Funding Awarded to Support Nonprofits Caring for Animals

More than $122,000 was awarded from the Bill and Maryann Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation.

03/02/2021 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation to Host Fundraising Webinar

The webinar will give examples of how board members can be more effective in their roles as doers, donors and door openers.

12/02/2020 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation Presents 'Seven Tips to Make the Most of Your Year-End Giving'

The event will be hosted by Manatee Community Foundation philanthropy team members Alicia Chalmers and Jennifer Abbott.

11/09/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

Simone Peterson Elected to Board of Directors of Manatee Community Foundation

Peterson works with Manatee County Government's Neighborhood Services and was the winner of the Manatee Young Professionals' MVP Award in 2019.

09/25/2020 By Staff


Donor to Invest $400,000 in COVID-19 Response and Recovery

The Knight donor-advised fund of the Manatee Community Foundation will support COVID-19 relief in Bradenton.

05/05/2020 By Staff


Anonymous Donor Gives $500,000 to Manatee Community Foundation for COVID-19 Response

Funds will be awarded to charities that are adapting and responding to the public health crisis in Manatee County

03/31/2020 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation to Host 'What We Can Learn From Fred Rogers' Event

Hedda Sharapan, Rogers' frequent collaborator of more than 50 years, will give a presentation and answer audience questions.

01/15/2020 By Staff


Joe and Barbara Najmy Receive John A. Clarke Humanitarian of the Year Award

The Najmys have been active in giving and fundraising locally.

12/15/2019 By Staff


Literacy Program Receives $100,000 Grant From Manatee Community Foundation

The grant will support the school district in providing opportunities such as free family nights and summer programs for pre-K students.



REACH Manatee Presents 'College & Career Readiness' Conference

The free event is focused on helping families understand the college and career options for their students.

10/10/2019 By Staff


Easterseals Southwest Florida Receives Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Grant

The $6,500 grant will be used to provide respite care and case management services to Lakewood Ranch families.

09/25/2019 By Staff


Manatee Community Foundation Announces New Board Members

Dannie Sherrill and Jenifer Schembri will join the foundation's board of directors on July 1.

06/24/2019 By Staff


Grant to Help Nonprofit Plan Art and Events for Bradenton Riverwalk Expansion

The City of Bradenton recently began moving forward on an eastward expansion of the Bradenton Riverwalk.

10/11/2017 By staff


'Wonder Women' Honored at Luncheon

The Women’s Resource Center recognized three local women as “Wonder Women” at the organization’s annual luncheon last week.

05/11/2017 By staff


Foundation Becomes Funding Partner for Higher Ed Consortium

The Manatee Community Foundation is joining other local foundations as a funding partner for C4, the Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast.

01/11/2017 By staff


What Do Working Women Really Want?

Eight high-powered women put down their smartphones and pair up for candid conversations.

10/20/2016 By Susan Burns and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Matt Holler

Big Moves

Susie Bowie Tapped to Lead Manatee Community Foundation

New role for longtime exec at Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton


Manatee Community Foundation Picks New Executive Director

The foundation’s board of directors announced Monday that Susie Bowie will be the organization's next executive director.

02/29/2016 Research by staff