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Fall 2021

Total Amount Awarded this Cycle $1,533,450

American Cancer Society, Inc – Tampa


Funding to support research on melanoma.

Beyond the Spectrum


To support therapy treatments to help improve language and behavioral skills for autistic children.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.


Provide funding to support mentoring programs for participants, improving academic progress and a goal of graduation.

Bishop Museum of Science and Nature


Operational support for staffing and other operational expenses.

Centerstone of Florida


Expansion and improvement of the behavioral hospital operated by Centerstone.

Community Coalition on Homelessness


Expand ability to serve health needs of low/no income population, support pharmacist salary.

Easter Seal of Southwest Florida


Boost the ability to provide Family support services, Early intervention and diagnosis for Autism, and nursing services.

Foundation for Dreams, Inc.


Support programs enabling children with physical, medical or/and emotional challenges to learn life skills in a healthy environment.

Friends of the Pelicans

$10, 000

Assist in saving the brown pelican population by supporting a paid rescuer to serve on the Skyway Fishing pier five days a week

Manatee Children’s Services, Inc.


Provide funding to purchase a van to assist in the transportation of children residing in their residential programs.

Manatee Community Foundation


Support for the staffing and operations of the Community Foundation.

Manatee Community Foundation (Season of Sharing)


Funding to assist agencies responding to the critical housing situation in our community – rental and utility assistance and emergency funding.

Manatee Literacy Council


Support for the literacy programs currently offered by the Council.

Manatee River Pram Fleet


Enables sailing programs to continue being offered to Manatee County children, including scholarships for low income participants.

Realize Bradenton


Support for an initiative for Urban Lab internships for college students, providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to build business & growth capacity.

Reflections of Manatee, Inc.


Capital funding for the repair of the roofs of two museum buildings and to raise awareness regarding the importance of historic preservation.

Salvation Army – Manatee County


Purchase new ovens required to prepare meals provided to residents and non-residents of The Salvation Army.

Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.


Support the raising, education and training of a guide dog for provision to visually impaired teenagers and adults.

The Florida Center For Early Childhood


Support to provide evidence based therapies, transportation, and education for families working with children who have experienced trauma.

Van Wezel Foundation


Support for art programs in aftercare at select Title I schools in Manatee County.

Women’s Resource Center


Provides 150 hours of mental health counseling sessions ($15,000), as well as $2k scholarships for five of their clients ($10,000).