The second episode of our Inspired Giving podcast is a conversation with Michael Jalazo, executive director of the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition. PERC was awarded our $50,000 Big Idea grant last year, which provided the start-up funds for the Second Chance...

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The Mary Petro Food and Medicine Fund

Mary Petro was one of those people you sometimes hear about. She lived quietly and frugally in Sun City Center. Now her name is well-known among residents of Sun City Center who have difficulty affording proper food and medicine. When she died in 2009 at 96, Mary...

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Wimauma Initiative

Wimauma Community Education Partnership: Helping Children be Ready to Succeed in School In late 2016, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay brought together a large group of organizations and individuals with a question: What can we do collectively to give the...

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LEAP Tampa Bay

Community leaders knew that the area had a growing gap in the workforce pipeline: To meet the workforce needs in the coming decades, more of the adults who live here are going to need college degrees and industry certifications. Lots of organizations were addressing...

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WEDU pulls off an amazing accomplishment!

Televising a full day, non-stop, live broadcast is no small feat, and WEDU did it with style.  Thanks to their efforts and the efforts of so many volunteers, and over 420 participating area nonprofits Give Day Tampa Bay 2018 was a huge success and a landmark...

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Betty Castor Honored as Lightning Community Hero

The Tampa Bay Lightning Honored Betty Castor as the 49th Lightning Community Hero This Season We're so proud of all that Betty Castor has done for our community and are excited to work even more closely with her as she assumes the chair of our Board of Trustees for...

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