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  • Lions Club

  • Tidewell Hospice

  • Parenting Matters

  • Girl Scouts of Gulf Coast Florida

  • Parrish Arts Council

  • Parrish Playworks

  • F.E.L.T. (Feeding Empty Little Tummies)

  • METV (Manatee Educational TV)

  • Parrish Charter Academy

  • Take Stock in Children

  • American Red Cross


Grant proposals are accepted once each year according to our grant cycle. Proposal requirements may change from year to year; therefore, grant seekers are advised to revisit this page prior to beginning the grant application process. Grants are normally given as a one-time support of a project but may be considered for additional support or for expansions or outgrowths of an initial project or program.

Grant forms for the coming cycle will be available soon.

Classmates in the Library


We consider proposals for grants on a yearly cycle which begins each April. At the start of each cycle, nonprofit organizations will be notified. The requirements and instructions provided here are to be considered current and accurate only for the duration of the Foundation's grant cycle which is running (this year) from August 1, 2024, to October 4, 2024. Proposals submitted after the October 4, 2024 deadline will not be considered.

Founded in 2009, The Parrish Foundation Grant Fund is the mechanism formed to strengthen our community by awarding grants to local nonprofits and by bringing individuals together to address community needs.


Each year, The Parrish Foundation will conduct fund raising activities and receive funds through financial gifts from donors from all walks of life and generally focused on charitable endeavors in our community. Because grants are awarded based only on the income generated from the donors' generosity and fund raising endeavors, our grants are limited to funds available within The Foundation.

In the past we have awarded grants to the following:

  • Parrish Branch Y Scholarship Fund

  • Friends of Rocky Bluff Library

  • Manatee County Youth Rowing

  • Manatee County 4 H

  • The Florida Railroad Museum

  • Parrish Boy and Cub Scout Troops 41

  • Duette Educational Foundation

  • Meals on Wheels PLUS

  • Palmetto High School Biomedical Program

  • Food Ministry

  • Esther's School

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