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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.

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.

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…

Established in 2022 In 1957, the Pinellas Braille Group was formed and has been sponsored by the Temple Beth-El for 65 years. The PBG is a 501c3 not-for-profit group of volunteers who produce Braille and digital recordings for use in…

Established 2022 In memory of Judge Paul W. Danahy, Jr. Judge Paul William Danahy, Jr. "Papa" 93, passed away in Tampa on February 1, 2022 after a brief illness. Born April 19,1928 in Framingham, Massachusetts, he was loved and respected…

Established in March 2022 UNICEF Ukraine Crisis Relief Campaign Sponsored By: Lyda Tymiak Lindell MD and Carl W. Lindell, Jr.  As of March 22, 2022 over 3.5 million Ukrainian people are refugees and 7 million are internally displaced. 90% are…

Established in 2021 The George and Mimi Frank Environmental Endowment is a way to protect Tampa Bay's environment now and in perpetuity. Please consider contributing to this endowment that supports nonprofits focused on protecting, restoring and improving our natural environment.…

Established in 2021 In memory of Donna Berman For most of her life, Donna was connected to the arts. Whether it was the theater, dance, poetry, or art, she was an enthusiast. She was very involved in the curation of…

Established in 2021 Thrive by Five is a collective impact network, guided by the Thrive by Five Steering Committee, made up of 14 organizations focused on early childhood development. Make your tax-deductible donation safely and securely using the form below.…

Established in 2021 In memory of Thomas Szikszay Thomas James Szikszay, 66, affectionally known as Tom, owner of IC Mechanical Inc., passed away on August 29, 2021 in Treasure Island, FL. He is pre-deceased by his parents, George and Margaret…

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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