COVID-19 Nonprofit Needs

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nonprofit community has been immediate and continues to grow. On March 25, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay instituted the Nonprofit Needs Request Form to collect the most pressing needs around the COVID-19 outbreak.The Nonprofit Needs Request Form is one new way that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is working to help nonprofits in our community.

Nonprofit needs are displayed by row and can be accessed with 20 per page. To see more detail, click on the green plus sign next to each request. The list can be sorted by project name, organization name, category, amount, geographic area and number served.

Requests marked “Funded” have been fulfilled by our donors and partners or by givers who have notified us that they donated to a nonprofit directly. Information about funding is updated each business day.

New submission are added to the list once the nonprofit has been verified, usually within 24 to 48 hours of submission. 

If you are interested in funding a nonprofit needs request or want information about a specific nonprofit, please contact Nicolette Rea, Director of Donor Relations.

Need help finding what you are looking for on the list? This video can help you search and sort.

FundedProject NameOrganization NameCategoryAmount RemainingGeographic AreasNumber ServedOrganization WebsiteOriginal Requested NeedAmount FundedAmount RequestedFund UseInitial Submit Date       
Staying Safe and Healthy During the Phase Back ProcessTampa Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.Workforce Services and Career Development$13,498.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)180http://www.lighthouseblv.orgStaff is currently working remotely and provides virtual services to the blind and visually impaired persons enrolled in programs. We continue to monitor the information from the CDC and the FL Dept. of Health to make decisions regarding our return while also taking into consideration the high-risk population with which we work. Individual work and classroom spaces have been evaluated to ensure the safety of staff, clients, and visitors to the best extent possible. We have developed a phased plan for returning to allow a gradual increase of individuals at the facility to assist in minimizing the impact of COVID-19. In order to adopt each phase of the plan, a continual downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases in the community will need to be seen for 14 consecutive days in a row. It may be necessary to remain in one stage for a longer period of time or even to revert to a previous phase.$0.00$13,498.00We have identified items needed for when clients and (up to 40) staff return to the facility or staff visit client homes and worksites. We currently have 140+ active clients (not all attend on-site). Some items have been purchased to continue providing limited in person services and in prep for our return.

Need to Order
Glass & Plexiglass Shields with Pass Through in Lighthouse Store and at Front Reception Desk $2,996.00
Renovation of space to adhere to Social Distancing & Replace existing wall to sound proof for HIPAA (privacy) - $9,897.00

Purchased - Included for Reimbursement
18 Bandanas for Face Masks $15.50
10 Reusable Face Shields $33.99
2 Boxes of 50 Disposable Face Masks $119.98
1 Digital IR Infrared Thermometer (non contact) $74.99
1 1 gal pump and 2 gallons Hand Sanitizer $179.54
4 Spray Lysol Disinfectant $35.68
1 2300 Mega Roll Wipes Dispensing Bucket $145.99
05/26/2020
COVID/MCEC FUNDSWe Care Food PantryBasic Needs$50,000.00Citrus ; Hernando9,000http://wecarefoodpantry.orgPoverty and hunger remain persistent problems in Citrus County, tearing at the strings that bring our community together and erecting walls of inequality between the residents. Some 80 percent of Citrus’s school-age children are eligible for free or reduced lunches and our county ranked 56th out of 67 counties in Florida for health outcomes on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2019 County Health Rankings report.
According to the 2017 Feeding America Report, the food insecurity rate — defined as a lack of consistent access to food — in Citrus County it was 14.7 percent among adults but for children it was among the highest in the state at 25.2 percent. This means 5,360 children in the County were food insecure in 2017. The COVID 19 has changed We Care as well as the lives of everyone in this country. Unemployment numbers have skyrocketed from 4.9% in January to 6.6% in March.
$0.00$50,000.00We Care began its MCECs as a way to connect with people in need that were not able to come to us and has now become a program that is more critical than ever. It is imperative that our MCEC program not only continue in the areas we have already established but grow to help even more of our county. During this health crisis, many of our neighbors are losing their jobs which is putting their families in difficult positions. The elderly in our community are at serious risk of contracting this virus. This should not mean that the community and our neighbors in need do not have adequate access to food. We Care wants to bring the food and household supplies right to the people who need it most. We want to expand our program to ten locations across the county and by doing this we can alleviate some of the financial difficulties of those that are most affected by the current pandemic. 05/24/2020
Funding for special needs mom respite.Intermission Parent AssistHealth & Wellbeing$1,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas150http://intermissionparentassist.comMy nonprofit provides specialized respite care for mothers of children with diagnoses like autism. Little support exists for these moms, though mental health struggles in this population are well documented.
During COVID-19, schools have closed and parents have been maintaining their own jobs, or have lost a job, while providing the unique and demanding care for their special needs children. Parent involvement has increased as therapies have been cut due to social distancing. Distance learning adds to this demand.
COVID-19 has effected the economy negatively, which decreases donation sources to sustain the nonprofit. Moms who have have lost their incomes can’t afford to pay for respite.
To address this crisis, funding for my nonprofit would cover the cost to provide free respite for special needs moms by covering the cost for respite workers trained in working with children with autism.
$0.00$1,500.00Funds would be spent on the cost to hire special needs caregivers for families of various need and size. Money would also be spent to purchase gift cards at local businesses, so that the special needs mom would be able to use her time off in a way that relieves her stress. Examples of spending includes covering the cost per hour of respite to include watch of each child in the home, in addition to gift cards for the special needs mom at businesses such as spas and restaurants for her to treat her physical and mental health. Other money would be spent for us to cover the cost of “parent night out” events. In this case, special needs moms apply for a time off, due to feeling overwhelmed from the challenges inherent in special need parenting, to have their children attend for free. All help would follow CDC guidelines during Covid 19. 05/23/2020
covid ppe for the general publicBleu WellnessBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)2,500http://kicinc.org/There is a huge shortage of mask, hand sanitizer, gloves, alcohol, and rapid COVID-19 test. With the country opening back up there has been a surge of people needing these items. People who are high risk, individuals trying to return to work/find work, people just trying to protect themselves and the community. These items are hard to find and afford. $0.00$10,000.00We would be able to continue our efforts to protect the community. We are currently compounding 75% hand sanitizer. We are going around the different facilities in the area ranging from homeless campsites to low income to senior independent living facilities and putting "goodie" bags on doors. The bags contain 75% hand sanitizer and individually wrapped mask. We are also offering rapid covid-19 antibody test. The test provide the people the ability to return to work immediately when jobs are requiring testing. These funds would provide us the ability to continue to protect the community in hopes of slowing/stopping the spread of COVID-19 during these weird times. 05/22/2020
Transition to Virtual ProgrammingCommunity Tampa BayHealth & Wellbeing$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas5,000http://www.communitytampabay.orgCommunity Tampa Bay (CTB) must respond to increased need for programming when physical distancing prohibits face-to-face connection. COVID-19 (and response to it) have exacerbated systemic and interpersonal discrimination. Youth, Asians, people of color, and LGBT+ individuals have experienced disparate and harmful impact. Our virtual programs positively impact mental health as we facilitate reflection and welcome vulnerability to prioritize healing. Participants of all ages engage in community building. Many turn to our programs because they have lost access to their support systems. Their coping mechanisms have been compromised. Youth sheltering in unsafe homes rely on our safe, welcoming and consistent approach. This increased need comes when CTB's annual fundraiser and signature revenue producing program, ANYTOWN?, were postponed out of safety concerns for participants and volunteers.$0.00$5,000.00Funding will be used to support CTB's conversion to virtual program implementation and support the operating expenses of CTB during a time when other funding sources have disappeared due to COVID-19. CTB must continue to acquire software to ensure that our delivery is safe and secure for our participants. Inherent in anti-discrimination work is being targets for those who live with hate in their hearts. We must secure our virtual platforms from "Zoombombing" and other harmful/destructive attacks. CTB's staff have contributed countless hours to development of and conversion of programming to a virtual format. Our team is invested in the needs of our community. Programming is even provided at night to connect with more community members at times that work for them. We must realize additional revenue to commit to our current staffing. 05/22/2020
Surviving the Covid-19 Crisis - for our EnvironmentGreen Diver Initiative, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$47,500.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,964,755http://www.nauigreendiver.orgMISSION: promote conservation through education, partnerships and activities focused on environmental stewardship.

The Green Diver Initiative has projects related to the preservation and conservation of our oceans and waterways such as ocean debris and beach cleanup events, coral reef preservation and restoration projects, marine life preservation programs and native plant preservation programs.

In February, Green Diver had 2 Tampa Bay cleanup events after the Gasparilla Boat Parade. Our divers retrieved over 2,000 lbs of trash from the river. We participate in the St. Petersburg Science Festival where we educated children on micro plastics in the water and on the invasive Lionfish. More information on our community involvement can be found at http://www.nauigreendiver.org/photo-album.html

Many cleanups have been postponed due to the covid-19 and will be rescheduled soon.
$0.00$47,500.00Due to covid-19, we had to cancel one of our fundraising events which was budgeted to raise $10,000. One of our major donors in Hilsborough County had to decrease their donation by $37,500, also due to covid-19.

This money will be used for such programs as a clean up in Hernando County, a clean up at Chapman Lake in Brandon (Hillsborough County), the St. Petersburg Science Festival aquatic environmental education booth and more clean ups and programs in the Tampa Bay area.

The Green Diver Initiative is the only nonprofit in the Tampa Bay area that has the volunteer underwater divers that can clean our waterways. We partner with Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and the Florida Aquarium (to name a few). This money is essential to keep our local waterways clean and healthy.
05/22/2020
Support to supply Meals to Staff in response to COVID-19 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital FoundationBasic Needs$25,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,500http://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, a Johns Hopkins Health System hospital in St Petersburg, Florida, provides expert pediatric care for infants, children, and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems in our community. We have more than half of our 259 beds devoted to intensive care level services in normal circumstances, and the ability to expand that number of beds if need be.

In addition to ensuring we are able to continue care for our existing patients and potential COVID-19 patients, we are taking action to meet the psychosocial needs of our patients, family members and staff. Through the support and innovation of the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation, we have activated our Employees Helping Employees program by offering a bag of groceries, weekly to any staff member in need. Each bag includes 3 meals.
$0.00$25,000.00Johns Hopkins Medicine has been at the forefront of COVID-19 education, research and treatment. Throughout these times of unparalleled uncertainty, Johns Hopkins continues to provide expertise in global public health, infectious disease and emergency preparedness. Johns Hopkins All Children’s employs more than 3,500 individuals in the Tampa Bay Area.

In the last 6 weeks we have distributed 1,526 meal kits to our staff. Those meal kits have served 4,576 people in households, 1,402 of which are children. There is a growing need as the Pandemic continues. These meal kits allow us to take care of our front-line staff during this time of need. $25,000 will allow us to continue our meal kit program to for an additional 10 weeks. This gift would allow us to serve 2,500 staff members grocery bags, or 7,500 meals.
05/22/2020
Partially FundedCovid-19 Girlstories Leadership TheatrePowerstories TheatreArts and Culture$3,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)40http://powerstories.comThe Covid-19 Girlstories Leadership Theatre enables middle school girls a virtual educational and creative summer program. This out-of-school program emphasizes leadership, drama, and storytelling for middle school girls who live in circumstances that limit their opportunities. The objective is to use theatre arts to increase a sense of becoming and belonging, increase leadership skills and increase confidence in the communication process. The program has been successful for 12 years showing a 98% increase in communication skills for all girls served. This year, due to Covid-19 we need to offer the program virtually, which has caused our regular funder to opt out this year. All staff are returning this year and are very committed to providing a highly stimulating and successful program with guest artists and a final Zoom production titled GIRLS WHO DARE. $4,000.00$7,500.00The funds will be used to build, implement, and evaluate the Covid-19 Girlstories Leadership Theatre Program. Over a 6-week time frame, a program staff of three (3 women with teaching and theatre degrees) will meet and build a 3 week virtual curriculum, communicate the program details to families, provide daily instruction for the young girls, direct a zoom theatre production, market it for massive distribution, and evaluate the program for effectiveness. Each staff will be working 20 hours a week for 6 weeks.
A part time marketing individual will also assist in creating visuals and marketing expertise on how to reach our goal of maximum viewing of the girls' final show. The funds will also be used to provide any technical support or equipment that families may need to complete the program.
05/22/2020
WORKING FROM HOME IN THE NEW NORMAL: Supporting Virtual Job Training and Certification Opportunities for Adult with DisabilitiesMacDonald Training CenterWorkforce Services and Career Development$7,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)50http://www.macdonaldcenter.orgFunding will provide laptops for loan to adults with disabilities enrolled in MacDonald Training Center’s (MTC) Education2Employment (E2E) workforce readiness program.

MTC’s E2E program offers solutions to the challenge of re-employment in a post-COVID-19 economy through innovative, certificate-based job training aligned with employment opportunities in four high-growth sectors: technology, manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality. Each track leads to an industry-standard certification, such as Microsoft Office Specialist, which demonstrates to a future employer that the MTC student has the requisite knowledge, hands-on technical training, personal and professional skills. MTC instructors are credentialed, post-secondary subject matter experts, certified to teach each course, skilled in working with the various learning styles of citizens with disabilities to insure student success.
$0.00$7,000.00MTC's programs are more critical than ever, with one-quarter of County residents with disabilities, representing 125,000 households, facing unemployment.
Funding would be used to purchase 20 laptops at an average cost of $350 per laptop for loan to an estimated 50 students in MTC’s E2E program over two years, at which time the laptops would be returned to MTC to be refurbished in MTC’s eQuality Solutions electronics recycling program, then re-issued on loan to an MTC student or re-sold.

When on-site programs were suspended mid-March due to the stay-at-home order, MTC quickly launched virtual learning programs using online platforms such as Google Classroom. Loaner laptops enable students to maintain hard-won progress toward their employment goals. Online classes will remain available for students whose learning styles and/or health issues make virtual learning a desirable option.
05/21/2020
COVID-19 Response Initiative for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Relative/Non-Relative CaregiversMan Up and GoBasic Needs$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000http://manupandgo.orgCOVID-19 has presented the foster and adoptive community with unprecedented challenges. Feeding, schooling, and caring for children from trauma is difficult; it has been exacerbated with the current stay-at-home order. Homeschooling, home cooking, rearranging work schedules, reduction in hours, and layoffs have produced both financial and emotional strain for our foster families. Particular stress is placed on: 1) Single foster parents; 2) Foster parents with large families; 3) Foster parents experiencing financial difficulty. As an organization intimately involved with the challenges our foster/adoptive parents and relative/non-relative caregivers are facing, and with a small cadre of trained volunteers available to serve, we are reducing stress in our foster/adoptive families and caregivers by meeting needs relating to food security and housing stability. $0.00$20,000.00By working with the local CBC (Community Based Care agency) in Hillsborough/Pinellas/Pasco Counties, licensing agencies, other community leaders, and from our internal list, we will identify the 200 most needy foster, adoptive, and/or relative/non-relative caregivers in those counties. Priority will be given to those facing significant financial challenges, single foster parents, and those with larger families. Monies would be allocated towards families in one of two ways: 1) By delivering meals directly to the family; and/or, 2) By providing assistance, where necessary, to keep families in current housing situations by providing help with rent or utilities. We anticipate reaching every identified family within 45 days of receiving the grant. Any unused dollars will be allocated to our Adopt a Family program to assist families beyond the 45-day window. Thank you for your consideration. 05/21/2020
COVID 19 related closure Stageworks TheatreArts and Culture$100,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas10,000http://www.stageworkstheatre.orgStageworks has a long history of being committed to artist salaries as we produce quality performance, responding to the needs within our community with grace and agility and and bringing arts experience to those who are unable to engage in the arts otherwise.
We ask for the following:,
--- Operational and Salary support both for our regular personal and the artists we engage to provide both online programming and small performances that we will bring to the community until such time as we can reopen to the public in a fiscally responsible way
--- An investment in the technology we will require to reach communities in a digital rather than tactile space: Cameras, audio equipment, streaming service membership, etc
--- Artist and Teaching artist support : salary, health insurance stipend and technology that allow them to teach from home.
--- Enhanced marketing plan is required
$0.00$100,000.00$45,000 -- The operational costs of the organization is approximately $15,000 per month. This includes staff compensation, utilities, mortgage, insurance and other monthly financial commitments such as agreements for office equipment, storage facilities and professional memberships. A detailed spreadsheet can be made available upon request.
$10,000 -- Professional camera package that includes two professional grade video cameras, tripods, audio enhancements, extra battery power and memory cards as well as digital streaming service subscriptions
$30,000 -- Artist and teaching artist compensation, health support and home technology support.
$15,000 -- Enhanced marketing plan in order to expand the reach of our digital programming to a much broader. audience -- compensation for local marketing firm PRESS and support for advertisement placement
05/21/2020
Outreach GrantBike FloridaHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas10,000http://www.bikeflorida.orgWe are a statewide organization that helps Florida communities improve their economic health, infrastructure, and bicycle safety through bicycle tourism. We work with local governments, cities, and tourism development councils on multiple projects, but due to COVID-19 all our projects were canceled, and our partners lost a significant amount of much-needed tourism revenue.
Because mass bicycle events are not an option at the moment, we are developing a centralized bicycle trail map system for the entire state for solo or small group tourists to explore Florida and create a steady stream of tourism dollars. This is a massive project which cannot be done by a staff that currently consists of one full-time employee. This grant would be used primarily to expand our staff, but also to invest in better mapping software and tools so we can complete this project in a timely manner.
$0.00$25,000.00Funds will be used to develop our user friendly database and bicycle route map, focusing exclusively on business and bicycle routes in the Tampa Bay area to help them be as prepared as possible when tourists return to our area.

Based on recent trail counts the Pinellas trail has experienced an increase of 62% usage by people looking for something to get them out of the house We are consulting with Forward Pinellas and other county and statewide organizations about how we can keep this newfound enthusiasm for bicycling alive in Florida, so that our state continues prioritizing trail development and better infrastructure.
05/19/2020
Safe Educational Museum Tours on Personal Devices not Public WandsHenry B. Plant MuseumArts and Culture$10,800.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)50,000https://www.plantmuseum.com/The Henry Pant Museum needs a safe alternative to our popular audio tour. Using a hand-held audio wand, the Museum provides each visitor with an individual tour of the Tampa Bay Hotel's rich history, exotic Moorish Revival architecture, the impact of Henry Plant on the development of Florida, glimpses of the lifestyle of the early Florida tourist and the Hotel's Gilded Age opulence. Our visitors consistently comment on the high quality of our audio tour experience. Designed to engage visitors, the dynamic tour blends informational content about history, architecture, decor, and famous guests; conservation efforts; a variety of authoritative voices including William Seale, former White House Architectural Historian; sounds clips of period music and effects such as train whistles; late 19th century cultural insights through etiquette; and excerpts from Hotel guests' postcards and diaries.$0.00$10,800.00Funding will be used to download the Museum's current audio tour to a QR code and underwrite monthly support for two years. The program will be user-friendly and easy to use, as the tour stop numbers, object photos and titles of stops will appear on the device's screen. Museum guests can scan the code and access the educational tour content on their personal devices. In response to COVID-19, the Museum can not continue to use the public audio wands. Despite staff's best efforts to sanitize them, we're concerned the wands will pose a health risk to our visitors and volunteers. By transferring the audio tour to this format, the Museum can continue to offer this enriching experience to all of our visitors and our visitors will continue to enjoy the full Museum experience safely.05/18/2020
Wimauma COVID-19 Rapid Response Collaborative - Special Community Wide ProjectBeth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.Basic Needs$35,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)500http://www.beth-el.orgThe Wimauma COVID-19 Rapid Response Collaborative was formed to organize resources to address the growing needs in Wimauma, FL. Recognizing that no organization acting alone could meet the challenges of the required scales; with 31% of the population already living in challenging conditions, creating a collaboration to act strategically together was the only immediate solution. The effects of the pandemic will hit harder and for a longer period given the limited employment options, lack of safety nets, and the high number of adults without health insurance. Agencies within our collaborative will help families navigate the array of available services beyond those served through our respective organizations. We will connect residents to public agencies and to our own network of organizations prepared to respond to needs for food, medical services, and financial assistance.$0.00$35,000.00The WRRC will implement a bilingual Community Outreach & Awareness campaign to reach 75% of Wimauma residents; directing the community to our hotline and website. The WRRC will deliver services to assist and support at least 500 residents through multiple access points for food, health, financial assistance, safety supplies, and other critical needs. Here is what some of the partner agencies have committed to do: Beth-El Farmworker Ministry: fiscal agency, receive and store donations, and prepare them for distribution. Redlands Christian Migrant: Association: on a weekly 3-day schedule, a team of 2 operating 2 buses will distribute the donations stored at Bethel. Enterprising Latinas: provide financial assistance to cover rent, utilities, and other emergency services. La Esperanza Clinic at Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission: pharmacy gift cards to address medication needs.05/15/2020
Starfish STEM Academy: Girls Coding Workshops & Camps Lloyd Learning IncEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$29,546.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas100http://www.lloydlearning.orgUnderrepresented populations of diversity exist in STEM fields. The Starfish STEM Academy can facilitate
underrepresented middle school female students in developing positive attitudes, increase self-efficacy, and
improve their perception of their ability to pursue STEM careers, by providing monthly STEM workshops and
summer camps involving coding, data analytics, and artificial intelligence. The Starfish STEM Academy is an
initiative implemented by Lloyd Learning Inc. (www.lloydlearning.org), which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization with a mission to provide STEM project-based learning opportunities in an informal learning
environment at low or no-cost to underrepresented females, and to create a supportive culture of curiosity
and success through partnerships with Countryside High School, middle schools, St. Petersburg College,
Pinellas County, and surrounding communities.
$0.00$29,546.00Makey Makey Classroom Kit 1 @ $700.00 = $700.00
Raspberry Pi 4 Kit 15 @ $120.00 = $1,800.00
Ozobot Kit (12) 2 @ $1,200.00 $2,400.00
iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular/512GB 2 @ $1,499.00 = $2,998.00
iPad Air Wi-Fi/256GB 10 @ $649.00 = $6,490.00
iPad Pencil 2 @ $129.00 = $258.00
1st generation 10 @ $99.00 = $990.00
Keyboard Folio/12.9" iPad Pro 2 @ $199.00 = $398.00
Keyboard/iPad (7th & 3rd generations) 10 @ $159.00 = $1,590.00
OtterBox Symmetry Series 360 Case/12.9" iPad Pro (3rd Generation) 2 @ $90.00 = $180.00
STM Dux Plus Duo Case/10.5" iPad Air and iPad Pro - Black 10 @ $70.00 = $700.00
iPods 2 2 @ $249.00 = $498.00
Hummingbird Bundle (upgrade) 1 @ $2,349.00 = $2,349.00
Power Supply 12 @ $10.00 = $120.00
Finch Robot 2.0 15 @ $125.00 = $1,875.00
Wearable tech kits 10 @ $120.00 = $1,200.00
Sub-Total = $24,546.00
Instructor stipend $5,000
Total = $29,546
05/15/2020
Safer Disinfecting During the COVID PandemicPSR/Florida Chapter CorpHealth & Wellbeing$6,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,500http://psrflorida.orgThe new virus that causes COVID-19 can be transmitted through the air or by touching surfaces that someone has recently sneezed or coughed on and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Using disinfectants on surfaces can kill disease-causing germs (bacteria and viruses), but they may also have health risks; especially for children, pregnant women, and people with respiratory diseases. For example, many common disinfectants (like bleach, many disinfectant wipes) have chemicals in them that can cause or worsen asthma or have reproductive harms. Also, poison centers are seeing a spike in accidental poisonings during the coronavirus pandemic, specifically from hand sanitizers and household cleaning products. Through the Safer Disinfecting During the COVID Pandemic project, we aim to educate the community on how to remain safe from the virus and from toxic chemical exposure. $0.00$6,000.00Through the Safer Disinfecting During the COVID Pandemic project, we will educate health care professionals, families and the broader community on best practices to remain safe from COVID through safer disinfecting choices. We will use our own proven resources as well as adapt those developed by the EPA, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the American Academy of Pediatrics and other reputable organizations that meet the criteria for use against the virus that causes COVID-19. We'll create an educational campaign through the dissemination of user-friendly information in English / Spanish via social media, fact sheets and video clips as well as through our membership and our relationships with community organizations. As a health care professional led organization we are a trusted voice to provide sound advice to help keep families safe during these uncertain times. 05/15/2020
COVID 19 Assistance for homeless VeteransThe Circle of Veterans and Families, Inc.Basic Needs$3,400.00Pasco ; Pinellas28http://www.thecircleofveterans.orgThe Circle of Veterans and Families provides a variety of services for Veterans, their families, and some in the local community. We continue to provide support, however, do to the sudden and unexpected changes due to COVID19, The Circle of Veterans has lost both contracted revenue and direct marketing revenue and is operating at approximately 30% losses for March and April. This is at a time, where we face food shortages from traditional suppliers, and with additional expenses for precautionary measures. $0.00$3,400.00The Circle of Veterans has continued to provide housing and services throughout the crisis period. Reduced funding resources have delayed the open of a second facility that would provide housing and case management for up to 16 additional homeless Veterans. The requested assistance would allow us to continue operations in the current environment while expanding to provide an additional location and greater support. Additional funds would allow for the replenishment of operational funds, and allow for the purchase of furniture, utilities, and food support at the planned (St. Petersburgh, Pinellas County) facility. 05/15/2020
Thrift Shop RevonationsSt. John's Episcopal ChurchBasic Needs$25,000.00Pinellas6,000http://www.stjohnsclearwater.orgSt. John's Thrift Store raises and distributes funds to support multiple outreach programs serving the poor. With more people affected financially due to COVID-19, it is important for those adversely affected to have access to affordable items such as clothing, household goods, etc. Most of the proceeds from sales of donated items goes right back into our local community enabling us to help even more individuals. Our current store is deteriorating. We are seeking a grant to renovate available, underutilized space in our main ministry building, increasing the square footage for the store and workshop . Without the renovation, the store's existence will be in jeopardy and our customer's will lose access to affordable goods. The increased space will allow more foot traffic (social distanced) which will result in increased sales thus allowing us to assist additional people affected.$0.00$25,000.00The funds will be used to assist with the costs of the project which includes demolition of walls to open up the 1st floor of the ministry building so to accommodate the new store, and the reconstruction costs including drywall, painting, and replacement of ceiling and floor tiles, electrical switches and lighting. In addition, new window treatments, shelving and display units will be needed. Specific renovation goals are primarily to provide a long-term, permanent home for the store, and secondarily to improve the functionality of the store, optimize the shopping experience, provide bathrooms for the customers and volunteers, and allow additional space for receiving and sorting donations.
05/14/2020
COVID-19 supplemental program fundsSurfearNEGRAHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas52,000http://surfearnegra.com girls will need healthy and safe outdoor activities for them to:

•learn a new skill
•stay physically active and
•build confidence about their own community and environment

SurfearNEGRA is positioned to engage this precious demographic in a way that is empowering, engaging and sustainable. Being able to effectively execute our planned ¡100 Girls! surf events and activities with social distancing measures in place will allow us to influence the next generation of water women, employ out-of-work contractors and support local businesses.

Also- creating a virtual version of our ¡Surf The Turf! program will allow families that are geographically or financially challenged to access fun & informative activities from their computers.
$0.00$10,000.00We've experienced (3) three major hurdles that have prevented us from physically delivering our programming to girls in the Tampa Bay area:

1. We had to cancel all spring fundraising events due to essential activity & social distancing mandates.

2. We are having to re-imagine our ?Surf The Turf! program due to schools closing for the remainder of the year. The new direction is creating a series of animated videos that will allow educators and parents to virtually access the activities online.

3. Our proprietary ?Surf The Turf! equipment kit production has been put on hold indefinitely due to Chinese factories closing. The equipment kit sales were going to offset general operating expenses and secure larger corporate donations with our partner Rocks and Rings Canada.

$5k will be dedicated to the ?100 Girls! fund. $5k will go to the production of our ?Surf The Turf! video series.
05/14/2020
Funding For the youth programTampa Bay Hurricanes Football and CheerHealth & Wellbeing$15,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)200http://tampabayhurricanes.comTampa Bay Hurricanes Football and Cheer is a newly 501c3 form entity looking for some funding to help properly equip our youth. We had out dates equipment but do to the lack of funds and the Covid-19 epidemic we were unable to fund raise to help us get prepared. $0.00$15,000.00The requested funds will be used to purchase 200 helmets, 200 shoulder pads and practicing dummies so we can continue to serve out youth in the community.05/14/2020
Telemedicine needs in response to COVID-19 Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$350,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas12,000http://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, a Johns Hopkins Health System hospital in St Petersburg, Florida, provides expert pediatric care for infants, children and teens with some of the most challenging medical problems in our community. We have more than half of our 259 beds devoted to intensive care level services in normal circumstances, and the ability to expand that number of beds if need be. Through this pandemic, we continue to be the regional pediatric referral center for Florida's West Coast and the Southeast serving a growing region featuring more than 1.4M children. In an effort to best serve and protect our patients, families and staff, we launched a telemedicine initiative with the roll out of telemedicine services for our Pulmonology, Cystic Fibrosis, General Pediatric patient clinics and all patients within the Center for Behavioral Health at Johns Hopkins All Children's.$0.00$350,000.00Johns Hopkins Medicine has been at the forefront of COVID-19 education, research and treatment. Throughout these times of unparalleled uncertainty, Johns Hopkins continues to provide expertise in global public health, infectious disease and emergency preparedness. We have launched several telemedicine programs and have a tremendous need to continue offering these services to the children and families in our Community. Clinical teams will work with patients and families to assess when telemedicine is medically appropriate. If patients cannot be served via telehealth due to an accessibility issue with technology, we will also see those patients in person. Funds will be used to build the infrastructure to support our telemedicine program and positively impact children across the Tampa Bay area. We anticipate 1,000 patients per month being served by telemedicine, or 12,000 per year.05/13/2020
Keeping babies and children in the Tampa Bay area dry, clean and healthyBabycycle Diaper BankBasic Needs$10,000.00Pinellas9,000http://babycyclefl.orgDue to COVID-19 and the economic crisis, individuals are struggling to not just purchase diapers and wipes, but let alone find them in stores. With our partnership with the National Diaper Bank Network and the procurement process they provide, we are able to purchase diapers as a very discounted rate, therefore getting more diapers for the dollar. We are currently distributing about 30,000 diapers a month to our partner agencies across Pinellas and into Pasco County. Due to gathering restrictions we have had to cancel our main fundraising event for the year which generates monies for our warehouse space, and other necessities to run the diaper bank. $0.00$10,000.00These funds would be used to purchase diapers wipes and other baby essentials to better serve our partners. We would also use fund to keep the diaper bank up and running with rent, utilities. 05/12/2020
TECHNOLOGY FUNDING FOR THOSE WHO SERVE OUR MOST VULNERABLECarlton Manor, IncBasic Needs$15,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000http://carltonmanor.orgCarlton Manor, Inc. has been committed to working with our community's most vulnerable children for approximately 30years. We serve the tri-county area with 3 group homes, 25+ foster homes as well as community-based services. Our children range in needs and our specialized team members work around the clock to ensure that every child is safe and provided with the best therapy, support, and care available. Our clients have been referred for our services because they have needs beyond what they have been getting in the past, which makes our services paramount to a positive outcome. We are often the last resort before in-patient treatment. Our success is imperative to keep these children home, happy, and thriving. $0.00$15,000.00Carlton Manor Inc is a 501c3 providing supported level foster homes to children in foster care. These children have been assessed as needing therapeutic services due to various exposures to domestic violence, physical/emotional/sexual abuse, neglect, etc. Clients receiving services from Carlton Manor Inc. are matched to a foster home specialist, therapist and targeted case manager to further meet the needs of the clients. Due to lack of funds, TCM's and therapists are using outdated and unreliable phones and computers, making client care less efficient. Now, more than ever, we are seeing the need for in-home technology to continue our outreach, especially when we can't be there in person. The rewarded funds would go toward laptops, phones, and other supplies necessary for the prompt and quality care these children and families deserve. 05/12/2020
A Safe Home for Tampa Bay Human Trafficking SurvivorsRahab's DaughtersDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas30http://www.rahabsdaughters.orgRahab's Daughters was founded and is run by a victim of trafficking who is fighting back by helping others. We are here for any and all women who want to be rescued from the sex industry.

We are currently in the process of opening a safe house for our Super Bowl rescue, awareness, and outreach mission during the Big Game week in 2021. However, due to COVID-19, our timeline for a safe house has become even more urgent.

Due to the virus, traffickers are abandoning their victims because of the lack of demand, so we currently have a waitlist of 32 survivors in need of rescue. We have served 16 women and children in Tampa Bay since Jan 2020, and 287 nationally. Our safe home will serve more than 30 women in year one.
$0.00$10,000.00Rahab's Daughters specializes in the rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration of survivors. We offer survivors of human trafficking: shelter, clothing, education, vocational training, and the ability to create a dream plan that empowers them to start making choices for their own lives and break free from being controlled.

