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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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Competitive Grants Focus: Mental Well-Being

Competitive Grants Focus: Mental Well-Being

Mental Well-Being is one of five focus areas for competitive grantmaking in 2019-20. Research shows that traumatic experience -- especially in childhood -- have long-term, chronic effects on both behavioral health and physical health. Substance use, mental health...

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Competitive Grants Focus: Empowering Women and Girls

Competitive Grants Focus: Empowering Women and Girls

Empowering Women and Girls is one of five focus areas for competitive grantmaking in 2019-20.  Women and girls -- especially those in at-risk communities -- face inequities that can have serious and long-term effects on their earning potential, health and overall...

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Competitive Grants Focus: Economic Mobility

Competitive Grants Focus: Economic Mobility

Economic Mobility is one of five focus areas for competitive grantmaking in 2019-20. We recognize that education is the key to Economic Mobility. Many at-risk students, however, have difficulty taking advantage of educational opportunities because of their life...

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Competitive Grants Focus: Community Vibrancy

Competitive Grants Focus: Community Vibrancy

Community vibrancy is one of five focus areas for competitive grantmaking in 2019-20. People who are engaged in their communities are more likely to be healthy, well-educated and secure. So building vibrant, active communities is essential for the well-being of the...

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Visit to Atlanta sparks new ideas

Visit to Atlanta sparks new ideas

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay recently gained new insights and exchanged ideas during a visit to the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Senior staff and ten board members made the one-day trip to Atlanta. The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta...

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