Skip to content

Main Menu

Year-End Is Fast Approaching: Giving Deadlines

At Manatee Community Foundation, we want to ensure you make any planned year-end gifts in plenty of time to accomplish your charitable goals.

Jennifer Abbott
Jennifer Abbott, Director of Philanthropy

Whether you choose to give through the Foundation or directly to the nonprofit organizations important to you, deadlines are approaching.

Please let us know how we can support you this month and every day throughout the coming year.

  • Credit card contributions: Make by Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • Checks sent via U.S. Postal Service: Postmark on or before Friday, December 31, 2021.
  • Checks sent via FedEx: Be physically received at Manatee Community Foundation or nonprofit office on or before Thursday, December 30, 2021.
  • Publicly traded stock gifts: Initiate by Monday, December 27, 2021.

It’s Easy to Open or Add to a Donor Advised Fund

Many philanthropic people choose to create their own charitable funds for giving in their community, throughout the state and across the country.

Working in partnership with Manatee Community Foundation for your donor advised fund allows you to tap into local knowledge about nonprofits, pooled investments, and personalized support with your giving.

The minimum to open a new donor advised fund is $5,000.

There are no requirements for annual giving to your fund, and you can recommend grants to any 501c3 in the country. You can open or add to your donor advised fund with cash or with appreciated assets such as stock.

The IRS does not allow donors to contribute to Donor Advised Funds using IRAs, but now is an amazing time to donate your required minimum distribution to your favorite nonprofit organizations. 

Contact Jennifer Abbott at or (941) 747-7765 for more information.