By its nature, human trafficking involves the forced work of individuals in the labor or sex industry and as such, the victims have no income or housing of their own. Because the traffickers keep the victims’ income, the women we rescue typically come to us with the clothes on their back and nothing else, as well as, medical and mental health issues.

The funds would allow us to open our safe home to house women who have been abandoned during COVID-19 or provide other housing options.
05/12/2020
Multi County Sustainable/Equitable Business Recognition Program For Good Movement, IncProfessional Services$30,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas40,000http://floridaforgood.com/donate/We are seeking funding for a Sustainable/Equitable Business Recognition Program that would be used as the framework for community wealth building and to scale into other cities/regions. This program would award businesses that have implemented impactful initiatives for diversity, equity, inclusion, community, and the environment. Businesses would measure and track their impact using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This would be a feeder program to get companies in the door and then eventually become candidates for our universities to help them create a shared and durable prosperity through B Corp Certification.

With this funding, we plan to partner with the Sustany Foundation in Tampa to expand its Sustainable Business Awards program to include a larger audience with a more verifiable and credible measurement platform in their application process.
$0.00$30,000.00Because our non-profit is partly funded by a resort company in Florida, we are expecting a dramatic decrease in sponsorship, based on the unfortunate COVID-19 tourism projections. Instead of accepting the fate of putting our valuable programs on the back burner, we are actively seeking grant funding. Businesses desperately need to operate with a "new normal" and focus on the triple bottom line (people, planet & prosperity). We can provide all businesses the guidance needed to achieve this.
We would specifically use the grant money in this manner:
• $10,000 used to market the awards program in the surrounding counties of Tampa Bay to businesses
• $10,000 used to create and maintain a website for applicants to view resources for raising their sustainability score and a way to continuously track their impact
• $10,000 used for awards and ceremony programing
05/11/2020
Hunger Does Not Take a Summer BreakFriends of Tampa Recreation IncBasic Needs$30,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)35,000http://friendsoftamparec.orgSince 2015 the Tampa Parks & Recreation offers extended hours in the summer months at nine recreation centers for the Stay & Play Program, which aims to provide teens a place to be active, safe, and healthy.
Teens who depend on school meals during the year miss out on these meals during the summer months. Since the inception of the program over 100k Tampa Bay youth have participated, while providing free rec cards to those participating to be able to utilize city recreation facilities and programs. The Parks & Recreation Department provides meals seven nights a week to the participants in the Stay & Play program. The average cost to feed the youth in the program is $500 a night. The Covid-19 crisis has amplified the vulnerability of families and the need for youth programming and continuing services that our Tampa Bay community depends on.
$0.00$30,000.00Funds granted would be used to directly cover the cost of meals for teens participating in the Stay & Play programs seven nights a week during the length of the summer program. These funds will ensure the teens participating in the Stay & Play program will continue to have a meal each night of the week, bringing us one step closer to closing the hunger gap in our community. Meals are purchased locally, further supporting the local business economy in Tampa Bay during the current crisis. Although we cannot predict when this current crisis will end, we can ensure no child participating in our programs spends the night hungry. 05/11/2020
PPE for the Community Dental ClinicCommunity Dental ClinicHealth & Wellbeing$10,500.00Pinellas2,200http://www.communitydentalclinic.netWe provide urgent dental care for Pinellas residents who live <200% of the FPL and have no dental insurance. We serve the unemployed, underemployed, disabled, veterans & seniors who face financial, mental, and physical challenges each day, and who are at risk for viruses like COVID-19. We provide dental exams, x-rays, fillings & extractions to relieve pain, resolve infection and restore oral health so patients can sleep, eat, and return to work. Left untreated, dental disease & decay can impact the health of people with underlying medical conditions, and even lead to death.

We need better PPE (N95 masks, shields, etc) to safely work in the mouths of our patients who may be unaware of their health status (~22% of COVID-19 carriers have no symptoms), and to minimize the spread of viruses through aerosol producing procedures like extractions, fillings & debridement.
$0.00$10,500.00The new reality in dental care demands improved precautions and adequate PPE to protect our staff and patients from the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne/bloodborne pathogens. To ensure continuous service for our 2,200+ low income uninsured adult patients, and to equip our dental staff to treat the critical needs of 20+ new acute patients each month, we must secure enough supplies to maintain safe operations: N95/KN95 masks, full face shields, masks with shields, level 3 masks, disposable gowns & jackets, surgical & exam gloves, assorted dental dams and 3 new, hands-free hygiene high volume evacuators (HVE). This life-saving equipment will: 1) localize & minimize the dispersion of droplet and airborne pathogens; 2) place an effective barrier between dental providers and infection; and 3) enable us to safely help those in dental distress even in the face of another outbreak.05/06/2020
Community Vulnerability to Covid-19 and Future PandemicsGovernment Performance NetworkProfessional Services$3,500.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas200,000http://govbench.orgFrom a local government perspective, Covid-19 came out of the blue, hit us hard and woke us up. We didn't know what to expect in terms of cases, deaths, availability of testing kits and shortages of medical resources. And we definitely didn’t know what to expect in terms of economic impacts. Going forward, our local governments need two things: 1) an assessment tool for determining vulnerability to a pandemic before it strikes and 2) an assessment tool for determining severity of the outbreak, after it strikes. There are assessment tools at the national and the state levels, but not at the county level…...not at the level where the rubber meets the road in terms of responding to the attack and protecting our citizens. Fortunately there is sufficient publicly available data to build these two important county assessment tools and keep them simple to use.$0.00$3,500.00The requested funds will be used to procure 100 hours of contractor time at $35/hr. for data collection, data analysis, data visualization and data reporting for the five counties in CFTB. Project management, oversight and design will be provided pro-bono by Government Performance Network, the grantee. Data collection will use AWS services and Google sheets. Data analysis, visualization and report generation will use MS PowerBI. Survey work will use SurveyGizmo. These services will also be provided pro-bono by Government Performance Network. 05/06/2020
Funding Partner to Assist Restaurants and CommunityOperation BBQ ReliefBasic Needs$125,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas10,000http://operationbbqrelief.orgOBR’s Operation Restaurant Relief, is a CV-19 program aimed to assist in feeding the food-insecure by teaming with local restaurants who have faced closure. We recently completed 35,000 meals in Bakersfield, California with the investment of Dignity Health. And we are currently operating a 200,000 per week meal program in the State of Pennsylvania. We are actively operating in five different states serving meals to the homeless, seniors, shut-ins, food insecure families with children, first responders, and healthcare workers at local hospitals. We have identified a restaurant partner in the Tampa area who is interested in our program and the relief it will provide to their employees. This restaurant partner has the capability to provide more than 5,000 meals per week to the most vulnerable in Tampa/Orlando.$0.00$125,000.00We have identified a restaurant partner in Tampa/Orlando who is interested in our program and the relief it will provide to their employees. This restaurant partner has the capability to provide more than 5,000 meals per week to the most vulnerable in DFW metroplex.
05/06/2020
Plant City Entertainment Inc. Covid-19 Crisis Plant City Entertainment Inc.Arts and Culture$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)6,120http://pceshows.comPlant City Entertainment Inc. is in a financial crisis due to the unprecedented challenges presented by Covid-19 to performing arts. PCE has operated a community theater in East Hillsborough County since 1984. In March 2020, we were forced to halt production of Urinetown, a major musical, after two months of rehearsals. A month later the board made the painful decision to postpone our summer youth production of Charlotte’s Web. The theater has already paid $6100 for production rights for both of these shows as well as the music rights for Urinetown. The spring and summer shows are our most popular productions, and we had 18 performances planned. We anticipated approximately $30,000 in income, which pays for our season and operating costs. Our operating costs for these six months are estimated at $1500 or a total of $9000. We are unprepared to sustain these expenses without income. $0.00$10,000.00The $10,000 would be used to fill the income gap caused by Covid-19, cover general operations expenses in the interim, and preserve the theater for the community. General operating expenses include mortgage payment, electricity, water, internet and insurance. To maintain our production season and retain our artistic resources, we made the decision to cancel a winter play to make room for Urinetown. Urinetown will go back into production in the fall of 2020. Charlotte’s Web is slated for Summer 2022. We have also discussed several ideas for a ‘Welcome Back’ community fundraiser just prior to Urinetown to raise the necessary funds for production expenses in 2021 and get the season back on track. Approximately $9000 would be spent on general operating costs for the lost six months and the remaining $1,000 would be spent on production rights. 05/06/2020
Health and Safety Modifications for COVID-19 and beyondVoices of Hope for AphasiaHealth & Wellbeing$4,420.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas320http://www.vohaphasia.orgVoices of Hope for Aphasia is the ONLY community-based organization in the Tampa Bay area that serves those who struggle with aphasia. Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that affects not only speech, but comprehension, reading, and writing as well. Our innovative programs include group activities for those with aphasia, support for family members, and educational training offered at hospitals and rehab centers. We help to rebuild self-esteem and improve the quality of life of people with aphasia and their families. As soon as it is safe to do so, we will be moving into a new, dedicated space that will help us offer more programming and reach a greater number of the 23,000+ people with aphasia in the Tampa Bay area. In light of the pandemic, we want to make some minor, unplanned, renovations to the space to ensure the safety and health of our members – for now and in the future.$0.00$4,420.00The funds we are requesting will go directly to help make our new home a safe and healthy environment for our members, their family members, as well as the Voices of Hope for Aphasia staff. The specifics of funding use are:

Laminate Flooring throughout for easier cleaning/disinfection $3630.00
(includes flooring, underlayment, tools - labor has been donated)
Touch-free Hand Sanitizers (5) $590.00
(placed throughout and accessible by wheelchair)
Misc. Supplies – $200.00
(paper towels, disinfecting wipes and sprays, floor cleaner)

Request Total: $4420.00

The labor for the installation of the flooring and painting supplies for touch-up after the installation are being generously donated by members of the community who continue to support our programming and our mission to be a place where the voices of people living with aphasia are acknowledged. Thank you.
05/06/2020
Animal feed and careHorsepower for kidsAnimal Welfare$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas7http://horsepowerforkids.comDue to Covid-19 and having to close our doors to visitors we have been struggling to keep up with bills including feed bills and care for our animals. Our only source of income is being open to the public for tours and ranch parties. $0.00$10,000.00Funds would be used to purchase feed for animals and pay for their care. Our income is usually 25k-30k a month which is also our monthly expenses. Having been forced to close our doors to visitors again which are are only source of income has been really difficult to keep up with expenses. 05/05/2020
Supplemental Funding Program and Caregiver ProgramRomy and Gaby SCI Foundation IncHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas75http://stayinstep.orgWe seek funding for our Supplemental Program which helps clients pay for up to 50% of their therapy. One hour of therapy is $90 so a grant of $25,000 would provide 277 hours of therapy for clients who might otherwise go without. Stay In Step was founded to provide therapy to those who need it, regardless of ability to pay. The Supplemental Program is the essence of SIS and we must continue to fund this critical program. Nearly all of our clients receive some degree of supplemental funding. A grant would help clients get the therapy they need to live more fulfilling lives with less pain, illness and fewer hospitalizations. SIS is the only veteran founded nonprofit rehabilitation center providing this type of therapy in a 3-hour radius of the city of Tampa. Our Caregiver Program provides support, education and retreats for the people who care for patients suffering from paralysis. $0.00$25,000.00Every dollar in our Supplemental Funding Program goes directly to helping people who otherwise would not be able to afford this critical therapy. The Supplemental Funding is used to pay for up to 50% of the total cost of therapy sessions. Stay In Step’s primary service is rehabilitative therapy offered in 2-hour blocks. Our rehab program is complex and tailored to each client. Therapy is delivered by two person teams and is offered at a significantly reduced cost compared with that of for profit therapy centers
Caregiver Program donations are used to provide education to caregivers such as a Q&A video conference held April 30, 2020 with a neurosurgeon and to encourage self-care such as with a virtual yoga class scheduled May 7, 2020. We hold monthly support group meetings to strengthen the sense of community and publish a quarterly newsletter with events and educational articles.
05/05/2020
No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town! SHP Florida Chapters 2020Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. FL ChaptersBasic Needs$17,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100http://www.shpbeds.orgSleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. (SHP) was established to fulfill a specific mission—to see that No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town. The charity builds twin beds for local children, age 3-17, who are sleeping on floors, couches, and other uncomfortable situations without beds. To our knowledge, there are painfully few options out there for guardians who find themselves in a situation where they cannot provide a bed for their child. Our conclusion that the number of children experiencing bedlessness is a silent epidemic and the number of children in need far exceed the availability of beds for the underprivileged. Most agencies, government, state, and non-profit, are designed to assist with food, shelter, healthcare, etc. However, no agency is tasked with providing beds for children. SHP is the only charity providing hand-made twin beds to children who don’t have beds of their own. $0.00$17,500.00Not only do we deliver these beds, equipped with mattresses, sheets, pillows and a blanket to kiddos in need, but we partner with organizations, churches, businesses, and individuals to build them at events called “Build Days!” SHP volunteers take a pile of wood and with drills, sanders, and saws, twin bed frames (that can also be bunked) are constructed. Our simple design is easy to follow and takes no woodworking experience to learn. During these Build Days, experienced volunteers show and teach other volunteers the different stages of the construction process. Following each build day, volunteers help deliver the beds, to local families that requested and qualified for a one. Volunteers learn about our organization, the need in our community, and take pride as piles of lumber are transformed into beds. 100 beds would be constructed and delivered to local kiddos with this funding.05/05/2020
St. Michael's Legal Center for Women & Children, Inc. Working Capital GrantSt. Michael's Legal Center for Women & Children, IncProfessional Services$50,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas40,000https://www.stmichaelslegalcenter.com/ At St. Michael's Legal Center for Women & Children, Inc., we provide pro bono legal services to those at the poverty level or the working poor who cannot afford a lawyer in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties. The legal services rendered by our organization to meet the needs of the women and children we serve include, but are not limited to, child support, time sharing and parenting plans, child pick-up orders, divorce, enforcement and modification of divorce judgments, adoption, enforcement of court ordered alimony, establishment and disestablishment of paternity, immigration, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, and foreclosure defense when it is related to a domestic relations case. We are governed by the cannon of the Florida Bar and the Catholic Church however, we do not discriminate based on religion, race, color, gender, or national origin.
$0.00$50,000.00Any funding granted to St. Michael's Legal Center for Women & Children, Inc. will be used for short-term working capital needs until our regular donors in the community are able to resume their charitable contributions after the COVID crisis abates. We have a small paid staff that includes two paralegal professionals and one attorney. They facilitate the efforts of our many volunteer attorneys and law students. Our director, Dr. Michael Shea has been a member of the Florida Bar for over 50 years and takes no salary for his legal services. The donations we usually receive annually from the local law firm community has been withdrawn. Also, we charge our clients a nominal administrative fee of $50 to cover office supplies and expenses but even this revenue has stopped because we cannot meet with clients as we normally do. Thank you for considering funding our organization! God bless you.05/05/2020
Purchase of a LUCAS Resuscitation DeviceUniversity Community Hospital, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$18,896.56Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,200http://uch.orgTo address the COVID-19 pandemic in Hillsborough County, AdventHealth Carrollwood (AHC) requests
funding to support the purchase of a LUCAS Resuscitation Device. As of May 5, 1300 COVID-19 cases have
been reported in Hillsborough County. With the severity of the illness, and lack of adequate and necessary
medical equipment across the United States, a resuscitation device is paramount in saving the lives of
individuals with the virus in AHC's service area. The LUCAS machine will free up staff resources, conserve
equipment, and limit exposure to the virus. Fatigue, individual variations, and psychological factors are
removed from CPR administration with this machine.
$0.00$18,896.56Funds would reimburse the purchase of a LUCAS Resuscitation Device, which needed to be obtained
quickly in order to flatten the COVID-19 infection curve and save lives. It will be used in the event of an
emergency resuscitation. This decreases the number of staff in an exam room, limits COVID-19 exposure, and
conserves Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - which is essential given the shortage of PPE and its need to
protect those treating infected patients. Without this machine, multiple staff must administer CPR, increasing
the likelihood of spreading the virus. The LUCAS machine can provide CPR the entire time and requires
minimal staff oversight. It sustains life-saving circulation during prolonged resuscitation attempts. This stateof-
the-art device allows easy administration by the touch of a button.
05/05/2020
Support for staffing and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.University Community Hospital, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$130,832.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,200http://uch.orgTo address the COVID-19 pandemic, AdventHealth Carrollwood (AHC) requests support toward the cost
of a portable x-ray machine that will expedite the diagnosis and treatment of those infected with the virus.
With a shortage of test kits and a wait time of at least 2-4 days for results, the portable x-ray machine is
necessary to view patients' lungs and assess the severity of infection. This enables medical staff to rapidly
determine if a patient has the virus and how far it has progressed, making course of treatment move much
more quickly. As of May 5th, there have been 1,300 COVID-19 cases reported in Hillsborough County. Rapid
testing, diagnosis and intubation are paramount to assess and treat infected persons in AHC's service area.
$0.00$130,832.00Funds would reimburse the purchase of a portable x-ray unit, which needed to be obtained quickly in
order to flatten the COVID-19 infection curve and save lives. The portable x-ray unit is on order and will soon
be based in an outdoor tent where AdventHealth examines patients who may be infected with the COVID-19
virus. By setting up operations outside of the hospital, staff is able to keep potentially infected patients at a
distance from others and quickly assess their need for assistance. The portable unit is needed to keep patients
isolated and to keep other x-ray units available for other emergencies and regular use.
05/05/2020
COVID-19 Homeless Youth Emergency Assistance Program Youth Improvement ServicesBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas16http://www.youthimprovement.orgThe current COVID-19 pandemic had created an urgent need in the Tampa Bay area for additional services to homeless and at-risk youth. The mandatory shelter in place orders have left homeless populations most vulnerable and we want to be a part of the community's response. Youth Improvement Services, Inc. (YIS) is a nonprofit organization that empowers low-income youth. We are located in Pinellas County and will provide solutions in the entire Tampa Bay area. Our agency provides emergency housing, life skills training and support services to youth, ages 18-24 years old. Our program focuses on racial minority youth, LGBTQ youth and immigrant youth. $0.00$10,000.00We are requesting a grant of $12,000. Personnel (Salaried Personnel) $3,000 – Direct program cost for Executive Director who will administer the project and the grant. Direct program cost for Licensed Professional Counselor who will conduct intake, provide training to clients and support services.
Housing and Occupancy Related, Support Services, General Economic Assistance to Clients $8,000 - Direct program costs for housing and housing related items for youth, transportation assistance, life skills training, meals, stipends for participating youth and other needed supports.
Materials, Supplies, Marketing and Promotion - $1,000: Indirect, but program related cost to acquire needed equipment or technology, marketing materials, website support and office or related supplies.
05/05/2020
Enhancing access to and participation in the artsArt Center of Citrus CountyArts and Culture$35,000.00Citrus980http://artcenterofcitruscounty.orgOur primary source of income is the sale of theater tickets. Due to COVID-19 we have had to close our doors and will receive very little income till Nov. or later. The financial impact is in excess of $76,000 due to lost ticket sales and the need to make refunds for tickets already sold. Our expenses are the cost of maintaining the two buildings on the campus, including utilities, necessary maintenance, insurance and the other costs of an ongoing business. We are operating on our financial reserves, which we are fortunate to have due to prudent stewardship over many years. Citrus County is one of the oldest and poorest counties in FL and there are no after school art/theater programs in the county. The Art Center offers programs and volunteer opportunities to seniors and youth in the local area. We need help to get through this so that we may continue to provide for the community.$0.00$35,000.00Funds received would go towards the cost of maintaining the two buildings on the campus, including utilities, necessary maintenance, insurance and the other costs of an ongoing business. With funding we will be able to start up all of our programs without delay. The Art Center does not receive any state or local government support. Grant funds will help us keep afloat and be ready to serve the artistic needs of the community once again.05/04/2020
Partially FundedTampa Ready Medical Face Shields ProjectChrist Fellowship TampaHealth & Wellbeing$5,619.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas30,000http://christfellowshiptampa.comChrist fellowship Tampa with a desire to serve our neighbors and community was able to secure fourteen 3D printers to manufacture medical face shields at our church. We are currently running 24/7 and have given out for free over 20,000 medical face shields to hospitals, doctors, and nurses ( Baycare hospitals, Tampa General Hospital, Florida Cancer Hospitals, Memorial Hospitals in south Florida, and two Covid hospital units in NYC ). We have orders for thousands more. Christ Fellowship is a multiethnic congregation and regularly pulls together large groups of people to serve the community during moments of crises and opportunities. Because our facilities are operating 7 days a week and 24 hours a day our running operations for volunteers and electric costs are enormous.$2,381.00$8,000.00The funds will be specifically used for electrical power usage for the 14 industrial 3D printers and the purchase of ABS plastic to manufacture face shields to distribute to first responders and hospitals.05/04/2020
Art Center of Citrus County Covid-19 Financial ImpactCitrus County Art League (DBA - Art Center of Citrus County)Arts and Culture$75,000.00Citrus2,000https://artcenterofcitruscounty.org/ The Art Centers primary source of income is ticket sales for live play productions on stage to a live audience in an auditorium with a seating capacity of 223. We had to cancel all play preparations and plays through September while refunding previously purchased tickets. Our worst-case scenario would be not to produce any plays for the remainder of the year which would result in a loss to the theater by December, 2020 of $106,000 as a direct result of the virus impact. Our reserves would be exhausted by the end of November. Based on government direction going forward, we are hopeful we may be able to resume play preparation and productions before the end of the year and mitigate this projected loss of revenue. $0.00$75,000.00Requested funds would be used to maintain our facility until the Art Center returns to producing income primarily from ticket sales to the live stage shows. As a non-profit organization owned and operated by members, our ongoing expenses are primarily the cost of maintaining the two buildings on our four-acre campus, including electricity, water and sewer, telephone and cable, necessary maintenance, insurance and the other costs of an ongoing business. Unfortunately, these costs don’t stop just because we are not operating the facility. We also have ongoing mortgage payments. 05/04/2020
Tuition AssistanceDelphi AcademyEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$50,000.00Pinellas78http://delphifl.org/The Delphi Academy of Florida, an independent Pre-K through 12th grade school in Clearwater, FL, respectfully requests the support of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to provide tuition assistance to struggling families. The families of 40% of our 175 students have been severely affected by the COVID-19 crisis, suffering job losses, business closures, salary reductions, and health issues. These families have stated their inability to pay tuition fees for the remaining of the current, as well as for the following, school year. This will inflict a heavy blow both on these families, as their children will lose access to a school that has enabled them to rise above proficiency levels (100% of students in Language Arts, 88% in Math); as well as on our teachers, as the reduction in our tuition fees, our main source of revenue, limits our capacity to pay 20% of our 41 faculty members.$0.00$50,000.00The funds respectfully requested in this application will be channeled as financial aid immediately to the families struggling to pay outstanding fees for the current school year, as well as to support the re-enrollment of their children in the following year. The amount of $50,000 will directly impact 70 students, securing for them a place in the school that they cherish for the learning experience, their friends, and the future that it offers them. Indirectly, this amount will safeguard the positions of 8 of our teachers, as well as the school’s capacity to offer a comprehensive STEM-powered curriculum complemented by 16 extracurricular courses, individualized attention, and connections to higher education and industry. We thus hope that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will support our efforts to maintain hope for a brighter future among the families in our region.05/04/2020
Homeless food and sterile supplies/ equipment during the coronavirusFirst Presbyterian Church, Tampa/ Matthew 25 Homeless MinistryBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)400http://www.firstprestampa.org1st Pres/ MT 25 has been operating in various formats since 2002. 400+ dwtn homeless. We became a meal site partner w/ Met Min in 2011 w/ a Sat indoor hot breakfast. We've added svcs over time-- clothing closet, Met Min case mgmt., twice monthly homeless clinic w/ USF Health TB Street Medicine, HCHCP indigent enrollment, DOH immunizations/screens. W/ the c'virus, we have been forced outdoors and are now serving 7 days/wk due to the closure of other dwntn feeding sites. We've ID'd many add'l needs-- portable showers, safety/ sterile items such as gloves, masks, protective shields, add'l meds for clinic, supplemental nutrition such as bananas, oranges, & OJ .One of the biggest unmet needs is toilet access. Public access is closed. We can get portables at reasonable cost w/ servicing. The question is location. Very undesirable. Do you know anyone w/ open dwtn land willing to consider?$0.00$10,000.00showers- 2500
toilets 2500
suppl food 1000
sterile supplies 2000
meds for USF TBSM 1000
clothing 1000

We're in for the long haul. We've continued while others have closed. Due to the unknown duration of the c' virus, we foresee establishing supply/ financial reserves for what might yet come. We're willing to work on an " as need" basis, We don't need all the money at once. To gain leverage of resources, we believe in partnerships, as shown in the preceding.. We don't have to do it all ourselves.
05/04/2020
Partially FundedGeneral and operations support during COVID-19 Freefall Theatre Inc.Arts and Culture$18,000.00Pinellas100http://freefalltheatre.comfreeFall Theatre Company's professional and educational outreach programming includes the employment of 7 year round staff members and more than 30 seasonal actors, technical and hourly support staff. Since March 16, our programming including live theatrical performances and educational outreach programs has been put on hold. The loss of more than 25% of our ticket revenue has compromised our organization's ability to provide employment for our hourly support staff and technical theatre teams as well as key funding support from the cancellation of our season. freeFall is seeking general operational support to mitigate the loss of ticket and event revenue . Funds will go directly to our COVID-19 recovery campaign to limit the financial impact to the company ensuring our 2020-2021 season can and will go on.$7,000.00$25,000.00Funds will go directly to staff, actors, creative teams, general operations and the shows in our new season.
$5,000 new COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing procedures including hand wash stations and extra hourly support staff and additional hours
$10,000 full-time staff, hourly support staff, seasonal actors and creative teams
$10,000 shows 1 and 2 2020-2021 season
05/04/2020
Fully FundedNew Mobile Smart PhonesGood Samaritan Fund and Services of Sun City CenterHealth & Wellbeing$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)600http://suncitycenter.org/community-services/good-samaritan-a-scc-ride-services.htmlThe mobile flip phones Samaritan Services currently use are outdated. Samaritan Services operates 8 cars that provide transportation through-out Sun City Center and the greater Hillsborough County and upper Manatee County area. Our residents may utilize our service to go to local businesses, medical appointments and all other life needs. The newer smart phones to be used by the dispatcher, receptionist, office manager and drivers would allow Samaritan Services to better accomplish these goals. Safety is always a major concern for our organization. Smart phones would allow drivers to be hands free, utilize google maps and the Waze app for information. Drivers will also be able to call clients and destination points which will help streamline our process. Information could also be texted to save time.. Samaritan Services would also need protective cases, and car dashboard holders.$2,325.00$2,325.00Samaritan Service would purchase 6 new smart phones including 6 protective cases and 3 car dashboard holders. Samaritan Services is looking at possibly starting back up our transportation services on June 1st. We are monitoring the slow opening of Florida. The safety and health of our volunteers and their passengers is our main concern. While we are not using our existing phones, it would be an ideal time to implement the change.05/04/2020
Icon Preparatory School Icon Preparatory SchoolEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$5,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)500https://www.iconprep.org/We strive to educate and inspire the next generation of children in our community. Icon Prep provides opportunities for often forgotten and underserved students in the Tampa Bay area. With over 50,000 African Americans in our community living below the poverty line, and an increasingly failing educational system, we are the beacon of hope for the kids and their families in our community. We want to help our ENTIRE community regardless of race, color, religion, or gender. Our program focuses on fostering change and instilling a culture of success to ensure that every child can gain access to the same opportunities as their peers, regardless of their background or where they live. WE BUILD SKILLS AND CHARACTER FOR OUR STUDENTS TO BECOME FUTURE LEADERS IN OUR COMMUNITY! $0.00$5,000.00Our priority has shifted during this COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic progresses, our students are experiencing a myriad of challenges. You can go on any social media timeline across the county and see how big of a disaster “Digital Learning” has become. Public school parents are irate and are complaining about the multitude of problems. Parents of private school students have it much worse. Public schools have the resources of millions of dollars worth of Federal Entitlement grants to provide laptops for students who are in need. Unfortunately, private schools (which most are over 90% of low-income students) do not have the resources or the capabilities to provide laptops for students. With our students already facing insurmountable odds, we want to provide laptops, internet access, and family tutorials on how to connect and navigate through digital learning for summer learning. 05/04/2020
Nourishing Souls Journey to Success Foundation Inc.Basic Needs$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando100http://journeytosuccessfoundation.orgTo provide emergency relief to families who have a member living with a disability. Per the U.S. Department of Labor, Florida leads in unemployment claims, with a 9,265% increase. It is reported that Florida's unemployment system is the worst in the country. To date, Florida has only processed 20% of unemployment applications, leaving 80% in limbo. On April 20, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released a new online dashboard, reflecting the number of reemployment assistance claims submitted, verified, processed, and paid. The site reports 2,030,958 unemployment claims have been submitted, with 416,683 paid.
The pandemic has disrupted many aspects of daily lives, but its impacts are especially acute for those with special needs. We are seeking a $10,000 grant to help pay for food, rent/mortgage, utility bills and/or health needs.
$0.00$10,000.00The pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our daily lives, but its impact is especially acute for families with special needs. The uncertainty of food insecurity is not explanatory. The fear of losing shelter has no easy solution. The necessity of healthcare cannot be abandoned as therapy treatments cannot be rendered via telehealth. The funds will be used to provide emergency financial assistance to families with disabilities who, due to COVID-19, are unemployed. Funds can be used to purchase food, pay rent/mortgage, utility bills or healthcare expenses. The Journey to Success Foundation, Inc. transforms the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central Florida, serving those on the Autism Spectrum, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Prader-Willi Syndrome, Phelan McDermid Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome and Asperger Syndrome. 05/04/2020
Fully FundedCall and Text Second LineNAMI PascoHealth & Wellbeing$0.00Pasco350http://www.namipasco.orgWe are a mental health organization. Due to Covid everything had to go online or by phone. Sadly, our calls for help and our texts have multiplied by 10. We can't have one volunteer handle all of them. We would like to get a second phone and second line that can travel between volunteers. Our goal is to make one line for just the youth and one that would be strictly for 18+. Not only do we answer basic questions we also offer text a peer and support calls. Just this am we were asked to take on another orgs calls as well. $1,840.00$1,840.00To purchase a second phone, pay activation fee, and first year of service charges. 05/04/2020
COVID-19 Priority Housing FundNew Life Transitional Housing and Services, IncBasic Needs$100,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas150http://www.nlths.orgNew Life Transitional Housing and Services, Inc. (formerly known as The SC Umbrella Project) is a tax exempt organization that seeks to address the need for supportive, transitional housing options for the following vulnerable populations: homeless Veterans; foster children; persons with physical and mental disabilities; former inmates re-entering the community; and individuals recovering from addiction. Our community-based residences provide a supportive, therapeutic environment that aims to prepare residents for independent living. We provide individualized case management, VA disability claim assistance; life skills development; management of daily activities; employment referrals; GED/financial aid assistance; transportation; and access to AA/NA recovery programs. Our organization coordinates with the state agencies to meet the needs of our targeted populations.$0.00$100,000.00Coronavirus Priority Identified. We are seeking funds to acquire our first transitional residence in Hillsborough County. Funds will be used to secure property (through rental agreement or mortgage); assist with licensing and permitting fees; purchase furniture and household items; employ 1-2 direct support professionals to manage the needs of our residents; and initiate an aggressive marketing campaign to attract potential residents. Our goal is to help as many people as possible, especially with the current state of affairs due to COVID-19.05/03/2020
Partially FundedFeed our 10 tigers and 1 lionBig Cat RescueAnimal Welfare$25,400.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)11https://bigcatrescue.orgWe depend in part on our tour revenue to feed the cats. Having to cancel all tours in peak season, we have laid off half the staff and are cutting other expenses, but are likely to still operate at a deficit until we can safely resume offering tours. Our 11 biggest cats, tigers and a lion, consume more than half of the food. It costs about $800 per big cat per month for food. Funding that expense of for three months will help cover the likely deficit during this difficult time. $800 x 11 x 3 = $26,400.$1,000.00$26,400.00To purchase Carnivore Diet, beef and chicken to feed 10 tigers and one lion.05/02/2020
Food Pantry AssistanceMinisterio Voces AngelicalesBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)150https://www.facebook.com/MVAofPC/MVA is a non-profit that serve homeless population and low-income families. MVA wants to make sure everyone has enough to eat, hygiene products for personal needs, and information required to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic with as little discomfort and distress as possible. We work to get nourishing food from partners to people in need. Our unique program helps those without transportation including seniors that might be at greater risk of hunger and at getting COVID-19. MVA has been serving the community since 2014 through our food pantry program. MVA primary mission is to care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community by providing services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity, and self-sufficiency. MVA offers a range of programs uniquely structured to help families and individuals facing challenges with housing, food, clothing, other services $0.00$10,000.00Due to the recent outbreak, and the unemployment rate, more families are in need. MVA serves homeless and low-income families, but because of the pandemic, we are serving all the families that need food on their table. Our food pantry program during the pandemic has turned in a grab-and-go process. We preselect the food and prepare it before we provide it to the families to minimize contamination. The funds requested will be used to purchase, through Feeding America, additional food for the food pantry. Currently, we spend about $250 weekly and due to the high demand, it does not last the full week. This will help us by keeping our door open to those in need.05/02/2020
Operation Change--FloridaNew Life Transitional Housing and Services, IncBasic Needs$150,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas150http://www.nlths.orgNew Life Transitional Housing and Services, Inc. (formerly known as The SC Umbrella Project) is a tax exempt organization that seeks to address the need for supportive, transitional housing options for the following vulnerable populations: homeless Veterans; foster children; persons with physical and mental disabilities; former inmates re-entering the community; and individuals recovering from addiction. Our community-based residences provide a supportive, therapeutic environment that aims to prepare residents for independent living. We provide individualized case management, VA disability claim assistance; life skills development; management of daily activities; employment referrals; GED/financial aid assistance; transportation; and access to AA/NA recovery programs. Our organization coordinates with the state agencies $0.00$150,000.00We are seeking funds to acquire our first transitional residence in Hillsborough County. Funds will be used to secure property (through rental agreement or mortgage); assist with licensing and permitting fees; purchase furniture and household items; employ 1-2 direct support professionals to manage the needs of our residents; and initiate an aggressive marketing campaign. Our goal is to help as many people as possible, especially with the current state of affairs due to COVID-19.05/02/2020
Nature Education ProgramFriends of the Crystal Riverr National Wildlife Refuge ComplexEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$4,000.00Citrus200http://friendsofthecrystalriver.orgEvery year Friends of Crystal River offer an education program to 4th and 5th graders in Citrus County. This program includes getting students to Wildlife Refuge, conducting scientific tests and experiencing nature in a way they never have before. Each year we have 200 students and Friends of Crystal River provides this experience at no cost to students or schools. The funding for this program comes from our Visitor Center and Nature Store. Due to Covid 19 our facility is closed and the visitors that provide the funds to provide the program are completely eliminated. Regretfully, without funding we are unable to provide this amazing experience. It allows the students out of the classroom, into the springs, salt marshes and wetlands and see for themselves a different side of their community. Our program has a proven positive track record due to pre and post testing. $0.00$4,000.00Transportation costs ($900), Educational Supplies ($1,350), Lunch, snacks, drinks ($650), commemorative t-shirts for student ($1,100). 05/01/2020
Prenatal Care for Financially Needy Women Guiding Star TampaHealth & Wellbeing$12,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas20http://guidingstartampa.orgGuiding Star Tampa is a non-profit womens’ medical clinic. Due to the pandemic, we have seen an increased number of uninsured pregnant women who we assist in applying for medicaid to pay for their care with us. The wait time for Medicaid approval has significantly increased during the pandemic. Mothers are choosing to forgo their first two visits, sonogram and blood work while waiting for Medicaid approval. According to the Florida Department of Health mothers in prenatal care have healthier pregnancies—mothers who are not in care are three times more likely to have a baby of low birth weight and five times more likely to have a baby who dies at birth. The “typical” client that falls into this category is someone whose household of 2/ income $16,910 or a household of 3/income of $21,330. This grant will allow these women to begin prenatal care as recommended by ACOG. $0.00$12,000.00Candidates will be screened for eligibility to receive by completing our “sliding scale discount” application to assess their household income and particular circumstances, as a result of the pandemic.

