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 Impact Story – Creative Clay

Pinellas Impact Story – Creative Clay

Creative Clay's mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives through access to the arts by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences. Creative Clay’s team of professional artists provide outreach art experiences to...

Pinellas Impact Story – St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Pinellas Impact Story – St. Petersburg Free Clinic

St. Pete Free Clinic serves over 17,000 Pinellas County residents per month, offering food, healthcare and housing to neighbors in need. "Since the advent of COVID, the Free Clinic has distributed 14 million pounds of food throughout Pinellas County. More than 70% of...

The Ruth and J O Stone Legacy Gift – Big Blue and RCS Pinellas

The Ruth and J O Stone Legacy Gift – Big Blue and RCS Pinellas

Big Blue carried fresh and frozen food to the needy of Clearwater for years, but finally gave out as the COVID-19 crisis hit. Thanks to the legacy gifts left by long-time Clearwater residents Ruth and J O Stone, RCS Pinellas was able to replace Big Blue. The new truck...

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 has four Regional Councils – Pinellas, South Shore, Tampa Metro and Nature...

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...