The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund was established in 2000 to serve the people and interests of the Lakewood Ranch community and allow donor-allocated funds to stay in our region, serving a variety of charitable interests. Until 2021, grants were made by The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation. In 2021, Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Inc. received its own 501(c)(3) exemption and will be responsible for all grants going forward. The Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, Inc. (the “Fund”) are responsible for seeking out donations, reviewing grant applications and distributing funding.
The Grants Committee of the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund will consider requests for needs and opportunities for organizations:
Note: Please review all the application questions below and required documents that need to be included. For longer answers, you may want to copy and paste text from another document into this form. Please try to limit responses to no more than 300 words.
Documents you will need to attach with your submission may include the following:
BUDGET – a line-item budget sheet for the project for which you are applying. If your program/project will cost more than you are requesting, indicate how you will fund the balance. Show any in-kind support, other grants applied for, and/or funds already received on your program/project budget (required).
If your organization received a grant from the Fund in a prior year, describe how the funds were used including, but not limited to, a detailed breakdown of the uses of the funds, description of the people/communities impacted and documentation demonstrating that the funds impacted the lives of the residents of the Lakewood Ranch geographic area (there is a question included in the application addressing this, but additional documents may need to be attached). If you need any assistance with this online application or have any questions, please contact Adrienne Bookhamer at 941-208-6799 or email at email@example.com