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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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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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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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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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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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Wimauma Initiative

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

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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