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Community Initiatives

Community Foundation Tampa Bay is proud to partner with remarkable organizations across the region to help make a greater impact. Below are just a few examples of these powerful collaborations.

LEAP Tampa Bay is a network of over 50 community partners committed to changing lives by connecting residents to education and training beyond high school. Community Foundation Tampa Bay is a founding partner and serves as the backbone organization of the network. In 2021, LEAP Tampa Bay was named Member of the Year by the National College Attainment Network.

Thrive by Five works with diverse partners throughout the community to create an equitable, accessible, responsive, and accountable early childhood system that ensures all children are ready for kindergarten. Community Foundation Tampa Bay serves as the backbone organization for the network.

The Mental Health First Aid initiative was created to help raise awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues in our community, reduce the stigma and provide viable skills to address mental health challenges. Community Foundation Tampa Bay works with partners to provide free Mental Health First Aid training to key personnel in nonprofits, faith communities and other community settings.

The Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy is a collaborative partnership between Community Foundation Tampa Bay and Stetson University College of Law. The Alliance makes a strong case for creating positive change through the lens of activism and the spirit of giving.

This valuable report is created annually to help community leaders understand Tampa Bay’s strengths and weaknesses, how we compare to communities across the country, and the actions needed to move the needle. The report is created by the Tampa Bay Partnership with support and partnership from Community Foundation Tampa Bay, United Way Suncoast and the USF Muma College of Business.

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