You Make Our World Better

You may not be able to tell, but there are five enormous smiles under these five masks, a reflection of our gratitude for you. ... continue reading

$100,000 Grant from Manatee Community Foundation Awarded to Support Family Learning in Manatee County

A grant in the amount of $100,000 was awarded from the Success Through Literacy Fund of Manatee Community Foundation to support the Soar in ... continue reading

7 Tips for Year End Giving

This is the time of year when many of us consider making charitable gifts to help bring about the positive change we hope to ... continue reading

Manatee Community Foundation Awards $70,000 in Grants from the Manatee County COVID19 Community Response Fund

In the month of November, Manatee Community Foundation awarded $70,000 in grants to support nonprofit organizations serving Manatee County residents as they continue adapting ... continue reading

Webinar for Nonprofit Board Members Focuses On Roles in Fundraising

It’s the classic request for support from nonprofit executives–“How can I help my board take a more active role in fundraising?” With the right ... 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