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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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Concept College inspires students to aim high

Concept College inspires students to aim high

Julia Eccles has always struggled with school. Julia’s learning disability was diagnosed when she started pre-K. Her teacher noticed that she had trouble following along with the curriculum and moved her into a class that gave her specialized attention. She had an...

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Why the Donor-Advised Fund is a Vehicle You Need to Know

Why the Donor-Advised Fund is a Vehicle You Need to Know

Did you know that donor advised funds are the fastest growing philanthropic planning vehicle? Donor-Advised Fund's popularity has risen dramatically over the last several years. This type of giving vehicle is popular because they allow an individual or family to make...

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Donating Non-Cash Gifts – Timing is Important.

Donating Non-Cash Gifts – Timing is Important.

When Donating Non-Cash Gifts, Timing and Valuation is Important Donating non-cash gifts like privately held stock can be tax-advantageous for you, but the donation process requires planning and a carefully laid out timeline that simple gifts of cash do not. Gifts of...

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2019 Community Foundation’s Investment Briefing

2019 Community Foundation’s Investment Briefing

Investing in our communities together Donors, fundholders and community leaders came together on October 23 to celebrate their philanthropic investments in the Tampa Bay region through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. The Investment Briefing for Fundholders was...

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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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