The Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Foundation along with the Mary E. Parker Foundation (now known as the Bishop – Parker Foundation) announce a total of $2,233,450 has been awarded for the second half of the 2021 grant funding year. The Foundation partners with non-profit organizations by providing funding to support investment in a wide variety of services, primarily for Manatee County residents. The Foundation funded projects expected to impact people and animals in the areas of arts and culture, animal welfare, health services, human services and education. Organizations approved for the Fall 2021 grant awards included: The American Cancer Society, Beyond the Spectrum, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bishop Museum of Science & Nature, Centerstone, Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Foundation for Dreams, Friends of the Pelicans, Literacy Council of Manatee, Manatee Community Foundation, MCF – Season of Sharing, Manatee River Pram Fleet, Manatee Children’s Services, Realize Bradenton, Reflections of Manatee, Southeastern Guide Dogs, The Florida Center for Early Childhood, The Salvation Army, Turning Points, Van Wezel Foundation and the Women’s Resource Center. Combined with the distribution of funds from the first grant cycle, the Foundation has awarded $5,365,950 to non-profit partners in the 2021 calendar year.
About the Bishop Parker Foundation
The Edward E. and Lillian H. Bishop Foundation was incorporated in 1964 and has made outstanding philanthropic contributions to Manatee and Sarasota organizations that have greatly impacted their ability to implement mission goals. After the Bishop’s passing, Mary E. Parker carried on their legacy of philanthropy in addition to setting up and administering her own Foundation. The lives of thousands of people and animals have been affected by the millions of dollars contributed through the years, with the majority of their gifts being anonymous.
A spring grant cycle of the Bishop Parker Foundation will be available to non-profits next February with a webinar planned to provide information to potential applicants. Applications will be available online at www.bishopparkerfoundation.org when the portal opens on February 14, 2022. Foundation interest areas will continue to include Environment, Health, Human Services, Education, the Arts, and Animal Welfare. For more information, please visit the website.