A grant of $12,000.00 would allow us to provide 20 prenatal clients,in need, the six hundred dollars necessary to begin their prenatal care while waiting for Medicaid to be approved. We would continue to offer the discount to those financially affected until the funds are depleted.

The following is a breakdown of what is covered by the $600 per patient grant:

Visit to Establish Care - $125.00
Initial Dating & Viability Ultrasound - $125.00
New OB Appointment - $100.00
New OB Labs - $250.00
Labs will include:
Obstetric Panel, Including HIV
Hbg Solubility (Sickle Cell Test)
Urine Culture, Routine
Pap IG, Ct-Ng, rfx HPV
05/01/2020
PEMHS IMPACT Continuing CarePersonal Enrichment Through Mental Health ServicesBasic Needs$69,965.00Pinellas65http://pemhs.orgIMPACT seeks grant funds to continue and maintain support for one "Engagement Specialist". This key personnel ensures homeless clients successfully transition back to the community through care coordination services. Engagement Specialists endeavors to link and connect homeless clients to necessary self- identified goals including behavioral health treatment, safe shelter linkage, job/life skills training, and other social determinants of health to reach optimal wellness. PEMHS’s IMPACT Continuing Care (IMPACT Team) started in March 2014 and provides community follow-up and crisis intervention services to adult clients with the ultimate goal to reduce recidivism and increase stability and self-sufficiency. Using evidenced-based models, the program saves costs through a decreased number of inpatient days by clients utilizing community-based referrals. $0.00$69,965.00Due to COVID19, the IMPACT Team stands to lose funding for a critical service provided to our homeless population who utilizes acute care settings to meet basic needs. These individuals typically fall in the cracks of our system, because they are unable to qualify for standard case management and brief financial services. Since the COVID19 pandemic, this population is struggling more than ever. With an increased deficiency of financial resources, shelter, and access to meaningful activities, behavioral health issues are intensified. The state currently predicts a spike in behavioral crisis in the near future secondary to COVID19. Engagement Specialists can ensure that our vulnerable homeless population does not experience a further exacerbation of behavioral health services due to struggles with accessing community resources PEMHS is committed to maintaining this service continuity.05/01/2020
Moving Forward - Youth DevelopmentSOAR FirstEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)50http://soarfirsttampa.comOur organization is focused on developing academic and social skills of middle and high school students. We focus on students in under-served communities but our events are open to the public. We host all of our events free of charge and are supported by a volunteer base staff.
Today, more so than ever, we have to think of creative ways to keep our youth engaged and focused on their success. We are continuing our efforts to help youth SOAR.

COVID-19 has impacted our organization in many ways but the major impacts include;
- a larger need base (more students needing sociological support)
- Decrease in funding contributions
- Increase material Expenses (mostly technology) to reach the youth in new ways
- Increase expenses due to student support needs we
It's no longer the just under-served community but the many that are becoming classified as under-served in these unprecedented times.
$0.00$10,000.00Funding will be used to support our upcoming events to engage our youth and help them build their various skills; including supplies, venue rental, transportation cost, materials, food and awards.
- STEM + Arts Camp - 25 attendees-week long camp
- Expanded Bi-Weekly Mentor Meetings - 20 attendees
- Women Community Leaders Mentor Event - 30 attendees
- Male Community Leaders Mentor Event - 50 attendees
- Expanded Ready for Success Camp (weekly meetings in July & concluded in August with a 3 day camp) - 20 attendees
- Expanded College Success Camp (bi-weekly meetings June-Sept; weekly October; November college trip) - 10-15 attendees
- End of the Year Recognition - 100 attendees
- Bi-Weekly Volunteering (previously monthly) - 50 attendees (various events including community cleanups, care bags for the less fortunate, special moments with the elderly, Backpack drive for Elementary School
05/01/2020
Need Cargo Van to pick up and distribute foodVictor Newman Ministries, Inc.Basic Needs$20,000.00Pinellas1,000http://victornewman.orgThough our partnership with Open Arms Ministry (St. Paul UMC), Victor Newman Ministries receives food from organizations (such as Feeding Tampa Bay and RCS in Clearwater) to distribute to food insecure families. The number of families we are helping has tripled, pre-COVID versus post-COVID, and is increasing every week, as more and more people are in financial straits because of losing their jobs.

We need a cargo van for smaller pickups of donations, and to take smaller distributions to lower income housing areas where people do not have transportation to come pick up food. (We have connections with a deaf ministry and have seen increasing requests from that community for assistance.)

Through our Community Catering division, we provide prepared food to the homeless in Clearwater, as well, for which a cargo van would be helpful and less expensive to operate than our box truck. .
$0.00$20,000.00We would buy a used cargo panel van, and pay for tax, title, license, and first tank of gas!

This would be used probably 5 days a week in picking up donations and delivering groceries and prepared foods to those who are struggling financially during this COVID-19 crisis.
04/30/2020
Need commercial refrigeration and/or freezing for food distribution for food insecure familiesVictor Newman Ministries, Inc.Basic Needs$2,000.00Pinellas1,000http://victornewman.orgThough our partnership with Open Arms Ministry (St. Paul UMC), Victor Newman Ministries receives food from organizations (such as Feeding Tampa Bay and RCS in Clearwater) to distribute to food insecure families. The number of families we are helping has tripled, pre-COVID versus post-COVID, and is increasing every week, as more and more people are in financial straits because of losing their jobs.

We also receive perishable food that cannot be distributed for 1-2 days and will spoil without refrigeration.

In this COVID-19 situation, we are also receiving prepared foods from restaurants and restaurant suppliers, requiring commercial refrigeration and/or freezing to preserve the quality until it can be distributed to those who are hungry. Through our Community Catering division, we provide prepared food to the homeless in Clearwater, as well.
$0.00$2,000.00For the immediate future, the refrigerator we would like to purchase, is an Avantco A49R-NC 54" Door Reach-in Refrigerator (or something similar) for about $2,000.

For the longer-term, we need a walk-in cooler. A Nor-lake 8'x10'x7.7" walk in color would be about $10,000, plus, $1,000 to build and install with 220 electricity..
04/30/2020
Emergency Feed & Veterinary CareZiggy's Haven Bird SanctuaryAnimal Welfare$10,000.00Citrus200http://ziggyshaven.comWe have multiple requests to take on pets due to loss of jobs/income. We provide pet food and/or veterinary care to help people keep their pets while they recover from the current economic crisis. While the requests are much greater right now, this is something we do regularly. Due to COVID-19, all of our fundraising events for this project have been canceled or postponed indefinitely. Funding for this is critical as it allows people to keep their pets instead of placing them in a shelter. $0.00$10,000.00Funds would be used two ways. 1) to purchase animal food to be distributed to those who have lost income and feel they cannot afford to feed their pet. This would help keep pets out of the shelter.
And 2) assist with emergency veterinary care for those who have a pet with a medical emergency and lack the funds to provide such care. This helps keep the pet in the home and out of the shelter.
04/30/2020
Covid-19 Impact Needs RequestCitrus County Children's Advocacy Center, Inc. d/b/a Jessie's PlaceHealth & Wellbeing$75,000.00Citrus500http://jessiesplacecitrus.orgWe receive about $70,000/year in state funding which is in serious jeopardy of being cut from the state budget due to Covid-19. These funds pay 100% of the payroll expenses for a child/family advocate position and part the agency's utility expenses. Our fundraising efforts, the main source of our unrestricted funds, are also being impacted by Covid-19 as social events are canceled and local businesses are unable to donate or sponsor our events. Without unrestricted funds we are unable to pay for administrative and operating expenses and cover losses in state/grant funding. Providing services to our clients during the Covid-19 pandemic has also created unforeseen expenses such as purchasing masks, IT equipment and an on-line telehealth platform to continue providing mental health therapy to children and families. The stress of Covid-19 makes our services needed now more than ever.$0.00$75,000.00Funds from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will be used to supplement losses in state and grant funding to pay for salary expenses for the child/family advocate position and utility expenses, it will also pay for non-budgeted expenses related to Covid 19 such as the on-line telehealth platform and the equipment necessary for remote working, and it will pay for a portion of the administrative salaries and operating expenses such as the building maintenance and installation of the office security system which was to be paid from unrestricted funds. 04/29/2020
Citrus County Fair Association, Inc. ReliefCitrus County Fair Association, Inc.Arts and Culture$40,000.00Citrus30,000http://citruscountyfair.comThe Fair gets 70% of it's annual income from the Fair. The Fair was canceled. We have fixed costs and scholarship funding to pay until January 2021.$0.00$40,000.00We will use the requested funds to pay fixed costs and for planning and preparing for the 2021 Fair. The 2021 Fair will require funding to produce. The loss of the 2020 revenue makes this funding critical to our future mission of agriculture education to our youth.04/29/2020
2020 - 2021 Educational Partnership Program, Taking it to the People, Museum Learning from HomeCitrus County Historical Society, Inc., The Old Courthouse Heritage MuseumArts and Culture$10,000.00Citrus3,000http://cccourthouse.orgThe Old Courthouse Heritage Museum identified a critical need for a new website that will bring high quality educational materials directly to teachers, parents, and lifelong learners. COVID-19 shows us now more than ever that we must adapt to the new digital world to ensure education can continue despite a crisis. Our goal is to create a website that is interactive, responsive, and more widely available on all platforms. Our large repository of archival materials and oral histories will be the basis of the digital content for telling the stories of the past. It is vital that we continue our mission to advocate for the preservation of the heritage and history of Citrus County by making our collections more accessible.

Services will be delivered at no cost to at least 15 partnering Title I schools and service agencies, many of which serve special-needs children, adults, and seniors.
$0.00$10,000.00The requested funds will be used in the following way:
Build/design web page $7,000
Create Content $2,500
Training to Use
and update site $500
Go Live $0

In addition, museum staff will provide $7,000 in, in-kind staff time to administer the project and to provide content to the web page designer. The Historical Society will match cash to provide for domain, hosting, and maintenance charges of approximately $670 per year. In the recent past years the museum's web page has reached as many as 35,000 to 38,000 unique visitors. In times such as now and in the future, our members, visitors, and students will be looking to connect to our organization in a much more virtual and digital format. This funding will allow us to do that.
04/29/2020
I Love Our City Food DistributionFirst Baptist Church of Plant City Florida IncBasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)1,000http://fbcpc.comMany people in our community are facing food insecurity due to COVID-19. We have many migrant families, as well as others in our city, that have found themselves in great need of food during this time. We as a church are working with other community groups to have a drive through food distribution every other week. $0.00$5,000.00We would use these funds specifically for the purchase of food to put in boxes to give at our drive through distributions. We have received donations from various individuals from the church and community, groups such as One More Child, and partnered with Feeding Tampa Bay for our events so far. We had over 300 boxes given out in our first drive through and 600 in our most recent. We have two more on our calendar already. As long as there is a need, and as long as we are able to fulfill the need, we will continue to do these food distributions. We have promoted through social media, local schools, and our display board that is on a main road in our city therefore all money goes directly to the food. 04/29/2020
Partially FundedSafer At Home - Keeping families and pets togetherFriends of Strays, IncAnimal Welfare$2,333.00Pinellas100http://friendsofstrays.orgFriends of Strays is doing everything we can to help pet owners affected by COVID-19, including those who have lost their jobs and are facing financial crisis. Friends of Strays has started a new "Safer at Home Fund" with $10,000 and is doing additional fundraising for the program. By offering pet food, supplies and veterinary care to families who have lost their income, we are helping pets and people stay healthy, safe and together during this critical period of uncertainty. The need, however, is beyond the amount we have pledged to the fund. With your help, we can prevent animals from entering shelters and keep pets with their loved ones.$2,667.00$5,000.00Friends of Strays' new Safer At Home Fund is designed to provide those who are unable to care for their pets due to loss of income with an alternative to surrendering their animal to a shelter. We have partnered with Operation: SNIP & SPOT: Spay & Neuter, spay/neuter and wellness veterinary clinics, and Pet Food Warehouse, a pet supply store, to provide veterinary care and pet supplies at no cost to Saint Petersburg residents who are out of work. Our staff will review all submissions and distribute vouchers that can be redeemed at Operation: SNIP, SPOT, and Pet Food Warehouse based on individual needs. The Safer at Home Fund provides vouchers for the following goods and services: cat and dog food, cat litter, flea & tick preventative, annual exams, spay/neuter surgery, core vaccines, and dewormer. We anticipate providing vouchers with an average value of $50 per family. 04/29/2020
Client Support Services (CSS) for the Blind during COVID-19Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind.Basic Needs$2,000.00Citrus ; Hernando50http://lvib.orgThis grant will help us provide a program for under-served adults and seniors who are visually impaired and in need of support because of COVID-19. Our clients have expressed a need for the following services:

~ Help with reducing the isolation they are experiencing due to social distancing
~ Assistance with shopping and other activities they can't do because they do not have access to a car or because they are afraid to leave their homes
~ Emotional support as many are feeling particularly vulnerable because their usual support and services have been cancelled
~ In-home adjustment to vision loss counseling and training while they are waiting for Lighthouse to return to providing in-person Independent Living Skills training

These clients live in a state of isolation or are at risk of isolation and/or physical injury. They also can not afford the cost of having a personal assistant.
$0.00$2,000.00The grant will help cover the costs of the staff needed to provide the program. The services will include wellness calls; vision loss counseling, training for independence that can be taught on the phone; shopping; assistance with applications for talking books, handicapped placards & money identifiers; marking appliances and phones; and making address books, recipes and other documents accessible with large print or Braille. We will encourage all clients to join our support group conference calls. The fund will also be used to help pay for the transportation required to provide these services. All recommended COVID-19 safety practices will be used when services are provided.

A funder is helping us provide these services in Pasco but we don't have funders in Hernando or Citrus. A Pasco client said being able to talk to someone who understood vision impairment was very calming.
04/29/2020
Professional Video Streaming SystemPALLADIUM THEATER ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGEArts and Culture$12,000.00Pinellas50,000http://www.mypalladium.org/Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Palladium has lost it's ability to serve the community in a traditional face-to-face performer-to-audience format. We are seeking to augment our normal delivery of services to include the ability for the audience to view and listen to Palladium performances online from the comfort and safety of their homes. Even as restrictions on public gatherings are relaxed we anticipate many of our Palladium patrons will prefer not to attend for some time. The online concerts will allow us to continue to serve our community.
This request is to fund the acquisition of professional video equipment to enable the Palladium to offer high definition video with well synchronized audio, presenting Palladium performances to online streaming patrons in a fashion that aligns with the vision, standards and mission of the Palladium to be an affordable, professional venue
$0.00$12,000.00Purchase of the following or similar. Installation to be performed by Palladium personnel.

Telestream Wirecast Gear 420 Professional Video Streaming System (SDI) $8995;
3-Year Protection Plan $729.99
Pearstone Articulating Arm and Mini Clamp Kit $55
Marshall Electronics CV345-CSB 2.5MP 3G-SDI/HDMI Compact Broadcast Compatible Camera (Breakout Cable) $349
Marshall Electronics CV620-CABLE-07 8-Pin RS-232 to RJ-45 Adapter Cable $25
Marshall Electronics CV620-CABLE-06 RJ-45 to 8-Pin RS-232 & D-Sub 9 Connector Adapter Cable $25
Marshall Electronics CV620-WH2 Broadcast Pro AV High-Definition PTZ Camera (White) $1799
04/29/2020
Make future programs possible by covering past scholarships. Pathfinder invested in 626 students. Can you invest in Pathfinder?Pathfinder Outdoor EducationHealth & Wellbeing$20,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas626http://www.pathfinderoutdooreducation.org/Pathfinder Outdoor Education offers experiential educational programs that develop leadership, increase self-confidence, and enhance communication through trust and team building activities. Participants work together to gain new skills in problem-solving, resolving conflict, listening, and working effectively in a group. Nearly all of our clients are schools so programs were canceled for the spring and we've lost our source of income for the remainder of our fiscal year. The next school year will look very different - how do you build community when we can't gather as a community? We are figuring that out and we believe our services will be needed more than ever. We'll adapt so we can help our schools and families to heal and grow and rebuild despite the challenges of covid-19. To do that, however, we need help covering our operational expenses to keep going.$0.00$20,000.00We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to get outside and grow inside. This past school year, Pathfinder used $24,430 of our own funds to provide scholarships and discounts to 626 of our 5,000 participants. If we were to receive $20,000 in funding - effectively covering the scholarships we awarded - we could use that money now to cover our operational costs until our programs start back up again. Some of those costs including paying health insurance for our staff (our staff was furloughed and the Executive Director's hours were cut but we continue to pay their health insurance), our rent, our liability insurance, and other monthly bills. Thank you!04/29/2020
COVID-19 Unmet Needs RequestRecover Pinellas, Inc.Basic Needs$75,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas3,000,000http://sites.google.com/a/211tampabay.org/recover-pinellasCOVID-19 has created a global disaster that is crumbling the systems built to help. The Recover Tampa Bay Initiative was formed post Irma (we sincerely value your funding of our efforts). In its 1st months obtained grants of $250k to fund an Unmet Needs Committee. This committee was organized, managed & overseen by RTBI with its many community partners sitting on the committee and funding or sharing resources for cases brought to us by Disaster Case Managers. The committee as a whole leveraged our initial funds and collectively committed over $700k in resources and direct funding for those most critically in need Post Irma. We see the same need now, to directly fund cases where eviction is imminent, utilities will be lost, and children go hungry. We would like to use our experience and connections to apply the same metrics to the COVID 19 and revive the Unmet Needs Committee.$0.00$75,000.00These funds will directly go to landlords, utility companies, tax offices, etc to help those most affected by the COVID 19 crisis financially. We have a matrix that prioritizes income vulnerability, family size, children, disabled individuals and seniors as priority cases. We estimate about 15% of the 2.1M residents of the 3 counties we serve are currently now unemployed and many were barely surviving when working. We would utilize case management to bring the cases to our Unmet Needs Committee and foresee other community partners adding their resources to leverage ours. We have successfully done this in the past. We have sufficient operating capital and staffing to allow us to use all funds in direct aid to affected individuals. The need is massive, but we are confident of the undertaking. We have a track record of success doing exactly this post Irma.04/29/2020
Support for BRIDGE during COVID-19 CrisisUniversity of South Florida Foundation - Bridge Healthcare ClinicHealth & Wellbeing$8,030.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)400http://health.usf.edu/bridge/The BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is a student-run free clinic that provides primary care to uninsured patients below the 200% poverty level in the USF area. The clinic is open once weekly at the Morsani Center, an outpatient center located on the USF health campus, and is led by physician, faculty, and student volunteers from various medical disciplines including medicine, physical therapy, pharmacy, public health, and social work.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have transitioned a large portion of our clinic to telemedicine to continue providing care to our patients. We continue to have in-person visits for patients who require them. Given our limited resources and the needs of our patients and providers we are seeking assistance to purchase supplies that will aide in caring for patients, keep our volunteers safe, and be able to assist in obtaining needed food.
$0.00$8,030.00The requested funds will be used to purchase the following:
• Face Masks $1000
• Oral Thermometers $1000
• Thermometer Probe Covers $20
• Purell Hand Sanitizer $200
• Pulse Ox $300
• Glucose Test Strips $360
• Lancets $150
• Food Vouchers $5000
The requested amount will be used to cover the cost for resources that the clinic needs urgently during this crisis and that we could not fund entirely with donations alone. These funds will primarily be used to provide resources to assist with our telemedicine service such as thermometers, pulse oximeters, glucose test strips, and lancets, which will help patients monitor their vitals remotely. We will also use the funds to provide patients with face masks, food vouchers, and other resources such as hand sanitizers. This will help keep our patients safe and assist them in buying groceries for themselves and their families during this pandemic.
04/29/2020
General Operating FundsAcademy of Ballet Arts Inc.Arts and Culture$17,000.00Pinellas100http://academyofballetarts.orgThe Academy has had no income since March 15, 2020 due to being closed by the city as non-essential. I used my resources to pay April's bills including our teacher's salary for March. In order to keep my students active I have had my faculty teach classes on FaceBook, InstaGram and Zoom. A few families have donated money towards those classes. However the average income of my families is low middle class and economically challenged so many can not contribute due to a lack of jobs. I am asking for support to pay my teachers, for the month of April and possibly May and June, rent for the Academy, utilities, and insurance. The Covid19 virus caused me to cancel the Spring Concert, which I am hoping to be able to reschedule. It has also caused my 4 Summer Intensive's to be put on hold. With no idea of when I can reopen the Academy is in danger of having to close after 50 years in business.$0.00$17,000.00My priorities are: 1. Teacher's salary's for two months: $9,000 2. Rent for two months: $6,500. 3. Utilities for two months: $800. 4. Insurance for two months: $630. These are in order of priority. Whatever amount of grant I receive I will pay the bills in this order. For most of the Academy's faculty, their teaching paycheck is their only income. 04/27/2020
Epilepsy Prevention and Education Program Epilepsy Foundation FloridaHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco7,000http://epilepsyfoundationfl.orgThe Epilepsy Prevention and Education Program provides critical education services and clinical case management to low income and underserved populations, resulting in increased control of seizures and reduced unnecessary emergency room visits. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this program is a vital service that helps reduce unnecessary emergency room visits that strain hospital capacity. This is accomplished through assuming increased self-responsibility for managing seizures and providing access to otherwise unaffordable quality neurological care. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder, affecting more than 50 million people annually, and can result in serious mental health problems. The COVID-19 crisis has further exasperated and inflamed these effects. This program offers clinical case management, mental health cousneling, and seizure first aid trainings.$0.00$10,000.00The funds from this grant will directly impact more than 6,970 people in the state of Florida. The Prevention and Education Program offers support groups, mental health counseling, stress management, extensive epilepsy education, and seizure first aid training to those impacted by epilepsy in the state of Florida. Epilepsy Foundation Florida has mental health counselors available to address the difficult emotional issues that confront persons with epilepsy. In addition to clinical case management and mental health counseling services, the Prevention and Education Program delivers Seizure First Aid Certification to law enforcement, first responders, school nurses, and school personnel. The funds from this grant allow us to increase our client load to servcie more people suffering from epilepsy locally in Tampa. Additionally, these funds will be used to conduct seizure first aid trainings.04/27/2020
Hernando County Food Access InitiativeHernando County Growers Association, Inc.Basic Needs$2,500.00Hernando5,000http://www.hernandogrowers.orgThe Hernando County Growers Association, Inc. is a 501c-3 agriculture cooperative serving the needs of food insecure, at risk and underprivileged members of our community by connecting consumers with producers through food access programs to include Fresh Access Bucks SNAP matching (Feeding Florida) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FL Dept of Elder Affairs/USDA).
Due to COVID19 we have lost operational revenue and are seeking assistance with utilities and facilities expense.
This will enable us to continue to provide food access for local consumers to purchase produce from local farms with the assistance of 100% SNAP matching through Fresh Access Bucks, and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.
We are currently operating several drive through and on-farm markets offering food access assistance.
$0.00$2,500.00In January, 2020 we began a zero rent partnership with Hernando County to re-open and operate the Little Rock Cannery to provide food access in one of Hernando county's most rural areas, provide the HCGA with a permanent main office, education facility and business incubator food hub for local farms.
The Cannery serves as a resource to our community by providing access to local produce and food access incentive programs. and when open, access to equipment and training for residents to preserve food for their families,
Utilities and operational costs are offset by grower membership fees and nominal use fees, however due to COVID restrictions we are unable to generate operational revenue.
This assistance will provide for approximately 6 months of electric utilities, and offset facilities maintenance costs enabling us to continue providing food access assistance to our community.
04/27/2020
Rebound to service International Institute of Orthotics and ProstheticsHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas1,000http://iiofoandp.orgIn order to return to providing services we need to meet the requirements for staff safety and consumer alike.
PPE for staff, student and patients
Additional cleaning services to comply with requirements
Door entrance Thermometer
$0.00$10,000.00PPE for staff, student and patients
Additional cleaning services to comply with requirements
Door entrance Thermometer
Hand sanitizers stations at every doorway entrance and exit
Cleaning products for the desk, exercise equipment and yoga mats
04/27/2020
Furry Tales Reading ProgramKids and CaninesHealth & Wellbeing$5,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)60http://kidsandcanines.orgWorking with school counselors we provide a one-on-one reading program for struggling readers, many with disabilities. By using our trained dogs children find reading more enjoyable and less intimidating than in a class setting. The dog provides a non-judgmental environment and the staff / volunteer assist the reader thereby developing necessary reading skills that will aid them in their educational attainment, and in life. Our program is weekly and runs throughout the school year. Because our program is something the children want to participate in we find they often modify their behaviors in the classroom to be eligible to attend our program, giving them even more success in learning. We work with six kids and six dogs in a 30 minutes class, usually holding several classes at each school. Preference is given to schools with high poverty levels. $0.00$5,500.00Furry Tales is just one of our reading programs. Our reading programs have been funded, in part, through funds raised during a convention. Because of COVID-19 that event was cancelled. Additional funds come from a grant that has pushed back funding to the fall because of COVID-19. In all our reading programs we distribute books to encourage reading beyond the reading session. The funds help support the program costs, including the books we distribute and the reading materials used in the program that are selected based on each child's reading level and comprehension. These funds will support the program in the coming school year, for the full year. That is approximately 1,500 one-on-one reading sessions. 04/27/2020
General Operating Funds for Lighthouse Academies to support 3,750 scholars, 400 staff and faculty in areas of highest needLighthouse AcademiesEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$104,000.00Pasco4,157http://lha.netWe seek funding for our national operations headquartered in Wesley Chapel. We serve a network of thirteen public charter schools (K-12) located in high need areas of AR, IN, and NY. Because of school closures due to Covid-19, these students and families need support more than ever. Demographically, students at our schools are 87% African American, 10% Hispanic, and 3% other. Our scholars are vibrant children with contagiously inspiring goals, dreams, and demonstrated histories of thriving despite living in communities known for tough challenges, including disproportionate poverty. We are proud of our scholars’ average graduation rate of 95% and our goal is to keep this rate up despite the crisis.$0.00$104,000.00We request partnership and support in funding a portion of our operating expenses over the next several months. The Lighthouse Academies office in Wesley Chapel has the following approximate monthly expenses: Rent: $3K, Employee payroll, taxes, and benefits: $80K, Janitorial, electric, water, gas, garbage, internet, and phone lines: $1K. The employees based out of this office provide essential support to the 3,750 students and their families that attend our public charter school network and the 400 faculty and staff members that support those students. Your support will allow us to continue to serve our students, families, and team members well during these challenging times.04/27/2020
Making Women Whole AgainMy Hope ChestHealth & Wellbeing$5,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100http://myhopechest.orgMy Hope Chest is a 17-year-old grassroots charity, funding breast reconstruction for uninsured and underinsured women and we provide non-medical bill pay assistance (rent utilities) during active treatment. We are working on 2 women right now, ready to go to surgery, and have a waitlist of other requests. Due to the virus, we lost a major May event and corp donor retracted a $5000 donation last month- an annual gift we counted on. We need capacity funds to get over this hump. $0.00$5,000.00We are requesting $5,000 to make up for the lost funds (we would have had and seen by next month) to help carry us through until breast cancer month in October and November, our best months of income.

Current restricted funds will cover the 2 women in line now. We are applying for other funding and waiting on replies from other grantors to continue our much-needed mission!
Funds will assist with overhead costs for a part-time bookkeeper, phones, and rent through the end of the year. Our mission is vital, but not food and shelter, so our grassroots effort for breast cancer survivors is often overlooked.

My Hope Chest would be SO grateful, and these funds would be an AMAZING blessing, as we focus diligently in 2020 on growing new human and financial resources to continue to provide "the final step of breast cancer treatment."

