About Manatee Literacy Council

Make A Donation

You can help change lives and establish a legacy of literacy for many Manatee County adults and their families! Your tax-deductible donation will provide literacy instruction and services to adults who are working to achieve a better life by improving their literacy skills. We respect your privacy and never share, sell or trade donor information with anyone. Thank you for your support and generosity!

Literacy changes lives here in Manatee County

Literacy gives pride to the grandmother working toward her GED. It gives hope to the father who can finally help his children with their homework. It gives confidence to the psychologist from Peru who wants to become an American citizen.

Your gift to Manatee Reads! helps change the lives of these adults and others who want to become self sufficient, improve the lives of themselves and their families, and make a meaningful contribution to our community.

Please help us share the power of literacy. Manatee Reads! is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We depend on the generosity of your tax-deductible gift to provide the support and instruction our students need to succeed. Your gift helps break the cycle of poverty.

Gifts for our tutoring program help men and women build a better life. Your financial investment supports their hard work to learn literacy skills that many of us take for granted: fill out a job application, improve employment skills, open a bank account, register to vote, use a computer, read to their children, or earn their GED.

Literacy has the power to reduce crime, unemployment rates, discrimination, injustice, and dependence on public assistance. The men and women who gather their courage and come to us desperately want to learn and are willing to commit to long hours studying each week.

The impact of your investment:

  • $50 pays for required training materials for one tutor
  • $100 purchases books for one learner/tutor pair
  • $250 supports the cost for one pair for a full year
  • $500 provides tutor training workshop for ten (10) volunteers

Your gift of any amount goes a long way at Manatee Reads!. Our staff is small... only one full-time and one-part-time employee. We depend on your financial investments and our 70 trained volunteers for our students to reach their goals. Together, we can build a strong and literate community.

Other Ways to Give

Send a check payable to "Manatee Reads!" to 1701 Tamiami Trail, Suite 5, Bradenton, Florida 34205.

Planned Giving

You can extend your legacy of literacy to future generations by including Manatee Reads! in your retirement plan, will, or living trust. Planned gifts—large and small—are a lasting way to help families develop self-sufficiency and long-term economic success.

To learn more about how to arrange a planned gift to Manatee Reads!, e-mail us, at admin@manatee-literacy.org or call 941-746-8197.

Stock Transfers

Giving stock donations to Manatee Reads! is a relatively simple process. The steps involved depend on how you—the donor— hold the stock. For more information, please call 941-746-8197.

Other ways you can help:

  • One time gift
  • Recurring Donation
  • Tribute Gift

Manatee Reads! is a 501(c)(3) organization. Our Federal I.D. # is 59- 2116479. 100% OF ALL CONTRIBUTIONS GO TO MANATEE READS! We receive no local, state or federal funding. Your support as an individual or corporation is greatly appreciated.


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Student Success Stories

Read about some of our students and how their lives have been changed through the gift of literacy. Click here for Student Success Stories.


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