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Welcome new members of the Board of Trustees.

Ron Ciganek and Linda Simmons join Board of Trustees Ron Ciganek holds an MBA from Oral Roberts University. He began his banking career with Barnett Bank in 1991. In 1998, he joined AmSouth Bank as a Commercial Relationship Manager in the Tampa market. Ron held...

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Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, FL

Celebrating 22 years of amazing success with Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, FL at this morning's Scholar's Breakfast. They shared this short film, which we recommend for anyone who wants to be inspired by the school's work in St. Petersburg, Tampa and now...

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Robert H. “Bob” Mohr is the new chairman.

Robert H. “Bob” Mohr is the new chairman.

Sun City Center attorney Robert H. “Bob” Mohr is the new chairman of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay board. A lovely story about our new board chair, Bob Mohr. Thanks to Lois Kindle and the Observer News for recognizing Bob's contributions to the community for...

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Foundation VP joins Mayor’s workforce advisory team

Foundation VP joins Mayor’s workforce advisory team

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced her Workforce Development Advisory Team on July 24, the third of her five-part "Transforming Tampa's Tomorrow" transition advisory teams. The Workforce Development Advisory Team is co-chaired by Tim Marks, President and CEO of...

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Nominations open for National Philanthropy Day awards

Nominations open for National Philanthropy Day awards

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay underwrites $10,000 Award for Philanthropist of the Year honoree to provide to charity of their choice The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Suncoast Chapter is now accepting nominations for its National Philanthropy Day...

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Look back at a year of giving

Look back at a year of giving

Our Celebration of Giving luncheons this spring have helped us thank donors and friends for their generosity in our community over the last year. This video looks at some highlights of the year.

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Update on Give Day Tampa Bay and support for nonprofits

Update on Give Day Tampa Bay and support for nonprofits

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has hosted Give Day Tampa Bay to raise the profile of philanthropy and the important work that Tampa Bay area nonprofits do in the community. Give Day Tampa Bay raised nearly $9 million for area nonprofits from 2014 to 2018....

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2018 Fast Pitch Tampa Bay Winner

"Shepherd's Village wins Shark-Tank style competition, Fast Pitch Tampa Bay this year! The charity was among dozens of hopefuls and the final 10 selected to compete in the unique event hosted by SVP Tampa Bay and Community Foundation of...

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Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

As Hurricane Irma threatened in Fall 2017, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and other local funders sprang into action. They joined to provide a trusted source to gather and disburse disaster relief and recovery funds. Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation...

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Give more for less

Give more for less

Those who are 70 ½ or older must take a minimum distribution from their IRA each year. And it counts as taxable income. There’s good news, however. The Charitable IRA Rollover allows up to $100,000 from an IRA to be tax-free -- if it is paid directly to a nonprofit...

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2017 grantmaking by community foundations reaches record high

2017 grantmaking by community foundations reaches record high

At the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, our donors made possible more than $14 million in grants to nonprofits during our most recent fiscal year. That's about $4 million more than the previous year. Turns out, we're in good company. The 100 largest community...

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Big Idea Grant: Civility awarded to OPEN

Big Idea Grant: Civility awarded to OPEN

The third annual $50,000 Big Idea Grant, this year focused on civility, goes to the Open Partnership Education Network (OPEN), operated under University of South Florida St Petersburg. OPEN’s focus is to build a smarter, better connected community by making it easier...

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