Lakewood Ranch has evolved into the premier place to work and play on the Suncoast, since construction began in 1994 on the master-planned development in east Sarasota and Manatee counties. The more than 34,000-acre region is now widely recognized as the nation’s fastest-growing, master plan community that annually attracts thousands of entrepreneurs, families and businesses seeking the perfect place to call “home.” And the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund plays a vital role in championing a community that benefits all through its support of life-changing nonprofit organizations and causes embedded across the area.
The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund, originally created in 2000 by Schroeder-Manatee Ranch (the original developer of Lakewood Ranch), supports people and interests through generous donor contributions that stay strictly within this rapidly expanding region. And, just like Lakewood Ranch’s rapid growth, we’ve transformed into a charitable organization that stands on its own – both living here and giving here. That starts with our board of advisors, who are responsible for obtaining donations, reviewing grant proposals and distributing funds.
All requests from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations impacting the region are eligible for consideration. We strive to bring attention to programs that uplift the community and promote the hometown lifestyle enjoyed areawide. The crucial piece missing, however, is your support.
Our organization’s purpose is to foster a strong community. The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund offers plenty of ways to pledge your valuable time or make a charitable donation that positively changes lives regionwide.
Learn more about how you can volunteer and get involved today!
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Your generous donations, ranging from valuable time to charitable contributions, are essential to the growth and success of our region. Here’s how you can help us and the entire community today!
Contribute today to 501(c)(3) organizations that support education, youth sports, elderly, health, the environment, arts and culture, libraries and more.
Help us spread our message that the Lakewood Ranch Community Fund is the area’s flagship for charitable giving. Learn how you can educate the community today.
Nominations close on September 16th.
If you would like to nominate a youth (high school age) for the junior humanitarian of the year award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.