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A milestone: $2,000,000+ to Nonprofit Needs List

A milestone: $2,000,000+ to Nonprofit Needs List

Since March 25, the Community Foundation and the Fundholder Match Program has awarded $2,127,544.34 to nonprofits who shared their COVID-19 urgent requests on the Nonprofit Needs List. In celebration, here's a list of all 110 organizations that have received full or...

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A message from Marlene Spalten, President and CEO

A message from Marlene Spalten, President and CEO

We have struggled this week to find the right words to address the pain, the fear, the anger and the confusion following the death of George Floyd. In a crisis, a natural tendency is to withdraw and protect. In this crisis, the future of our community depends on doing...

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Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on Cafe con Tampa

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay on Cafe con Tampa

President and CEO Marlene Spalten and Vice President of Community Impact Jesse Coraggio discuss the nonprofit sector and community needs -- especially the impact of COVID-19. They explain why it's beneficial for donors and nonprofits to work with the Community...

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Qualified Charitable Distributions and the SECURE Act

Qualified Charitable Distributions and the SECURE Act

  By Nicolette F. Rea, Esq.     The rules governing the Qualified Charitable Distribution seem to change every few years. Last year was no exception. Individuals who are required to take Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from their IRAs but do not...

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Coming soon: CFTB in St. Petersburg

Coming soon: CFTB in St. Petersburg

We're excited to announce that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will open a location on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg later this spring. The new space, adjacent to the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, will be a place for convening donors, nonprofits...

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2020 Veterans Honor Tour

2020 Veterans Honor Tour

Record number of veterans, spouses attend Veterans Honor TourAlmost 100 veterans and spouses of veterans from Sun City Center were treated to a President's Day Honor Tour of Patriot Plaza at the Sarasota National Cemetery. Our South Shore Council started the tour in...

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Meet our Community Fellows

Meet our Community Fellows

We are proud to welcome two third-year law students with an interest in service to the community as our first Community Fellows. They are the first selected for our fellows program, which is part of the Alliance for Advocacy and Philanthropy, our partnership with the...

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January 2020 NEWSLETTER

January 2020 NEWSLETTER

Retired businessman creates endowment, increases CASA's sustainability The St. Pete Catalyst called him a "retired businessman with a heart" for his impactful philanthropy. Mr. David Baldwin gave a $1 million gift to Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), a St....

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Mindfulness increases student success

Mindfulness increases student success

Fourteen second-graders at Patricia J. Sullivan Partnership School sit in a circle on a colorful rug with their eyes closed and the lights turned off. A soothing female voice comes on the classroom speaker to talk the students through each stage of their mindfulness...

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Conversation, education decrease stigma around mental health 

Conversation, education decrease stigma around mental health 

The family and friends of Lawrence Hundley Dimmitt IV wanted to take action after his death by suicide in 2017 at 32. They created Love IV Lawrence Foundation, which works to overcome the stigma surrounding depression and suicide and promotes an open dialogue about...

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IRA Rollover To Charity – Tax Free!

IRA Rollover To Charity – Tax Free!

Professional Advisors Help Clients Give Retirement Assets to Charity, Tax-Free Did your clients remember to take advantage of the qualified charitable distribution from their traditional IRA last year? Current legislation allows qualified American seniors to make the...

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Wimauma Community Education Partnership Showing Results!

Wimauma Community Education Partnership Showing Results!

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP THE CHILDREN OF WIMAUMA LEARN TO READ AND SO MUCH MOREThe question was simple: How can local nonprofits pool their resources and creative energy to better help the residents of Wimauma – one of the poorest areas in our region – have more...

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Multiplying CASA’s major gift

Multiplying CASA’s major gift

Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA), a St. Petersburg-based nonprofit working to end domestic violence, has received a $1 million gift to create the Virginia and David Baldwin Innovation and Growth Endowment, which provides long-term sustainability to the...

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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

New partnership with Stetson University College of Law benefits community.The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Stetson University College of Law have formed a new partnership to benefit the Tampa Bay area. The two organizations have created the Alliance for...

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IRA Charitable Rollover Offers Unique Giving Opportunity

IRA Charitable Rollover Offers Unique Giving Opportunity

An IRA Charitable Rollover provides owners of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) with a unique giving opportunity. IRA owners can support their favorite charities without being subject to federal income tax on the distribution from a traditional IRA. This is...

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Donor Advised Funds & Bundling

Donor Advised Funds & Bundling

What is a Donor Advised Fund? A donor advised fund (DAF) is a fund set up by a donor and administered by a public charity. A donor can start a DAF with as little as $10,000, receive an immediate tax benefit that year, and then provide guidance on donations given from...

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Celebrating generosity during 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Celebrating generosity during 2019 National Philanthropy Day

Those who give can benefit as much as those who receive was the main takeaway from honorees at the recent National Philanthropy Day celebration, presented by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Tampa Bay Chapter....

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5 focus areas for competitive grantmaking

5 focus areas for competitive grantmaking

Last year, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay provided almost $20.2 million in grants. About $1 million of the funds was awarded through our competitive grants process. We’ve made a few changes this year. We have honed our focus areas and shifted the timing of our...

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Competitive Grants Focus: Positive Education

Competitive Grants Focus: Positive Education

Positive Education is one of five focus areas for competitive grantmaking in 2019-20.  Depression has been on the rise since World War II, and almost 1 in 5 students will experience a major depressive episode before graduating high school. Positive Education is one...

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