Our Work in the Community

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.

Spark Pasco Hernando is a cross-sector network with 16 organizations representing the business, education, government, and philanthropic sectors. Spark is focused on igniting collaboration across our communities where everyone naturally discovers and connects with resources and opportunities to foster the ideal place where we all live, work, and grow. Established in 2022, Spark Pasco Hernando is connecting students to educational and career opportunities to nurture individual prosperity as well as expand a dynamic workforce and elevate our thriving community.

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.

Digital inclusion, as a concept, refers to taking action to ensure that everyone has access to online resources, as well as the education to make that access and use that access meaningfully. Digital inclusion isn’t about getting people online for recreation, but is more focused on activities that are necessary for civic and cultural participation, employment, lifelong learning, and essential services. It seeks to reduce and ultimately to eliminate historical, institutional and structural barriers to the access and use of technology.

The Lealman Exchange Community Center is owned by Pinellas County and operated as a public/private partnership between the County, the St. Petersburg Foundation, and the Community Foundation Tampa Bay. We and our tenants share one goal: building a better tomorrow within the Lealman Community.

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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