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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 people who love their pets.” – Sherry L. Silk, Chief […]

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 as educated as our intellect. To reach our greatest potential, we must know how to feel and how […]

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 from home started contacting us directly at the […]

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, hygiene items, diapers, and access to additional basic necessities for […]

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 and the Foundation looks to guide resources to address those issues.” The Community Foundation […]

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 people with disabilities, as well as children, veterans and those in shelters. “Creative Clay is thrilled to have […]

Pinellas Professional Advisors – Laurie Valentine and Robert Kapusta of Fisher & Sauls, P.A.

Pinellas Professional Advisors – Laurie Valentine and Robert Kapusta of Fisher & Sauls, P.A.

Laurie W. Valentine, Esq. Pinellas Regional Council Member Robert Kapusta, Jr., Esq. Council of Professional Advisors “We feel the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay provides a win/win/win for donors, charities, and professional advisors throughout ‘Tampa Bay.’”   The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has four Regional Councils – Pinellas, South Shore, Tampa Metro and Nature […]

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 food we distribute is fresh produce, fresh meat and fresh dairy, […]

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 will bring fresh food to those […]

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 is a connector – advancing charitable giving for our community.” The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has four Regional Councils – Pinellas, South Shore, Tampa Metro and […]

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