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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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Now accepting grant proposals.

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is now accepting grant proposals relating to education, arts, and culture. The deadline for education and arts and culture proposals is October 1, 2018 All Community Foundation of Tampa Bay grant proposals should be completed on...

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Wimauma Jump Start program for kindergarten students

Wimauma Jump Start program for kindergarten students

Wimauma Elementary Principal Interview 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 residents of Wimauma – adults and children – more...

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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

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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