime Spirit ... continue reading

Bank of America Will Be Recognized For Its Philanthropy

Each year at the Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon, Manatee Community Foundation recognizes a grantmaking foundation, service club, corporation or business demonstrating outstanding commitment ... continue reading

Join us on April 8: Community Partnership Schools As a Model for Student & Family Success

Embracing the full spectrum of what students require for success, a model for schools is providing on-campus access to health, social, and basic needs ... continue reading

Young Advocate for Health Will Be Honored at Spirit of Manatee on March 30

Each year, a young person under the age of 21 is recognized for their philanthropy and community leadership at the Spirit of Manatee Awards ... 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

Trying to Volunteer

This guest blog post was written by George Schofield. You can reach him at I am an experienced volunteer.   Many of my weekends ... continue reading