Make a charitable gift to the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund.
In 2000, the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund was developed as a fund of Manatee Community Foundation to serve the people and interests of the Lakewood Ranch community, and allow donor-allocated funds to stay in our region, serving a variety of charitable interests. A Board of Advisors is responsible for seeking out donations, reviewing grant proposals and distributing funding.
All requests from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations that pertain to this region can be considered. Primary attention is given to programs that promote a hometown lifestyle and provide community enhancement, including education, youth, sports, elderly, health, environment, libraries, arts and culture.
Grant applications are available on line each summer. Proposals are reviewed in early fall and grants are announced in September.