Thank you for your consideration!!
xoxo
Alisa
04/27/2020
IMPACT Necole Tunsil Foundation of Hope, IncDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$75,012.00Pinellas30http://www.necoltunsilfoundationofhope.orgThe Necole Tunsil Foundation of Hope, Inc. will launch its IMPACT Safe Haven Program during this current COVID-19 crisis as data has shown that Domestic Violence numbers are increasing dramatically during this period of social distancing and quarantine. A 2019 study on how Hurricane Harvey affected families that had already experienced domestic violence found the stress associated with the disaster led to higher rates of domestic violence and child abuse. $0.00$75,012.00The IMPACT Safe Haven Program will provide a link to supportive services and short term shelter options. Once moved into shelter the Program Coordinator will assist the individuals and families with linkages to community resources providing longer term shelter, and/or permanent, safe housing. There will also be a stipend issued for items such as emergency household items (ex: groceries, baby items, and personal emergency care supplies.) The IMPACT Safe Haven Program will provide short term Case Management services and the community partners will provide ongoing therapy, legal assistance, outreach services, and economic advocacy at no cost to the client. The Necole Tunsil Foundation of Hope has partnered (MOU's) with CASA and Service Source in this program. 04/27/2020
Covid-19 Response Suite of Training and Support Services for Nonprofit Professionals and Organizations. Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas3,000https://nlctb.org/The NLC conducted a survey of nonprofits in early April revealing the 100% of nonprofits had made changes in service delivery and 72% had cancelled fundraising events. Top concerns centered around sustainability, paying employees, and meeting increased demand for services from clients. In response, the NLC is curating a special Resource page of COVID-19 tools, creating a series of free weekly webinars (examples: Grant Writing in Crisis, Fundraising Do’s and Don’ts), convening CEO Leadership Circles twice monthly to create a peer network for shared solutions and pivoting our most requested classroom trainings to virtual (Grant Writing and Volunteer Management Certificates). With the needs of nonprofit organizations and their constituents at our fore, the ability to pivot in support of our sector as a top priority.$0.00$10,000.00Funding will be used to develop and present the following resources:
1. Free weekly webinars centered with date driven topics of critical importance to nonprofits now. Over 800 nonprofit leaders registered for these webinars in the first 5 weeks.
2. Daily updating and curation of our COVID-19 Resources Page for nonprofits
3. Twice monthly convening of nonprofit CEOs in peer trust circle with a facilitator creating a network to solve emergent issues
4. Virtual classroom training on topics that leaders need now. Examples include Management 201, and Grant Writing & Volunteer Management Certificates.
5. Ongoing surveys to align the needs to nonprofits with funders and our programming
04/27/2020
Reaching Adolescents in NeedPhoenix Programs of Florida DBA Phoenix Houses of FloridaHealth & Wellbeing$75,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)437,400http://phoenixfl.orgMany companies wait around for new clients to find them, without reaching out to their communities or making an effort to build awareness and foster collaboration. When someone needs a new insurance policy, it’s likely that they’ll go with a brand that they’ve heard of and interacted with in some way. That’s why agencies that actively and consistently market to their audiences have a competitive edge over the ones that rely solely on referrals. But with our service, substance use(addiction) treatment, it is often that consumers do not know who to contact because they have not had to use the service before the need arises. So one of the best ways to reach a target audience with a compelling message is via direct mail marketing. The piece can be used immediately or put on the refrigerator for future use so that is easy accessible for future need /crisis to our customers.$0.00$75,000.00Direct mail of a 5x7 postcard that is a compelling piece with a simple message to catch a parents/loved one's attention and spark action in the service they need for a loved one. The postcard will be sent to identified target market/location to increase substance use awareness and increase our customer base.There is a lot of denial and stigma associated wth substance use so to reach these people in a safe environment (home) and to reach those that do not even know we are here to help. To reach a larger audience, we would send it in English and Spanish both. This removes all barriers to people accessing and being aware of our services. We will track the success via a dedicated phone number for the customer to contact.
5x7 postcard design and cost = $3,266.40
Direct mail cost for N/S Hillsborough = $71,733.60 ($.164 each)
04/27/2020
Patients in NeedSuncoast Community Health Centers, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$50,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)25,000http://www.suncoast-chc.orgSuncoast Community Health Centers, Inc. provides medical and dental care to low income, homeless, and other vulnerable populations, We request financial assistance to support those in need especially in this time of Covid-19 and the impact it is having on people. Patients with low income, the homeless, and those who are agritultural workers are in situations with no assisstance or funding to receive healthcare. Children who are uninsured or underinsured are in need to medical and dental care. They are considered vulnerable just as the older adults. We provide behavioral care services in addition to medical and dental care to anyone in the community regardless of ability to pay. We are currently providing testing for our patients to keep them safe. We are also providing telehealth visits and need financial assistance to take care of the community and consider the needs of patients.$0.00$50,000.00The funds will be used to provide medical, behavioral health, and emergency dental care to the members of the community who are vulnerable and who do not qualify for insurance. The funds will also be used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment such as masks, gowns, and shields to protect our staff and our patients. In order to help in combatting COVID-19, we are testing our patients and everyone in the community who visit any of our locations in Hillsborough County who is considered contagious. Financial assistance will be very important in helping the vulnerable population consisting from uninsured, under insured, agritultural workders, older adults and chiidren who do not qualify for insurance. We also need funding to help us with telehealth visits. 04/27/2020
Fully FundedLooking to the Future for Center 4LifeLearningUnited Methodist Church of Sun City Center, Inc DBA Center 4lifelearningHealth & Wellbeing$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)3,000http://4lifelearning.orgDue to complete shutdown of classes and trips for our Senior Citizens, we had to refund thousands of dollars to our customers. We are still working on refunds for other cancellations. The refunds has a major impact to our operating expenses. Our operating expenses include Facility fees of $9000 for the remainder of the year, lost surplus Bus Charter fees of $2500 and refunds not yet processed of around $5000. These expenses will have a major impact on our year end bottom line.
We will start our donation drive after we can get back to normal and the virus is behind us. Every year we canvas local businesses to advertise for support publication of our bi-annual catalogs. This year we do not anticipate that support.
$25,000.00$25,000.00To recover and keep our Center's operations viable for the future. Everyone's classes and trips provide surplus funds for the operation of the Center. The amount requested will keep the operation solvent until we begin our next semester in the fall. One day bus trip refunds currently exceed $26,000 and class refunds exceed $5000 with more to be processed. We have 3 bus trips scheduled for this summer that could be cancelled with additional refunds over $7,000. Operational expenses need to be covered during this period. Our Office Manager, (only paid employee for the Center) is working from home mainly processing refunds, and preparing for Fall Semester. . The center is under the 501c3 corporation of the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, but the school operates independently of the church.04/27/2020
Aviation Focused STEM Education for Underserved Kids of the Greater Tampa Bay AreaAviation Kids USA, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$8,513.96Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco1,400https://aviationkidsusa.orgThe need for pilots, mechanics and engineers is at an all-time high, and the impacts of COVID-19 will only contribute to the problem. Despite the significant shortages, less than 5% of commercial pilots flying with a major airline are female or of color. The economic opportunities these career fields provide are incredible, with the 2019 median pay for airline pilots at $121,430, aircraft mechanics at $64,310, and $111,636 for engineers. Given these statistics, our mission is to provide aviation focused STEM education to underserved kids aged 7-17 throughout the Tampa Bay area. Our unorthodox approach of engaging kids by transporting a real aircraft to schools and community venues provides hands-on learning opportunities that would be impossible otherwise. Showing kids what is possible will increase their economic success, benefiting them, their family, and our community.$0.00$8,513.96Funds would be used to cover the operational, logistical, and material costs for a minimum of one (1) event per month from June through December 2020, totaling at least seven (7) events. These costs include transportation costs for a demonstration aircraft to the events, a small ultra-quite generator to power aircraft avionics, electronic equipment used at the display, and flight simulator. It would also provide the required portable tables and chairs for kids to use as work stations, hands-on wing forming activities to learn about manufacturing processes for up to 30 kids per event, and take-home educational bags for up to 200 kids per event which include: balsa wood glider kits, literature on STEM careers & aviation opportunities, sponsor specific information, stickers, aviation related puzzles and games, and any other related information or items applicable to the target audience.04/26/2020
Support of our Virtual Mobile Cooking Classes to food insecure children and familiesWhere Love Grows IncBasic Needs$18,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)480http://www.wherelovegrows.orgWhere Love Grows fights hunger for children&families through our Mobile Cooking Program. COVID-19 haulted our in person classes but unfortunately not hunger. Our program serves 24 students in 4 monthly classes. Our vrtual ZOOM model, teaching children&families in their own homes wth meal kits&additional groceries provides at least 50%+ impact with that number increasing each week. We coordinate with Potter Elementary for kit pick ups, recipes&necessary kitchen utensils. USF completed an evaluation documenting these benefits: Increased confidence&self-esteem,sharing of knowledge&collaboration,learned cooperation, patience, socialization. Recipe management offers improved kitchen vocabulary&math skills. 79.7% of students eat more vegetables post series. 88.4% of students are inspired to cook post series. During "stayathome" time, these benefits are invaluable.
$0.00$18,000.00The funds would be used for 4 classes per month for a minimum of 40 participants for each class covering costs related to food and non-food supplies for each family, additional grocery needs and kitchen untensils in addition to labor costs for shopping, food prep, delivery and transportation. The impact of our program is immediate and sustainable providing skills to combat hunger well after the classes end. Our new viritual concept is extremely well received in the community and we see this as a permanent additon to our existing programs. We offer the opportunity for donors to partake in the virtual class to see their donations in action. Where Love Grows mission is to end hunger for children and families and our purpose is to make love grows. Our cooking classes, whether hands on or virtual, accomplish both our goals. Thank you for your consideration.04/25/2020
Partially FundedAmerican Stage Arts Engagement, Education and OutreachAmerican Stage Company, Inc.Arts and Culture$66,333.00Pinellas2,500https://americanstage.org/American Stage’s professional and educational programming includes the employment of 30 year-round staff members and over 125 seasonal artists, educators and technicians. Due to COVID-19, since March 13, our live programming, including our professional mainstage productions, American Stage in the Park and our arts education classes and outreach programs for youth and adults. The loss of 30%-50% of our revenue has compromised our ability to provide employment for our teachers and artists, as well as the funding support for our student scholarships.

Support from these funds will provide the resources, including the teaching artist fees and student scholarships, to pivot to live-streaming classes and outreach programs for grades K-12 during the summer months at a time when families are in great need of engaging and enriching activities that stimulate creativity and emotional well-being.
$8,667.00$75,000.00$25,000 scholarships to students and families
$20,000 teaching artists
$10,000 new marketing campaign to promote change in platform for online arts education and outreach
$10,000 technology to support online programming (including hardware and software needs)
$10,000 staff and administrative support for digital programming
04/24/2020
Keep the Performing Arts Alive in Tampa Bay!Bill Edwards Foundation for the ArtsArts and Culture$350,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas125,000http://billedwardsfoundationforthearts.orgBill Edwards Foundation for the Arts curates, promotes & funds the Mahaffey Theater and hosts 250,000 visitors annually. Our Theater is an economic engine for the region and vital to the arts community in Tampa Bay. We have been closed from March 15 to today and beyond. We need funding for operations, payroll, and other losses.

The pandemic resulted in 18 staff furloughed, 35 shows canceled, 8 shows rescheduled, 3 youth education performances canceled, and many other special events and community engagements canceled. This devastating loss (potentially up to 6 months until performers are comfortable traveling,etc.) will have lasting effects on future operations.

The halt in fundraisers, special events, sponsorships, underwriting, and prospect cultivation is also devastating to our efforts. We seek donations through our web sites and social media outlets and e-blasts.
$0.00$350,000.00Keep Performing Arts Alive in Tampa Bay, and help us keep the ghost light on! All funds awarded would go toward helping the following areas of our nonprofit organization:

• Lost admissions revenue (for up to 6 months since we cannot schedule anything until the fall)
• Operating costs – utilities, insurance, cleaning, and sanitizing, etc.
• Marketing expenses – communication with patrons, volunteers, tickets holders, contributors, and the public
• Monthly charges for software and two web sites (Foundation/Class Acts)
• Supplement payroll for 14 employees
• Lost contracts with artists
04/24/2020
Brandon Ballet 2020 Grant RequestBrandon Ballet, IncArts and Culture$16,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)20http://www.brandonballet.orgBrandon Ballet is in need of funds to fulfill contract agreements with our employees and professional artists as well as make up for lost revenue for April and May. Prior to COVID-19, we were preparing to bring a special performance of Sleeping Beauty to residents of Sun City and Riverview, FL. In order to move forward with our 2019-2020 season, we have been developing innovative, creative ways to bring ballet to communities while still promoting health guidelines. However, this is impossible to achieve without fair compensation for our staff and dancers who were, like many others, suddenly unemployed due to COVID-19. We are optimistic that dance, especially high-quality ballet, can provide much-needed encouragement to a world that is bound in fear, and it is imperative that we are able to fairly compensate our artists so we can continue wholeheartedly serving our communities.$0.00$16,000.00Of the $16,000 we are requesting, $10,000 will be allocated to fulfill the unmet contract agreements with our eleven full-time professional dancers and guest artists as well as our six contracted independent artists, and to continue fair compensation of our artistic staff and employees. The remaining $6,000 will be set aside to substitute for projected ticket sales from April and May, which will be designated as funds for future performances and outreach efforts. 04/24/2020
Cell Phones Needed for Client Access to Telehealth Services Directions for LivingHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Pinellas100https://www.directionsforliving.orgDue to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, Directions for Living (DFL) has essentially switched all of our mental health services to be delivered via a HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform. This shift has been life-saving for thousands of DFL clients who live with a severe or persistent mental illness; however, we have learned that more than 100 of our clients do not have access to a smart phone or a computer that will allow them to continue their treatment through technology-delivered care. DFL is respectfully requesting support to purchase the necessary phones and data plans that will allow 100 of these clients to participate in critical mental health services as often as needed for the next 3 months.$0.00$25,000.00The total amount requested is $25,000. This will purchase 100 smart trac phones at a cost of $125 each for a total phone cost of $12,500 and 90-days of unlimited usage for each phone at a cost of $125, for a total usage cost of $12,500. Each phone will be provided to an individual who has a diagnosed mental illness and has no way to access their mental health care due to a lack of technology. There will be no cost to the individual and clients will not be required to return the phones. If the social distancing requirements and the Stay-At-Home order last longer than 90-days and additional months of unlimited usage are needed, DFL will work to find a donor to fund the usage requirements beyond the 90-days. 04/24/2020
MLH Substance Exposed Newborn ClinicMary Lee's HouseBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,300http://maryleeshouse.orgWe have been able to pilot a substance exposed new born clinic within Mary Lee's House. Hillsborough County has the highest removal rate, of children from their parents care, in the state. Two-thirds of those children are under the age of one and removal is due to substance exposure. The goal of this clinic is to serve multiple purposes. $0.00$10,000.00Primarily, to help babies and children who have been exposed to substances in utero, to ensure they are monitored to prevent developmental delays as they grow. The long term purposes of this clinic however, is to provide a safe place for mothers to get the help they need, prior to giving birth, so that we can help parents get on the right track earlier and prevent having to remove babies from their parents’ custody. Mary Lee’s House provides gas cards, food, diaper bags, diapers, formula, clothing, wipes, cribs, car seats, and any safety or developmental equipment a family needs to help their child be successful. Ultimately, we want to avoid a child ever having to experience trauma in the first place. MLH serves 2500 children each year and of that number, the USF Child Protection Team who is one of our community partners located at MLH and who also runs the clinic served 1300 kids.04/24/2020
Operating costs required due to Covid19 PandemicRoyal Writers CorporationArts and Culture$10,000.00Hernando1,200http://royalwriters.orgGrants received will be used to cover the cost of expenses not funded for the time that workshops were unable to be conducted due to Covid19 pandemic. Subsidies will be used to cover the cost to conduct webinars, teleconferences, virtual lessons and to create new inspirational media which will include but is not limited to acquiring appropriate webspace, technological devices and software. Monies granted will be used to impact organization staff and the students within our general community.$0.00$10,000.00Funding will be used to acquire a business website account, the cost of teleconference capabilities, Graphic design/ video editing software, 6 staff computers for telecommuting, web conferencing and editing media and Audio Visual tools such as microphones, lights and green screens.04/24/2020
Stetson Law Student Emergency Fund Stetson University College of LawEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas300https://www.stetson.edu/portal/law/Currently enrolled Stetson Law students will be eligible for this grant award, based on financial need. The criteria will consist of students showing proof of financial disruption due to COVID-19. The fund will be to assist students who are currently experiencing an unexpected financial, personal or medical situation. Awards will be based on needs related to, but not limited to, increased travel costs, increased housing/moving costs, increased bar prep costs, health insurance, loss of income, etc.

In this unprecedented time, Stetson University College of Law has seen a significant increase in requests for financial aid over the past three weeks.
Requests have come through a variety of departments: including, the business office; housing; student affairs; financial aid; and alumni relations.
These requests have centered on basic housing and educational needs.
$0.00$25,000.00The funds will be used to help with the top needs we have seen specifically at Stetson:
Rent – Changes due to roommate leaving to go home have resulted in increased rent costs for some students.
Food – Stetson has a food pantry on campus, but with the stay at home order in Florida access is not convenient for students.
Income Loss – Students and family members
Cost of online education – Internet data usage increases and/or the inability to use campus facilities have caused students to have to buy or pay more for internet service. Many have also had to purchase equipment and supplies to make online learning at home possible.
Health Insurance – Some students have lost their health insurance coverage due to the loss of their job, their spouse/partner’s loss of job, or their parent’s loss of job.
Illness/Medical Bills – Self, dependents, caregivers to parents/other family members.
04/24/2020
Fully FundedNeed for Equipment to provide Telehealth ServicesThe Centre for Women, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas100https://www.thecentre.orgThe Centre for Women has maintained a consistent and supportive mental health and counseling
program throughout our long history. We offer behavioral health services to over 400 individuals each
year and see over 120 unique, unduplicated clients for mental health counseling each year.
The transition to virtual programming and telehealth is a recent switch due to the stay-at-home
restrictions put in place due to COVID-19. We have been operating this program via virtual means since
March 17 th and will continue to offer these virtual services to our clients so long as quarantine
restrictions are in place. Should we acquire the appropriate technology to continue these virtual services
long term, we may consider continuing telehealth options post-quarantine for those that are limited in
their transportation and/or mobility.
$5,000.00$5,000.00It is in the interest of our clients that The Centre for Women is requesting funds to support our telehealth services. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, o services have transitioned from face-to-face counseling sessions to virtual counseling sessions, however, due to limited funding and the unexpected turn of
events, our Counseling and Wellness department has not been equipped with the technology needed to
optimize these services. As with any telehealth service, quality and HIPPA compliance is incredibly
important, and upgraded technology/equipment would assist us in providing these services to the best
of our ability. Additionally, it would increase efficiency and allow us to expand capacity as the need and
demand for virtual mental health services continues to grow.
04/24/2020
Partially FundedUSF Pandemic Research and Response FundUniversity of South Florida Foundation, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$36,666.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas22,000,000http://www.giving.usf.edu/As the novel coronavirus spreads around the world, healthcare workers have become key soldiers on the frontline of the crisis. In the midst of the contagious outbreak, USF Health medical professionals are working tirelessly to address the nation's swab shortage for COVID-19 tests, research solutions, expand testing for the virus in the Tampa Bay community and continuing to care for patients.

USF Health’s Pandemic Research and Response Fund supports the immediate and long-term needs of USF Health to prevent, treat, and train for a pandemic response. This fund supports research efforts and is helping to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has affected the lives of millions.
$13,334.00$50,000.00With your help, we can support our frontline medical professionals and combat the spread of COVID-19 in the present, and other outbreaks or emergencies in the future. Your donation will be put into action right now, to help patients and the frontline medical staff immediately.

Your gift of any size helps to purchase additional equipment and material needed for patients; personal protective equipment (PPE), including hospital-grade masks, gloves, gowns and face shields, for employees; and other emerging needs and rapid-response activities related to COVID-19, along with future health emergencies. With partnerships across the Florida, USF Health carries the potential to impact the entire state’s population – an estimated 22 million – and beyond, through the Pandemic Research and Response Fund.

https://giving.usf.edu/how/herdfunder/usf-health-pandemic-research-response-fund
04/24/2020
Safe Families for Children (SFFC)Bethany Christian ServicesBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100http://bethany.org/floridaCircumstances in our nation’s economy and fragmented family support system creates stress that leads to neglect and abuse in families. Safe Families for Children(SFFC) serves children & families who are experiencing short-term crisis situations such as domestic violence, sudden illness (COVID), job loss, single parenthood, or postpartum depression. SFFC provides safe, temporary homes for children & offers support services for parents. The work is accomplished by utilizing volunteer host families who serve to provide parents a loving home where they can safely place their children in times of crisis.
Objectives- to prevent child abuse, to provide family support & stabilization, & to deflect children entering the child welfare system.
Key components- parents maintain full custody of their children & volunteer families are extensively screened & supported. Families are helping families.
$0.00$10,000.00Funding for SFFC allows Bethany Christian Services to recruit, qualify, & formally train host families who can provide a loving, temporary home for children. A trained professional has all potential host families complete an application, obtain clearances and references, & undergo a home screening. Bethany matches a loving family with a child in need & oversees the hosting arrangement & volunteer network surrounding the placing family and host family. Support services for stabilization are recruited to provide a community safety net. Bethany monitors the child’s protection in the safe family home & coordinates the child’s return back to their parents or family. Average length of stay is 35 days.
Through the power of volunteerism and community engagement, the financial burden on the state welfare system is reduced. Bethany can offer SFFC at a fraction of the cost and time of foster care.
04/23/2020
Support for the Hereditary Cancer CommunityFORCE - Facing Our Risk of Cancer EmpoweredHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas5,000http://facingourrisk.orgFORCE - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered is committed to supporting the ongoing needs of the hereditary cancer community. FORCE improves the lives of the millions of individuals and families facing breast, ovarian, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal and endometrial cancers. Our community includes people with a BRCA, ATM, PALB2, CHEK2, PTEN or other inherited gene mutations and those diagnosed with Lynch Syndrome. Hereditary cancer is stressful enough. COVID-19 adds another layer of uncertainty. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are steadfast in our commitment to continue offering support services, education and advocacy on behalf of those we serve. FORCE is based in Tampa, FL and supports not only the surrounding area but individuals and families facing hereditary cancer across the United States. $0.00$25,000.00Funds will be used to support members of the hereditary cancer community by providing virtual webinars led by health experts, online resources, virtual support groups and electronic communications. These resources will ensure individuals, families and caregivers have the tools they need to cope with COVID-19 and hereditary cancer. Many people are facing delayed surgeries, canceled screenings and increased stress due to the current health crisis. Those who are in active treatment must navigate visits to the hospital despite their immunocompromised conditions. This often creates anxiety and added fear of contracting the virus in order to receive potentially life-saving treatments. We are also working diligently to create safe spaces for individuals in our community to connect and share concerns through virtual support groups due to the limitations of in-person meetings. 04/23/2020
Essential for Elders during COVID19 PandemicS.H.Evolve Inc.Basic Needs$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco200http://shevolveinc.comDuring this pandemic, our elderly community is advised to stay indoors (at home) due possible negative outcomes from increased risks of exposure to the COVID19 virus. This community of individuals struggle to get essential products needed to sustain everyday life, while remaining in their safe haven. This pertains to those specifically living on their own or who lack caregivers that can obtain these essential items to meet their needs. The elderly community need to remain safe without leaving their homes and should be provided items needed to maintain their daily lives without worry.$0.00$20,000.00Funds will be used to purchase essential items for the elderly community and delivered to their residence according to one's needs. Examples of these items are: Toiletry, personal Hygiene products, cleaning products, groceries, and any other personal items requested.04/23/2020
Student Intergenerational Virtual Volunteering Helps Lonely EldersSeniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$2,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas450http://seniorsinservice.orgElders are not the only ones whose health is at risk. Teens & college students also struggle with isolation - feeling lonely, uncertain, missing friends/routines. Adding to academic concerns, they urgently need to earn service hours required for graduation/college admission/employment. Volunteer TelePals make regular calls to lonely elders, offering AND receiving comfort; reducing their own isolation; building self-confidence & communication skills. Some may even connect with alumni who would love to hear stories about their alma mater.
Before COVID-19 in-home Senior Companions helped elders age in place. Now volunteers can’t visit them at home. Senior Living residents are relegated to their rooms, deteriorating faster under stress. The demand for telephone reassurance for seniors has skyrocketed. Students can be the solution. Regularly scheduled calls to seniors will help them both.
$0.00$2,500.00Funds contribute to supporting 300 elders/150 students. Service delivery includes school collaboration to enroll students on http://www.TelePalNow.org. (We’ve already initiated partnerships with USF St. Pete, UT Nursing, Hillsborough & Pinellas High-schools.) Participant screenings & assessments help match students/elders. Ongoing e-training gives students tools to help elders AND themselves (Conversation starters; Open-ended questions; Stress Mgt; Chronic Disease Mgt; Nutrition; Fraud). Monthly surveys ensure maximum impact for all. Reporting to schools & students provides record of hours served, training, impact. We bring 30+ years experience engaging volunteers to help lonely elders. We’ve operated TelePals for over a year using best practices from a Senior Corps affiliate who brings decades of phone reassurance experience. And we regularly engage student interns who build lifelong skills. 04/23/2020
Funds to provide PPE to NonprofitsCharity Health Resources Inc.Basic Needs$56,038.20Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas25,000http://charityhealthresources.orgI have identified a discounted source of PPE with a large inventory in the Tampa Bay area. Items available are Surgical Face Masks, Gloves, Hand Sanitizers, Disinfectant Sprays, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper and Antimicrobial Soap.

Due to the rapidly spreading pandemic, many are in need of PPE and have no access to it. I would like to use any funds made available to my Charity, to purchase and distribute PPE to other Nonprofits who in turn will hand them out to their needy clients.
$0.00$56,038.20Requested funds will be used to buy and distribute the following to 4 Nonprofits namely MetroMin, Somos Puerto Rico Tampa, Handling The Future (CFTB) & Empath Health (CFTB) -

370 boxes of Face Masks; 50 Face Masks per box.
720 boxes of Gloves; 100 Gloves per box.
47 boxes of Hand Sanitizers; 12 8oz bottles per box.
119 boxes of Disinfectant Sprays; 12 cans per box.
47 boxes of Paper Towels; 30 paper towel rolls per box.
25 boxes of Toiler Paper; 98 toilet paper rolls per box.
25 gallons of Antimicrobial Soap.
04/22/2020
Eckerd Raising Hope Children Clothing NeedsEckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.Basic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas150http://eckerd.org/Raising Hope operates Rooms of Hope for children entering the foster care system in Tampa Bay to "no cost shop" for basic needs essentials that include clothing, pajamas, shoes, socks, undergarments, school supplies, hygiene items and baby care items, all packed in a new duffel bag. Children entering foster care and relative care are eligible for the program. While some other community local resources have been forced to close, all of our program locations remain open to abused and neglected children entering the foster care system in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough County on a 24/7 basis.. In the month of March we served 181 children at these locations, and have already served 72 children as of April 15th. Our program serves boys and girls, newborn to age 18. $0.00$10,000.00The foster care system in Tampa Bay has not closed. Removals of abused/neglected children into Foster Care system between 3/1/20 and 4/14/20: Pasco: 74, Pinellas: 73, Hillsborough: 113. Experts are predicting a surge in child abuse/neglect cases as this pandemic and social isolation continues in our community, as many at-risk children are lacking protective factors at this time plus the level of stress and financial insecurity on their parents.

We are not accepting donations of used clothing from the community at this time. Funding would be used to purchase seasonal tops and bottoms for the children we serve at our 5 Tampa Bay locations, ages 2 years to 18 years, boys and girls.
04/22/2020
Safety Kits for Professional Mentors Friends of the ChildrenHealth & Wellbeing$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas300http://friendstampabay.org/Friends of the Children—Tampa Bay (Friends-Tampa Bay) impacts generational change by empowering youth facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors for 12+ years, no matter what. In response to COVID-19, Friends-Tampa Bay has been receiving ongoing support from our national incident response team, including the implementation of a tiered service delivery plan. Since the onset of COVID-19, we have been operating at a Service Level 4, which has meant complete physical distancing, with all communication with youth and families being conducted remotely. We are beginning to plan for a step-down to Service Level 3, which supports direct youth service in the community. In order to continue to put the health of our youth, families, and Friends at the forefront, we need to have fully equipped Safety Kits that contain protective equipment for every Friend. $0.00$5,000.00We are preparing for Friends to transition to Service Level 3, allowing them to participate with youth in outside activities at low traffic sites (parks, beaches, outdoor playgrounds). We will only make this transition once we have Safety Kits in place. Funds will be used to buy items needed to build 10 Safety Kits at a cost of $500/kit. Items include: 10 no-contact digital thermometers; 10 dedicated Wi-Fi hot spots; gloves, masks & sanitary wipes for all family members and Friends; 10 carry cases. These are all necessary items for our Friends to begin limited contact with our youth and families. In addition to the obvious need for health-related items, dedicated Wi-Fi hot spots for our Friends provide greater Wi-Fi range and more devices can connect to them, making it possible to use devices for program related activities while spending time together in low traffic outdoor areas.

04/22/2020
Medical expenses to care for the animals we have rescued from euthanasiaPet Pal Animal ShelterAnimal Welfare$75,000.00Pinellas100,000http://petpalanimalshelter.comPet Pal Animal Shelter will continue our mission to save the lives of animals at risk of being euthanized from other shelters throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, as our community needs our help now more than ever in our history. Due to the pandemic, Pet Pal Animal Shelter has cancelled all future offsite events including our largest benefit of the year, Puppy Love, which was scheduled for May 9, 2020 with a fundraising goal of $100,000. That’s a lot of money that our shelter will not have this year that is used to save lives. $0.00$75,000.00The much needed funding will be used to cover our medical expenses that continue to accrue as we continue our mission to rescue animals that are at risk of being euthanized. In our rehab kennels we have Jamie, a 1 ? year old Hound mix who suffered injuries to her leg that have not healed properly will need to have that leg amputated. We are treating eight other dogs for heartworms. Bam Bam, a 4 year old Terrier mix, is recovering from Femoral Head Ostectomy (FHO) surgery. Jessie, a 4 ? year old male Lab mix, will need two Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstructions. We also have many litters of orphaned kittens. Pet Pal Animal Shelter continues to rescue, transport, rehabilitate and adopt out animals from other shelters and owner surrenders.04/22/2020
COVID-19 PandemicRadiant Hands Inc.Basic Needs$30,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco300http://radianthands.org/We deal with a mostly low-income population who are often living from paycheck to paycheck. Our clients are comprised of refugee families and single-parent families where women are the breadwinners of the family. They come to us when they need help with anything to help them succeed. We are often asked for rental or utility assistance if a family member has lost their job or is new to the county or the main breadwinner has passed. We also have a monthly food drive for our most needy families. We also offer hygiene items and diapers that are given to us through donations by the community or non-profit organizations. We currently have 50 families that we are actively helping since the beginning of the shelter-in-place orders in addition to the clients we were helping before. Each family has an average of five members, with some having more. $0.00$30,000.00This will be the allocation of our funds should we be granted it from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay:

Rental/Utility Assistance- $25,000
We will offer up to $500 monthly assistance for families for rent or utilities or both based on the need and documentation that the client provides.

Food Assistance -$5,000
We will offer up to $100 food assistance for families due to the increased need which will also be determined by the need and documentation that the client provides.
04/22/2020
Partially FundedTampa General Hospital (TGH) COVID-19 Team Member Emergency FundTampa General Hospital Foundation, Inc.Basic Needs$43,333.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas8,000http://www.tgh.org/foundationTampa General Hospital recognizes that team members may be faced with an unexpected or emergent situation during the course of their career. As part of a commitment to caring for our team members, TGH has established a Team Member Emergency Fund to help provide financial assistance in times of need. This program is largely funded through the generous donations of our TGH team and the community we serve. When we take care of each other, it allows us to provide better patient care as a team.

The Team Member Emergency Fund is here to support during the challenges associated with COVID-19. Team members experiencing financial hardships are encouraged to apply and may receive funds to cover critical bills such as rent, utilities, and car payments.
$6,667.00$50,000.00Funds from this grant would go directly to Tampa General Hospital employees facing emergency hardships due to COVID-19. Examples of these hardships are: hotel rooms so front-line team members can isolate from their families and assistance with paying critical bills like car payments, so team members can come to work, and other emergent needs that arise.

