1111 9th Ave W Suite A Bradenton, FL 34205 | 941-745-2001

Fall 2023

Total Amount Awarded this Cycle $3,091,471

AMIKids

$50,000

Youth education – robot kits, competition practice fields, drones, programming prep for competition

Bishop Museum of Science & Nature

$250,000

General operating to continue expanding program development, forge new connections with sector partners

Hope Family Services

$53,625

Support providing quality counseling services (individual plan) for victims of domestic violence and their children

Just For Girls

$80,000

Scholarships for eligible girls to attend their school

Lighthouse Vision & Loss Education Center

$28,000

Funding to support the specialist position working with families, funds for local transportation

Literacy Council of Manatee County

$60,703

Support staff salaries and in-person library programs

Manatee Children’s Services

$27,829

To support Spanish speaking “Non-offending Caregiver Group Therapy sessions, food, supplies, testing tools, etc

Manatee Community Foundation

$60,000

General operating support

Manatee Community Foundation

$150,000

Season of Sharing

Manatee Community Foundation

$30,000

Consultant

Manatee Community Foundation

$50,000

Nursing Scholarship Fund

Manatee Education Foundation

$175,000

Purchase art supplies for schools, and transportation costs to get students to arts programs

Reflections of Manatee

$25,000

Develop currriculum for & fund field trips to their museum for 1000 Manatee Cty children

Samaritan Counseling of the Gulf Coast

$20,000

Provide affordable and accessible mental health counseling sessions for Manatee County Clients – operations

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

$32,314

Fund Jazz production for Manatee County schools, Tap & Jazz workshop for 3 schools – elementary, middle, and high school

Sarasota Memorial Hospital Foundation

$100,000

Fund 1000 Days, initiative supporting families and babies connecting them to resources, toll and support

Sarasota Orchestra

$50,000

$35,000 for scholarships, $15,000 for operating, for the Sarasota Youth Orchestra

State College of Florida

$300,000

Support the recent expansion of their ASN nursing Degree program, hire faculty

Tidewell

$75,000

Fund the 12 month nurse residency program for hospice nurses

YMCA of Southwest Florida

$50,000

Provide scholarships to Manatee County youth, families, and seniors so they can participate in YMCA activities

Centerstone

$100,000

Final payment for capital project

American Cancer Society

$156,000

Final pledge payment for research

Ringling College of Art & Design

$50,000

Final payment of scholarship for Manatee County Student 2024

Roskamp Institute

$500,000

Capital investment for expansion of their facility 2023

University of Florida Foundation

$150,000

Addition to $200,000 paid in Spring – supports research and fellow position

Pram Fleet

$50,000

General operating support and scholarships for low income children to learn to sail

Second Heart Homes

$408,000

Purchase of a home in Bradenton for housing people experiencing homelessness, support to bring it to code, habitability standards