Impact

Grow Our Impact

Help us build a more vibrant Bradenton today and tomorrow. We can’t do this work without you!

people-together.jpgYour financial support furthers our mission of creating a more vibrant, attractive, and prosperous Bradenton area for residents, visitors, and businesses.

Review our results in our Retrospective.

Contribute to Impact

pie-chart.jpg88% of annual support funds initiatives that continue to transform Bradenton into an awesome place to live, work, and play. 2% enables our fundraising, so we can grow our impact; while 10% covers basic costs of administration.


Your tax deductible contribution, as an individual or as a business, helps Realize Bradenton, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, promote downtown, grow local businesses, build community pride, attract visitors, and engage youth, millennials and residents in positive change.

We Are Busy All Year

75 events • 100,000+ people at events • 300 volunteers • $1 million in grants • 300 vendors and creatives • 18 million on-line impressions • 3 websites • 14 social media venues • 100+ print promos • 50 states + 72 countries reached • tons of fun and results

We Win Awards

Nonprofit Organization of the Year 2016
Knight Cities Challenge Award 2015
Public & Societal Benefit Nonprofit of 2014
Goodwill Ambassador of 2014
Outstanding Public Interest Group of 2013

We Are a Model Organization

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As I travel the globe talking about placemaking, I can tell you that Realize Bradenton has developed a comprehensive approach to place-centered community vitality. In a relatively short period of time, Realize Bradenton has achieved what many other places aspire to.”
-Dr. Katherine Loflin, 2014 Recipient of the International Placemaking Award

We Build Pride

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Thank you for what you do, Realize Bradenton. I love the free music concerts. I used to tell folks that we live near Sarasota. Now I proudly tell them I live in Bradenton!”
- Rudi Floyd, resident

We Impact Quality of Life

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Realize Bradenton is the kind of community development organization that we all wish we had in our communities. It supports the efforts of the city by engaging residents, business people, and visitors in community planning activities and public events. In doing so, Realize Bradenton improves the quality of life and livability of the city.”
- Kathie Ebaugh, principal planner for Lee County Department of Community Development

We Open The Eyes of Young People

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Well, I can now argue with someone who says Bradenton is boring! I now look at my town with more ideas and new possibilities!”
- Project Art Connects high school student


REALIZE BRADENTON, INC. IS A 501(c)(3) ORGANIZATION – FEDERAL TAX I.D. #27-1330078. CONTRIBUTIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AS ALLOWED BY LAW. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION #CH32729 AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE AND AT www.800helpfla.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THIS ORGANIZATION RETAINS 100%.