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Support causes and initiatives with broad community impact

2020 Fund

2020 Fund

The 2020 Fund supports the city-community partnership efforts to reduce poverty in south St. Petersburg by 30% by the 2020 Census.
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Athena Society Women's Education Fund

Athena Society Women’s Education Fund

The fund supports the education of women residing in Hillsborough County through scholarships.
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Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Impact Funds

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Impact Funds

Contribute to Community Foundation of Tampa Bay funds that address the greatest needs in our community. Our Community Endowment provides support for competitive grants and initiatives that help transform our community. Our general fund supports our overall work. And our Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund responds to local needs in time of crisis.
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FUSE Scholarship

FUSE Scholarship

This scholarship helps low-income students enrolled in the FUSE program. FUSE is a seamless transfer program between the University of South Florida and eight Florida state colleges, including Hillsborough Community College and St. Petersburg College.
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LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network

LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network

LEAP Tampa Bay is a network of community partners from education, nonprofits, business and government organizations across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, helping traditional and nontraditional students complete a degree or workforce credential.
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Mary Petro Fund for Food and Medicine

Mary Petro Fund for Food and Medicine

When she died in 2009 at 96, Mary Petro left her estate to establish a fund that would help her former neighbors in Sun City Center and Kings Point who need assistance with food and medicine. The Mary Petro Fund for Food and Medicine is administered by the United Community Church of Sun City Center.
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ORION

ORIEN Foundation Fund

The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN) is a unique alliance of cancer centers with the mission of accelerating cancer discovery and delivery through collaborative learning and partnerships based on the founding principle of data sharing of key stakeholders and patient engagement.
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Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay

Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay

Social Venture Partners invest time, talent and funding to address social issues in our community.
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Sun City Center Fund

Sun City Center Fund

The fund, formed with donations from residents of the Sun City Center area, supports efforts to improve the lives of those who live in Sun City Center.
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Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund

Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund

This fund provides a trusted and reliable way to make tax-deductible donations to address emergency situations in our community. 100% of the funds collected through this effort will be directed to address immediate needs through grants to select nonprofits.
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The Plus Projec+

The Plus Projec+

The plus projec+ was established to:
  • Create an equitable and just community where all LGBTQ+ individuals can thrive.
  • Be an innovative and inclusive funding source for organizations serving the Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ community.
  • Provide an enduring means for increasing awareness and enhancing effectiveness for those organizations.
  • Build on core values of Inclusion, Innovation and Impact.

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The Premier 1000 of Pasco County

The Premier 1000 of Pasco County

The fund supports charitable efforts in Pasco County, determined annually by contributors.
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The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund

The Women’s Fund was founded to support the special needs and interests of women, encourage the advancement and full participation of women in the community, create opportunities for women to become leaders in philanthropy and benefit future generations.
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Venture Philanthropy Fund

Venture Philanthropy Fund

The Venture Philanthropy Fund helps startup, small and grassroots nonprofits increase their impact and capacity and supports innovation and entrepreneurial solutions in nonprofits of any size. Strong focus on underserved populations, those who face economic challenges serving Hillsborough, Pinellas, Citrus, Pasco or Hernando Counties. A vision of doing a lot with little; high leverage, new ideas. Any size organization is eligible, but we listen carefully to quieter voices, who may have no experience asking for support. Examples of possible grants: Mini-grants to fund expanded programs at the pace the organization can responsibly scale. Training to expand the leadership, fiscal and organizational skills of core staff. Access to specialized resources like grant writers, marketing support and financial specialists that could be shared by several organizations. Mentorship and fiscal oversight to support proper stewardship.
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Wish Farms Family Foundation

Wish Farms Family Foundation

Feel good. Eat berries. Make a difference. With a focus on three pillars of giving: food insecurity, youth education and community, the Wish Farms Family Foundation was established to cultivate positive change one berry at a time.
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Established in memory or honor of individuals for specific purposes

1st Lt. Dimitri del Castillo Fund

1st Lt. Dimitri del Castillo Fund

The Scholarship Fund supports the Special Operations Warrior Foundation so as to provide assistance to Special Operators of all types in all branches of service.
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Andrew Lutes Endowment for Gracepoint

Andrew Lutes Endowment for Gracepoint

“We would like to respectfully ask you to consider joining us on this journey to support mental health services for children in crisis in our community. This endowment will benefit all critical services and programs for children at Gracepoint. If the support from this endowment can save the life of even just ONE child, then somehow, someway, our son Andrew’s death makes more sense. On behalf of the entire Lutes family, I thank you for your consideration.” – Bill Lutes
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Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund

Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund

The Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund promotes arts, athletics, and altruism in today’s youth through scholarships for promising leaders, athletes, and artists. It was established after Calyx and Beau's tragic deaths.
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Cindy Ruff Memorial Fund

