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Big Idea Grant: Civility awarded to OPEN

The third annual $50,000 Big Idea Grant, this year focused on civility, goes to the Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN), operated under University of South Florida St Petersburg. OPEN’s focus is to build a smarter, better connected community by making it easier...

Wimauma Jump Start program for kindergarten students

Wimauma Elementary Principal Interview In late 2016, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay brought together a large group of organizations and individuals with a question: What can we do collectively to give the residents of Wimauma – adults and children – more...

The second episode of our Inspired Giving podcast is a conversation with Michael Jalazo, executive director of the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition. PERC was awarded our $50,000 Big Idea grant last year, which provided the start-up funds for the Second Chance...