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What We Fund

Bishop-Parker Foundation will only consider funding for:

  • Organizations with missions in the following field of interest areas:
    • Arts
    • Education
    • Environment
    • Health
    • Human services
    • Animal welfare (grant requests are referred to the Bishop SPCA Foundation)
  • Grants of $15,000 or above (requests below this amount are referred to the Bishop-Parker Foundation Fund at Manatee Community Foundation)
  • Organizations with a 501c(3) status (except eligible government or educational units serving a charitable purpose)
  • Organizations or projects that serve residents of Manatee County (research projects may have a broader geographical area)
  • One application per organization per year for the same purpose
  • Capital projects that have required land use approvals
  • Education projects for at-risk K-12 students

Bishop-Parker Foundation will not fund the following:

  • Projects that exclusively serve religious purposes or require participation in faith-based programming
  • Pass-through funding for ultimate distribution to individuals or other charitable groups
  • Grants to individuals
  • Debt reduction
  • Political campaigns or lobbying
  • Annual or endowment campaigns
  • Event sponsorships
  • Team or sport travel