Bradenton, FL (2018)

Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County

Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee County has served the Bradenton, Florida area since 1946.


  • NMTC Amount: $10,500,000
  • Total Project Cost: $11,467,795


  • 30 FTE jobs
  • 200 construction jobs
  • 2400 children served annually.


Project Description

Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County has served the Bradenton, Florida area since 1946. With NMTC financing, a 50-year old building was replaced with a new state-of-the-art facility. The new 37,000 sq-ft building serves an estimated 2400 youth annually, 75% of whom are low-income. Programs focus on academic excellence, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.


Address: 1215 Manatee Avenue, Bradenton, FL 34207

Census Tract: 12081001204

Voices from the Community

Our community has received tremendous investment for our youth through the NMTC program. Without it, we would not have been able to build and expand our facilities to serve nearly triple the amount of youth in our county – from 200 kids per day up to 550! These programs offer parents peace of mind that their kids will be in a safe, supportive environment every day after school and full days in the summer so our youth can reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The funding received from this program made all of the difference and leveraged private investment from philanthropy to an area of high need and little resources to meet that need. A win for all involved, including our very own Congressman’s support, Vern Buchanan.

-Dawn Stanhope, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, Florida

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