Apply for a Grant

We look to local nonprofits to help us lead the way to a more prosperous community. We award competitive grants annually to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services. Funding areas for our competitive grants include arts and culture; education; health and human services; and environment/animal welfare. The application process is now open.

Grant proposals that specifically address opportunities in our community are accepted throughout the year, regardless of what category they fall into. Opportunity Grants will be awarded to organizations that provide a program, project or investment that is time-sensitive and new to the organization.

All Community Foundation of Tampa Bay grant proposals should be completed on our online grants site.

Grant guidelines and tips for a more successful grant proposal. Applicants are required to read the guidelines before starting a proposal.

Application steps

  1. Review eligibility, guidelines & deadlines.
  2. If you have not applied for a Community Foundation of Tampa Bay grant before, create an account in our online grants site. Select one login email address/password to be used for all your organization’s submissions. This email should be of the person ultimately responsible for the grant administration.
  3. Complete an online Letter of Intent.
  4. If invited, submit an online Grant Proposal.
Focus area Letter of Intent Due Proposals Due
Arts, Culture & Education October 1, 2018 November 1, 2018
Health, Human Services,
Environment and Animal Welfare
February 1, 2019 March 1, 2019
Opportunity Grants
(Email with your idea for an Opportunity Grant. A Community Foundation of Tampa Bay staff member will get back to you within two business days to discuss your proposal. Applications will be accepted only after evaluation to determine if the proposal fits the Opportunity Grant  criteria.)
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