We Care Manatee

June 28, 2024

We Care Manatee, Inc. Awarded Prestigious First Horizon Foundation Grant

Bradenton, FL – June 28, 2024 – We Care Manatee, Inc., a dedicated local nonprofit, is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded the Grants for Good grant from First Horizon Foundation, in celebration of the foundation’s 160th anniversary. This esteemed recognition places We Care Manatee among the top three organizations selected from a competitive pool of 94 applicants in the greater Tampa area.

The grant will enhance We Care Manatee’s efforts to support low-income, uninsured residents through its Care Connection Manatee program. This initiative provides vital healthcare connections and aid to those in need, ensuring that the most vulnerable members of the community receive connection to essential medical care.

“We are honored to be recognized by First Horizon Foundation for our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community,” said Shannon Hoyt, Executive Director of We Care Manatee. “This grant will enable us to continue our services and make a meaningful impact on the lives of many individuals and families who might otherwise go without necessary medical attention.”

First Horizon Foundation’s Grants for Good program aims to support organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and development. Celebrating its 160th anniversary, the foundation continues to invest in initiatives that foster positive change and enhance the quality of life for residents in the regions it serves.

We Care Manatee extends its heartfelt gratitude to First Horizon Foundation for this generous grant and looks forward to the continued support and collaboration with community partners to fulfill its mission of providing accessible healthcare to all.

For more information about We Care Manatee and its programs, please visit

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About We Care Manatee

We Care Manatee has been an integral part of the Manatee community since 1999, dedicated to serving those in need with compassion and dedication. The organization provides vital healthcare and support services to residents of Manatee County, ensuring that everyone has access to the care they need, regardless of their circumstances.

For more information or to view the We Care Manatee programs and services online, visit

Media Contact:

Shannon Hoyt, Executive Director

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