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.
Independent special fire control district on the west side of Manatee County committed to providing services essential to the safety and well being of the community. Serving all of AMI, the unincorporated area of Cortez, Palma Sola and NW Bradenton.
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.
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.
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.
ERRANDS and PERSONAL ASSISTANCE for vacationers and residents. Property monitoring and management, shopping, and coordinating events. Many services available. We do the things you can’t do, don’t have time to do or simply don’t want to do!
Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate & release sick & injured wild birds while educating our community about preventing injuries & preserving habitats. We provide a permanent home in our Wild Bird Learning Ctr to birds in need. Open to public daily
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.
Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Children and teens proven after school and summer programs focused on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good character & citizenship.
A safe, fun place to learn, grow and make lasting friendships
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.