Passion, purpose and community perfectly sum up the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’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 the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund’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.
*From 2002 through 2021, grants were made by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of Manatee Community Foundation. Since 2022, grants are made by Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Inc.
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.
The Twig Cares, Inc.
Since 2022, grants have been issued directly by Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Inc. Prior to 2022, grants were issued by the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of Manatee Community Foundation.