The Parrish Foundation, Parrish Florida.

Helping the People of Parrish Florida

Parrish has always had a reputation as a giving community that “took care of its own.” Years ago when Parrish was much smaller, everyone knew their neighbors and when some deserving person needed help, the community would pull together and provide the needed assistance. This was also true of community projects – the fire station behind the Community Center was built from donations of time and materials as well as funds raised at community-wide covered dish suppers.

Over time, as Parrish grew, it became harder to do this – particularly the community projects. The goal of The Parrish Foundation is to fill this gap. The Parrish Foundation is a 501 (c) 3, tax exempt, charitable organization. Its first project has resulted in our new Community Center /Parrish YMCA Branch. The benefits provided by this building and the Y to the Parrish community are truly amazing. One long time resident said, “This is the best thing that’s happened to Parrish in a long time.”

With your support The Parrish Foundation plans to move on to new projects that will have an equally positive effect on the lives of Parrish residents. Whether it be supporting the creation of local jobs or helping a group that helps the underprivileged or assisting a group that helps handicapped kids, The Parrish Foundation will be there. With your support we will succeed because helping our fellow residents is “What great communities do.”

 

 

 

 

 

 



The initial project of the Parrish
Foundation was to support the startup
of the Parrish Branch of the Manatee
County YMCA and to help ensure that
it became financially sustainable.

The Foundation first signed a lease with
Manatee County for the renovated
Old School House building and then
negotiated an operating agreement
with the Manatee County YMCA.