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Let’s Make Change Happen

There are several great reasons to make Community Foundation Tampa Bay your partner in philanthropy including: 1) our deep roots and local expertise ensure that your gifts have maximum impact, 2) we handle all the administrative details so you can concentrate on your joy of giving, and 3) community foundations enjoy a number of tax benefits unavailable to private foundations.

5 Easy Steps to Establishing a Fund


Tell Us Your Passion
Our giving specialists will work with you to select the causes and organizations you wish to support.


Develop Your Plan

Establish a fund immediately or defer your gift through a will. We’ll work with you to develop a plan that achieves all of your giving goals.


Choose What to Give

Of course, you can open or add to your gift with cash. But you also can contribute appreciated stocks, retirement account assets, real estate, cryptocurrency, life insurance, business interests and other complex assets.


Select Type of Fund

Donor advised fund or a corporate foundation? Family foundation, endowment or legacy gift? Our giving specialists will walk you through all of the available options.


Begin Your Legacy

We will assist you with — or handle entirely—all of the necessary paperwork to complete your fund. Your legacy will be with the people and community you love!

Give Now

Want to make an immediate impact? Donate today to an existing fund. Together, we are doing good for great causes.

Parker Williams will be raising money for underprivileged wrestlers who can not afford the entry fee to wrestle in the 2023 US Marine Corps Junior Nationals Wrestling Tournament in Fargo, ND, which is where college wrestling coaches scout high school wrestlers for wrestling scholarships.

he Beth Waters Friendship Fund is named in honor of Elizabeth Ann Waters: a devoted mother, a passionate friend, and the ultimate advocate. Beth lived her life in service to others and during her time in Tampa she gave back to her community in various ways, always championing women’s rights.

Inspired by the love, tenacity, and fight of Kristy Blaine Boss, the Lightning in a Bottle Fund was created to help support the financial, medical, and emotional needs of families fighting cancer.

Established 2022 Great news—between now and April 10th, a $25,000 match from Jane Williams is being offered as a dollar for dollar match into Jerry’s scholarship fund. Give Now! “DePauw will be a new model for a 21st Century Liberal…

Tampa Bay Community Fund for Mental Health, created in 2022 to continue the work of the Tampa Bay Foundation for Mental Health, is dedicated to raising funds for mental health efforts including the support of other nonprofit organizations, advocacy, and education programs. The Tampa Bay Community Fund for Mental Health promotes the acceptance and inclusion of those dealing with mental health-related issues by improving support for this population throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

WEDU PBS signed on the air October 27, 1958, and has a rich history of excellence in local storytelling.

As the largest PBS station in Florida, WEDU broadcasts 52,560 hours of commercial free television annually across six channels that reach 6.4 million Floridians, and countless opportunities for digital engagement through video streaming, web and social media, and robust educational resources.

Tampa Bay Krewe RFC has established the Tampa Bay Krewe Rfc Inc Endowment to provide a permanent and consistent source of financial support to men’s, women’s, and youth rugby throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Giving back has always been a priority at Budsies. With a mission like “making a more huggable world”, it’s no surprise that our team wanted to extend that vision through corporate giving.

First endowment established in 1993 Bay Area Legal Services is a nonprofit law firm of skilled, professional attorneys whose objective since 1967 has been to help the most vulnerable members of our community. We offer a full range of free…

Established in 2008 Big Cat Rescue is one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats. Our mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end…

Established in 2004 Dawning Family Services (formerly Alpha House of Tampa) creates sustainable change in the lives of our community’s most vulnerable families who are at risk of becoming homeless or experiencing homelessness. In 2018, our mission expanded from assisting…

Established in 2021 Make your tax-deductible donation safely and securely using the form below. You can choose to make a one-time or recurring contribution via credit card or ACH/Direct Debit. A credit card processing fee of 2.6% + $0.26 will…

Our Competitive Grants

Interested in applying for a grant? Please visit our grants page for more information and schedules.

Make an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with a giving specialist — online or in person. They will answer any questions or walk you through the entire process.

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