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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

MCF Scholar Profile: Tess Z.

Thanks to generous donors who believe in the impact that higher education can have on our communities, the Manatee Community Foundation has the pleasure ... continue reading

Hurricane Idalia Update 

Manatee Community Foundation building is open and staff are ready to assist those nonprofits affect by Hurricane Idalia. The time to support our community ... 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

MCF Scholar Profile: Austin F.

Thanks to generous donors who believe in the impact that higher education can have on our communities, the Manatee Community Foundation has the pleasure ... 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

MCF Scholar Profile: Alicia E.

Thanks to generous donors who believe in the impact that higher education can have on our communities, the Manatee Community Foundation has the pleasure ... continue reading

Getting to Know MCF’s New Executive Director, Veronica Thames

Veronica Thames, Executive Director Dear Manatee Community, It is with much excitement that I look forward to my start as Manatee Community Foundation’s Executive ... continue reading

Two New Members to Join Manatee Community Foundation Board of Directors

Douglas J. Elmore and Debra Estes will join the Manatee Community Foundation board of directors on July 1, 2023. Douglas Elmore Elmore has a ... continue reading

Manatee County 2023 ALICE Report

The annual ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report compiled by United Way Suncoast and its research partner, United For ALICE is a great resource ... continue reading