Manatee Pride Logo-01Manatee Pride is an all-volunteer effort aimed at empowering and uplifting LBGTQ people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning) who live in, love, and visit Bradenton and nearby communities, the Gulf islands, and greater Manatee County, Florida though an annual public celebration of pride.   Our goals are to educate, commemorate, celebrate, liberate, and empower.

The first-ever Manatee Pride was held at the Bradenton Riverwalk in March 2014, and drew over 1,500 attendees, impressive for a first year event.  In 2018, over 50 vendors and 4,000 people attended our 5th Annual Festival.

Manatee Pride is a fund raiser for Prism Youth Initiative, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation in the state of Florida dedicated to supporting, affirming, encouraging, enabling, and empowering LGBTQ youth in Manatee County, Florida.  All proceeds from Manatee Pride go to benefit Prism programs.  Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under the law.

Prism Youth Initiative, Inc. is registered with and maintains a reviewed, public profile with The Giving Partner, a charitable partnership between the Manatee, Sarasota, and Gulf Coast Community Foundations and the Patterson Foundation.

Prism Youth Initiative, Inc. is registered with the State of Florida under the Solicitation of Contributions Act.  A copy of the registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services using the FDACS’s online Gift Givers’ Guide at www.800helpfla.com, or by calling toll-free, 1-800-435-7352 within the state of Florida.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  Registration Number: CH36645.

 If you have a question about your donation or wish to obtain a copy of Prism’s latest Financial Report or Charitable Solicitations Registration, email [email protected], or call (941) 357-0111.  The main Prism website is here.