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 – 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...

Impact Story – Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Impact Story – Frameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc.

Frameworks of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit organization that empowers educators, youth services professionals, and parents and guardians through training, coaching, and research-based resources to equip students with social and emotional skills. "Our emotions need to be...

Impact Story – Bess the Book Bus

Impact Story – Bess the Book Bus

Bess the Book Bus "It has been quite an adventurous year. We have seen it as a true opportunity for growth and resilience. There has been an unexpected phenomenon of our work becoming even more personal on several levels. Some of our families that are now learning...

Pinellas Impact Story – Reach St. Pete

Pinellas Impact Story – Reach St. Pete

" Thanks to the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay we have been able to prevent over 400 families from going homeless and/or losing services due to the impacts of COVID 19. In addition we have served over 3,000 individuals and families by grocery delivery, clothing,...

Pinellas Volunteer Story – Larry Fasan

Pinellas Volunteer Story – Larry Fasan

Laurence R. Fasan, Managing Principal at Sabal Trust Board of Trustees Chair, Pinellas Regional Council "The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is proactive in looking for ways to better our community. Through the council members, local issues and needs are identified...