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.
We work to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. We strive to make our community as healthy as it can be! Programs/Services Offered: Clinical & nutritional for women, infants & children. Infectious Disease, Environmental Health, Community Health & Wellness Programs, Tobacco Free Florida, Emergency Preparedness & Response, Community Health Planning & Statistics and Vital Statistics.
A private non-profit 501(c3) corporation dedicated to the rescue & placement of the Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodle as well as other dogs in need. Sine 1994 we have been dedicated to finding caring adoptive homes for rescued poodles & dogs.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
Our church shares God’s love thru inspiring & renewing worship, thoughtful interpretation of scripture for today, building community, & active, hands-on service in three mission areas: food security, education, literacy and support for older adults.
Child Advocacy Center serving our area’s children victimized by abuse and/or neglect. Our mission is to advocate for & provide the resources, skill, & shelter to alleviate abuse through prevention & intervention for all children and their families.
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.
The community’s gathering place! A non-profit community center that strives for excellence in meeting the human service needs of all those living on or near by our barrier island. We are focused on the community and open to all.