There is a $1,500 annual max; lifetime max of $3,000 per eligible team member. All cases will be reviewed and considered. All approved payments are made directly to the requested bill/vendor, not to the Team Member directly.
04/22/2020
COVID-19 Mental Healthcare for Healthcare WorkersThe Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas100http://suncoasthospicefoundation.orgHealthcare workers are under extraordinary mental strain in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are working exceptionally long hours at great personal risk. They are being forced to make life and death decisions about treatment for a poorly understood disease for which treatment protocols are only just emerging. They are losing patients and seeing first-hand the tragedy of people dying alone. In the midst of this, they are self-isolating from their own families in order to keep their loved ones safe. In many cases, they are worrying how to ensure care and education for their children. In some cases, they are also worrying how to make ends meet as spouses have lost jobs. Our healthcare workers need access to free, high-quality mental healthcare support, and they need access to that support starting now – to both sustain them through this crisis and help them recover from it.$0.00$10,000.00Empath Health has been providing specialized individual and group counselling for over 35 years. Our licensed and credentialed counselors have been called upon before to help our community process trauma and loss resulting from collective tragedy, and they have the experience and skills to support recovery from this crisis. We are known as a trusted provider that provides services no one else offers, and we can provide counselling services via telehealth. This funding will support 100 healthcare workers to receive free individual counselling sessions (estimated 5 sessions each) or group counselling (if preferred). Sessions may be provided in-person or virtually. Our services are open to any healthcare worker in need in the Tampa Bay area. 04/22/2020
K-12 Students In Need of LaptopsThe Mainframe IncEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$500,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,500http://themainframeinc.comTo purchase and/or acquire laptops for under-served students in the Tampa Bay Area who are currently without. When it was announced that students would have to complete part, if not the rest of the school year virtually due to COVID-19. Our organization couldn’t help but think about how this would impact students who don’t have access to laptops because of financial reasons. So we thought about how we could use The Mainframe’s platform to help students widen their access to permanent technology. Students impacted by schools transitioning to virtual learning need access to short term and long term solutions for what is commonly known as "The Digital Divide". This campaign is bigger than just giving students the ability to finish out the rest school year. This is about giving kids something that most of us take for granted: exposure, opportunity and access to information.$0.00$500,000.00The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to purchase laptops at an average cost of $200 average per student. Our only limitation being how much money we can raise. Our organization will work with local school districts and local organizations to identify students in need of a device. We also welcome in-kind donations that directly support our mission. 04/22/2020
Emergency Summer Program TRIBE Seminole HeightsHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,000http://tribeseminoleheights.comTRIBE Seminole Heights is a community center in Central Tampa that offers 50+ activities per week for children, all for only $5. We have a community closet that provides donated clothing and shoes to children, and we run outreach programs through the local elementary schools. The Covid 19 pandemic has created an urgent need for quality children's programming this summer, after children have been out of school for months. The social emotional well being of our children will need to be strengthened by gathering in groups, when it becomes safe to do so again. Our community center plans to address that need by putting together a much more extensive summer program than we typically have held. $0.00$25,000.00Purchase of Bike Rack, Creation of outdoor play space, Equipment, Supplies, and snacks will all be needed for a more expansive offering of programs, longer open hours, and more children attending the center daily. The funds would specifically be used to allow us to implement a summer program for 2020, to respond to the need for quality children's programs that are affordable, as soon as it is safe to gather again. 04/22/2020
Health and Safety Response to Covid 19 TRIBE Seminole HeightsBasic Needs$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,000http://tribeseminoleheights.comNew health and safety measures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic are needed in order for our community center to reopen and begin serving families again. Our facility is seeking funds to purchase and implement sanitizing materials and procedures that will keep our families healthy. Hand sanitizer dispenser units, flooring, sanitizing agents for supplies, air purifiers, and a 2nd hand washing sink are needed in order for us to be best equipped to keep the families in our community healthy. Since we utilize primarily donated materials, we must take new precautions in order to remain sustainable. $0.00$25,000.00New floors through the center (current carpet is not hygienic, we would switch to hard floors that will be more sterile). Hand sanitizer dispenser units to be placed strategically throughout the facility, purchasing of sanitizing supplies for legos, science equipment etc, refrigerator, convert shower into sink, purchase of UV santizer, cleaning products, and one time cleaning company detail visit. 04/22/2020
Emergency COVID-19 Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDSAIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc.Basic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas40http://www.myepic.orgPeople living with HIV/AIDS are immunocompromised and at heightened risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19. Even under normal circumstances, HIV positive people who are low and extremely low income often have to make impossible choices about which bills to pay: medicine, food, housing, or basic utilities? The dual hit of needing to self-isolate to avoid risk of contracting COVID-19 and the unemployment crisis, means this situation is suddenly much worse. People living with HIV/AIDS risk losing housing, going hungry, and falling out of primary care, all of which could result in a rapid downward spiral in their health outcomes. A small influx of financial assistance can make a huge difference for HIV positive people facing a financial emergency, enabling them to stay in care and maintain treatment.$0.00$10,000.00This project will provide one-time financial assistance of maximum $250 for low-income people living with HIV who need support to make rent, pay a utility bill, cover medication co-pays, or buy food and other supplies to enable them to self-isolate. EPIC case managers will work with their clients to review their bills and understand their situation and needs in order to maximize use of this support. If clients need less than $250, then we will be able to use these funds to assist more than 40 individuals. EPIC makes payments directly to the vendors in question for the needed bill or items. In some cases, food cards may be provided if it is the most efficient and expedient means to meet the need.04/21/2020
Partially FundedHunger Relief for FarmworkersBeth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.Basic Needs$26,667.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)2,400http://www.beth-el.orgBeth-El Farmworker Ministry is an essential resource center for farm working families in South Hillsborough County. Our weekly food distribution on campus distributes 650-800 grocery bags per household, and our delivery service to farmworkers at the fields serves an average of 200 farmworkers every week. In Hillsborough County, there are an estimated 14,500 farmworker households. With the impact of COVID-19 we have already experienced a 20% increase in demand for emergency food bags. Our challenge is reaching farmworker families who are working the fields and unable to come to our campus and/or without reliable transportation during their time off of work. Therefore, we rely on our direct service to distribution to farms and farming communities to bring to them the essentials they need.$3,333.00$30,000.00Basic Needs: to Support Hunger Relief for Farmworkers Program for the next 12 weeks (3 months). This includes: transportation costs, building operations for food management, and cost of hunger relief support staff team.
04/21/2020
Utilities and Consultant payments Clearwater Historical SocietyArts and Culture$8,000.00Pinellas3http://clearwaterhistoricalsociety.orgUtilties for the museum, payment to our consultants, loss of income from being closed $0.00$8,000.00We do not have full time staff just 3 consultants that do work or us. A Professional Fundraiser $1,500.00 Bookkeeper $500.00 Web Designer $500.00. Our Utilities for the past two months that we have been closed which adds to $2,000.00, water $300.00 Spectrum $230.00 a month. We also we to host a Spring Fish Fry that we have had every year since 1984 and lost $4,000.00. The week before everything was shut down we opened a new exhibit about the Woman of Clearwater.we are only open for 3 days a week so we missed the visitors and donations for the exhibit.The Clearwater Historical Society was established in 1978, but we opened the museum on June 15, 2019, and were planning our 1 year anniversary June 13, 202004/21/2020
Covid-19 Relief for Tutoring ProgramCommunity Learning Center Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$15,000.00Pinellas68http://www.clcacademics.comDue to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Community Learning Center has had to cancel most of our low-cost tutoring and homework help services so that we follow the Stay At Home guidelines. We have set up online tutoring via Skype and Zoom with our teenagers but this is not an option for many of the elementary school kids we work with. We work with a low-income community where many of the children do not have access to computers at home. We are also experiencing difficulties working online due to the very limited number of laptops at our center (our tutoring is mainly done in-person, on-campus and using textbooks and educational programs with consumable materials including workbooks/worksheets).

This has been devastating for us. We are asking for assistance so we can buy more laptop computers for our tutors to use at home and to help us keep our overhead paid and our tutors employed.
$0.00$15,000.00Community Learning Center will use the funding to buy laptop computers for our tutors to be able to work from home and to pay our utilities at our center. We will also make up the shortages in tutors' pay to keep our staff employed, as we are experiencing drops in the number of hours we can deliver and the number of students we are able to serve. We could obviously use more help than $15,000 but we are asking for the minimum we can so that more nonprofits can get help - just enough to survive for the next two months and help us get back on our feet again. We are really struggling to keep our heads above water. Thank you for your consideration. We appreciate what you guys do for the Tampa Bay nonprofit community. 04/21/2020
Fully FundedSupply Drive for Pinellas childcare centers Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Pinellas2,000http://www.elcpinellas.netThe Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas continues to emphasize the importance of childcare in our communities, especially for the workforce deemed essential. With over 70% of childcare centers closed temporarily, the remaining centers continue to open their doors to the children of essential workers such as first responders, grocery clerks, postal workers, delivery drivers, and others. A portion of the funds requested will be used to help provide relief to those centers remaining open and providing services but operating at a loss due to a significant decrease in enrollment. In addition, funds will be used to provide centers with various cleaning, hygiene, and safety items that help them to continue providing safe environments to the children of essential workers.$15,000.00$15,000.00To ensure the backbone of our nation’s economy remains stable in Pinellas County, funds will be used to provide critical supplies and financial relief to the centers that have remained open – primarily serving the children of essential workers. $3,000 of the funds donated will be used to purchase critical supplies such as Hand Sanitizer, Face Masks, Disposable Gloves, Toilet Paper, Sanitizer Wipes, Hand Soap, Paper Towels, Garbage Bags, Anti-Bacterial Sprays, and Bleach and go directly to the open centers. $12,000 of the funds will be used to help stabilize the open centers with immediate relief to be used for current monthly operating expenses such as mortgage/rent, utilities, and insurance. Over 2,000 children, caregivers and child care workers will be impacted. The use of all funds will be documented - need, use and impact - for reporting purposes. 04/21/2020
Easterseals Florida's Murray Child Development CenterEaster Seals FloridaEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$12,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas272http://easterseals.com/floridaThe Easterseals Florida Murray Child Development Center provides high quality child care and developmental programming for children from one to five years of age in an inclusive preschool educational setting. Annually, the Murray Center serves over 272 children from low to moderate income families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco Counties. With developmental screenings we are able to assess the needs of each individual child and better serve them with our curriculum, experienced staff, and unique abilities to work with children with disabilities. At the center 40% of our children have a diagnosed disability and 98% are at or below the poverty level receiving subsidized care.
Our organizational lost revenue for March & April will be $12,000 in order to continue to pay staff wages. We are working to identify all avenues to mitigate this amount, and need support with salaries.
$0.00$12,000.00For two weeks in March & all of April the Easterseals Florida Murray Children Development Center in Tampa will be closed and the staff are not working onsite. We are requesting $12,000 to help re-coup the loss in revenue. Our reserves are limited, so the impact to our organization will be great. We have extremely well trained and dedicated teachers, therapists and other staff. We don’t want to lose them. The teachers from our Head Start & community classrooms are communicating with our families. They develop and provide the families with calendars of activities for the children to use at home. The teachers are also utilizing this time to engage in professional development and trainings. A grant to help us cover this loss in revenue will help us prevent loss of staff. The expense to hire and retrain new staff would create more of a drain on our limited financial reserves.04/21/2020
Fully FundedEnd 68 Hours of Hunger-Tampa Covid-19End 68 Hours of Hunger - TampaBasic Needs$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)350http://www.end68hoursofhunger.org/find-your-community/florida/tampa/End 68 Hours of Hunger (www.end68hoursofhunger.org) is a 100% volunteer organization that provides nourishing food for school children that are food insecure, or at risk of going hungry on weekends. With your help, we make a difference for a growing number of local children who won’t experience the fear of hunger. Before the school shutdown, we were delivering backpacks to 590 school children per weekend, but now we are reaching 300, limited by issues with school staffing and changes to the distribution process.

Due to pandemic demand, bulk orders for groceries from normal sources are not being filled, so higher food prices are being paid. As a result, local food donations and funds are more critical than ever! Also, some families can't get access the school's "Grab and Go" foods, so a week's supply of groceries is provided. The challenges are great, but our commitment is greater!
$2,000.00$2,000.00Nearly all of monetary donations purchase food for children that are identified as at-risk by school social workers! With no paid staff, End 68 Hours of Hunger has very low non-food expenses. Storage space for food and supplies is provided at no charge. A standard backpack covers weekend meals for students as well as their siblings: 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts and snacks, and has an approximate value of $10 per child.

The requested funds will also be used to purchase two-handled, disposable bags to deliver the groceries to each of the children. With school in-session, two sets of backpacks are used, with each week's backpack being returned by students to the schools. Now, non-plastic disposable bags are being used each week, which increases the supply needed.

Please join our efforts to provide foods in support of hungry school children in Tampa!
04/21/2020
Basic NeedsFranciscan Center Tampa Florida, Inc.Basic Needs$12,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas800http://www.franciscancentertampa.orgDue to COVID-19 Virus, the Franciscan Center has been forced to shut its doors and cancel all retreats and programming for the Tampa Bay community. This includes programs and retreats addressing first responders, individuals dealing with addictions, individuals seeking spiritual and personal growth, community workshops,school retreats, LGBTQ programming, and various religious and non-religious organizations retreats. Key staff positions have been eliminated or furloughed and other staff hours have been greatly reduced. We have had tremendous revenue loss. We are asking for assistance with basic needs to include paying our utility bills for the month of March/April/May. $0.00$12,000.00Funds will be used to pay utility bills for the Month of March/April/May/ (averaging $4000/month) 04/21/2020
Pump Track and Skills AreaFriends of Alafia, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$250,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100,000http://friendsofalafia.orgOur primary source of funding is from events (races) held at the park, donations from park visitors, and membership dues. With the park closed due to COVID-19, more than one large event has been cancelled, nobody is entering the park and making donations at the gate, nor are we receiving any donations online as we have been instructed to only post/share information pertaining to COVID-19. We were in the early stages of funding a capital improvement project at Alafia River State Park. When open, the park has hundreds of visitors daily to ride the ~20 miles of mountain biking trails. We want to build a pump track and skills area for visitors to be able to improve their riding skills in order to gain more enjoyment from this activity while simultaneously reducing the number of injuries that result from people attempting to ride beyond their skill level.$0.00$250,000.00The majority of the funds would be used to hire a company to build an all-weather bicycle pump track (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pump_track). The remaining funds would be used to build a skills area with a variety of features to improve riders abilities to balance, drop, and jump (https://www.pinterest.com/ewperry/mtb-skills-parks/). This would draw more people to the park to take advantage of the resource-based recreational opportunities offered at the park. The more people exercise, the better their collective physical and mental health becomes.04/21/2020
CHATS (Companionship, Help, and Access by Telephone for Seniors) Program ExpansionGulf Coast Jewish Family and Community ServicesHealth & Wellbeing$15,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100http://gcjfcs.orgEach year, Gulf Coast JFCS serves more than 1,600 seniors directly (and 6,000 more indirectly) throughout Tampa Bay. Our goal is to ensure seniors can live independently in safety and with dignity for as long as possible. Yet, with this independence comes increased vulnerability to social and emotional isolation. Research has shown that socially isolated older adults are at greater risk for poor health and death than their more well-connected counterparts. For these reasons, we launched a pilot program in July 2019 called CHATS (Companionship, Help, and Access by Telephone for Seniors) with funding from the RRF Foundation for Aging.

CHATS can serve as an even greater resource to the Tampa Bay community during the Coronavirus pandemic. With additional funding, we will expand its capacity to provide more seniors with regular phone calls and an ongoing source of support and stability.
$0.00$15,000.00Funds will be used to:
- Increase the Program Coordinator’s time in order to meet the increased program volume;
- Print and distribute dual-language recruitment materials throughout the community;
- Purchase advertisements in print, radio, and digital communications;
- Sign up interested seniors throughout the community, starting with our own senior clients and those living at our Myrtle Oaks senior apartment complex;
- Recruit and screen additional volunteers;
- Train community partners to facilitate telephone support for their own constituents; and
- Conduct volunteer training by webinar or phone.

Existing grant funds will be used to cover the costs of background screening for new volunteers. Until new volunteers are identified, screened, and trained, Gulf Coast JFCS will pay for staff in other programs to get trained and to make the phone calls to interested seniors.
04/21/2020
Fully FundedMeal Services for Sheltered Homeless Adults and ChildrenHomeless Emergency Project, Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Pinellas100http://hepempowers.orgHunger has disparate impacts on those experiencing homelessness, especially families with children, seniors, and persons who are chronically homeless. In 2019, Pinellas County reported to HUD that there are 7,570 people experiencing homelessness on any given night. School homeless data shows that there are 2,583 homeless students. These children are either awaiting foster care, living in hotels or motels, couch surfing, or living on the streets. (Ray C. Santa Lucia, Ph.D. 5, Analysis of Pinellas County Point-in-Time (PIT) Data from 2015 through 2019. June 2019). According to the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, there are 134,650 food-insecure people in Pinellas County, which represents 14.2% of the county population. And within the 33755-zip code - where HEP operates - the meal gap is 538,956 among 9,186 households, including 2,996 ALICE households residing in the area. $22,667.00$20,000.00The target population for this program is individuals and families with children who are experiencing homelessness in Pinellas County and are sheltered or housed at HEP. Last year, HEP housed 1,059 adults and children in our emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing programs. Veterans represent 47% of those served, 42% are seniors, and 13% of those served are children.

Through HEP's meal services program, we will prepare and deliver individual meals, food baskets and healthy snacks to adults and children residing at HEP. A unit of service will be an individual meal, meal basket or healthy snack. With this funding, we will provide 8,000 meals.
04/21/2020
COVID-19 Emergency CampaignMenorah ManorHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas200http://www.menorahmanor.orgMenorah Manor is a not for profit skilled nursing home, an assisted living residence and an adult day center. The people we care for are the most vulnerable to contracting the deadly coronavirus, as they are elderly and they have underlying conditions. As a result of this crisis, Menorah Manor has many unexpected expenses such as additional labor costs, medical and nursing supplies, security screenings and personal protective equipment. We are doing everything we can do to protect our residents, and this comes at a great cost. As evidenced by other nursing homes in the area, once the virus enters the building it is almost impossible to stop the spread. $0.00$25,000.00The funds would be used to purchase the necessary protective equipment needed to protect our almost 300 employees. This protective equipment includes surgical masks, N95 masks, gowns, face shields, gloves and safety glasses. The funds will also be used for additional labor costs due to the pandemic; we have established two transitional care units, where people who transfer to our campus from the hospital must stay, quarantined, for a minimum of 14 days. These transitional care units must be staffed by qualified employees who ONLY work on those units. Additionally, there are many medical and nursing supplies needed for the utmost in infection control. To control the people who enter the building who could potentially bring the virus onto our campus, there are expenses related to security screenings for every single employee who enters the campus, every single day.04/21/2020
Help for HospitalityRyan Wells Foundation, Inc.Basic Needs$2,500.00Pinellas15http://ryanwellsfoundation.comPicture yourself in the shoes of Mitchell Chase; you had to move back to St.Petersburg because your college, Johnson and Wales University, is temporarily closed. You were interning at the historic Greystone Hotel on Miami Beach, but you are now without a job. You are capable of working but are concerned about exposing yourself to others because you live with your grandmother, who due to chemotherapy over the last year, has a compromised immune system. Your mom is enduring the challenges of clients not renting her shared commercial kitchen.

Young adults like Mitchell who live, sleep at eat hospitality are facing tough times. When will they be able to return to work? Will they have enough funds saved to return to college?

The Ryan Wells Foundation is asking for Help for Hospitality!
$0.00$2,500.00We want to provide financial support in the form of grocery store gift cards, to young adults in need. All of these young adults graduated from Pinellas County high schools. These young adults are either currently in college, or have recently graduated college within the last 3 years. All are young in their hospitality careers and being without employment or working but with significantly reduced hours, is not only a financial challenge but a mental challenge for it is the industry in which they love and thrive on.

Grocery store gift cards will provide them with the most basic needs during this challenging time. It will give them the opportunity to feed themselves, continue cooking in the kitchen, and focus on their education and employment goals over the coming months.
04/21/2020
Support for staffing and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.AdventHealth CarrollwoodHealth & Wellbeing$130,832.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,200http://adventhealth.comTo address the COVID-19 pandemic, AdventHealth Carrollwood (AHC) requests support toward the cost of a portable x-ray machine that will expedite the diagnosis and treatment of those infected with the virus. With a shortage of test kits and a wait time of at least 2-4 days for results, the portable x-ray machine is necessary to view patients' lungs and assess the severity of infection. This enables medical staff to rapidly determine if a patient has the virus and how far it has progressed, making course of treatment move much more quickly. As of April 20th, there have been 952 COVID-19 cases reported in Hillsborough County. Rapid testing, diagnosis and intubation are paramount to assess and treat infected persons in AHC's service area.$0.00$130,832.00Funds would reimburse the purchase of a portable x-ray unit, which needed to be obtained quickly in order to flatten the COVID-19 infection curve and save lives. The portable x-ray unit is on order and will soon be based in an outdoor tent where AdventHealth examines patients who may be infected with the COVID-19 virus. By setting up operations outside of the hospital, staff is able to keep potentially infected patients at a distance from others and quickly assess their need for assistance. The portable unit is needed to keep patients isolated and to keep other x-ray units available for other emergencies and regular use.04/20/2020
Project Support/Proyecto ApoyoFlorida Institute for Community Studies (FICS)Basic Needs$103,350.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)300http://www.ficsinc.orgFICS works within strategic plans that come from the communities in South Shore (Wimauma/Ruskin 33598 and 33570) and Town n Country (33614, 33615, 33634 and parts of 33624 and 33625). We work through community advisory boards (renamed Community Advisor Program or CAP) in each area. We have been in daily contact with families and holding virtual programming. Additionally we have been distributing (existing) donors' food on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week from 5-6 PM (or we take it to the families). Since the pandemic hit, we identified multiple needs and have been strategizing with families on how to meet the needs of:
1. Loss of work/money (90% of our families had adults lose jobs)
2. Unsupervised youth because parents are working day labor (^)
3. Food insecurity
4. Mental Health/anxiety for all
5. Immigration status and public charge
6. Children's education lagging
$0.00$103,350.00We are applying for 1 year of personnel funding ONLY. FICS has responded quickly with our resources and has provided respite for families through virtual classes Mon-Fri, through Zoom. FICS sees the need to rapidly hire a bilingual social worker and two part-time navigators (one in each site, for a total of 1.0FTE) to assist with family support in their own language to guide families, many of whom are worried about utilizing any assistance that might serve to put them at risk in their immigration status (public charge rule). We estimate that the cost is a sound investment in preventing future problems that could potentially arise from the increased trauma (domestic violence, child abuse, poor educational outcomes, delinquency, mental health issues). We would love to be able to provide cash help for our struggling community and we applied to the United Way for $500/family, $75000.04/20/2020
Feed for Farm Sanctuary ResidentsFlorida Rescue Farm, IncAnimal Welfare$6,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100http://floridarescuefarm.orgWe are a farm sanctuary that serves all of Florida with particularly high involvement from Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties. The donations we rely on from our educational farm tours are unavailable due to the COVID-19 stay at home order. We are requesting funding to help feed the rescued animals that live at the sanctuary for the next 6 months.$0.00$6,000.00We spend an average of $1,000 per month on grain and hay to feed all the animals that have been placed in our care. We would use the funds to continue to give the animals feed during this time. That's roughly 3,500 lbs of hay and 2,500 lbs of grain.04/20/2020
Two Four Club Support for Pediatric Cancer Patients and FamiliesRyan Callahan FoundationBasic Needs$12,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas25http://ryancallahanfoundation.orgThe Ryan Callahan Foundation was founded by former Tampa Bay Lightning captain Ryan Callahan and his wife, Kyla. The mission of the foundation is to provide financial assistance and unforgettable experiences to children and families battling pediatric cancer. Through the foundation's Two Four Club, families battling pediatric cancer receive assistance with mortgage/rent payments, utility bills, grocery and gas money, and other bills that become more and more difficult to pay when mounting medical bills and loss of one or both parents' employment become a reality. Now more than ever, families need assistance as the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed many jobs and drastically reduced income for families all over the Tampa Bay area. Children fighting cancer are high risk for exposure to the virus, so many parents have had to choose between leaving the house for work over keeping their child safe$0.00$12,500.00Funds would be used to continue support for families battling pediatric cancer who are desperately in need of financial assistance. The foundation's annual fundraising event which raises the majority of our operating budget was postponed this year due to the coronavirus. Grant funds are desperately needed in order to continue support for families who are depending on financial assistance to get through this difficult time. Typically, the foundation provides an average of $5,000 worth of financial assistance to pediatric cancer families each month. A grant of $12,500.00 would help us to support several families with financial assistance for two to three months.04/20/2020
"Loves me, Loves me Not" Domestic Violence Hotline bookmarks are education/prevention tools for Rescue Squads, Shelters, Treatment Centers, Mental Health Professionals; a valuable resource, especially when residents must live in such close proximity.South Shore Coalition for Mental Health and AgingDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas100,000http://mentalhealthandaging.orgWith the Stay at Home Order, we can expect a rise in Domestic Violence, Elder & Child Abuse & Human Trafficking. Gerontologists tell us that elder abuse was already rampant before Covid-19 and Florida is #3 in US for reports of Human Trafficking. There has been an 80% increase in reported mental health issues among college students. These bright yellow bookmarks are proven education/prevention tools for victims and an important victim abuse rescue training resource. They are invaluable for all Mental Health professionals, clinics and organizations. They are needed by all Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Shelters and prevention organizations, Assisted Living & Nursing Homes, Ambulances, Rescue Squads, etc. These bookmarks won the 2010 Pinellas County Victim Services Award and there are consistent requests for restocking of these tools from within Hillsborough and Pinellas County.$0.00$10,000.00Formatting Digital Files with pertinent National Hotlines and SouthShore Coalition on Mental Health & Aging name and logo
Printing 75,000 Bookmarks in English; 25,000 in Spanish
Distributing bookmarks and supporting education/prevention resource materials within Hillsborough County with highest concentration in the SouthShore Communities and within Pinellas County with highest concentration in Bay Pines Veterans Hospital Women’s Clinic, Law Enforcement Agencies Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Specialists and in all the other places mentioned in “Requested Need” above in North and South Hillsborough County and in Pinellas County.
04/20/2020
EmergUProject LINK, IncHealth & Wellbeing$55,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)300http://project-link.orgThe outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is causing astronomical stress for families. The anxiety about the disease and financial strains are overwhelming. It’s causing strong emotional stress within the families. Coping with the stress of uncertainty during this pandemic includes worrying about the health of ourselves and loved ones, economic pitfalls, changes in sleep/eating patterns, food insecurities, difficulty in concentrating, worsening of precondition illnesses and increased use of alcohol and drugs. CoronaVirus/COVID-19 has brought a change to the mental health care landscape, shift of services and social safety nets from face-to-face to virtual ones. Our program will address these concerns through an online virtual teletherapy platform accessible via a smartphone, tablet, or desktop that was developed to improve access to mental healthcare and services for families.$0.00$55,000.00We intend to utilize the funding to expand our services by hiring additional staff to include (1) program manager who will oversee the operation of the virtual program; maintain (2) program support staff to provide supplemental support, and virtual check-in assistance; contract (1) technical support person who is versed on telehealth platform, oversee staff training, website management, virtual training for 50 providers, technical support, and ensure communication runs seamlessly. There is a $50 fee per Provider per month to access the platform. The Platform requires add-on features include additional fees totaling $3000. The point of access to the platform may come from the program's dedicated website, which will enable a user to connect via a link while using a mobile phone, tablet, or computer. We will utilize Facebook boost campaigns for geotargeting to our desired population.04/19/2020
Partially FundedHome-Delivered Meals for Senior-Aged Volunteers During COVID-19Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas232http://seniorsinservice.org232 volunteers generated 203,878 hours of community service last year. They are all age 55+ and now, suddenly, they are our community’s most vulnerable. We need to tell them in a meaningful way that they are still valued by the community they love. Yesterday they felt purposeful. Today they are the most at-risk, lonely and scared. Many helped the most challenged children with daily tutoring/mentoring in classrooms throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas. Others were in-home companions for frail elders who have no other link to the outside world. All are extremely low-income, from the same neighborhood as those they serve. Most serve with the same schools or the same elderly clients for 5, 10, even 20+ years. They often tell us that staying active by serving others is what keeps them alive. They need to know that as we work to re-engage them in new ways, they are not forgotten.$500.00$1,000.00s with an uplifting message & recommendations for staying healthy & safe. The food will come from their favorite restaurant, the very same meal they so look forward to each May at our volunteer in-service luncheon to celebrate Older Americans Month. The restaurant will generously provide the BBQ chicken with sides they love so much at a significant discount ($4 vs. $10.50 retail) plus free delivery to each volunteer’s home. The home-delivery team will include Seniors in Service staff and the restaurant owner that our volunteers have come to know and love during their years of ongoing service. Postcard cost: $73.00 w/shipping. Total requested: $4.31 per volunteer.04/18/2020
COVID 19 Rapid Housing Response AssistanceSolita's House, Inc.Basic Needs$75,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)50http://solitashouse.comCOVID-19 will widen the financial wealth gap and make it more difficult to pay monthly bills and/or access affordable credit options as a form of assistance in the midst of this financial crisis. COVID 19 will force TB families who have loss income into a deeper financial situation. Many of the families were struggling to make ends meet before COVID 19. Our local municipalities are working to provide assistance but these families need help now. The City of Tampa recently released the OneTampa program to provide financial assistance to homeowners and renters however it only covers families that live in the City of Tampa limits. This request will provide direct assistance for families that reside in Hills, County. The diversion & prevention services we offer can be a lifeline to assist families through COVID 19.$0.00$75,000.00$50,000 of the funds would assist renters and homeowners with paying rents/ mortgages. Homeowners with government back loans (FHA, VA, USDA. Fannie or Freddie) will qualify for a forbearance under the CARES Act however those homeowners without a government back loan are at the mercy of the investors and may need direct financial assistance. Additionally, renters will also need direct financial help to pay rent. Especially for those renters that do not qualify under the renter's protection of the CARES Act. We are projecting up to $1000 per family for direct assistance. However we projecting to provide housing counseling for more than 400 families.

$25,000 of the funds would support a housing counselor to provide the one on one virtual counseling families need to create a crisis action plan & financial budget to get through this pandemic.
04/18/2020
ISTG Tampa Bay COVID-19 ResponseFor the Girls, Inc. DBA I Support the GirlsBasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas250,000http://www.isupportthegirls.orgI Support the Girls (ISTG) Affiliate Director in Tampa Bay provides menstrual products, bras, underwear, and toiletries to women, girls, and menstruators in the region. COVID-19 has caused empty store shelves where menstrual products should be, cost many their jobs, and sent our economy into a tailspin. While we recognize that these products will not solve homelessness or poverty, we also know the value of dignity and health. Too often, women use menstrual products for longer than the intended time period, thereby risking infection. They may use an old sock, or paper towels. In many cases, the restrooms folks living on the street typically rely on are closed. Having new underwear, or items that help keep you clean are more meaningful than ever. COVID-19's impact is just beginning. There will be continued need as not all jobs resume and not all stores and restaurants reopen. $0.00$5,000.00ISTG is able to leverage our visibility and existing connections with large and small businesses to access product donations. As stores are left with excess inventory, and small businesses are shuttering, ISTG is receiving communications regularly regarding excess inventory. These donations need to be shipped to the highest need areas, and received. These funds would make it possible to receive large donations of 20,000 to 100,000+ items for distribution in our local region. The funding would be used to secure a storage unit for receiving donations for one year, and pay shipping costs (if necessary) of items. This will NOT be used to pay retail price for menstrual products, bras, or underwear. With this funding, ISTG Tampa can distribute more than 150,000 products in the region. The donations will go to hospitals, school districts, shelters, food pantries, and people in need.04/17/2020
Treating disruptive behaviors during COVID-19Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$105,159.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas140https://www.hopkinsallchildrens.org/The spread of COVID-19 has resulted in an increase in mental health concerns, including disruptive behaviors, depression and traumatic stress. This project addresses the need for access to high quality evidence-based mental health intervention treating disruptive behavior disorders within the preschool population. Disruptive behaviors are one of the most common presenting complaints within this demographic. By providing this tremendous intervention through a telemental health platform, this project will help reduce health disparities by providing accessible and evidence-based treatment to vulnerable families. It is clear that mental health needs are on the rise due to COVID-19. As a result, it is our duty, and the mission of JHACH, to best serve the children and families, by providing the highest quality mental health care, not only during, but also following, the COVID-19 outbreak. $0.00$105,159.00This funding will be used to support a psychologist providing evidence-based intervention, as well as training in these interventions to a psychology intern and fellow with the technology needed to support telehealth services.

Funding below represents the need for six months of support:
0.5 FTE fellow with benefits: $28,381
0.5 FTE intern with benefits: $15,750
0.5 FTE psychologist with benefits: $57,028
$4000 for marketing, equipment and materials
04/17/2020
COVID-19 Response: Healthcare for Uninsured-Access to CarePremier Community HealthCare Group, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$30,600.00Hernando ; Pasco200http://www.premierhc.orgPremier Community HealthCare is requesting financial support to assist patients in need of healthcare. With the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, more patients in crisis are in need of care and have no ability to cover the costs. Premier offers discount fees based on household size and income. Those with no income still need to receive care. Funds requested would support the most vulnerable population, homeless, agricultural workers, older adults that do not qualify for Medicare and uninsured children/adults. Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health services are offered to any one in need, regardless of an ability to pay. Premier's clinic doors remain open for the entire community during the pandemic crisis. To assist with the shelter at home orders, Premier also launched Telehealth services to address the needs of those than can shelter in place and receive the care they need.$0.00$30,600.00Funds requested would support the most vulnerable population, homeless, agricultural workers, older adults that do not qualify for Medicare and uninsured adults/children. Due to the impact of COVID-19, there is an increase in uninsured patients seeking care. Care includes clinical exams, behavioral health services, emergency dental visits and testing for COVID-19 as well. Money should not be a barrier for a person to decide whether they get tested for the virus. To stop the spread and care for those most in need, Premier needs support from the CFTB's donors to ensure everyone has access.
Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health services are offered to any one in need, regardless of an ability to pay. With dedicated licensed and board certified clinical team members, the cost of care remains and the mission of Premier is to provide accessible healthcare services for all.
04/17/2020
Effective Fall Prevention Education for Seniors at HomeSAGES Theater IncHealth & Wellbeing$5,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas10,000http://sagestheater.orgFalls are the leading cause of injuries and death for older adults. Pinellas County 911 data show 25,000+ “fall calls” annually for seniors. The major single source of calls is Independent Living Communities.
SAGES Theater Inc is successfully reducing falls by older adults with its compelling play, Denying Gravity, that engages as audience with fall prevention strategies. Data from 911 confirms a reduction in calls resulting from SAGES collaboration with EMS on education, reversing a trend of 10% annual increases. But most residents at these communities can’t attend a live performance because they don’t have transportation. A video of our award-winning play, Denying Gravity, can be provided to these communities to screen on-site or stream through their websites to motivate residents into similar safety actions to reduce falls.
$0.00$5,000.00Funds will provide each of 50 Independent Living Communities with a video of Denying Gravity. This film of the play is an effective, educational program to prevent falls. The communities are identified by 911 statistics or Fire Rescue as the highest users of services for senior falls.
Because Denying Gravity is performed by senior actors, older viewers relate well to these “storytellers.” The play is a mix of clean comedy and compelling drama which gets fall prevention strategies across with astounding success compared to a lecture presentation.
The copyrighted DVD, licensed for use within the community, is our major source of revenue at $125 each, but will be discounted 20% to $100.
Funding this need supports not only SAGES, but multiple Fire Rescue, EMS and 911 systems. Most importantly, it prevents tragedy from falls.
04/17/2020
Assistance to provide refunds to our youth program familiesValrico Youth Soccer Club, IncBasic Needs$26,600.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)280http://www.tampadynamofc.comThe need we would be addressing with this grant is the refund of participation fees for our spring recreation program. Due to the pandemic we had to cancel our entire spring program that began in early March. Our boys and girls were only able to play one game before the cancellation. We would like to refund their registration fees and assist these member families through this difficult time. $0.00$26,600.00The funds requested would be distributed to refund our recreational soccer program families to assist during this difficult time. We are a small club that relies 100% on the registration fees of our members for each of our soccer programs. 100% would go to assist our members.

