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.

 

Impact Story – Pasco Kids First

Impact Story – Pasco Kids First

The mission of Pasco Kids First is to keep kids safe, strengthen families through empowerment and enhance our community by preventing child abuse and healing children from trauma. Pasco Kids First was founded in 1989 and serves as the Children's Advocacy Center in...

Impact Story – Seniors In Service

Impact Story – Seniors In Service

Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit founded in 1984 that provides solutions to community challenges by engaging volunteers age 55+. They help disadvantaged children, isolated elders, overwhelmed caregivers, adults with disabilities, struggling veterans and...

Impact Story – Hindu Family Support Services

Impact Story – Hindu Family Support Services

HFSS is a faith-based nonprofit that provides culturally sensitive services to empower survivors of gender-based violence in the South Asian diaspora through awareness, advocacy and economic agency.   Helping South Asian Survivors of Domestic Violence in Tampa...

Impact Story – Enterprising Latinas

Impact Story – Enterprising Latinas

Founded in 2009, Enterprising Latinas set out to promote economic mobility among women to enable them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations, to teach skills and offer tools that lead to greater prosperity, and transform community challenges into new economic...

Impact Story – The Plus Projec+

Impact Story – The Plus Projec+

Tampa Bay has a strong history of organizations providing services to the LGBTQ+ community. Some of these organizations are more ‘LGBTQ+ intentional’—meaning it’s very clear that they serve the LGBTQ+ community. But others are more ‘LGBTQ+ incidental’—meaning they...

Impact Story – Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay

Impact Story – Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay

We are proud to see Dana using her “Jar of Joy” full of positive comments and “activating her Star Power” that she is learning at GOTR! – Laura Moore, Executive Director of Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay "At practice this season, one of our girls, Dana, brought in...

Impact Story – Tampa Bay Watch

Impact Story – Tampa Bay Watch

"Tampa Bay Watch's large-scale environmental education program, Estuary EDventures, strives to empower Tampa Bay area students to act as stewards of the Tampa Bay estuary by providing field experiences that combine classroom resources with hands-on field experiences...

Impact Story – Best Buddies

Impact Story – Best Buddies

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with...

Impact Story – Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Impact Story – Humane Society of Tampa Bay

"The Humane Society of Tampa Bay saves the lives of over 10,000 homeless pets each year. Our affordable hospital treats over 46,000 dogs and cats each year which helps owners keep their pets. Our organization not only helps our four legged friends, but also helps...