Lakewood Ranch Community Fund

make a difference.

Join us and support a better life for all in Lakewood Ranch!

Grant Application

Passion, purpose and community perfectly sum up the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’s vision for the region. We’re vehemently committed to enhancing the lives of the people who live here – and that’s accomplished through the generous donations of those who give here. Together, with your partnership alongside our organization, we can further foster a sense of community in Lakewood Ranch and east Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Since the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’s first grant cycle in 2002*, more than $1.47 million has been distributed to 400-plus nonprofit organizations listed below. And, with your help, we can continue to grow this life-changing program that has a legacy of effectively addressing the needs of children to families – even people close to you.

*From 2002 through 2021, grants were made by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of Manatee Community Foundation. Beginning in 2022, grants will be made by Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Inc.

previous recipients

American Red Cross
ArtCenter Manatee
Beyond the Spectrum
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties
Braden River Band Boosters
Braden River High School
Braden River Elementary School
Braden River Middle School
Braden River Soccer Club
CARD – Center for Autism
Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center
Catholic Charities/Our Mother’s House
Center for Building Hope
Center for Sight Foundation Fund of the GCCF
Children’s Academy of SW Florida
Children’s Guardian Fund
Coastal Behavioral Healthcare
Coexistence, Inc. – Embracing Our Differences
Community Center for the Deaf & Hard of     Hearing
Community Haven for Adults & Children with     Disabilities
Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County
Easter Seals Southwest Florida
Family Network on Disabilities
Family Partnership Center
Family Resources
Feeding Empty Little Tummies
Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation
For Pete’s Sake Foundation – for Payton Wright
Forty Carrots Family Center
Foundation For Dreams
Friends of the Braden River Branch Library
Girl Scouts of the Gulfcoast
Giving Alliance of Myakka City

Goodwill Foundation
Gullett Elementary School
Haile Middle School
Healthy Start Coalition
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County
Honor Sanctuary
Hope Family Services
Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch
Humane Society of Manatee County
Hunger’s End
InStride Therapy
iTN Suncoast
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota Manatee
JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation
Junior Achievement
Lakewood Ranch Band Boosters
Lakewood Ranch Blood Center
Lakewood Ranch Mom’s Group
Lakewood Ranch High School
Literacy Council of Manatee County
Manasota B.U.D.S.
Manasota SOLVE
Manatee Children’s Services
Manatee Community Action Agency
Manatee County Health Dept.
Manatee Glens
Manatee Players
Manatee Religious Services
Manatee Technical Institute
McNeal Elementary School
Meals on Wheels PLUS Food Bank of Manatee
Miracle League of Manasota
Mote Marine Laboratory
Mothers Helping Mothers
Myakka City Community Center
Nature’s Academy
Neighborly Care Network

Neuro Challenge Foundation
Nolan Middle School
Palmetto High School
Payton Wright Foundation
Project Light of Manatee
Prospect Riding Center
Safe Place
St. Francis Animal Rescue Venice
Salvation Army – Manatee
Samaritan Counseling Services
Sarasota Film Festival
Sarasota Opera Association
Sarasota Orchestra
School Board of Manatee County
Selah Freedom
SMART – Sarasota Manatee Association of Riding Therapy
South Florida Museum
Southeastern Guide Dogs
Special Olympics
State College of Florida Foundation
Stillpoint Mission
St. Joseph Food Pantry
SunCoast Blood Centers
Take Stock in Children
The Florida Center
The Players Centre
Tidewell Hospice
Turning Points
United Way of Manatee County
Visible Men Academy
Volunteer Services of Manatee County
We Care Manatee
Wildlife, Inc.
Willis Elementary School
Women’s Resource Center of Manatee
Woodland Early Childhood Center
YMCA at Lakewood Ranch

All grants through 2021 were issued by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of Manatee Community Foundation. Beginning in 2022, grants will be issed directly by Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Inc.