This will also allow us to use our small operational budget to maintain the small operations staff that we have that maintains our fields, facilities and develops virtual training programs for our boys and girls.
04/17/2020
Cancer Hasn't Stopped - COVID-19 Information, Support, Resource Coordination for Cancer Patients and FamiliesAmerican Cancer SocietyHealth & Wellbeing$67,375.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,000http://cancer.orgWhile many aspects of our lives have paused, cancer hasn't stopped so neither can we. Under the best of circumstances, a cancer diagnosis can be frightening and devastating. As COVID-19 spreads, cancer patients are more vulnerable than ever and have unique clinical, social, and financial disadvantages. Even more, the COVID death rate for cancer survivors is five times higher than individuals without pre-existing conditions.

Nearly 20,400 residents in the Tamp Bay Area are diagnosed with cancer each year. Now, more than ever, these patients and their loved ones are relying on the American Cancer Society's virtual programs and services to provide accurate COVID-19 information and guidance, as well as navigation, resource coordination and support critically needed. We need your support to keep these vital patient and family services and resources available during this difficult time.
$0.00$67,375.00To provide support for cancer patients and families through these and other ongoing and new virtual services:
• 24/7 Helpline – 80% of calls in March were COVID-19 related. Our trained specialists are available 24/7 by phone, chat, and newly added video conferencing to provide accurate, reliable information and resource coordination.
• Reach To Recovery – Connecting breast cancer patients with trained breast cancer survivor volunteers to receive peer-to-peer support, now virtually.
• Cancer Survivors Network – Providing a safe online connection to find others with similar experiences and interests on discussion boards/chats.
• Personal Health Manager – Online tool helping patients track and organize information about their diagnosis and treatment.
• Tender Loving Care® – Helping women with appearance-related side effects, wig vouchers may be provided for shopping our online store.
04/16/2020
CVID -19 Veterans Emergency Funding ProgramBuilding Homes for HeroesBasic Needs$100,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,000http://www.buildinghomesforheroes.orgDuring this time of the COVID -19 pandemic our veterans and their families are being particularly impacted. Many of our veterans suffer with preexisting physical and psychological conditions which make this a particularly difficult time. In addition to the additional stress and anxiety they experience due to health concerns for themselves and their families they also struggle with unexpected and unplanned for financial concerns. We at Building Homes for Heroes have always tried to reach out to those veteran families who are struggling due to individual circumstances, however during this time of the pandemic we are increasing our efforts to reach out to a broad number of such veteran families throughout the country. Many of our veterans reside in Florida in the counties mentioned above.$0.00$100,000.00Building Homes for Heroes is currently canvasing our database of vetted veterans and reaching out to them with applications for financial assistance. We are currently partnering with such corporations as Lowe's and Advance Autoparts and many others who have partially funded this initial effort. We plan to give a $500.00 grant to each veteran family to help with unexpected financial needs which have come about as part of this COVID -19 pandemic. Our first batch of checks have gone out this week and we are processing the next batch now. We are beginning with our BHH home recipients and will be opening this program up to all qualifying veterans.
Please note we are continuing our main mission of gifting specially adapted and mortgage free homes to our nations most severely injured veterans. To date we have gifted over 250 mortgage free homes with 50 more to come this calendar year.
04/16/2020
Improving the Quality of Life for Residents and Seabirds of the Tampa Bay in the Wake of the COVID-19 PandemicSeaside Seabird SanctuaryAnimal Welfare$96,200.00Pinellas9,000https://seasideseabirdsanctuary.orgThe Seaside Seabird Sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue, treatment, and rehabilitation of sick and injured wild birds and is the largest like it from Sarasota to the panhandle of Florida. Approximately 3000 sick and injured birds are treated and 9000 visitors come to the SSS each year to see and learn more about the importance of seabirds in the Tampa Bay. We visit 27 offsite institutions per year to put on educational presentations.

Beginning the first week in March visits to the SSS decreased significantly as Coronavirus fears escalated. On March 21, we officially closed to the public. Two of our major funding sources are donations by visitors and the sale of merchandise at our gift shop. Florida has closed all beaches and organizations like us until at least April 30. We anticipate a decline in funding until at least May 30 even if we are open to resume our activities.
$0.00$96,200.00Our funding request is based on the loss of donations at the SSS, loss of donations in general because of the loss of expendable income in the public at large, and the loss of income from our gift shop. We are basing our request on income from 3 comparable months in 2018 and 2019 (March, April, and May). We anticipate the loss in revenue from these sources this year as approximately $96,200 for those 3 months in 2020.

We are requesting emergency funds for general operating expenses. Currently, 62 % of our operating budget goes to medical expenses for the birds. Thirty-eight % is used for payroll, utilities, and maintenance. We are requesting $59,644 (62% of our requested funding) to cover medical expenses for the birds and $36,556 (38%) for payroll, utilities, and maintenance. We can provide you with a more detailed breakdown if requested.
04/16/2020
Academic Camp ScholarshipsTHE SHIRLEY PROCTOR PULLER FOUNDATION INC.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$5,000.00Pinellas35https://www.sppfoundation.com/We are requesting $5000 to provide student scholarships for students to attend our Summer Program.
The SPPF M.A.S.T.R. Kids Program provides academic enrichment services to some of the county’s most vulnerable children -- after-school and Summer. They are disproportionately impacted by the pandemic due to:
• Majority ALICE (Asset Limit, Income Constrained, Employed) families
• High unemployment/uncertainty as a result of the pandemic
• Limited access to remote learning/technology – adequate laptops and WiFi, multiple children in HH compete for use
• Extensive parent/caregiver engagement is important to student participation/success; Our parents feel unprepared -- many report they are unable to “homeschool” children (lack proper education, training, tools).
Families pay $200 for eight weeks in summer but we anticipate many will be unable to afford due to COVID related employment issues.
$0.00$5,000.00We will provide full or partial scholarships to enable students to attend the M.A.S.T.R. Kids Summer Program -- Math, Art, Science, Technology and Reading. We expect an 8-week on-site program with capacity for 50-80 students depending on recommendations from Pinellas County Licensing Board/CDC. Academic classes include Reading, Math, Intervention and STEM. Afternoons include outdoor play, STEAM clubs (Dance, Coding, Business, Visual Art, Cooking) and swimming (once a week). We host educational Field Trips on Fridays. In the event COVID efforts require cancellation of camp for a period of time, we are adapting the summer remote learning model to include more 1:1 and small group (3 students) instruction in Reading and Math, as teachers believe this is working best in the live after-school sessions. We will use kits delivered to student homes to teach STEAM. Clubs will be incorporated.04/16/2020
Girls On the Green (GOTGT) Golf Mentoring Program for Clemmie Ross James & Doris Ross Reddick, Elementary School StudentsWomen of Color GolfHealth & Wellbeing$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)20http://www.womenofcolorgolf.orgGirls on the Green Tee is a golf program designed by the Women of Color Golf for girls ages 10 - 17 years. The program introduces girls to life-long skills of self-esteem, health, fitness, responsibility and integrity, through the game of golf. COVID-19 is impacting primarily our target group of minority girls. Communities of color are the most vulnerable groups due to COVID-19. Golf offers a wide range of mental and physical benefits, which include improved mental health, physical fitness, weight loss, better nutrition and less risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and stroke. Providing health education and awareness is part of the golf program that will help to impact healthier lifestyles in our community, to be able to prevent diseases, such as COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 has limited the organization to raise funding to implement the program.

$0.00$5,000.00The funds will be used to provide basic programming, equipment, travel expenses for a golf course field trip, nutritious lunch for the students at the golf course, (fitness, health and nutrition etiquette consultants.)04/16/2020
Emergency Health & Human Services Program (EHHSP) Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. (COC)Health & Wellbeing$91,796.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas200http://www.copticcharities.orgCOC is a 501(c)(3) grassroots organization, with solid successful track record providing services to survivors of torture, refugees, and human trafficking victims for 20 years. COC has 8 full time bilingual employees. COC served 2,049 clients in the past three years. In response to COVID-19, COC will expand its services with this grant to help 200 individuals pass this crisis and to be self-sufficient again. Through our culturally and linguistically staff, COC will provide case management and direct client services by delivering emergency food, food bank assistance, help with filing unemployment, food stamps, and Medicaid. Also, will provide healthcare, translation, housing stability, utility bills, rent, and mortgage payments. COC Collaborate and partner to meet client’s needs. COC will help clients get reemployment and work with the clients until they are self-sufficient again. $0.00$91,796.00Personnel: $65,920 (Program Supervisor .20 FTE, Program Coordinator .30 FTE and 1.5 FTE Bilingual Case Managers)
Fringe Benefits $65,920 @17% = $11,206
Health Insurance $2,362
Travel – Case managers mileage ($.55 a mile for 300 miles a month x 12 month) = $1,980
Office supplies at $147.66 month x 12 month =1,772
Accounting $237 a month x12 month = $2,844
Phones, fax, internet at $159 month x 12 month = $1,908
Office rent $317 month x 12 month = $3,804
Total project cost $91,796
04/15/2020
Partially FundedGeneral Support and program developmentFaces of Courage Foundation, IncHealth & Wellbeing$5,520.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,500https://www.facesofcourage.org/Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit cancer patient support organization, dedicated to providing, free of charge, programs emphasizing practical education; life coping strategies; and improved self-esteem; through non-threatening, engaging, and recreational outings/workshops and overnight camps, including culturally relevant programs for minorities, which encourage a sense of “community” rather than isolation, with a primary goal of helping the cancer patient navigate their way through the treatment process and to thrive as a survivor. Faces of Courage provides the following Programs for people diagnosed with any type of Cancers:
• Medically supervised Weekend Camps for Adults, Teens, Children
• Empowerment Days (Educational/ Recreational)
• Work closely with H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and University South FL on numerous cancer research grants
$4,480.00$10,000.00Our annual fundraisers have been either been cancelled or have been postponed due to Covid-19. Our cancer survivors are reaching out requesting assistance, reassurance and comfort at this time. We are in the process of adapting our in-person educational workshops to online sessions. We need to keep the doors open while we adapt to a new delivery system for our support. Since 2004 we have provided free services to over 11,000 cancer patients with only one employee and the support of 1,600 volunteers. We are the boots on the ground supporting cancer patients and their families during their battle and now, more than ever they need support. We are directly impacting our community and we do it with the support of people who care.04/15/2020
Fully FundedWEDU PBS At-Home Learning Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc./WEDUEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$0.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas5,000,000http://wedu.orgThe Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted traditional in-classroom learning for millions of Florida’s PK-12 students. Parents are now navigating a new role as full time educators because kids are at home instead of in the classroom. WEDU PBS has stepped up to fill the crucial need by providing educational programming for students that supports at-home learning. On March 23rd, WEDU At-Home Learning launched with 12 hours of educational programs tied to specific grade-level curriculum developed by educators for students in grades PK-12. This program provides free content on-air and online for families and educators to help support our community through this trying time. This project is crucial for our community because not every household has access to a home computer with Internet access, and free broadcast TV is the best solution to help close the education gap during this global crisis.$36,667.00$10,000.00WEDU PBS will utilize funding to help defray the expenses for the following areas: WEDU staff was reallocated to quickly change our broadcast line-up and incorporate the new WEDU PBS At-Home Learning focused programming. This major shift from our previous broadcast schedule allows students to have over-the-air access to educational content. This change demanded many hours of reorganization of our schedule, placement of promotional spots, and necessary trafficking work by our programming and Master Control teams. Additional staff members were allocated to develop corresponding educational web resources, and to help drive new and existing users to Florida PBS LearningMedia’s robust online curriculum. This totals $10,000 a week, and WEDU has committed to this At-Home Learning project for five months, for a total of $200,000 for 5 months. 04/15/2020
Funds for equipment and Materials to make PPE's for the medical community at no costHandling The Future, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$15,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)10,000https://www.handlingthefuture.comAt first the Handling the Future, Inc. was frustrated in that we couldn’t get a response from the health agencies we contacted to offer our services. Suddenly after posting on Next Door, the fact that we could make Ventilator Splitters, Ear Guards, Face Masks and Face Shields the requests stared.

Making Face Shields seems to be the top priority and need for the medical community.
$0.00$15,000.00We will purchase five 3D Printers of good turnkey quality and a Markforge Laser cutter to cut the sheets of Poly-carbonate for front face screens. In addition we need more materials for the project.

The visor printing time has been modified with software to from four hours down to about two hours each. With members 3D printing it’s still a slow process and more printers would speed the process. We have members who can learn the technique or place more than one printer in their home. We have contributed quantities of over 100 face shields to first line medical providers and staff as well as our own 3 VL front gate security.We have more printing now for dispensing. As long as the crisis continues, so will we continue to work.
04/15/2020
Veteran Support during COVID-19 PandemicHelp Heal VeteransHealth & Wellbeing$1,500.00Pinellas800http://www.healvets.orgIn this time of uncertainty and hardship, we are working with mental health and voluntary service teams in Veterans Hospitals and Nursing Homes to ensure those who are feeling isolated and alone can find some comfort and therapy through an alternative means.
At this time when hospitals are actively trying to limit and minimize visitors, it challenging for veteran patients to be without their family during what is a very, very vulnerable time. Isolation can be difficult. Many older veterans rely on VA centers and veterans service organizations for social interaction, so the stay-at-home recommendations can be difficult for them to cope with. These veterans need support. In the past month, Heal Vets has received a request to support veterans in the Bay Pines area with 3200 therapeutic kits.The cost of these kits plus freight costs to get them to Bay Pines is approximately $17,000.
$0.00$1,500.00The funds would be used to ship these 3,200 therapeutic craft kits from California to Florida so that hospital staff and other caregivers can utilize them with their veteran patients while in isolation.

One VA staff member wrote, “As you have likely seen all over the country, our need for these kits has grown with the pandemic, particularly with our Veterans who are in substance abuse treatment programs, as well as those enrolled in home based primary care.” A VA Voluntary Service Chief mentioned one veteran at the Iron Mountain VA Medical Center’s long-term rehab. It has been difficult for staff to connect with him during this time of confinement and they are struggling to combat his depression. Since woodworking is his favorite hobby, the Recreation Therapists were grateful to have therapeutic kits giving them an opportunity to connect with him through his passion.
04/15/2020
Partially FundedSurviving the Covid-19 CrisisSt. Petersburg Opera Co.Arts and Culture$40,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas120http://www.stpeteopera.orgSt. Petersburg Opera closed its doors on March 13, 2020 due to the Covid-19 Crisis. We have cancelled or rescheduled events, but our estimated loss of ticket revenue alone for the missed events is greater than $120,000. We have also suffered additional lost income via sponsorship opportunities that evaporated over night as well as forms of income from the sale of artwork in our gallery, refreshments at events, merchandise sales, and room and building rentals. The crisis hit as we were nearing our release date for our new season and the creation of season brochures, further affecting our income stream due to a delay in subscription sales. Our staff works remotely from home right now. We are creating and offering performances for viewing on the internet, reaching out to our donors, rescheduling events for when the crisis has passed and retooling next season to meet the current climate.$20,000.00$60,000.00St. Petersburg Opera will use the urgently needed funds to ensure our survival. With your generous support, and when the Covid-19 crisis has passed, we will be ready to resume our performances, events and educational initiatives that nourish our community. Funds from this request will be used as follows:
-To help cover facility related expenses, insurances, and utilities.
-To help cover expenses related to the redesign, planning and marketing of our new season
-To help cover expenses of performers who are continuing to present programming via live stream
-To help cover expenses of performers, directors and designers for rescheduled and redesigned shows utilizing updated technology and incorporating heightened safety measures
(Please note: SPO has applied for PPP through the SBA to help with payroll expenses for two months which is why this particular expense is not cited here.)
04/15/2020
News coverage of COVID-19 pandemic for residents of Tampa BayThe Poynter Institute for Media StudiesArts and Culture$100,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000,000http://www.poynter.orgIn the Tampa Bay Times newsroom, everyone is a coronavirus reporter. The global pandemic couldn’t be more local in its impact, touching everyone personally and viscerally.

“I can’t think of any aspect of Tampa Bay that coronavirus hasn’t touched,” said Justine Griffin, the Times' health reporter.

Journalists are working long hours to keep the community apprised of confirmed illnesses and deaths locally and throughout Florida. We’ve asked the tough questions of our leaders and lawmakers about health strategies, testing protocols and the overall response to the outbreak. We’ve passed along clear-eyed tips from medical experts about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones. We’re writing about the mounting economic toll and providing advice for those who’ve lost jobs.

The community is counting on the Times, the newspaper owned by the nonprofit Poynter Institute.
$0.00$100,000.00The Times was one of the first newsrooms in America to lift the pay meter on its website after the outbreak hit. The newspaper believes it’s important that everyone has access to reliable accurate news in a crisis.

Even while cutting to 2 days/week of print delivery to cut costs amid a dramatic downturn in advertising, the Times has found ways to make news accessible. The Times built a map that tracks COVID-19 cases and a searchable database of event cancellations or postponements. Reporters work from home or as safely as possible in the community.

Funds will go toward staff costs plus a small share to Poynter as fiscal sponsor. A reporter costs the newspaper about $1,250/week in salary and benefits. This grant would support 6 journalists for 13 weeks and significantly improve the newspaper's ability to sustain coverage in this critical time of community need for credible information.
04/15/2020
COVID-19 Community ReliefUnited Way of Citrus CountyBasic Needs$15,000.00Citrus1,000https://www.citrusunitedway.org/Citrus County is a service-oriented community where 50% of citizens live paycheck to paycheck and are at risk of falling below the poverty line if one unforeseen crisis occurs. COVID-19 is the crisis, and now these families are struggling to meet even their most basic needs, as the fallout from this pandemic is disproportionately wreaking havoc on the financially vulnerable. Now that schools are not in session, many who have small children are unable to work, even if their place of employment is still operating, due to not being able to take their children to work with them. Furthermore, while there are no evictions or electric disconnections during this time, the payments missed will not be forgiven. For those who live paycheck to paycheck, who now are unemployed or are faced with reduced work hours, they will find themselves facing eviction and other harrowing scenarios very soon. $0.00$15,000.00With this funding, we anticipate helping struggling families with the following expenses::
• Food
• Shelter
• Utility bills
• Vehicle insurance
• Transportation expenses
• Childcare
• Car payments
04/15/2020
COVID-19 Affordable Housing RequestContemporary Housting Alternatives of Florida, Inc.Basic Needs$125,000.00Pinellas1,600https://chafproperties.com/Contemporary Housing Alternatives of Florida, Inc., (CHAF) has been serving the Tampa Bay Area since 1992. We are a non-profit, and are designated a "Community Housing Development Organization." We construct and manage affordable rental-units in Pinellas County. We currently have 557 units occupied within 14 properties. Our properties are at a 95% occupancy level. For nearly 20 years, CHAF has provided affordable housing to low and moderate income persons. As a non-profit, we operate on an extremely lean budget, with only 21 employees, three of which have been furloughed. We have implemented a loan program for our residents to help them during COVID-19 with rent forbearance and/or alternative payment plans. We realize many of our residents will not be able to pay their rent, and we are offering them solutions during this time of uncertainty.$0.00$125,000.00COVID-19 is having one of the greatest impacts on the demographics we serve - low to moderate income families who have lost their jobs, been furloughed, or asked to reduce hours at their workplace. Many of our residents live pay check to paycheck. We anticipate over 50% of our residents (275+ units) will apply for a rental forbearance and/or loan in the month of May alone. We have received over 60 applications for this program in the last two weeks. We will use these funds specifically to provide much needed relief of rental payments for our tenants so they can remain in a secure housing environment without having to worry about becoming homeless. CHAF is proud to serve over 1,600 Pinellas County residents, and will continue to provide affordable housing to our tenants. Thank you for your contribution in helping sustain affordable housing to our Community.04/14/2020
Cool the foodFlorida Food Force, Inc.Basic Needs$500,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas480,000http://floridafoodforce.orgWe're currently serving over 40,000 monthly and need more 80 ft more cooler space for additional healthy food options and a 26ft reefer truck to safely transport these items.$0.00$500,000.00Our need for healthier refrigerated and frozen foods has grown out of site. We need the capacity to pick up and store more foods for families in need in our communities.. That's the impact of Covid-19. $15,000 would purchase two 40ft coolers that will hold an additional 36 pallets of frozen or refrigerated foods. $35000 would purchase used 26ft Freightliner reefer truck to safely transport the frozen and refrigerated foods.04/14/2020
Executive DirectorFlorida National Guard FoundationBasic Needs$5,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco ; Pinellas485http://www.floridanationalguardfoundation.orgOur foundation is helping the Florida National Guardsmen and their families impacted by the virus an shutdown. We are helping provide gift cards for food and gas and help with medical bills. $0.00$5,000.00The funds will be used to purchase gift cards for food and gas. 04/14/2020
Mechanical Equipment for BuildingHabitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco CountyBasic Needs$1,000.00Pasco7http://www.habitatpasco.orgDue to the Social Distancing requirements, Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco has stopped allowing new volunteers on the job site. We are currently building using a few regular volunteers and staff. This has caused Habitat to turn to paid sub-contractors and renting mechanical equipment, such as a crane, when we would ordinarily use volunteer labor.These unexpected costs during a time when our number one fundraiser, The Habitat ReStore has had to close it's doors, has been difficult.

There are two families waiting to move into their new affordable homes. While we continue to work on homes, it has been impacted greatly by the loss of income and volunteers.Assistance in the form of financial or In-Kind materials or services is needed.
$0.00$1,000.00The money will be used to rent needed mechanical equipment or hire sub-contractors to continue building Habitat homes. For example: a crane for setting trusses costs approximately $450 dollars for a 3 hour time limit. If used beyond that, additional charges are applied.04/14/2020
Partially FundedCOVID-19 RELIEF FOR FOOD ASSISTANCESOUTHEASTERN FOOD BANKBasic Needs$12,333.00Pinellas10,000http://www.southeasternfoodbank.comSoutheastern Food Bank has been ‘Feeding the hungry and caring for those in need…’ throughout Central Florida for the past 28 years. We have been a beacon of hope in our community, reaching more than 137,000 families last year alone. Currently, we are feeding an average of 10,000 families per month and with the current health and financial crisis, we need to reach so many more. As local businesses continue to layoff and furlough our neighbors, friends and family, the need has never been greater and we are stepping up our efforts to meet that need by increasing our distribution efforts. One of our current partners in Pinellas County, St. Petersburg Free Clinic (SPFC) has seen a huge increase in services this past month alone. Southeastern Food Bank is a food source for the SPFC, and we have doubled our distribution to them in order to meet the need in Pinellas County. $2,667.00$15,000.00Funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB) will be used to procure food, hygiene items and other essentials for organizations such as the St. Petersburg Free Clinic for those they serve. Our increased efforts during this time of crisis presents unique challenges to Southeastern Food Bank. With many of our donors facing financial crisis due to job loss and local businesses closing their doors, the funds needed for operations have decreased as a result. Southeastern Food Bank has been procuring as much food as possible and distribution has increased tremendously. It is necessary to keep our trucks on the road to pick up donations of perishable and non-perishable food and essentials from grocery wholesalers and distributors. Funds from the CFTB will be used to keep our warehouse operational in a time of increased need for food for our neighbors in Pinellas County. 04/14/2020
TRANSPORTATION SUPPORT SERVICES FOR UNINSURED AND UNDER INSURED SENIORS IN TAMPA FLORIDASOWGOODFOUNDATION INCBasic Needs$600,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas600http://www.sowgoodfoundation.orgMany Senior Citizens have recently become stranded due the corona virus. They cannot use public buses due to social distancing. We have access to a total of 5 sedans. It will transport only one senior at a time after which the car will be totally sanitized and ready to pick up the next client. Our vehicles are drivers are ready to serve all the listed areas including Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough North/South, Pasco and Pinellas. Our program will serve a much needed gap in the current corona virus season.$0.00$600,000.00Funds will be used to pay drivers on a 24/7 schedule and secure the vehicles. We budget $100,000 to cover each area. Funds will also be applied to general logistics and operations04/14/2020
Partially FundedTransportation Needs- WellBuilt BikesThe WellBasic Needs$4,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)100http://welltampa.comWellBuilt Bikes always offers Sliding Scale Repairs so folks with little to no money can keep their bike on the road. It's basically a pay what you can agreement with those who need assistance. With the rise of COVID, buses are not a healthy/viable option for many, & for those with no home to 'shelter in place' they are often used to carry everything. As a tool of transportation they are more crucial than ever & as unemployment rises those with limited (or no) ability to pay is only increasing. We are doing our best to serve everyone who comes to the shop but with precarious sales revenue, a depleted supply of refurbished bikes for inventory, & our current inability to rely on volunteer assistance, we are finding ourselves struggling to meet the needs. Sliding Scale repairs cost time and money. Last year we did 88 bikes & over $12,000 in charitable repairs, we expect that to increase. $1,000.00$5,000.00We would like to place these funds into an account to actually cover the costs of sliding scale repairs during this time of uncertainty about revenue. We are also unable to facilitate Earn-A-Bike hours right now do to the pandemic and this fund could also offset costs of offering bikes to those in need (or with irreparable damage to their existing bikes). This fund would cover the costs of tubes, tires, locks, lights, helmets, chains, cables, bikes, etc. We want to continue to make reliable transportation readily available and we could really use the help to make that possible during this situation.
Now more than ever it is imperative that our neighbors in need can reliably get to the resources and services that they rely on and the need is only increasing as unemployment increases and a virus makes the city bus a bad choice. Help cover the costs of the repairs our neighbors will need.
04/14/2020
Solving the Great Pause through EntrepreneurshipCollegiate Entrepreneurs' OrganizationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas16,000http://c-e-o.orgCollegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, headquartered in Tampa FL is a 501 (c)(3) public charity founded in the early 70's with a mission to inform, support and inspire college students to be more entrepreneurial via new venture creation. Each year, CEO hosts the largest business pitch competition for college students nationwide, now in its 36th year. As a result of COVID-19 our network of 16,000 students across 250 colleges and universities have been displaced. This has caused an energy surge in our network to create solutions empowering our nation to (a.) be better prepared for a pandemic should another strike, (b.) mitigate a pandemic spread, and (c.) continue to empower entrepreneurs to develop new software and hardware necessary to manage the aforementioned needs. With our history of venture creation competitions we seek to create a network wide challenge to fund these solutions.$0.00$20,000.00CEO will launch a challenge to our nationwide network of 16,000. The challenge will require that each participating student develop a business, social venture or team-project that will create hardware, software or human capital solutions to solve the greatest challenges we are seeing as it relates to COVID-19. The solutions should meet the following criteria: expand preparedness for a pandemic, mitigate a spread, and empower entrepreneurs to develop solutions to manage a pandemic. Students will create a crowd-funding campaign on StartEngine.com. CEO will facilitate a peoples choice competition that will feature community up-voting via small contributions to the campaigns. Concluding the challenge, CEO will contribute $5,000 in funding to the three most successful campaigns. The remaining $5,000 will be used to facilitate the challenge including web portals, marketing and staff support. 04/13/2020
COVID-19 Emergency FundingDevereux Advanced Behavioral HealthHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,350http://www.devereux.orgDevereux changes lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. Devereux Florida’s Hillsborough child welfare case management provides services to families who are involved with the state dependency system, providing family support to children at-risk of abuse, abandonment, or neglect. Our team monitors the well-being of children while addressing factors that place children at-risk of out-of-home placement. Our goal is to prevent the occurrence of abuse or neglect by working with families, caregivers, and community providers.
Services offered include assessment, monitoring, supervision, case planning, connection to community resources, independent living skills, family preservation, intact family services, extended family support services, protective services, reunification, adoption, foster care and permanency services.
$0.00$25,000.00Devereux has entirely transformed over the past month in response to COVID-19. All of our work has centered on keeping our clients and staff safe and healthy amidst this global pandemic. The funds will be used to support three major areas—supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for clients and staff, new technology devices to implement tele-health services and payroll costs for the retention and recruitment of our crucial front line staff.
Devereux Florida’s COVID-19 expenses for just the last two weeks of March totaled $152,197. The projected COVID-19 expenses for Devereux Florida total $250,000 per month for the foreseeable future. Our families, who have already experienced trauma, need us even more now during this time of crisis and hardship. Our services have never been more important.
04/13/2020
Frameworks Social and Emotional Learning ProgramFrameworks of Tampa Bay, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$42,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)30,000http://myframeworks.orgTo ensure our compliance during COVID-19, we unfortunately had to cancel our largest annual fundraising event scheduled for 4/22/20, with anticipated donations representing 1/3 of our revenue. Several grants under consideration are now being delayed, postponed or cancelled. Frameworks is developing an online platform to reach teachers, students and their families with support, professional development and SEL strategies to manage in these challenging times. Research demonstrates that the harmful effects of stress can be stopped or reversed when children are exposed to safe and predictable learning environments and have nurturing relationships with key adults, such as caregivers and teachers, who actively participate in SEL activities. SEL helps children define a path for self-reliance and success in school, and promotes healthy relationships.$0.00$42,000.00Funds awarded will support Frameworks’ online SEL consultation, training, and community education for grades pre-K-12 grounded in the 5 core competencies of SEL: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making. These evidence-based programs include: PATHS® empowers children to handle emotions, empathize, resolve conflicts peacefully and make responsible decisions. LifeSkills® Training is a substance abuse prevention program that focuses on the psychological and social factors which cause engagement in risky behaviors. School-Connect® increases students’ sense of connectedness to school. Community Building Sessions™ develops a positive classroom community where students feel they belong and build connections with peers.As life returns to pre-COVID-19, staff will travel and support teachers onsite at central locations across the county. 04/13/2020
Goodwill-Suncoast - COVID19 RecoveryGoodwill Industries-Suncoast Inc.Basic Needs$250,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,000http://goodwill-suncoast.org COVID-10 threatens Goodwill-Suncoast’s ability to sustain and continue serving the community. Our ability to continue operation is directly linked to our ability to generate retail revenue. Due to compliance with CDC/Florida restrictions, ALL mission programs, stores and attended donation sites are closed. We expect a $10 million loss in revenue through May. Goodwill’s business revenue stream comprises 83% of our annual budget offering self-sustainability and the ability to offer employment and essential programs, resources and services. We have furloughed 800+ employees with 2 weeks salary, with vacation/personal time/health benefits thru May 31st at a cost over $500,000. Goodwill normally employs more than 1,200 people to support our social enterprise business and mission programs/services. Goodwill will recall of our employees back to work as we reinstate our business/programs. $0.00$250,000.00Donated gifts will offer much needed financial aid and directed to support and maintain Goodwill-Suncoast’s operation during the COVID crisis. Goodwill is committed to quickly restoring our social enterprise business and our mission programs and services, and in re-hiring our 800+ workers as we begin the recovery process. These pronounced measures offer our employees, their families and our members of the community a degree of security at this time of great uncertainty. We are working to be ready to meet the newest needs of the community through employment opportunities, programs and services to support our community members. These vital resources will offer help with employ-ability and in obtaining jobs post-pandemic. Goodwill has a history of success, serving 92,723 people and placing 2,125 people into jobs in 2018-19. We look forward to continuing our service to the community.04/13/2020
COVID-19 Relief FundUnited Way of Pasco CountyBasic Needs$25,000.00Pasco333http://unitedwaypasco.orgUnited Way seeks to empower families who are living on the borderline of poverty. These families are known as ALICE, or "Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed, and account for 45% of Pasco County's half a million residents (ALICE: A Study of Financial Hardship in Florida, 2018). These families live paycheck to paycheck and are extremely vulnerable to the negative impact of the novel coronavirus including skyrocketing unemployment, disparate access to healthcare, and the overwhelming of social support programs. One in ten Americans lost their job due to the virus (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and our agency partners are reporting a huge increase in need at food banks and other basics needs. Families in need are reaching out daily needing assistance to stay current on rent and utilities so they don't fall into an even worse situation. $0.00$25,000.00Initially UWPC funded more than 25 agencies to serve thousands with food, hygiene products, and personal protective equipment at the onset of the pandemic. The programs were diverse and creative and responded quickly. Now as the this pandemic continues indefinitely and federal assistance is still in the process of reaching residents, there has been a growing need for assistance to individuals for rent and utilities. We are looking to match $25,000 of CFTB's funding to be able to target $50,000 in total to assistance for individuals and families in need of help to get them back on their feet. Individuals making requests will be assessed based on Pasco County Social Services protocol and United Way will manage funds to assure that funding is paid to the vendor and tracked with transparency. We work in partnership with 2-1-1, the social service directory, for intake and referrals. 04/13/2020
C Diff Foundation Support to Patients and AdvocacyC Diff Foundation-Basic Needs$2,000.00Pasco120http://cdifffoundation.org/The C Diff Foundation provides education, advocacy, support, and patient assistance during and after a C. difficile infection
with awareness of prevention, treatments, clinical trials, diagnostics, and environmental safety.
The immediate concern is the current patients and their continued care in the USA.
Thank you for your consideration.
$0.00$2,000.00Home care kits consisting of TP, Bleach products EPA registered for C. diff. kill, gloves, eye wear, shipping.
Continued educational material and support information mailed across the USA (over 250 pieces per month)
Medication and medical assistance.
Due to the Government mandates, funding from donors has ceased as their business establishments have
been forced to close. This is the primary reason we are seeking funding to continue our mission;
educating and advocating for C. difficile infection prevention, treatments, clinical trials, diagnostics, and environmental
safety while providing support to patents diagnosed and recovering from a C. diff. infection.
Thank you.
04/12/2020
Food, clothing, rent Haven of Hope of Hillsborough CountyBasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)6http://havenofhopehc.orgThe women at Haven of Hope transition home are laid off work and can not pay their weekly fee. We cannot have fund raiser. This reduces our income substantially. Thrift shops are closed so cannot buy used clothing. Need to provide clothing for new residents, food for everyone and rent for the facility in which they live along with utilities. The ladies arrive from prison with nothing and no money. They have little or no family support. Without our provision and support they would be on the streets and possibly back in prison. $0.00$5,000.00The money will be used to pay rent and utilities for the home where the ladies live. Also to purchase food and clothing as needed. It will enable us to continue to support the ladies and give them an opportunity to start over and become productive citizens. To become successful in life.
Although it directly impacts a few it indirectly helps all of society in Hillsborough Co by reducing crime and the number of homeless.
04/12/2020
Funding for feed, hay and reopen our teen progam when stay at home is liftedHealing Horses "One child at a time" Inc.Animal Welfare$5,000.00Pasco30http://healinghorsesonechildatatime.comFunding for feed, hay, vetting and needs for the horses used at no charge in our Equine Assisted Learning program for teens, Vets and terminally ill Senior Citizens.$0.00$5,000.00As donations have dropped due to Covid lock down, for use for feed, hay, vetting, supplies and the reopening of our programs when lock down is lifted. 04/12/2020
Help Housing and Feeding HomelessTHE ZEPHYRUS FOUNDATION, INCBasic Needs$3,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,500http://zephyrusfoundation.orgWe are currently assisting the homeless during the covid-19 crisis. We have rented out several empty apartments and houses in order to house the homeless temporary while we attempt to build funds to build a fixed place. At this time our main need is food, toilet paper, water, clothing, tents, and cots.

