Our Stories

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay mobilizes and connects people and organizations to provide the opportunity for everyone in our region to prosper and thrive.

  • We work with donors to help meet your charitable goals and make inspired gifts.
  • We leverage and grow charitable gifts to ensure the impact is efficient, effective and lasting
  • We use our local expertise and connections to bring together leaders and resources for positive change

See stories of how together we are doing good for great causes.

 

Pinellas Donor Story – Meet Sean King

Pinellas Donor Story – Meet Sean King

Sean King Pinellas Regional Council Member  Director of Government Relations and Advocacy for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties “The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is a connector – advancing charitable giving for our community.”...

Pinellas Donor Story – On Using IRA Required Minimum Distributions

Pinellas Donor Story – On Using IRA Required Minimum Distributions

Meet Hal Freedman and Willi Rudowsky On Using IRA Required Minimum Distributions: “All of a sudden, we have some money that we don’t count on for living expenses that we can donate or put into a fund for occasional special donations - and that’s how we got involved...

Pinellas Donor Story – Meet Jane Egasti

Pinellas Donor Story – Meet Jane Egasti

Meet Jane Egasti Pinellas Regional Council Member The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has four Regional Councils – Pinellas, South Shore, Tampa Metro and Nature Coast. Our Regional Councils are made up of ambassadors for philanthropy in the areas where they live and...

Conversation, education decrease stigma around mental health 

Conversation, education decrease stigma around mental health 

The family and friends of Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt IV wanted to take action after his death by suicide in 2017 at 32. They created Love IV Lawrence Foundation, which works to overcome the stigma surrounding depression and suicide and promotes an open dialogue about...

Wimauma Community Education Partnership Showing Results!

Wimauma Community Education Partnership Showing Results!

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP THE CHILDREN OF WIMAUMA LEARN TO READ AND SO MUCH MOREThe question was simple: How can local nonprofits pool their resources and creative energy to better help the residents of Wimauma – one of the poorest areas in our region – have more...

Concept College inspires students to aim high

Concept College inspires students to aim high

Julia Eccles has always struggled with school. Julia’s learning disability was diagnosed when she started pre-K. Her teacher noticed that she had trouble following along with the curriculum and moved her into a class that gave her specialized attention. She had an...

2019 Community Foundation’s Investment Briefing

2019 Community Foundation’s Investment Briefing

Investing in our communities together Donors, fundholders and community leaders came together on October 23 to celebrate their philanthropic investments in the Tampa Bay region through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The Investment Briefing for Fundholders was...

Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

As Hurricane Irma threatened in Fall 2017, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and other local funders sprang into action. They joined to provide a trusted source to gather and disburse disaster relief and recovery funds. Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation...