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Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Awards for Local Non-Profits

Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Awards for Local Non-Profits

Eighteen Tampa Bay organizations will benefit from over $143,000 in funding TAMPA, Fla. (May 10, 2023) – Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $143,000 in grant funding to 18 non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area. This year’s grant cycle saw an increase in both the […]

Food for Thought: Tax-Related and Planning Ideas for Your Charitably Inclined Clients

Food for Thought: Tax-Related and Planning Ideas for Your Charitably Inclined Clients

Laurie Valentine, JD Counsel, Philanthropic Giving lvalentine@cftampabay.org Below are a variety of tax-related and planning ideas that provide for food for thought as you work with your charitably inclined clients: New Era of IRS Scrutiny A major portion of the $80 billion scheduled to be invested in Internal Revenue Service upgrades is earmarked to “increase […]

Retirement plans to charity: Understanding the “trifecta” of tax benefits

Retirement plans to charity: Understanding the “trifecta” of tax benefits

Laurie Valentine, JD Counsel, Philanthropic Giving lvalentine@cftampabay.org   Over the last few months, many advisors have noticed an uptick in client inquiries about leaving their IRAs and other retirement plans to charity at death. If you’re wondering why, it likely has a lot to do with the buzz about Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD), which allow […]

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 […]

Marlene Spalten Selected as Chair of FCAN’S Board of Advisors

Marlene Spalten Selected as Chair of FCAN’S Board of Advisors

Reposted from the Florida College Access Network: https://floridacollegeaccess.org/news/marlene-spalten-selected-as-chair-of-fcans-board-of-advisors/ Florida College Access Network’s Board of Advisors recently selected Marlene Spalten, President and CEO of Community Foundation Tampa Bay, as its new Chair. The seven-member board advises and collaborates with FCAN leadership on the strategic direction of the organization. In addition to serving on FCAN’s advisory board, […]

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 […]

Proposed legislation: Is better deductibility back on the table?

Proposed legislation: Is better deductibility back on the table?

Contact our Philanthropy team to learn more about this proposed legislation. Charitable deduction legislation ebbs and flows. Proposed reform efforts come and go, resulting in the occasional change to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code governing charitable giving. At the same time, popular charitable giving techniques evolve and grow over time, frequently creating new opportunities […]

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 […]

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