Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation

make a difference.

Join us and support a better life for all in Lakewood Ranch!

Grant Application

Passion, purpose and community perfectly sum up the Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation’s vision for the region. We’re vehemently committed to enhancing the lives of the people who live here – and that’s accomplished through the generous donations of those who give here. Together, with your partnership alongside our organization, we can further foster a sense of community in Lakewood Ranch and east Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Since LWRCF’s first grant cycle in 2002, more than $1.47 million has been distributed to 400-plus nonprofit organizations listed below. And, with your help, we can continue to grow this life-changing program that has a legacy of effectively addressing the needs of children to families – even people close to you.

2022 Grant recipients

Beyond the Spectrum

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County Inc.

Easterseals Southwest FL

Epilepsy Services of SW Florida

The Florida Center for Early Childhood

Foundation for Dreams, Inc.

The Friends of the Lakewood Ranch Library

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida

Humane Society at LWR

Hunger’s End, Inc.

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Manatee Children Services

Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee, Inc.

NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties, Inc.

Pinnacle Academy PTO

Safe Children Coalition

Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy

Stillpoint Mission Inc.

Tidewell Foundation

The Twig Cares, Inc.

Since 2022, grants have been issued directly by LWRCF. Prior to 2022, grants were issued by the Lakewood Ranch Community Foundation of Manatee Community Foundation. Click here for a complete list of grant recipients.