Total Amount Awarded this Cycle $1,782,500
Boys & Girls Club of Manatee County
Support capital expenses to repair/replace heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in Palmetto facility.
Bradenton Christian School
Capital support for purchase of portable technology and document cameras for use by multiple teachers and grade levels.
Bradenton Women’s Club
Operational support for expenses related to their facility and programming.
Children’s Guardian Fund
Funding to support the needs of children and young adulst in foster and state care – provides non-essential but critically needed items.
Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County Inc
Operational support to maintain community partnerships and develop programs for expansion.
Humane Society at Lakewood Ranch, Inc. (HSLWR).
Assist in meeting unexpected and costly veterinary expense that is urgently required and typically lifesaving.
Manatee County Family YMCA
Operational support for YMCA programs in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Manatee County Girls Club, Inc. dba Just for Girls
Provides year round serevies for 20 impoversihed and underserved girls and their families showing need of education, prevention, healing and recovery.
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity
Underwrites critical home repairs for low income homeowners in Manatee County unable to afford and/or implement repairs themselves.
Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee
Support for the Food4Families program to distribute non-perishable foods to feed a family of five for two or more days – total of 30 meals.
Mote Marine Lab & Aquarium
Capital funding for the construction of the new Mote Aquarium and Laboratory which will offer free admission for Manatee County school children.
Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue
To utilize for the creation and expansion of dog play yards and adopter meet and greet yards.
Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s
Support for expansion of essential programs and services to the Manatee County Parkinson’s community.
New College Foundation
Support six students to gain paid internship positions with Manatee County non-profits.
Project Light of Manatee
Enable purchase of a mobile software application to enhance ESOL instruction to low income non-English speakers.
Prospect Riding Center
Partial support for the purchase of a utility vehicle required for maintenance of their facility and animals, which provide therapeutic activities.
Ringling College of Art and Design
Four year scholarship ($200,000) payable over four years for a Manatee County student to attend Ringling College.
SPCA of Manatee County
Capital support for construction of a new facility at the Bishop Animal Shelter.
Take Stock in Children
Matches two students in need of mentoring with an academic advisor and career coach who can assist with college and scholarship applications.
The Center at Anna Maria Island
Support for the salary of the Development Director at the Center.
Truly Valued, Inc
To transition the Priceless Girls program to “I Am Academy”, a weekly mentoring program promoting positive self-esteem, education, and confidence.
To expand UnidosNow services and drive socio-economic advancement among Latinos in Manatee County.
Women’s Resource Center
Provides 150 hours of mental health counselig sessions ($15,000), as well as $2k scholarships for five of their clients ($10,000).