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Community Foundation Tampa Bay awards $1.7M in grants to local nonprofits

Community Foundation Tampa Bay awards $1.7M in grants to local nonprofits

Funds will support 58 projects that address regional needs Tampa, Fla. (May 1, 2023) — The Community Foundation Tampa Bay has selected 58 projects from local nonprofits to receive a total of $1,706,006 through its competitive grant process including $1,313,182 for the FY23 competitive grant process and 9 organizations being awarded multi-year opportunities totaling $392,824 […]

Philanthropic partnership meets Sun City Center residents’ needs

Philanthropic partnership meets Sun City Center residents’ needs

The face of food insecurity wears many masks. It may be your neighbor across the street, the little kid in the crosswalk that waves to you each morning on your commute, or the elderly lady so readily eager to give you smile as you pass her walking her dog. One in eight Tampa Bay residents […]

Veatrice Farrell joins Community Foundation Tampa Bay as Director of the Digital Inclusion Project

Veatrice Farrell joins Community Foundation Tampa Bay as Director of the Digital Inclusion Project

Tampa, Fla. [April 3, 2023] – The Community Foundation Tampa Bay is pleased to welcome community leader Veatrice Farrell as the new Director, Digital Inclusion Project. Digital Inclusion St. Petersburg (aka Digital Inclusion Project) has operated under the guidance of the St. Petersburg Innovation District and the Deuces Live District since February 14, 2020. It […]

Lindsey Tindall, MA joins Community Foundation Tampa Bay as Director of Academic Scholarships

Lindsey Tindall, MA joins Community Foundation Tampa Bay as Director of Academic Scholarships

Tampa, Fla. [March 23, 2023] – The Community Foundation Tampa Bay is pleased to welcome Lindsey Tindall, MA as the Director, Academic Scholarships. The Community Foundation Tampa Bay awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships during the 2021-22 academic year. Those awards, made possible by the charitable support and passion of fundholders, came from 74 […]

Virtual Enterprises International brings real-world business education to local students

Virtual Enterprises International brings real-world business education to local students

Virtual Enterprises International has created a digital, international economy of 7,000+ student-run businesses in 40+ countries. Students in Hernando and Pinellas schools are using this digital economy to launch and manage the growth of a student-run company. Programs like VEI open pathways for students to explore certificates, degrees and careers. The 2023 Tampa Bay State […]

Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants

Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants

TAMPA, FL., March 1, 2023 – The Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation is now accepting applications from qualified non-profits to receive their 2023 grant awards. Smith and Associates’ community giving program is designed to build strong partnerships with non-profit organizations, civic organizations, and other local organizations striving to make a difference. The non-profits should […]

Tampa Bay Partnership and the USF Muma College of Business unveil key economic findings at ‘State of the Region’ annual event

Tampa Bay Partnership and the USF Muma College of Business unveil key economic findings at ‘State of the Region’ annual event

Tampa, Fla (February 10, 2023) — The Tampa Bay Partnership and University of South Florida Muma College of Business announced the release of two key economic competitiveness reports that benchmark the regions’ advancements against 19 comparable communities. The main findings from the 2023 complementary reports show: Tampa Bay is number one in attracting new residents […]

Community Foundation Tampa Bay Welcomes Spring Community Fellows

Community Foundation Tampa Bay Welcomes Spring Community Fellows

We are excited to welcome three new Community Fellows: Rebecca Bloomquist, Haley Brown and Logan Mahan. They join us as part of The Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy, a collaborative partnership with Stetson University College of Law. The Alliance offers paid fellowships each semester for Stetson Law students where they will gain an in-depth understanding of […]

Inspired Corporate Giving with the SME Foundation

Inspired Corporate Giving with the SME Foundation

–Each team member at SME was encouraged to select a nonprofit to share with the team including their personal connection and the mission. $500 was then gifted to each of those organizations. SME Foundation was established at the Community Foundation Tampa Bay in 2018. Chris Moyer, owner, wanted to create a culture of giving back […]

Annual Community Impact Report Released

Annual Community Impact Report Released

We are excited to share our 2022 Impact Report and recap video below. Too often, when we think about growth, we think only of the numbers. We’re certainly proud of this year’s record-breaking numbers: $72 Million in Grants $240 Million in Contributions $499 Million in Assets Invested for Future Giving But that tells only part […]

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