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Community Investments

Community Foundation Tampa Bay (CFTB) makes strategic philanthropic investments across the five-county service area (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus) by supporting local nonprofit organizations through a variety of grant opportunities and initiatives.

The Annual Competitive Grants process is the Community Foundation Tampa Bay’s primary way to learn about and support the work of local nonprofits. This process funds programs that fall within our five focus areas: Community Vibrancy, Economic Mobility, Empowering Women and Girls, Mental Well-Being and Positive Education. This is an annual multi-step process, for more information on the timeline, eligibility, and focus areas, click the link below.

The Critical Needs List through Community Foundation Tampa Bay offers nonprofits an opportunity to receive support towards one-time, urgent and unexpected needs that impede the delivery of mission-critical programming. This is not a competitive grant process, rather an innovative way to share a specific need with us, our fundholders as well as other philanthropists in the Tampa Bay community. This is a rolling submission process, for more information on this opportunity, click the link below.

From now through November, Community Foundation Tampa Bay has expanded the criteria for the Critical Needs List to support local recovery related to the impact of Hurricane Ian.

The Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation through the Community Foundation Tampa Bay offers a competitive grant opportunity for Hillsborough and Pinellas County nonprofits working in the area of Housing, Community Vibrancy, and Positive Education/Mental Well-Being. This is an annual single step process, for more information on the timeline, eligibility, and focus areas, click the link below.

The Love IV Lawrence Foundation through the Community Foundation Tampa Bay seeks to change the conversation around mental health by de-stigmatizing mental illness and suicide. This competitive grant opportunity supports organizations in Tampa Bay whose work aligns with the mission of the fund. This is an annual single step process, for more information on the timeline and eligibility, click the link below.

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