Cindy Ruff Memorial Fund

The Cindy Ruff Memorial Fund supports the education of young women who play basketball at Plant High.
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Coach Billy Turner Scholarship Fund

Coach Billy Turner Scholarship Fund

Coach Billy Turner was a head football coach in Hillsborough County for 38 years, 30 years at Chamberlain High School and 8 at Hillsborough High School. He also was a football coach and then Athletic Director at the University of Tampa.
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David Zimmerman Memorial Contributions

David Zimmerman Memorial Contributions

David (“Zim”) Zimmerman, after a brief illness, passed away on July 4, 2021, at the age of 58. David was a man committed to his wife Cheryl and his daughters Jessica and Brittany, their spouses and his grandchildren. His passion for his family will continue in his legacy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ainsley Endowment, in his memory. The endowment benefits pediatric (children’s ) cardiac patients and their families in financial need at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. The endowment represents a continued commitment to a deeply passionate cause that David and Cheryl started and were committed to, providing benefits to those families of children with urgent cardiac care needs.
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Emma Fund

Emma Fund

The fund will provide grants to support the performing arts and young artists. Created in memory of Emma Couture, 19, who was enthusiastic, vivacious and fearless in her pursuit of life and the theater. She collapsed from an unexplained heart arrhythmia at the Martha Graham Center, running lines for a play she was helping direct.
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John Collins Art Endowment

John Collins Art Endowment

John Collins built the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance from its founding in 2012. It is the umbrella organization for the arts – advocating for the arts, facilitating the growth of the creative arts community, and driving arts-related economic development in St. Petersburg. One of the things that John is most passionate about is keeping the organization on firm financial footing. Current and former board members have established the John Collins Art Endowment to provide an annual scholarship to an artist or organization.
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Love IV Lawrence

Love IV Lawrence

Love IV Lawrence works to change the conversation around mental health by de-stigmatizing depression and suicide. We share promising research and successful interventions to inspire hope, foster acceptance, and save lives.
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Melissa Vanderhall Memorial Fund

Melissa Vanderhall Memorial Fund

Established to honor the memory of Melissa Vanderhall, this fund will provide scholarships to students and student-athletes furthering their education and support nonprofits with educational and youth programs. Melissa, Lynn and Janel were three amazing women who touched so many while living, and this fund will ensure their light continues to shine and impact others in their passing.
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Memorial gifts

Memorial gifts

Gifts made in honor or memory.
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Sam Stone Scholarship Fund

Sam Stone Scholarship Fund

This fund is established in the memory of Sam Stone a 2016 graduate of King High School. Sam was an International Baccalaureate graduate and Varsity athlete in Football, Wrestling and Track. Sam was a natural leader and served as a Captain of the King High School football team, Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 142, Philmont Ranger, SAE fraternity leader at FSU and Specialist in the US Army. Sam is remembered by friends and family for his caring manner, winning smile, love of the outdoors, willingness to undertake any adventure and his unselfish friendship. The fund will provide scholarships to King High School students that embody the dedication to scholarship, athletics, leadership and community that were defining characteristics of Sam’s life.
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Spencer Hall Memorial Endowment for Mental Health

Spencer Hall Memorial Endowment for Mental Health

The fund, established by Spencer’s parents Laurence and Carol Hall, will be used to provide support to organizations working in the mental health sector in memory of Spencer.
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Walter C. Jaap Memorial Scholarship

Walter C. Jaap Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is established in the memory of Walter Jaap, who worked for 35 years as the coral reef ecologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. After retirement he founded with a partner Lithophyte Research, evaluating coral reef damage and replacement. He volunteered in the community overseeing water quality in Coffee Pot Bayou and spearheading cleanup efforts. 
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Benefit an organization’s work and mission

All Sports Community Root to Fruit Legacy Fund

All Sports Community Root to Fruit Legacy Fund

The fund, established by former NFL superstar Tyrone Keys, offers first generation college-bound students and student athletes the opportunity to attend college or successfully pursue other career options with the assistance of mentors.
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Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida

Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida seeks to protect Florida's outstanding animals and plants and the lands and waters they need to survive. We work closely with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and many other public and private partners.
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Friends of RPPF

Friends of RPPF

This fund supports the tuition-free festival for aspiring classical pianists in high school and college. The annual festival features instruction by a multi-generation international and renowned faculty and embraces creative and holistic concepts in learning, health and human potential. The RPPF Ambassador Performance Series presents these young artists in concert throughout Tampa Bay.
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Jimmy Stanger's BirdiesforHope

Jimmy Stanger’s BirdiesforHope

For every birdie Jimmy Stanger makes in a PGA tour sanctioned event, PGA or Korn Ferry Tour, in 2021, he is donating $10 to this fund. He invites others to partner in any amount. In 2020, he made 294 birdies in 20 events. This year he hopes to exceed that number and in doing so finance multiple churches and hope centers worldwide.
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Just Dump It Fund

