We Are Celebrating YOU! Community Appreciation Celebration 

June 20, 2017, 5-7 PM  Manatee Performing Arts Center 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205 5-6 PM: Light Appetizers, Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks Served 6-7 PM: Program  We are proud to recognize our company partners, donors, volunteers, and community members who have joined United Way to fight for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability… Read more »

Focus on Early Education


Focus on early education By Bronwyn Beightol Guest Columnist Taken from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Last week we observed the development of “connective tissue” that can help our communities improve the lives of children and families. As Debra Jacobs of The Patterson Foundation emphasizes, the sharing of vital information and creation of thoughtful partnerships can lead… Read more »

A Field Trip to the Dentist: Manatee County Children Receive Vital Oral Health Care


From a volunteer’s perspective, a certain level of cool has officially been achieved when a second grader and his walking partner compare you to an Avenger while you skip along with a walkie-talkie in one hand on the way to the Dental Van. Thanks to partnerships between the School District of Manatee County and Manatee… Read more »



Community impact to increase with continued local leadership and local investment Suncoast of FL – February 8, 2017 – United Way of Manatee County and United Way Suncoast have agreed to proceed toward merger in summer 2017, pending successful completion of the ongoing due diligence process. Following UWMC President Philip Brown’s retirement announcement in March,… Read more »

Ready to get your FIT on?


Our partners at UW Suncoast have worked out a challenge for you. A great way to make new friends, challenge old friends and support our region. Participants will enjoy 18 fun and challenging obstacles including a 6-foot wall climb, high wall scale, low crawl and much more. As this is our first year, we expect… Read more »

We are Proud to Recognize United Way Volunteer, Norm Nelson


“My greatest reward is seeing that kids have a better chance of becoming great citizens.  And the United Way – with its focus on reading success- has the power to change the face of our community, one youngster at a time.” – Norm Nelson   A staunch believer in the gift of reading and a two-year… Read more »

United Way Partners With Banana Republic to Live United


“Retail Therapy” Cause I ain’t got a pencil By Joshua T. Dickerson I woke myself up Because we ain’t got an alarm clock Dug in the dirty clothes basket, Cause ain’t nobody washed my uniform Brushed my hair and teeth in the dark, Cause the lights ain’t on Even got my baby sister ready Cause… Read more »

UWMC Nonprofit Funding Meeting Jan 26


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 1/12/2017 United Way of Manatee County will host Jan 26 meeting for local nonprofits wishing to apply for 2017-18 FUNDING United Way of Manatee County (UWMC) will host a meeting January 26, 2017 for local nonprofit agencies interested in applying for United Way funding. Nonprofit agencies interested in applying for funding programs addressing… Read more »

As we reflect on 2016…


Something we learned from speaking with more than 400 community members is that people want to find ways to connect with one another. There is not enough communication and even less appreciation for the value of the diversity that exists among us, the challenges we face and the triumphs we experience. How can we change… Read more »

Happy Holidays from United Way of Manatee County


The United Way of Manatee County wishes you a wonderful holiday season. We fight every day for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Manatee County. During this holiday season, we will continue to LIVE UNITED.