How Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Works
The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund was created as a charitable fund under the larger umbrella of the Manatee Community Foundation.
Giving directly to the fund allows you to make a difference in Lakewood Ranch and east Manatee and Sarasota counties. Each year, impactful grants are awarded to nonprofits serving this area to enhance education, human services, health, animal welfare, and the arts. A volunteer grants committee reviews applications in a competitive process and makes recommendations.
Since the very first grant was awarded from the Fund in 2002, nearly $1.3 million has been awarded directly to support services in Lakewood Ranch.
If you would like to contribute to the fund, mail your contribution to Manatee Community Foundation, 2820 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205, with Lakewood Ranch Community Fund in the memo. To make a gift of an appreciated asset, contact Susie Bowie, Executive Director at (941) 556-5444 or email at SBowie@ManateeCF.org.