Just Dump It Fund

The mission of the Just Dump It Fund is to share the love of Christ by providing food, clothing, healthcare, and school supplies to children living in city dumps in Guatemala. Contributions to the fund support enrolling children in school, access to see a pediatrician and to get their families back on track.
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Pepin Family Foundation

Pepin Family Foundation

Pepin Family Foundation strives to inspire a positive difference in the lives of our community’s children and families through healthcare and education. We dream of building a better tomorrow through lasting friendships with community partners who will help us continue to build and deliver a successful education model for our most at-risk population of children and young adults at Pepin Academies and the eradication of heart disease through state of the art research and delivery of revolutionary patient-centered care at Pepin Heart Institute.
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Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation

Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation

Through the Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, a proportion of Smith's profits will be given back to the community. Smith employees will have the ability to seek corporate matches and/or sponsorships and bring a greater level of involvement to causes and organizations that are meaningful to them.
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Solutions Journalism Fund

Solutions Journalism Fund

This fund supports storytelling that highlights needs and solutions in our community.
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St. Petersburg Arts Endowment

St. Petersburg Arts Endowment

The St. Petersburg Arts Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is an investment that allows support of St. Petersburg's arts and cultural community in perpetuity.
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Susan Howarth Foundation

Susan Howarth Foundation

In 2018, prior to her passing, WEDU President and CEO Susan Howarth established the Susan Howarth Foundation. Susan’s passion was public media and it was her desire to encourage support from current and former employees, board members and other volunteers.
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Tampa Bay Youth and High School Sports Foundation

Tampa Bay Youth and High School Sports Foundation

Tampa Bay Youth and High School Sports Foundation provides support to youth and high school sports programs so that all kids can play sports and learn valuable life lessons. Lead support provided by the Triad Foundation and Rays Baseball Foundation.
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Established by nonprofits for long-term financial stability

Endowments and Reserve Funds

Endowments and Reserve Funds

Contribute to our local nonprofits that have established endowments for long-term support of their missions. You also can support the reserve funds that nonprofits have set aside for future needs.
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SCC Performing Arts Club – Lew Resseguie Endowment

SCC Performing Arts Club – Lew Resseguie Endowment

Established 2021 Lew Resseguie, a professional New York actor for over 30 years retired to Sun City Center Florida and was one of the founders of the Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center, its first president as well as a writer, director and singer/actor in PAC shows for over 10 years.  From their first musical revue, “The Great American Songbook” in 2004 until their final musical, “The Poor Old Soles Club” in 2015 the PAC was busy entertaining residents of Tampa’s SouthShore. Lew made theater his mission, because theater is a teller of great truths. Musical theater, the core of Lew’s existence, is especially gifted at revealing to us what is noble and evil, what is civil and cool; because it can advance serious thoughts with pants-falling down humor and through one lyric line from one song prompt us to reflect on events and moments that define us, each one of us, as a person, and all of us as a people. And, when a community needs a lift, when there’s need for celebration, it’s the singers and the dancers and the comics who are called upon to do their thing. We are, all of us, proof of this. We humans dance before we learn to walk, laugh before we understand the language, and sing before we learn to speak. Theater is our history set to music. The mission of the Performing Arts Club is to Entertain, Enrich and Educate. Through the magic of live theater that is exactly what they did. The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center, formed in 2003, staged full seasons of theatrical productions, conducted educational activities in acting, voice, dance and other theater skills, gave scholarships to students interested in the theater arts, performed numerous benefit concerts, transformed The Rollins Theater into a first-class theatrical venue and had among its goals the construction locally, of a state-of-the art theater. In 2006, when the Sun City Center Community Association delayed indefinitely its plans to reconstruct the Rollins Theater, the PAC volunteered to take on a renovation project. Grants, donations and ticket sales financed improvements. A performing arts center was never built but the dream lives on. The PAC held theater seminars in local high schools and colleges, performed at Fun Fest, and at other South Shore events, helped design a new sound system for Lennard High School, participated in County Library programs, and developed a corps of elementary school singers and dancers called the PACKids whose appearances included holiday concerts at area retirement homes, King’s Point Chorus concerts, The Follies, the opening ceremony of the new South Shore Library, The Seafood Festival, and performances for various clubs and organizations in the area. The Performing Arts Club of Sun City Center and Lew Resseguie accomplished their mission of entertaining, enriching and educating actors and audiences for many years.  When Lew passed away a field of interest endowment was established in his name with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to honor his work and his achievements in theater arts. Through this endowment the Performing Arts Club of SCC has come full circle and Lew Resseguie’s legacy will continue to live on as annual distributions are shared with theater arts organizations in Hillsborough County in perpetuity.

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