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.
Our mission is to initiate, promote, and support the educational, historical, interpretive, and scientific activities of the Desoto National Memorial, located in Northwest Bradenton at the mouth of the Manatee River.
Services include Home-delivered Meals, the Food Bank of Manatee, Daybreak Adult Day Center, Enrichment Center at 9th, Friendship Dining, The Lunch Club, Transportation Services, Renaissance on 9th Ballroom & Catering, and Grandma’s Goodies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Goodwill Manasota is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. From the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, we are able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment.
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.
An independent, college preparatory school providing a world-class education for students in grades Pre-K3 through 12. Small classes, with an outstanding faculty providing a balanced curriculum of academic rigor and character development.
Need a night out? Professional nanny with 25+ years experience, CPR certified. I love children and have fun playing….games, crafts, singing, dancing, theater, etc. References available. Your vacation nanny and more!
Our typical 1,000-kwh residential customer bill is approximately 30 percent lower than the latest national average. Known for our service reliability & highly fuel efficient power plants, making us one of the cleanest among all utilities nationwide.