We would love to help you learn to speak, read, and write English. If you have trouble completing the application, please feel free to email us.


Estaremos encantados de ayudarte a hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. Si tienes problemas completando la aplicación, por favor escríbenos.

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The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust has extended their 1:1 matching gift program. Your personal donation of $5-$500 may be eligible for matching funds through the Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust, doubling your impact to Manatee Literacy Council.  Restrictions apply – please review the Trust’s terms and conditions to see if your contribution qualifies!  Manatee Literacy is so grateful to be considered for this program.

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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. View our Donor Privacy Policy
Your gift of any amount goes a long way at Manatee Literacy Council. With your support, and the support of our trained volunteers, we can build a strong and literate community.

Manatee Literacy Council receives no local, state, or federal funding. Your support as an individual or corporation is greatly appreciated.

The Literacy Council of Manatee County dba Manatee Literacy Council is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-435-7352) or from the website www.freshfromflorida.com Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. One hundred percent (100%) of each contribution is received by Manatee Literacy Council, Registration #CH210.

The Literacy Council of Manatee County dba Manatee Literacy Council is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the revenue service tax code. Tax ID #59-2116479.

Manatee Literacy Council does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, or any other status protected by law. Individuals will be accommodated to the fullest extent as outlined in the ADA guidelines. Due to limitations of the volunteer-based program, Manatee Literacy Council is unable to serve some individuals who are cognitively disabled or developmentally disabled. Recognizing this policy, there may be individuals who, however willing, are not able to benefit from Manatee Literacy Council tutoring. If in the opinion of the tutor or a staff person and with the concurrence of the Executive Director, such a situation exists, the student will be advised that tutoring or continuing in tutoring is not recommended. If possible, the individual will be referred to another appropriate agency better able to meet his or her needs.