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We Are Community

You want to donate to causes you care about. But how can you make sure your money will do the most good? Since 1990, Community Foundation Tampa Bay has been helping donors maximize their giving potential to create a greater collective impact. We make giving meaningful — for you and for the nonprofits you support.  You’ll achieve a deep, genuine satisfaction by seeing and feeling the good you are doing in your community, now and in the future.


Maximize your giving impact.


Meet your clients’ giving goals.


Working together for a brighter future.

Why give with Community Foundation Tampa Bay?

Great Things
Happen Here

Since 1964, the Sun City Emergency Squad has been providing critical, life-saving emergency service to vulnerable residents—all free of charge. Made up entirely of well-trained volunteers, the Squad provides more than basic life support. They offer a hand to hold when a patient is scared and a shoulder to lean on when a spouse is worried. With many chronically ill seniors on limited incomes, the Emergency Squad is often the most trusted source of assistance in the community. And not a single volunteer receives a paycheck. Their ability to save lives and offer support depends entirely on generous donations from individuals and groups like Community Foundation Tampa Bay.
Connect to Community Needs

Critical Needs

While nonprofits provide services to those most in need within our community, many are often under-resourced and a single, unexpected event can dramatically impact their ability to provide crucial services. To address these unexpected needs, Community Foundation Tampa Bay has created the Critical Needs List for nonprofits to share those urgent, unexpected needs with community philanthropists. A critical need is defined as unbudgeted, unforeseen, and time-sensitive, and one that significantly interferes with a nonprofit’s ability to provide crucial services or presents an imminent threat to the organization’s continued operations. Please view our list submitted by local nonprofits below.
Featured Initiative

Mental Health
First Aid

The Community Foundation Tampa Bay, in partnership with Love IV Lawrence, St. Petersburg College, Humana, and the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, has launched the Mental Health First Aid Initiative to address mental health challenges and raise awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues in our community.

Latest News

Wonderful to be featured on this Fox 13 Tampa Bay news segment along with our friends at Academy Prep Center of Tampa.

Community Foundation mobilizes efforts to help local non-profits provide additional services and address physical damage after Hurricane Ian Tampa, Fla. (October 5, 2022)

2022 competitive grants cycle provided more than $1 million to 46 local nonprofits Tampa, Fla. (October 3, 2022) — The Community Foundation Tampa

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Althea Kanessa Blake to our LEAP Tampa Bay team as the new Program Manager for the

Media Library

We love to share all the good we are doing in our community. Our media library is a virtual hub where we can educate, update and inform. Search for impact videos, podcasts, white papers, case studies and more. We’re constantly adding new content so check back often.

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