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

This Seasoned Nonprofit CEO Authentically Shares Her Recommendations for Effective Leadership

Laurel Lynch, long-time CEO of HOPE Family Services led Manatee Community Foundation’s Manatee Connects session today, generously sharing her leadership recommendations. We regard Laurel ... continue reading

Paul Sharff Expanded Early Learning and Partnerships in Manatee County

Paul Sharff The late Paul Sharff will be celebrated with the Charles Clapsaddle Community Spotlight Award on March 30 at the 2022 Spirit of ... continue reading

Omar Edwards Creates Opportunity for Students and Youth

On March 30, 2022, Omar Edwards will receive the 2022 Leadership Spirit Award at the Spirit of Manatee Awards Luncheon, being recognized for his ... continue reading

Steve and Carolyn Roskamp Are Champions for Grade-Level Reading

On Wednesday, March 30, Steve and Carolyn Roskamp will be recognized with the 2022 Leadership Spirit Award at Manatee Community Foundation’s Spirit of Manatee ... continue reading

Simone Peterson Joins MCF As Community Investment Officer

Simone Peterson has joined Manatee Community Foundation as Community Investment Officer. In her role, Simone will oversee the grants and scholarships, build and sustain ... continue reading

Digital Divides Are Now In the Spotlight: Here’s How We Have Helped And What You Can Do

An experience that impacts all of us can bring an issue into the forefront that has been obvious to others for years. Despite incredible ... continue reading

Donor Chandra Bivens Carty Shares The Story of Her Grandfather Cleveland Williams

Manatee Community Foundation donor Chandra Bivens Carty is passionate about creating opportunity for people of color through scholarships. Her family history in Manatee County ... continue reading