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.


Big Idea Grant – Second Chance Tiny House Manufacturing Company

Pinellas Ex-Offender Reentry Coalition (PERC), which provides job training and support to help keep clients from returning to jail, saw a gap and a way to fill it – and make money to support its mission all at the same time. The need: Ex-offenders need training for...

The Mary Petro Food and Medicine Fund

Mary Petro was one of those people you sometimes hear about. She lived quietly and frugally in Sun City Center. Now her name is well-known among residents of Sun City Center who have difficulty affording proper food and medicine. When she died in 2009 at 96, Mary...

Wimauma Initiative

Wimauma Community Education Partnership: Helping Children be Ready to Succeed in School 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...

LEAP Tampa Bay

Community leaders knew that the area had a growing gap in the workforce pipeline: To meet the workforce needs in the coming decades, more of the adults who live here are going to need college degrees and industry certifications. Lots of organizations were addressing...