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Extending Our Fundholder Match in this Time of Need

Extending Our Fundholder Match in this Time of Need

The Nonprofit Needs List continues to grow and evolve. To encourage additional support for the nonprofits who place their urgent needs on the list, we are continuing the Fundholder Match Program for a limited time and adjusting the parameters. Previously, only one...

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Complete Tampa Bay Can Help You Return to Learn!

Complete Tampa Bay Can Help You Return to Learn!

Complete Tampa Bay will provide free, personalized coaching and assistance for those with prior college or technical training experience. LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network (LEAP Tampa Bay), a network of more than 50 community partners committed to changing lives...

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COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP

TAMPA, FL – The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce new Board members and leadership changes for fiscal year 2021. Our Board and Council members have deep roots in Tampa Bay and a broad knowledge of our community’s needs. They are dedicated...

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THE PLUS PROJEC+ ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

THE PLUS PROJEC+ ANNOUNCES GRANTS TO LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

TAMPA, FL – The Plus Projec+, a fund within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, is pleased to announce that they awarded their first-ever grants last week -- totaling $54,900 -- to Community Tampa Bay, Metro Inclusive Health, Equality Florida Institute, Youth...

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GRACE HENGESBACH JOINS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY

GRACE HENGESBACH JOINS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY

TAMPA, FL – The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is pleased to announce that Grace Hengesbach has joined the Advancement team as Nature Coast Community Consultant. Grace is a Consultant with Beech Street Consulting who engages with non-profits and small businesses...

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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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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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