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Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Grant

Grants to Lakewood Ranch, Florida Nonprofits and
Schools for Projects to Benefit the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Manatee Community Foundation (MCF) - Lakewood Ranch Community Fund

Deadline Date:

07/01/19 5:00 PM EST


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Grants ranging from $2,500 and $5,000 to Lakewood Ranch, Florida nonprofit organizations and schools for community benefit activities. Funding is intended for the following focus areas: arts, community development, humanities, education, health, environment, and human services.

Grantmaking priorities:
- Arts and Humanities: Increasing audiences for local artistic pursuits
- Community Development: Encouraging access to and use of community-based development methods
- Education: Supporting early childhood development, primary education through completion of high school, and preparation for employment
- Environment: Promoting ways to conserve resources, encourage responsible animal welfare, and protect wildlife
- Health: Supporting basic medical, dental, and mental health needs
- Human Services: aiding families, youth, seniors, the disabled, and the disadvantaged

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174536

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average project proposal request usually ranges between $2,500 to $5,000. Any project proposals over $10,000 must be discussed with the MCF Executive Director before being submitted.

Term of Contract:

The grant term is one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Schools and non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Lakewood Ranch area residents and have an updated and “Reviewed by your Community Foundation” profile on are eligible to apply.

Applications in support of the following are discouraged:
- General support/normal operating expenses;
- Building campaigns;
- Deficit financing and debt retirement;
- Endowment funds;
- Fraternal organizations, societies or orders;
- Grants for conferences or seminars (support for or attendance at);
- Individuals, except for scholarships;
- Political organizations or political campaigns;
- Religious organizations for sectarian purposes;
- Lobbying legislators or influencing election;
- Fundraising events;
- Scientific research;
- Surveys and personal research;
- Private elementary, middle or high schools for the benefit of their students;
- Travel for individuals or groups such as bands, sports teams, and classes;
- Writing, publication, or production of articles, books, videos, or films.

Pre-Application Information:

- Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2019
- Grants will be awarded in August 2019.

All applications received will be acknowledged by email.

Any project proposals over $10,000 must be discussed with the MCF Executive Director.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email applications to:
Joan McCaw
Grants and Scholarship Manager
Phone: (941) 556-5442

If you are unsure as to whether or not your organization or project qualifies, please contact:
Susie Bowie, MCF Executive Director
(941) 556-5444

Lakewood Ranch Community Fund
Manatee Community Foundation
2820 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL 34205

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Lakewood Ranch