First 1000 Days Coming to Manatee County

Manatee Community Foundation is partnering with the team at First 1,000 Days to share information about this collaborative effort to meet the needs of ... continue reading

A Legacy of Special Education and a Fund to Support Teachers’ Professional Development

Special thanks to Dr. Tanice Knopp for sharing this biographical information about the incredible educational contributions of Dr. Barbara T. Chadsey. Chadsey passed in ... continue reading

Meet Our 2021 Spirit of Manatee Honorees

Manatee Community Foundation’s “Spirit of Manatee” honors the generosity of givers and the resilience of nonprofits serving Manatee County. The annual awards program began ... continue reading

Understanding Charity Ratings

We’re living in a world of limitless information and opinions right at our fingertips. Many of us will not order a meal from a ... continue reading

$122,850 Awarded to Support Nonprofits Caring for Animals

Manatee Community Foundation has recently awarded $122,850 in grants from the Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund to support charitable organizations caring for animals in ... continue reading

Join us Virtually for Spirit of Manatee on March 24

Manatee Community Foundation’s annual Spirit of Manatee event will virtually honor the generosity of givers and the resilience of nonprofits serving Manatee County. The ... continue reading

Gratitude Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

It is our honor and privilege here at Manatee Community Foundation to partner with a wonderful variety of community-minded people with passions for a ... continue reading

Overhead Is Overrated

Giving should be joyful! And nothing takes the joy out of giving faster than the suspicion that our gift might not be well used. ... continue reading

How do you see empathy at work in your community?

Like many who find ways to make our communities better through our time, talent, treasure or relationships, entrepreneur Michael Tennant noticed the divisiveness that ... continue reading

Three Approaches to Your Charitable Legacy

The flexible ways in which Manatee Community Foundation works with donors and professional advisors to shape charitable legacy plans create a number of options–all ... continue reading