We are asking for help with securing funds, or even the specific items in need. What ever help can be provied would go far in helping us continue our mission of helping the homeless.

Our shelter is currently working with an employer to place homeless individuals back to work. We are looking to place 1200 homeless individuals back into the work for due to a partnership we have received from an employer.
$0.00$3,000.00We are currently assisting the homeless during the covid-19 crisis. We have rented out several empty apartments and houses in order to house the homeless temporary while we attempt to build funds to build a fixed place. At this time our main need is food, toilet paper, water, clothing, tents, and cots.

We are asking for help with securing funds, or even the specific items in need. What ever help can be provided would go far in helping us continue our mission of helping the homeless.

Our shelter is currently working with an employer to place homeless individuals back to work. We are looking to place 1200 homeless individuals back into the work for due to a partnership we have received from an employer.

We have volunteers and driving around the streets attempting to locate the homeless hiding and bring them to safety at our shelters.
04/11/2020
Francis Wilson Playhouse Needs due to COVID 19 closureFrancis Wilson PlayhouseArts and Culture$6,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas5,095http://franciswilsonplayhouse.org/Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater was nearing the end of its 90th Season of high-quality community theater when we had to shut our doors starting March 15th due to adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Three scheduled productions taking place from March 26th through May were either cancelled or postponed. To date, we have refunded nearly $11,000 in ticket sales and also had to refund deposits for two benefit productions we give to local community non-profit partners. We rely on our ticket sales to cover our monthly operational expenses.$0.00$6,000.00These requested funds will help us cover our operational needs while our doors are closed. These include our utilities (electric, water, cable), cleaning, maintenance, landscaping and our website. This does not include any monthly advertising or any expenses directly connected to a show.
Thank you for your generosity to our community and for your consideration.
04/10/2020
Partially FundedCOVID-19 Emergency NeedsGood Samaritan Mission, Inc.Basic Needs$22,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)4,000http://gsmission.orgDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to shift our focus from Adult Ed classes (focusing on teaching useful life skills) to the collection, processing, and transportation of food to La Estancia, Newmauma, and Diehl Farmworker housing projects, as well as homeless individuals in Tampa, Mango, and other locations.$22,500.00$45,000.00As a result we are in need of funds to cover: packaging materials, gloves, masks, pop-top canned food, sanitizer, and hygiene products (for homeless population), beans, rice, Maseca flour, vehicle maintenance, fuel, electricity and water (used while processing food to be donated), payroll, etc. The requested funds will cover these expenses from April to June.04/10/2020
Great Explorations Digital Learning Platform for Safer At HomeGreat Explorations Inc. (Great Explorations Children's Museum)Arts and Culture$15,000.00Pinellas13http://greatex.orgGreat Explorations Children's Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing enrichment to children and families in a carefully curated hands-on learning environment. On March 14th, the museum temporarily closed to the public and will remain closed through at least May 1st. To continue to be a resource for families in the Tampa Bay area and beyond, Great Explorations has shifted during this time of closure to provide digital learning resources through the Great Ex At Home online platform. Great Ex team members are regularly developing and sharing new virtual and downloadable content designed to engage children of all ages, and continuing the museum's Mission to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration— even from home. $0.00$15,000.00Requested funds would support the Great Ex At Home online learning platform by allowing Great Ex team members to continue developing, designing, and sharing thoughtfully curated learning resources for children and families during the stay-at-home period. The funds would support the salaries of educators, who are responsible for conceptualizing and detailing the educational materials, as well as the marketing team, who is responsible for designing and sharing enriching content online and communicating with our community.

Great Explorations would also allocate a portion of the requested funds for a secondary learning platform and Zoom account to strengthen communication capabilities and education opportunities. With these platforms, our educators can bring a sense of familiarity to our visitors' homes and be a source of support for families during this unusual time.
04/10/2020
The HCC HawkStrong Student Emergency FundHCC FoundationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$50,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)250http://hccfoundation.comDuring this unprecedented time, the HCC Foundation shares in the world’s concerns for the health, safety, and welfare of our communities, and in particular that of our students. As a reaction to the challenges our students are facing, we have established The HawkStrong Student Emergency Fund. Funds will be provided to students to cover the costs of housing, food, childcare, healthcare, technology, and other immediate financial needs that could keep them from completing the semester. HCC's students are some of the most vulnerable to downturns in the economy, and many were already struggling before this crisis hit. Not only that, but many of our graduates are those on the frontlines right now as nurses, teachers, EMTs and other healthcare and service workers. This crisis has proven that our economy and community need our students to succeed more than ever.$0.00$50,000.00Counselors, advisors, and faculty will refer students in need to a special COVID-19 email address to make their requests. HCC's Financial Aid office has a dedicated person to answer requests and find the appropriate funding for the student among a few options, including our previously established Dreamkeepers emergency fund, The HawkStrong Emergency Fund, and other financial aid resources. Funds are sent quickly to students, in most cases within 48 hours of their request. At this time, we have already had nearly $50,000 in requests, so existing funds are going quickly and we need to replenish soon.04/10/2020
COVID 19 Emergency ReliefLife Community CenterBasic Needs$10,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco200http://lifechurchnow.ccWeekly, at our Community Centers (Pasco, Hernando) we are continuing to provide healthy boxes of nutritious food to hundreds of families in need. In Wesley Chapel, we serve between 250-300 families and in Spring Hill, we serve 100-125 families. While we have blessed to receive donations and assistance from Feeding Tampa Bay, there has been an increase in requests to assist with day to day bills. Prior to COVID, we had $1500 a month budgeted for benevolence requests covering electricity, water, rent/mortgage, car insurance, etc. However, with our church moving to online services, all spending has been frozen to sustain current operational expenses without consistent tithes and offerings from the congregation.

People are in need of assistance for utilities, but also with diapers, wipes, toilet paper, baby formula. They have lost jobs, income and security. We would love to help.
$0.00$10,000.00We are one of the few social services remaining open during this crisis. Funds will be applied up to $500 per family. Applicants would be screened, finances would be reviewed and families would be held accountable. Funds are paid to vendors via credit card or check. Life Community Center staff would also follow up to ensure families are stable. Depending on the situation, staff would purchase specific needs of diapers, formula, wipes, etc. We also would provide gas for volunteers who are delivering food and supplies to shut ins. For payments over $50, families may be asked to participate in "Time Exchange" once the pandemic is over. Time Exchange is an attempt to "do life" with families in need. For every $10 that is paid, families are asked to contribute 1 hour to Life Community Center by serving at our Food Pantry, Stay In School program, Community Lunch or holiday events. 04/10/2020
Funding for a new A/CMy Warrior's PlaceBasic Needs$4,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,000http://mywarriorsplace.orgA central a/c unit for one of our cottages has to be replaced as the one we have currently is not working and the cost to repair it is almost the cost of a new one. Without a new central heat and air unit this cottage is not usable. We have already had to turn away those in need of a retreat stay and will continue to have to do so until a new unit is installed. Due to the loss of fundraising because of this pandemic we have limited funding necessary to pay for this new a/c unit.$0.00$4,000.00To pay for a new a/c unit and have it installed.04/10/2020
Partially FundedToiletries to supplement daily food distribution for Lealman area familiesPinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League, INCBasic Needs$333.00Pinellas250http://pinellaspal.comPinellas Sheriff's PAL with our partners, The Florida Dream Center, Lealman and Asian Neighborhood Family Center, Lealman Community District Services, Charity Works and Coast Brothers, Inc. have set up a partnership to distribute toiletries in the Lealman area. We will use the funds to purchase in bulk, hand soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, for distribution in the Lealman area. We ran a similar program at our Christmas event and it was extremely successful. Lealman is the largest, toughest, most neglected area of Pinellas County. Toiletries are not products available for purchase will SNAP funds. The needs of our feeding efforts in Lealman are growing weekly. The homeless population is growing. These people need help with the basics.$4,667.00$5,000.00Charityworks, a 501c3, purchases products in bulk from manufactorers at a discount, Coast Brothers serves as the in network distributor and provides the local trucking at no cost. The dollars requested would all be used for product. Pinellas PAL, THe Florida Dream Center and the Lealman and Asian Neighborhood Family Center are all distrubuting food daily. Lealman Community District Services is an organization made up of non profits,residents and local businesses, they provide community support and volunteers. We are seeing the need and have recieved some requests from our Christmas event participants. Our organizations coordinate together to prevent double dippers. We would provide bags to carry supplies in. We are envisioning a community distribution event. Starting your day without toothpaste is both depressing and disgusting. Together we can help!04/10/2020
Fully FundedOperating/Salary AssistanceSpanish Lyric Theatre, Inc.Arts and Culture$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)5http://www.spanishlyrictheatre.com/Due to Covid-19, we are not able to perform, therefore we are not able to pay our creative team, our insurance and our warehouse which stores all our props and costumes.$5,400.00$5,400.00Two of the most important bills are our insurance and our warehouse space which houses all our costumes and props. These two costs are $1000 a month. I've spoke with CubeSmart which houses our costumes and props and they are NOT being very cooperative at this time regarding our April rent. This owner doesn't seem to care.

We also had several shows cancelled in March and April which equates to a loss of about $3000. Part of this money was to be used to pay our director and music director. Currently both have lost all of their income and having $1200 to pay each of them would certainly be helpful at this time.

So without knowing how long it will be perform we can produce a show (In the Heights, was supposed to be the first two weekends in June, and we are currently conduction Zoom rehearsals), we are asking for support to cover us for the next 3 months.
04/10/2020
COVID-19 Grief Counselling and Mental Health CareThe Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$9,000.00Pinellas100http://suncoasthospicefoundation.orgCOVID-19 has already resulted in considerable and unexpected loss in the Tampa Bay community. Families have lost loved ones without being able to spend time with them in their last days, without being able to hold their hand as they passed. Families have lost elderly relatives, but also young loved ones – “out of sequence” deaths which can often be amongst the hardest to recover from. Families are also struggling financially and grieving the loss of dreams and opportunities: loss of family businesses into which they have poured their hearts and souls, fear of losing a family home, education that is no longer affordable. The broad impacts of grief, trauma, and fear are already being felt. This recovery will be long, and needs to start now with no-cost access to mental health support.$0.00$9,000.00Empath Health has been providing individual and group grief counselling for over 35 years. Our licensed and credentialed counselors are often called upon to help our community process trauma and losses resulting from many different causes. We are known as a trusted provider that provides grief counselling services that no one else offers. This funding will support 50 people to receive 6 free individual group counselling sessions (in person or virtual) and support an additional 50 people to participate in 6 weeks of free group grief counseling (once we are able to gather again). Our services are open to anyone in need in the Tampa Bay area. 04/10/2020
Fully Funded3D Printing of Face Shields for Local Health Care WorkersUniversity of TampaHealth & Wellbeing$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas10,000http://ut.edu/The University of Tampa's Fab Lab, under the College of Art and Letters, is utilizing it's 8 3D printers to fabricate protective face shields to NIH standards to supply at no charge to local hospitals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing University Funds, we've already made our first several hundred and donated them to local health care organizations but the University is requesting additional funds to help in production of these all important defenses for our health care workers.$20,000.00$15,000.00Funds would be used to purchase the necessary materials to print 3D face masks, maintain the 3D printers during this process, and additional staffing to maximize the number of masks we can produce.04/10/2020
Program Services AssistanceWest Florida Center for Trafficking Advocacy, Inc. DBA Justice Restoration CenterDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100http://jrcenter.orgOur organization provides no-cost trauma-informed legal services to victims and survivors of human trafficking. The COVID-18 crisis has threatened our clients' basic needs of housing, food, and other needs while increasing their vulnerability to further exploitation. Grant funds will help keep us operational and providing critical legal services during the COVID-19 crisis.$0.00$10,000.00The costs associated with our work involve salaries, rent, utilities, and court fees. Any grant funds will be used for those costs and to make up for shortfalls in donations.04/10/2020
Fully FundedKeep Winthrop Arts StrongWinthrop Arts, Inc.Arts and Culture$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)10http://winthroparts.orgWinthrop Arts was forced to cancel its annual art festival set for March as well as in studio art classes and the Mobile Art Factory (free art classes to underserved children who live in Wimauma, Ruskin, Progress Village and Plant City). Despite the cancellation and suspension, we continue to have expenses each month. Additionally, our creative art instructors rely on the pay they receive to supplement their income. During this time of isolation, we have tried to keep art creativity going by producing both virtual and online art classes. The funding requested will help to pay the creatives who create the videos and host the classes as well as offset the continuing expenses including rent, utilities and operating expenses. We hope that this will help to keep Winthrop Arts strong and allow us to continue to provide arts instruction to everyone who loves being creative.$6,000.00$6,000.00The funds would be used to help pay rent ($3,000), utilities and other operating expenses ($1,500) and pay art instructors and creatives who create virtual content ($1,500)04/10/2020
Great Explorations Children's Museum COVID-19 Relief RequestGreat Explorations Inc. (Great Explorations Children's Museum)Arts and Culture$45,000.00Pinellas16,847http://greatex.orgGreat Explorations closed its door to the public on March 14th, 2020 to adhere to COVID19 social distancing guidelines. We are currently looking to re-open in May 2020. Amid closure, Great Explorations is unable to receive our usual revenue from museum admissions, field trips, birthday parties, and more— all essential streams of income that help us continue our Mission to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration. As a non-profit organization, our revenue typically goes directly back into our accessibility programs, meaning that in these current unprecedented circumstances we will struggle to stay afloat until we can open our doors again. These revenue losses total $90,000 for these 7 weeks of closure.$0.00$45,000.00We are requesting these funds to help keep our current employees on payroll and maintain our current bills, including utilities. Since the closure of COVID-19 we have had to lay off 80% of our workforce due to the loss of revenue. During these unprecedented times our team is staying connected with the community through our social media platforms and website to continue to be a resource to our community children and families. This allows us to continue our mission to stimulate learning through creativity, play, and exploration while practicing the safe at home guidelines. 04/09/2020
A Fight for Sight - Matching Gift ChallengeLions Eye Institute for Transplant and ResearchHealth & Wellbeing$6,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas69http://lionseyeinstitute.orgThe mandate prohibiting elective surgeries put a stop to our ability to recover (from 62 of 67 counties in Florida) and process cornea tissue for surgeons performing cornea transplants, resulting in a loss of 70% of revenues.

We drastically reduced costs, but stopping operations would mean no longer recovering or preparing tissue for emergency surgeries and would have a detrimental impact in our fight against blinding eye diseases. Surgeries have come to a halt, but the need for patients to receive cornea transplants is still growing.

Seminole Lions Foundation is providing a matching gift of up to $25,000 to establish a COVID19 emergency fund.

If we are able to capture the full amount of the match we can subsidize the cost of 16 cornea transplant surgeries plus and the payroll of 53 essential employees on our team. We request $6,000 or up to $25,000 to capture the full match.
$0.00$6,000.00The COVID-19 emergency fund will provide general operating support needed to:
• Ensure we can recover and prepare tissue for emergency sight-saving cornea surgeries (approximately two surgeries per week through May, or approximately 16 surgeries).
• Bridge the financial gap in this unprecedented time to contribute towards retaining 45 essential recovery coordinators and 8 transplant lab employees (out of 132 total employees of Lions Eye Institute).
• Purchase essential supplies to recover and prepare transplant corneas. The cost of medical supplies are increasing and our supply chain is being diverted, as it should, to front-line hospital staff. We have identified some alternative suppliers for items such as hand-sanitizer, but the overall costs to source these have increased.

Each gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 by the Seminole Lions Foundation.
04/09/2020
Support Our Students (S.O.S) Emergency Fund for Students Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$60,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco300http://www.phsc.eduPasco-Hernando State College has surveyed the immediate needs and challenges of our more than 11,000 local students, and the nearly 900 results received to date revealed that 1/3 are experiencing loss of income due to the COVID-19 crisis, followed closely by stress, anxiety, and worry. This is not surprising, since 2/3 of our students are part-time, managing not just classes, but frequently full- or part-time jobs, raising families, caring for other loved ones, and more. Over 70% of students qualify for financial aid. PHSC has moved 1,100 in-person classes online so that students can still complete their coursework, obtain credits needed to graduate, and allow them to keep moving forward despite today's challenges. The needs of the students are diverse, so the PHSC Foundation has established the Support Our Students (S.O.S.) Emergency Fund to provide for unforeseen financial challenges.$0.00$60,000.00Funds will be used to respond to the urgent needs of PHSC students during the COVID-19 crisis, such as food insecurity, loss of income, technology to access online learning, and mental health supports for the increased stress that students are experiencing. The S.O.S Emergency Fund was created to respond to the life-altering challenges and uncertainty that students are facing so they can continue moving forward towards their career goals. We recognize that when the crisis is over, the more than 600 nurses being trained at PHSC will be needed in hospitals and clinics; and the economy and community will need skilled workers. Through one-time grants of up to $300 each from the SOS Fund, students will be awarded some assistance to help them flexibly address whatever financial challenges they are facing so they can focus on what's important and get through these challenging times. 04/09/2020
Partially FundedEmergency Food Fund to Feed Families with Children in HospitalRonald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, Inc.Basic Needs$2,333.00Pinellas700http://rmhctampabay.org/Dinners for families - Any amount helps! Cost to us, $5,000/week. Ronald McDonald House has always provided meals to families of sick children by inviting the community to bring groceries and cook a meal at the house. We are not able to allow these community groups into the house right now due to Covid-19. Therefore, we are purchasing food from local restaurants. A service that used to be a benefit with very little expense, is now a necessity with a cost of about $5,000 a week! Our families have children with weakened immune systems, so it is not preferable to go to the grocery store or to pick up food. Because of the amount of meals we need and the individual packaging required during this time, it is more effective for us to receive funding and purchase directly to effectively coordinate the logistics. We can provide a report to donor on expenditures if requested. $2,667.00$5,000.00The funds will be used to purchase food directly from local downtown St. Pete restaurants and food trucks every night for dinner and given to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House who have children receiving medical treatment at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The hospital has said this is a key need from us right now and is even exploring have us to expand to additional families at hospital. 700 meals, mostly dinners, but also some snacks and breakfast items. About 100 families a day for 7 days. 04/09/2020
Ruth Eckerd Hall Relief FundRuth Eckerd Hall, Inc.Arts and Culture$100,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas465,400http://rutheckerdhall.comRuth Eckerd Hall Inc. has closed its theaters’ and school’s doors to the public, halting all programming to observe Florida’s Stay at Home orders in an effort to keep our community safer. Employees are working from home – rescheduling shows, maintaining community relationships, fundraising and communicating with patrons. Without performances, revenue is extremely limited. However, our workforce is still working hard meeting patron’s needs through community engagement, booking new shows and planning a summer and school year full of amazing arts education offerings. Operations still must ensue in order for Ruth Eckerd Hall to remain a cultural landmark and destination for the Tampa Bay region. Funding will help maintain operations by paying employees, ensuring technology is up to date for remote working and keeping our facilities clean and safe during this crisis. $0.00$100,000.00Our doors are temporarily closed but the Ruth Eckerd Hall family is working hard for our patrons and supporters. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on a combination of ticket sales and donations to remain an economic asset in the Tampa Bay area. Contributions will be used to:

- Explore means for delivering arts entertainment to senior citizens or at risk communities who are unable to gather when others can
- Create virtual engagement opportunities for arts and education
- Keep technology relevant for remote working
- Maintain collaborations with partner organizations and businesses
- Reschedule performances with new safety measures
- Coordinate for summer and new school year education opportunities
- Keep our community engaged and entertained during this quarantine
04/09/2020
The Effect of COVID-19 on Smiles Change LivesSmiles Change LivesHealth & Wellbeing$75,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100http://smileschangelives.orgOur 501c3 nonprofit provides families that can’t afford the cost of braces for their kids with access to orthodontic treatment through our network of over 700 volunteer orthodontists nationwide. We help kids ages 7-21, with good oral hygiene, not currently wearing braces, who meet certain financial requirements (this requirement is waived for children in foster care). Since our organization was founded, we have helped over 14,000 kids receive healthy new smiles. Kids who apply to our program report low self-esteem, bullying and pain in their mouth as the top reason for wanting braces. Upon receiving treatment kids often report increased self-esteem and improved academic performance among other things. The top areas we treat kids is Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Florida and California thanks to the many generous orthodontists we partner with there.$0.00$75,000.00Most all of our orthodontists’ offices are closed at this time due to COVID-19, which has drastically reduced our revenue at the time to cover our operating costs, including technology needed to support our online application, communicate with our doctors and families remotely and maintain certain infrastructure pending return to normal operations. We need financial assistance with increasing and updating technology used to accept application information online, communicate with orthodontists and families, and work remotely to continue to provide case management to the thousands of children currently in treatment in our program. We also anticipate a large increase in demand for our services as millions of Americans face unemployment as a result of the pandemic.
Breakdown of Use:
• $45,000 for rent/ utilities
• $30,000 for technology upgrades needed to serve families and doctors online
04/09/2020
Tampa Theatre - COVID-19 Relief RequestTampa Theatre, Inc.Arts and Culture$100,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas35,000http://tampatheatre.orgTampa Theatre – in conjunction with our film distributors, show promoters and rental clients – closed its doors on March 11, 2020 and suspended all films, concerts, tours, and special events through the end of April 2020 in response to the rising public health threat of COVID-19. Due to this closure, Tampa Theatre will have either cancelled or postponed 67 events, which would have served over 35,000 adults, children and visitors to the Tampa Bay community.

The monthly operational costs to keep the Theatre running as well as keeping our full-time staff in place while they monitor this crisis, plan for summer and fall events, and curate virtual cinema content will cost the Theatre $100,000 per month during the closure.

All funds that we receive will support Tampa's only nonprofit film and cultural center, Tampa Theatre.
$0.00$100,000.00All funds received during this closure will help Tampa Theatre with the following urgent needs:

1. Personnel: Retaining and supporting 15 local full-time staff including their healthcare coverage

2. Monthly operating costs including insurance and administrative costs and facility related expenses.

The Theatre partners with so many field trip groups, schools, senior groups, film distributors and festivals, community organizations and other partners that being dark for this extended period of time is threatening our business and the ability to serve our amazing community. Funding will bridge the gap until Tampa Theatre is able to open its doors again, generate revenue, and once again be a gathering place for the residents and visitors of our great town, as it has been for the last 93 years.

We thank you for considering our request during these very challenging times.
04/09/2020
Emergency Telehealth Scale-up for COVID-19 ResponseThe Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$11,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas4,000http://suncoasthospicefoundation.orgEmpath Health is rapidly scaling up our telehealth capacity to support the care we provide for our 4,000 seriously and chronically ill patients during this crisis. Telehealth is a key tool in the COVID-19 response, enabling clinical health care to continue remotely even when patients and families are unable to reach a provider or afraid to allow a provider into their home. The telehealth services we are scaling up include physician visits for pain and symptom management, RN visits for immediate needs, social work visits, spiritual care visits, and face-to-face visits to recertify patients for the Medicare hospice benefit. Some of these needs, such as pain management and spiritual care, are especially urgent as patients near the end of life, so that they can pass peacefully in hospice care.$0.00$11,500.00This funding will be used to cover the costs of telehealth equipment, such as webcams and headsets, as well as 6 months’ worth of licenses for video-conferencing services for the projected duration of the crisis. Video-conferencing is the essential telehealth technology on which we rely, and we are currently spending $1,000 per month for the number of licenses we need in this emergency context. In the last week of March alone, we spent over 50,000 minutes on video-conference calls across our hospice, palliative care, all-inclusive elderly care, counselling, and HIV/AIDS care programs. These funds will also cover the costs of rapidly developing, expanding and delivering necessary telehealth training for our hundreds of clinical staff, to ensure that all telehealth services are provided at the highest level of quality. 04/09/2020
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Frontline Hospice, Palliative & HIV Care ProvidersThe Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas4,000http://suncoasthospicefoundation.orgEmpath Health’s network of care is currently serving 4,000 seriously and chronically ill patients. Our mission to provide extraordinary, compassionate care means going to extraordinary lengths during this crisis to ensure patients who cannot leave their homes continue to receive the care they need. It means continuing to facilitate visitors in care centers so that families can spend final moments with their loved ones. And it means doing all this while ensuring we protect our patients, families and staff from COVID-19. We always remain at-the-ready for emergencies with a robust supply of personal protective equipment (PPE). However, as we respond to the unprecedented scale and sustained duration of the COVID-19 crisis, we are seeking support to purchase additional PPE to ensure we can continue to provide this level of care as safely as possible for as long as the crisis lasts. $0.00$25,000.00These funds will be used to purchase PPE and COVID-19 related medical supplies for Empath Health staff and programs. Priority PPE needs include N95 masks, surgical/procedural masks, gowns, eye protection/face shields, hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap. In addition, we also have a need for nasopharyngeal swabs. These supplies will support where needed most across our hospice, palliative care, all-inclusive elderly care, home health and HIV/AIDS care programs. Our teams include doctors, nurses, CNAs, home health aides and others who are continuing to provide high quality, essential care for patients in their homes, in our care centers, and in ALFs and nursing facilities throughout Pinellas County. Our teams are also continuing to support people living with HIV and homeless populations in both Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. 04/09/2020
Food MissionThe Shepherd Center of Tarpon SpringsBasic Needs$50,000.00Pinellas1,615http://tscenter.orgWe continue to provide daily meals, 7 days, daily pantry boxes and weekly deliveries for our homebound clients in northern Pinellas County. We average weekly food mission in all of these categories to over 1,200 people. Our numbers are increasing, so far by 30%. Between that increase and a huge increase in unemployment, we are being slammed with food insecure families. It is painful to see so many people in need of food and services. We are essential to our communities, but the thrift store, our main source of income, was closed, losing all income from that source. Staff have not been decreased. The Store staff have replaced the volunteers not coming into the pantry. With caution, we are meeting the needs of our community by providing food and meals for individuals and families. We are in dire need of funds. We are reaching out for assistance while we continue to serve our communities.$0.00$50,000.00It would be used to maintain our fleet of refrigerated trucks and the mileage they are incurring to pick up and deliver all food donations from Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and other areas of the Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. It would also cover the deliveries we are doing to our home bound clients as well as to our community kitchens. Our daily kitchens have now transitioned to take out only, so we need to purchase to go containers, bags, cases of water and disposable silverware. We would use the funds, if possible, to cover the insurance, salaries of our three drivers, our community kitchen coordinator our pantry manager, pantry staff and our intake coordinator. We would not be able to accomplish all that we are achieving without this team as well as the volunteers that continue to cook and prepare meals for take out.These volunteers work from their homes and churches.04/09/2020
Youth Mentoring and ResourcesUrban Youth JusticeBasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas50http://uyjinc.orgYouth are being released from incarceration due to the pandemic and we offer counseling, mentoring services and aftercare. Many of them have no clothes, food, or transportation and may be in need of temporary shelter and other resources for their educational needs. Since schools were closed most youth have to go online and these youth were not given online capabalities because most laptops were already disbursed. We want to make sure their transition back home is possible and successful. We intend to use these funds to serve youth coming back to society and helping them deal with this pandemic in a way that keeps them safe and allows them to succeed and not reoffend because they are lef to survive on their own. $0.00$5,000.00We would purchase clothing for school amd job interviews for the youth. We would make sure they are fed. Help them get enrolled in school for G.E.D classes or trade school. Provide bus cards for transportation needs. Offer them counseling and mentoring sessions. 04/09/2020
Help WUSF Journalists and Program Hosts to Work Safely from HomeWUSF Public MediaArts and Culture$22,500.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas315,000http://www.wusf.org/WUSF Public Media operates two radio stations, WUSF 89.7 (NPR/all night jazz) and WSMR (Classical) and WUSF.org. We need upgraded equipment to help our journalists, program hosts and other on-air staff to prepare, record and broadcast stories from the safety of their homes.

WUSF 89.7 reporters are aggressively covering the coronavirus crisis in the Tampa Bay area, Florida and beyond (https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu). The content they produce may help save the lives of Tampa Bay citizens - our service is considered essential. Most are using a hodgepodge of old laptops and personal equipment from their homes.

