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Giving Challenge


The 2016 Giving Challenge set a new standard for generosity, when more than $13.4 million was raised in just 24 hours to benefit more than 550 nonprofits listed on The Giving Partner.

The Giving Challenge marked the beginning of a partnership between Manatee Literacy Council and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity under the joint theme of "Building the Foundation."

Manatee Literacy Council was fortunate to receive more than $12,000 in Giving Challenge donations and matching funds. We also were awarded $200 for our submission to the "Best Giving Challenge 2015" story contest. Board Member Autumn Steiner received a $1,000 Manatee Millennial Challenge grant on Manatee Literacy Council's behalf, awarded by the Manatee Community Foundation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Manatee Literacy Council's total receipts exceeded $16,000.

The Giving Challenge is presented by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by The Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media Group.

Stay tuned for details about the next Giving Challenge, which is scheduled for May 2018.

Manatee Literacy Council
3501 Cortez Road West, Suite 6, Bradenton, FL 34210