Our community provides everything you need to enjoy your island lifestyle to the fullest, without ever having to leave the island.
If building friendships based on common interests is what you’re searching for, we have groups engaged in everything from arts and culture to wildlife and preservation. You will quickly get to know familiar faces and feel the warmth of our community when you reach out to any of our dedicated organizations.
Click on the categories below to explore what your friends and neighbors do each day to enhance our community and make island life more enjoyable. It will amaze you how easy and fun it is to get involved.
Independently owned General Store offering a wide range of grocery items, fresh made sandwiches & salads, fresh selection of baked goods as well as local juices. Also a convenient stop for all your tobacco, beer and wine needs.
Dedicated to the promotion, education, protection and preservation of Cortez and Florida’s commercial fishing and other traditional maritime cultures including the environment upon which these communities depend.
Christ-centered residential maternity homes serving the needs of at-risk pregnant women of all ages & their babies. We offer housing & a structured program (free of charge) for the duration of their pregnancy & a pre-determined time post birth.
The Cortez Historical Society has been around since 1985, with the Cultural Center opening February, 2016. The new Center houses historic photographs & information about Cortez,as well as the genealogy of families that lived & are still living here.
Community service organization – we provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Roser is a Non-denominational Christian Church that has been shining the light of Christ for over 100 years on Anna Maria Island. We have Christian Education, Mission and Worship opportunities for all ages. You are invited to join us!
A partnership between The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners. We help residents apply research-based solutions to everyday problems to improve their lives.
$4 a year membership open to all. Checkout time 3 weeks for current & popular fiction/non-fiction/audio books/movies/paperbacks/children’s/magazines/puzzles/ongoing book sale/internet access/copier/free Wi-Fi.
A Visit Florida Certified Travel Information Center as well as the island’s Chamber of Commerce. Our mission statement is to serve our membership and community through proactive leadership that builds a positive business climate while enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all.
Dedicated to promoting community awareness & involvement in litter prevention, recycling & beautification throughout Manatee County. Our volunteers have been successful in making visible differences in the environmental quality of our community.
Elementary, middle and out-of-school programs for girls ages 5-17 at three Manatee County sites, designed to give opportunities for girls to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment – helping them reach their full potential.