What We Do
Community Foundation Tampa Bay is a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit that connects people and resources to inspire charitable giving and create a meaningful, lasting impact on our region. We serve Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
Our mission is to build a vibrant, prosperous community through transformative vision, leadership, and philanthropy.
We envision a thriving Tampa Bay community where every person has equitable access to opportunity and prosperity.
Core Commitments to the Community
- Stimulate Strategic Philanthropy
- Build Community Connectedness and Trust
- Ensure a Dynamic, Resilient Future
What We Do
We partner with individuals, families, businesses, nonprofits, community leaders, professional advisors, volunteers and residents to create positive change in our communities. We provide:
- Easy, meaningful tools and personalized service to our donors. Learn more.
- Collaborative leadership to address complex, critical community needs. Learn more.
- Grants, endowment management and activities to support the work of nonprofits. Learn more.
- Founded: 1990
- Grants Awarded in Fiscal Year 2021: $31.5 million
- Grants Awarded since Inception: $280 million+
- Assets, Invested for Future Giving: $374.5 million
- Charitable Funds: 1,250+
As of June 30, 2021
What is a community foundation?
A community foundation is a public charity that typically focuses on supporting a geographical area, primarily by facilitating and pooling donations used to address community needs and support local nonprofits.
The first community foundation was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914. There are now more than 900 in the United States and more than 2,100 around the world. Community foundations are created by and for the communities they serve.
Like other community foundations, the Community Foundation Tampa Bay is supported by local donors and governed by a board of private citizens with deep roots in our region. We know this community and work closely with local nonprofits to stay on top of emerging issues and potential solutions.