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Giving in Lakewood Ranch

Many people who live in Lakewood Ranch choose Manatee Community Foundation as their partner in philanthropy.

There are several ways to give, get better connected to your communities through charitable giving, and serve local nonprofit organizations.

  • Your own donor advised fund at Manatee Community Foundation allows you to establish a charitable fund in your name and make recommendations about the nonprofit organizations you wish to support. It’s all based on what is most important to you. You can establish a new fund with a gift of cash or appreciated assets such as stock.
  • Joining one of Manatee Community Foundation’s giving circles in Lakewood Ranch allows you to join a group of caring people who each contribute a charitable donation to the circle each year and make joint decisions about the grants that will be awarded.
  • The Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation is a distinct charitable 501(c)(3) organization formed in 2021 that is separate from Manatee Community Foundation’s Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.
Alicia Chalmers Manatee Community Foundation

For more information about any of these options, contact Manatee Community Foundation’s Manager of Donor Engagement Alicia Chalmers at or (941) 747-7765.