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.

2023 Grant recipients

A Door of Hope, Inc.

American Vocational Academy Foundation Inc

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc.

Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities, Inc. d/b/a The Haven

Embracing Our Differences

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida

Foundation for Dreams

Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center

Manatee Children’s Services

Manatee County Foster & Adoptive Parent Association, Inc.

NAMI Sarasota and Manatee Counties

Safe Children Coalition, Inc.

Stillpoint Mission Inc

Take Stock in Children – Manatee County, Inc.

Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County 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.