Likewise, Classical WSMR's music programs provide meaning and comfort to the homebound during this trying time. For safety's sake, WSMR hosts are preparing their programs from home for future broadcast but they are challenged by the age and quality of equipment that is available.
$0.00$22,500.00A grant of $22,500 would purchase 15 work-from-home recording kits ($1500 x 15 units). Each kit will include a new laptop, a monitor, a printer, appropriate recording and editing software, a good quality microphone and video capability. A kit will be provided to each member of WUSF/WSMR's staff of journalists, program hosts, editors, operations specialists and program managers. This equipment will standardize home work stations, make working from home more productive for our team and assure the high quality of our local broadcast programs.04/09/2020
Sustaining Artists through the Covid-19 CrisisArt2Action, Inc.Arts and Culture$50,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)20http://art2action.orgArt2Action creates, develops, produces and presents original theatre, interdisciplinary performances, performative acts and progressive cultural organizing. We support women artists, artists of color, queer or trans-identified artists, and creative allies. As an organization, we have lost nearly $100,000 of revenue for 2020, almost half of our annual budget, due to cancelled or postponed performances, events, convenings, tours and contracts. These losses hit our artists the hardest, many of whom are contractors and don't have salaries or benefits to fall back on. We are looking for resources to sustain our organization, and the local artists we support, during these difficult months of the Covid-19 crisis. Although we have identified an amount below, the need is actually greater, but we would be deeply grateful for any amount that can be offered.$0.00$50,000.00Funds would be used to pay artists to convert some of our regular programs into online or digital events. For example, we transformed our monthly Veterans Community Open Mic into a virtual live event for the first time on April 5th, and we plan to continue hosting it online until the crisis subsides; expenses include artist fees for co-hosts, a DJ, and featured artists. We can also support the most vulnerable and heavily impacted artists, such as artists of color and artists living with disabilities, by offering commissions write new work, create new videos of their work, or develop their online archive through our newly re-designed website. A small percentage of funding (10%) will go toward general operating support for Art2Action, to keep our organization afloat during this challenging time. 04/08/2020
RELIEF FROM LONELINESS, ISOLATION AND NEGLECT FOR TAMPA AREA SENIOR CITIZENS CONFINED IN NURSING HOMES AND SENIOR RESIDENCES.BEEOG NEERE INCHealth & Wellbeing$96,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas300http://beoogneere.orgNo One wants to grow old all alone, but this is a reality to most Senior Citizens confined in Nursing homes in most of Tampa area Metropolitan. We are the family most Seniors never had. Beoog Neere Inc is a Nonprofit Charitable organization with office locations in Washington DC, Atlanta Georgia & Tampa Florida. We are organized to address loneliness, isolation and neglect by families for seniors confined in Nursing homes. Usually we address these problem by assigning our staff who visit with our old dying seniors, at least twice a week, spend quality time with them, spend time on phones discussing and keeping company, celebrate our senior friends birthdays. Due to the Corona Virus, We shall embark only on One site visit and spend about 2 hours of talk time each week on the phone with our older friends keeping them Company. This will be a great relief during this corona virus season. $0.00$96,000.00We serve nursing homes in all Six areas within the geographic zones of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough North, Hillsburough South, Pasco and Pinellas. Six Staff to be assigned to serve 300 seniors. One staff per Serving area. Each staff is assigned a total of 50 Lonely, neglected and abandoned seniors to establish relationship with.

Staff Salary at 40hr/week/month $2000 @ 6 Months = $12,000
Total of Six Staff equals $72,000

Program Expenses including gas, gifts to seniors, celebrations, volunteer pool, local transportation $2000 monthly @ 6 months =$12,000

General Administrative Cost for six months $12,000

Total Requested budget $96,000.00
04/08/2020
Garfield's Cyber Safety AdventuresCenter for Cyber Safety and EducationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$2,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,200http://iamcybersafe.orgChildren are spending more time at home and participating in digital learning. They are increasing their time on the internet. To address this, the Center for Cyber Safety and Education (Center) is offering our digital version of Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures lessons free through the end of June 2020.

This is in response to the increased need for parents to ensure their children are safely navigating the internet in this time of increased usage. While our digital lessons are typically offered at a fee for service, we understand that families are under financial strain due to job loss or a reduction in hours. When a child receives our lessons at school it comes at no cost to the family. However, when children are not in school, they are not receiving vital internet safety education.
$0.00$2,000.00A grant of $2,000 will cover a portion of costs associated with providing digital Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures free of charge through April 2020. The cost of digital lessons is usually $9.99 per year. At the time of submission, over 1,000 families have signed up for this free resource. A grant of $2,000 will cover the portion of income lost from providing the lessons to approximately 1,200 families for two additional months (June 30, 2020).

We currently have three Garfield’s Cyber Safety Adventures lessons available - Privacy, Safe Posting, and Cyberbullying. Lessons open conversations between children and parents about internet usage and safety. By removing the required payment to access lessons, we can ensure that all children receive internet safety education during this pandemic regardless of their family’s financial status.
04/08/2020
COVID19 ResponceFresh Start of PascoBasic Needs$3,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco60http://facebook.com/FreshStartforPascoInc/Nonprofits are forced to face the reality of how much one unforeseen event can disrupt our mission. Just like so many, our team is trying to figure out the best course of action for ourselves and our community. Our Resource center sits in the heart of Moon Lake this is one of the poorest area’s in Pasco County. We help the elderly and poor & impoverished families. My staff falls into the same category and situations as all of our clients. Our need is funds to help these people get through this. Social security checks don’t always cover your basic needs such as food, rent, mortgage, medications and day to day bills. So we need to be carful to divide this funding and food up evenly so we can help as many people and possibly some of my staff as we can. We have no real idea how long this will last. $0.00$3,000.00Rent, Mortgage payment, electric bill, medication and or medication co pay, personal hygiene products and food. IF we get 60 families or elderly that need help, this $3000. 00 would only give them $50.00 a piece, so we will check with other agencies depending on the amount to see if we can split the cost with them. Our concerns will lay with the big ticketed items such as electric, rent or mortgage payments. If we are lucky and only get half the amount of families and elderly then the funds can go farther. We have no idea how long this will last.04/08/2020
Fully FundedReplacement Vehicle for Transportation NeedsGood Samaritan Fund and Services of Sun City CenterHealth & Wellbeing$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)600http://suncitycenter.org/community-services/good-samaritan-a-scc-ride-services.htmlOur fleet of cars is getting older and Samaritan Services is looking to trade in one of the oldest vehicles while it is still operational. The main part of our service is transporting residents who live in Sun City Center and are no longer able to drive at no cost to them. We transport them in town to the doctor, grocery store, bank, drug store, etc. Out-of-town rides are for medical appointments only and many of those include our veterans to James Haley VA Hospital as well as their many satellite clinics.
It is important that the vehicles we purchase are large enough for our residents to get in and out of with relative ease as many have mobility issues.
At this time, we are not transporting any residents until the Corona Virus Stay-at-Home order is rescinded.
$25,000.00$25,000.00 We would purchase a new vehicle. The car dealers right now are offering great incentives that we would like to take advantage of. We do require a full size vehicle, SUV or small van to transport the residents we service.04/08/2020
Partially FundedCOVID 19 Fill The Need ProgramReach Services INCBasic Needs$18,402.00Pinellas700http://reachstpete.orgWe've ran our "Fill The Need Program" for 3+ years and are now providing direct assistance to those with proof that they were directly affected by COVID-19 whether that be job loss, wages cut, immunocompromised residents, etc. Our applications come from referrals through churches and homeless shelters, as well as online applications. The top requests we are fulfilling have consisted of the following:

-Bill/Housing Assistance for those recently laid off
-Job Assistance (helping those laid off indefinitely find temporary jobs to afford bills)
-Request for Miscellaneous Resources (diapers, formula, food, medications)
-Delivery Requests for immunocompromised families/individuals
-Recovery Plans for those who are low-income and at-risk of being homeless
$23,333.00$41,735.00$27,000 Rental Assistance & Bill Assistance to prevent homelessness
$10,500 Need Request Online Applications (groceries, miscellaneous)
$2,800 Weekly Hot Meals
$1,435 Portable Hand washing Stations & Supplies
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Counseling (Telehealth)Shared HopeHealth & Wellbeing$41,200.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas75http://sharedhope.orgShared Hope would like to implement telehealth services for individuals living with Mental Illness/Substance Abuse and are unable to obtain services in offices due to Covid-19, social distances and other barriers. Shared Up is in dire need to quickly convert Mental Health/Substance abuse services in the Hillsborough County area to working from home providing virtual telehealth services using secure Hippa Compliance platforms. Unfortunately, we are unable to transition 100% of our services due to a lack of proper equipment (laptops, desktops, etc.) Additionally we are in need of Zoom licenses. These services will be provided in the Hillsborough, county area.$0.00$41,200.00Shared Up will immediately purchase two desk tops at a cost of $3500.00 and two laptops at a cost of $2400.00. Each system is equipped with all of the recommended specifications to conduct Telebehavioral health services. In addition, Shared Hope will purchase a laser copier/scan/fax machine at a cost 0f $700.00. Also, two desk at a cost of $200.00 and two computer chairs at a cost of $350.00. Other office supplies will include paper, pens, ink etc. at a estimated cost of $200.00. Shared Hope will also provide six (6) individual counseling sessions via zoom at a cost of $75.00 per session totaling in the amount of $33,750.00. These services will be provided by Licensed Mental Health Therapist. 04/08/2020
Urgent Resource for Domestic Violence and Human Trafficked Victims - The Priceless Journey The Priceless JourneyDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$2,500.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,000http://thepricelessjourney.orgAt this critical time with movement restrictions in the area and record loss of employment - Domestic violence and Human Trafficking has reached crisis levels - Urgent action is needed to distribute resources in all manners possible to the victims of Domestic violence and Human Trafficking NOW . The Priceless Journey Book serves our local partners with resources and testimonies to give Hope and life-transforming information for help to the victims . We need funding for 2000 books to be distributed to Safe houses and Homeless shelters in the Tampa Bay Area to aid with this unprecedented huge increase in demand. This funding will allow us to issue books free of charge to the most vulnerable victims of abuse or trafficking giving them access to national and local resources to aid with their situation and find safety and installing hope for their future. $0.00$2,500.00We will deliver 2000 Priceless Journey Books including a Priceless Postcard to safe house and shelters in Hernando, Hillsborough , Pinellas and Pasco Counties. We plan on working immediately funding is received to connect with our Human Trafficking and Domestic abuse shelter partners to send advocates to deliver and train staff at the centers or work with victims to walk through the book and where to find resources. We will visit all sites three times over the next three months ensuring they have a constant supply of books and all staff are trained. Each visit we will then evaluate the number of books issued by the partner, demographics and circumstance of the victim, outcome of the resource and suggestions and recommendations The evaluation Data will then be presented in a report that will be shared to all parties including Police partners & The community Foundation of Tampa Bay 04/08/2020
Sustaining Support for the YMCA of Greater St. PetersburgYMCA of Greater St. PetersburgEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$50,000.00Pinellas2,000http://www.stpeteymca.orgThe YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg closed its facilities on March 17, 2020. The organization has lost nearly 70% in income due to the loss of before and after-school childcare and membership revenues.The Y furloughed 440 of its 530 employees on April 4, 2020.Despite these challenges, the YMCA is rushing to meet the critical need in the community of providing safe and affordable all day childcare for children of essential workers to include (but not limited to) medical personnel, first responders, grocery workers, nursing home staff, delivery and truck drivers and many others to include children from 51 separate employers deemed "essential" to our community.The YMCA is also completing wellness calls to seniors, and partnering with the Free Clinic to provide food distribution to families in desperate need of support.We are also partnering with One Blood to support critical blood donations.$0.00$50,000.00Sustaining support for continued operations of the YMCA. Currently, we are operating our Childcare Relief Camps for Essential Workers at the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA, the Bardmoor YMCA and the YMCA at the Lealman Exchange. The Y also continues to operate its three preschools. We have engaged with well over 1,000 families through outreach and virtual engagement. The cost of operating the Y to include not just these facilities, nut more importantly the salaries for remaining staff who are meeting the call to do far more with far fewer resources. Additionally, reopening our childcare locations and organizational recovery will be determined by the level of support we are able to sustain during the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Only YMCA's in communities recovering from natural disasters - and not all at once across the world - have dealt with what is currently evolving. The YMCA needs help.04/08/2020
Yoga for Mental Health during the PandemicYoga 4 Change, IncHealth & Wellbeing$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas520http://y4c.orgThe need is to continue to pay our teaching team to offer trauma-informed virtual content, giving tools (movement, breathing exercise, meditations), to our partner facilities and the community at large. Yoga 4 Change (Y4C) has navigated the pandemic by pivoting and increasing yoga and meditation content to the Y4C YouTube channel, as well as teaching via Zoom. Y4C offers trauma informed, evidence based programming to veterans, youth, individuals who are incarcerated and those recovering from substance use. Y4C programs have been proven by Boston University to decrease stress and anxiety and increase mood and positive coping skills. Unfortunately due to COVID19, 100% of our in-person classes have been canceled and the 10% of classes still being taught have been moved virtually. Y4C contracts 12 teachers in the Tampa Bay Area, as well as over 40 teachers across the state of Florida. $0.00$5,000.00The funding requested will be allotted two-fold: 1.To sustain and increase the availability of Zoom classes to the facilities we have partnerships with, such as TrueCore Behavioral Health, Teach for America, Gateway Community Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, etc. This could impact hundreds of individuals.
2. Continue to offer payment to our teaching team, and the community, for submitted and approved YouTube content. This makes trauma-informed yoga classes available to the public and increases our database to offer more classes and meditations to the global community. In addition, increased content boosts the YouTube channel getting Y4C closer to collecting advertisement dollars for sustainability, in case this were to happen again, and allows our partners to have a large library of trauma-informed classes to use if in-person teaching is not an option again in the future.
04/08/2020
Helping Tampa Bay's People and PetsBest Friends Animal SocietyAnimal Welfare$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas5,000http://bestfriends.orgBest Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. We work with thousands of shelters, rescue groups, other animal welfare organizations, and stakeholders to make no-kill a reality nationwide. We have strong relationships with animal shelter leadership throughout Tampa Bay and are committed to supporting this essential community service. We are focused on continuing to unite the animal welfare community and tapping into the strength of our national and local partnerships to get everyone through this crisis. Our commitment to our fellow humans is as strong as our commitment to the animals, and that is what’s driving real-time decisions and creative solutions to keep pets and people safe and supported. During this time of uncertainty, homeless dogs and cats need you now more than ever.$0.00$10,000.00p them navigate this crisis, we launched a comprehensive lifesaving library with COVID-19 resources and are offering coronavirus-related webinars, town hall meetings, videos and podcasts covering topics such as lifesaving operations during shelter closures, management of staff and volunteers during a pandemic, and fundraising during a crisis. Best Friends’ regional teams are swiftly assessing the needs of Tampa Bay's shelters and other animal welfare organizations across the nation, while our mission advancement team is offering new online training and mentorship to help partners overcome new challenges. We are collaborating with national organizations to coordinate pet food/supply donations and moving animals from overcrowded shelters to communities where they can find homes sooner. 04/07/2020
Resources to Support the Foundation during and shortly after Covid-19 pandemicBrian Bill Foundation, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$68,728.00Pinellas11http://brianbillfoundation.orgDuring this time of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel four fundraising events and three warrior healing retreats. Without the income from these fundraisers we are not able to operate the foundation. I.E. employee salaries, rent, operating costs, vehicle lease payment and insurances. Even though these retreats have been cancelled, we are still responsible for the payments to our staff during this time. In addition our counselors continue to work with our previous warriors and their spouses and upcoming attendees by Skype to treat their combat post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries. We have these continuing costs for therapy. $0.00$68,728.00Expenses for 2.5 Months Duration
1. Payroll for current employees $57,833
2. Payroll for counselors who are conducting ongoing therapy $ 4,333
3. Rent, Office Expenses, Vehicle Lease, Insurance $ 6,562
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Equine Assisted Therapy Animal care assistanceCasey's Healing Hooves Equine Assisted Therapy and RescueAnimal Welfare$2,500.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas416http://caseyshealinghooves.comCasey's Healing Hooves provides equine therapy and learning to people with special needs. Many of theses people have medical conditions or immune system proficiencies. Due to the Covid-19 social distancing and stay at home regulations and the fact that we do social activities we are not able to operate during these times. We are a small non profit dependent mostly on community support and self pay activities in order to raise funds to pay for the health and up keep of the animals. Due to the economic impact on our community many of our donors are not able to continue helping with there monetary support, we also are not able to have our camping sites, Birthday parties and other fund raising events available to help with the cash flow. We operate mostly on a month to month basis. We are volunteer based and have no salary employee's. All revenue goes towards the care and upkeep costs.$0.00$2,500.00We are having a cash flow crisis.We are not able to afford the cost for the hay, grain and other essentials for the care of the animals while we are shut down because of the Covid-19 virus outbreak. We are trying to get funds to carry us through the next two months until we are able to resume business and our ability to generate monies needed for the continued operations and much needed services we provide to our community . Projected monthly expenses for animal care.
Hay - 560.00 grain/feed 450.00 - Farrier/ Medical 235.00
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COVID-19 Nonprofit Needs Request (PPP Technical Assistance)Catalyst Community Capital, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)800http://catalystimpact.org/Catalyst Community Capital, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation that utilizes public and private sources of capital to finance and develop high impact projects that create quality jobs, eliminate blight, and provide new goods and services in under-served communities. Catalyst also supports economic growth and the development of facilities that deliver essential services to low-income communities by providing consulting, strategic advisory services, and education workshop and training sessions.

The COVID-19 crisis has our firm focused on providing technical assistance to small businesses with government programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program and the the Economic Injury Disaster Loans. As a small business ourselves (staff of 4), a grant would help Catalyst to allocate additional funds and personnel to educate and assist the small business owners of Hillsborough County.
$0.00$10,000.00The COVID-19 crisis has Catalyst focused on assisting small business owners with the completion and processing of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"). Before the PPP was officially open for application, Catalyst reached out to over 50 small businesses from Hillsborough County to Lee County to educate on the PPP program and assist with application questions and interpretation of the required payroll documentation. The firm has spent over 300 working hours with our small staff of 4 over the past 8 days feverishly talking with borrowers and banks to assist in submitting PPP applications. Catalyst is providing these services to small businesses at no charge, and is not receiving any agent fees as previously outlined in SBA guidance. Grant funds would be allocated to staff payroll and outreach programs to continue to provide this much needed technical assistance to small businesses.04/07/2020
First Responders Crisis FundingChaplaincy Care, IncHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)10,000http://chaplaincycare.orgDuring the time when stress is taking a high toll on the community, it has impacted our First Responders ten times more. Chaplaincy Care has been dedicated to caring for our law enforcement, fire rescue, military (active, reserve, retired), security, and medical/EMS since 2013. Through developing relationships with the agencies during site visits, resiliency training and education for First Responders, their families, and future Chaplains, and personal counseling/mentoring, the last 6 plus years has impacted thousands. The current virus pandemic has increased the needs for educational resources (stress, suicide prevention, etc), resiliency based events (hard sites and webinars), and counseling/mentoring (personal and zoom) and has almost depleted our financial capabilities. This is also due to decrease donations received because of the economic impacts within the community.$0.00$25,000.00The funds will be used for continual educational resources and resiliency training, counseling/mentoring for First Responders and their families, specific targeted events to supply and encourage First Responders, and to broaden the training/development of professional chaplains to care for the growing needs within the community for the years to come. 04/07/2020
Glazer Children's Museum GCM@HomeChilidren's Museum of Tampa, Inc.Arts and Culture$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas4,000http://glazermuseum.orgGCM is a hub for children and families to join in brain building play which is critical in the formation of early learning. GCM closed the brick and mortar facility on March 16 with this closure currently extended until May 1st. During this time, GCM has transitioned to a digital based community resource providing programs and activities in a new on-line format, GCM@Home. GCM@Home provides curated content to support the on-going playful learning during this time of social distancing. While we are eager to support our community and families during this time, the generation of revenue through our daily admissions to the Museum has been eliminated putting a strain on our organization and our staff. Financial support is needed to stabilize the organization and it’s staff as we continue our mission during this time of parents-as-teachers and into the next normal phase of operation.$0.00$10,000.00Funds would be used to directly support the Museum staff for the formation and posting of content for GCM@Home, which in-turn supports the community at large. More specifically, funds would be utilized to offset the cost of payroll to continue employment for the staff during this time of closure.

These funds would support the GCM educators (who are conceptualizing, outlining, and filming content), marketing team (responsible for illustrating and uploaded content), as well as the balance of the staff. As parents look for accessible and professional resources to support their new efforts of teaching and elearning, the support of GCM provides a broader support to our community in the form of educational tools.
04/07/2020
Fully FundedMedications for Uninsured PatientsClearwater Free Clinic, Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Pinellas2,500http://clearwaterfreeclinic.orgThe Clearwater Free Clinic is an essential health care facility remaining open during this COVID crisis. The CFC provides patients with the acute and chronic medications they need to manage their illnesses. Patients are asked to make a donation for their medications when they are dispensed. These funds account for over $8,000 per month and offsets the cost of keeping the Medication room fully stocked. Clinic patients have no their option for their medications. To ensure patient and staff safety and lesson exposure, the Clinic is providing two to three months of medications for our patients. Unfortunately many of our patients have lost their jobs and can no longer donate creating a financial strain to keep the Medication Room fully stocked. The Clinic is requesting $20,000 to purchase medications to restock our inventory over the next few months.
$20,000.00$20,000.00The funds would be used to purchase generic acute and chronic medications for the low-income uninsured patients of the Clearwater Free Clinic 04/07/2020
Fully FundedTelemedicine PlatformClearwater Free Clinic, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$0.00Pinellas4,500http://clearwaterfreeclinic.orgDue to the COVID-19 outbreak and the immediate need for telemedicine capabilities, the Clearwater Free Clinic (CFC) requires a telemedicine platform available to practitioners in order to maintain uninterrupted care to low-income, uninsured patients safely. The CFC is conducting patient visits primarily over the phone at this time, with the exception of patients with acute health problems that must be seen in person. These remote patient visits would be enhanced with video capabilities. We expect to continue use of the telemedicine platform to assist patients with transportation issues, alleviating the need to access transportation for healthcare needs post-pandemic. We expect an influx of new patients in the months to come as unemployment rates continue to climb, and the telemedicine program could increase our capacity to serve, and to do so safely.$6,580.00$6,580.00The funds will be used to enroll in Henry Schein's medpod video only, unlimited use, annual plan for a two-year commitment. The cost is $2,750 per year for four users, plus an additional user at the rate of $540/year. This will enable each of the Clinic's three staffed general nurse practitioners along with the behavioral health program's licensed mental health counselor and nurse practitioner to utilize the program and provide virtual patient visits.
Features of the program include:
Direct to patient video consultation services on the Clinic's website
Improve load balance for greater productivity
Provide unrestricted health care delivery
04/07/2020
Assistance for Children Without Access to Technology EquipmentComputer Mentors, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100http://computermentors.orgComputer Mentors has assisted youth being impacted by the “Digital Divide” for the last 23 years. Though many had thought the divide had been alleviated, the coronavirus has exposed the fact that there remains a persistent divide. Additionally, the current divide now determines whether or not children can participate in education.
Hillsborough County Public Schools did a great job in distributing 40,000 laptops and tablets. Unfortunately, there are 206,841 students in enrolled in the School District and an estimated 26,268 students (12.7% - Estimation based on Digest of Education Statistics 2018),
Computer Mentors wants to help resolve the following:
1. Provide computer technology for children without resources so that they can connect with education providers.
2. Provide additional computer technology to households that have multiple children in the household sharing computer.
$0.00$10,000.00mputers for delivery and pick-up for students in Hillsborough that have a need for a computer to regain access to the education system. Qualifications will include the absence of a computer in the home, or the absence of a computer for individual students, and a demonstrable financial need.
Here are the estimated costs:
50 Desktop Computers - $100ea including 17” monitors, mouse, keyboard, and cables
100 Hours or labor - $50/hr
Transportation and Admin - $2,500
Total - $10,000
04/07/2020
COVID-19East Pasco Meals on WheelsBasic Needs$10,000.00Pasco2,000http://epmow.orgWe need food. We not only deliver hot meals daily to our homebound clients, but we support 10 different food banks in East Pasco. Our outreach is vast. We are doing well with breads and pastries, however we get no meat and trying to improvise with what little our local stores have is almost impossible. We now have to purchase from large restaurant suppliers which is something we have never had to do. $0.00$10,000.00With the increase in clients and decrease in food supplies available, We have been hit hard two different ways. One, we completely lost our Sav-a-lot donations which was two stores two days a week, Panera Bread has been temporarily been suspended. Wal-mart and Publix donations have been drastically reduced since their shelves are empty. There is nothing left to donate so we now have to purchase all our food from big box restaurant dealers.
Secondly, our number of recipients has increased greatly due to the amount of seniors confined to their homes. We have added approximately 30 people daily in the last month, which led to another route.
We are doing our best to continue our support of the 10 food banks that feed the surrounding communities, but admittedly that is a struggle as well.
04/07/2020
Covid-19 Hands Up AssistanceFamily Promise of Greater Brandon IncBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)75http://familypromiseofgreaterbrandon.orgMany of the Family Promise graduate families have lost their jobs. The agency is requesting funding to be able to assist these families in maintaining their housing so that they don't find themselves homeless again. A lot of them have not even been in their homes for a year. In the extended case management program the case manager and director continue to meet with the families via phone, zoom and Facebook to keep them encouraged and offer other resources when feasible. Sometimes the families just need a listening ear to sort out some of the skills they learned while with Family Promise. The agency would like to be able to assist financially in order that the family does not get so far behind they can not catch up when this all over. Families that do not qualify for Food Stamps are struggling with having enough food while the children are home Food assistance is needed as well.$0.00$10,000.00The funds would be used to assist with rent and utilities as well as food where needed. The goal is to keep the family from falling behind so that they do not have struggle trying to catch up. This will help stabilize the family and remove the fear of being homeless again after working so hard to come out of that state of being.04/07/2020
Moffitt COVID-19 Frontline Response FundH. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$150,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,000http://moffitt.org/During this crisis cancer patients are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 due to their compromised immune system. Despite the pandemic, hundreds of patients continue to seek lifesaving care every day in our hospital and outpatient facilities.
We have identified three specific needs:
Patient Support: Additional precautions have been issued due to COVID-19, including PPE for healthcare workers. Patients undergoing clinical trials are experiencing food and transportation barriers.
Telemedicine: Virtual visits between our patients and providers have gone from 100 per months to 200 a day. Overnight the need to provide this connection has become critical.
Research Response: Moffitt researchers are investigating prevention and treatment strategies for COVID-19 and the impact the virus has on cancer treatment effectiveness.
$0.00$150,000.00Patient support: We will use funds to purchase the personal protective equipment to continue to treat cancer patients. PPE is critically needed for surgeries and in patient areas where the immune system is compromised in treatment, such as bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapies. We also would like to provide food/gas vouchers for patients who are experiencing financial stress due to COVID-19.
Telemedicine: With the tremendous increase in the number of patients utilizing telemedicine we need funds for laptops and improved technology to provide this connection between our patients and their providers.
Research Response: Moffitt immunologists and vaccine development researchers are focused on prevention and treatment strategies, while clinicians are developing important data to determine the impact COVID-19 has on cancer treatments.
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Adopt-A-WishMake-A-Wish Southern FloridaHealth & Wellbeing$16,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2http://sfla.wish.orgMake-A-Wish is committed to delivering hope and joy to children with critical illnesses. In light of current medical and public concerns, we have made the difficult decision to postpone all wish travel, as well as wish kid participation in all activities and events related to Make-A-Wish that involve large gatherings, until further notice. We estimate more than 50 wishes per month in our chapter territory could be delayed by COVID-19 related postponements. Especially during these uncertain times, we are grateful for our community of supporters. Because of COVID-19 postponements, there will be more wish kids waiting for wishes than ever before. Your help today will bring hope and joy to wish kids in your community. Through it all, we remain steadfast in our belief in the power of hope and the idea that we live in a world that can keep wishing, no matter the circumstances.$0.00$16,000.00This generous gift will provide our chapter with the resources necessary to bring magic and miracles into the lives of our deserving children & their families & to provide them with a lifetime of treasured memories. The average cost of a wish is $8,000, & through our Adopt-A-Wish Program, you can help restore hope, renew strength, and return the joys of childhood to children living with critical illnesses. Your gift will cover all aspects associated with two family's wish experiences. By proudly funding these wishes, you will create cherished memories for wish families & yourself. The power of a wish is far beyond many people’s comprehension. It’s about seeing the smiles on children’s faces that have had very little to smile about in recent months. It’s about giving them strength and hope to continue to fight as they conquer the struggles that they are facing. 04/07/2020
Saint Leo University Student Emergency Fund (COVID-19)Saint Leo UniversityEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$50,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas200http://saintleo.eduSaint Leo University (SLU) will establish an emergency fund for students seeking short-term, financial assistance. SLU is attempting to meet the unique needs of students and take effective action. Inquiries have poured in for assistance on a multitude of concerns. In response, SLU is raising support, which will aid the university’s commitment to mitigating the financial impact these sudden circumstances may have on students. As students transition to a remote learning environment for the remaining time in the semester, many cannot afford to return home due to the cost of transportation. Others need storage solutions or internet access within off-campus housing. We also need to address the many requests for supplementing the cost of rent, utilities and food. In some cases, it is not possible for students to continue working, and as such, need access to funds to make up for lost wages. $0.00$50,000.00With costs such as unexpected early departures from campus, storage or shipping of belongings, technology to support remote learning, and institutional support of these efforts the SLU Student Emergency Assistance Fund exists for precisely this situation - to provide urgent resources to students in need. 100% of the funds raised will assist students in the face of this crisis.

Examples of Expenses Covered for Emergency Funding:
• Technology/equipment needed to ensure continuity of online learning
• Travel expenses
• Homelessness or sudden loss of housing
• Overdue utility bills
• Loss of childcare
• Other financial needs arising from individual and/or special circumstances to be determined on a case-by-case basis
04/07/2020
Saint Leo University's Project REstart - COVID-19Saint Leo UniversityEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$150,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas300http://saintleo.eduSaint Leo University’s (SLU) Project REstart is a direct response to displaced workers affected by the Covid-19 economic crisis. The project is designed to help remove barriers and provide eligible unemployed individuals with access to educational opportunities that give the ability to re-enter the workforce with a higher degree of value and designated skill set. The initiative gives recently unemployed workers an opportunity for training within the SLU credentialing program.

Credentialing courses provided by Saint Leo University’s Center for Alternative Pathways Program provide high level professional development and continuing education credits that are aligned to industry and accreditation standards. Participating in a micro credentialing program can acts as a catalyst to re-employment refining essential career-building skills to augment a career.
$0.00$150,000.00For recently unemployed professionals earned credentials can demonstrate additional skill sets in critical areas that increase professional value. Earned credentials are represented as digital badges that can be placed on a resume and within social media to verify to an employer attained knowledge and achieved skill. They are customized building blocks for professional growth that enable students to advance in their career.

Saint Leo University’s Project Restart eligibility:
• Currently receiving unemployment benefits
• Received notice of layoff
• Eligible for unemployment benefits
• Recently unemployed or underemployed Displaced homemaker
• Unemployed military veteran

Students who qualify for Saint Leo University Project REstart may be eligible to receive:
• Assistance with tuition, books and mandatory fees (pending the availability of funds)
• Educational & professional advising
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Funding during COVID-19 crisisSalesian Sisters of Tampa Inc d/b/a Salesian Youth CenterEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$48,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)180http://salesiansisters.orgLocated in Tampa Heights, the Salesian Youth Center (SYC) is an inclusive youth development organization for ages 5 to 18, open daily from 2:30 to 7pm after school, and all day during the summer for camp. Eighty-two percent of the youth who attend the SYC are African American and 7 out of 10 children are living in single parent households, most of whom have annual household incomes of less than $18,000. As the Salesian Youth Center(SYC) is in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs, the Salesian Sisters cover the cost of the building and grounds, while Boys & Girls Club covers the staffing. In order for the Salesian Sisters to continue their mission for the children of Tampa at the Salesian Youth Center, expenses as electric, water, maintenance, and grounds must be kept up while the world stops due to the virus. $0.00$48,000.00The Salesian Sisters own and operate the Salesian Youth Center(SYC). They take a vow of poverty, and the SYC is 100% community supported. Because of the Coronavirus, the SYC is closed, but expenses for utilities, grounds, and maintenance are still coming in. All funds received will be used for utilities, buildings, and grounds for the Salesian Youth Center through the end of the school year and into the summer camp season.

With the much needed funding received during the Coronavirus, the SYC will be able to open back up after the quarantine, and help the children who will need much more tutoring and support. The staff will be able to continue their commitment of educating and mentoring the 180 children registered, while having them take part in fun activities that allow them to develop the character and qualities they need to become responsible citizens and good leaders.
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Operating expenses to continue taking care of the hungry in our communities for the next 2 monthsSomebody Cares Tampa BayBasic Needs$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas6,000https://sctb.orgWe typically get 2-4 surplus food trucks per month, with extra loads expected. Trucks come from Operation Blessings, an arm of The 700 Club. These trucks are then offloaded and organized for our 16 partners. In addition, we receive 2-3 Farm Share trucks that deliver both frozen items and produce that assist an additional group of 20-25 organizations. Funds from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay would be used to continue receiving and processing food trucks to distribute to pantries and individuals throughout Tampa Bay.
With the economic downturn and affected working households, we are seeking the possibility of doubling the surplus food trucks for distribution. We want to provide as much assistance to individuals and pantries as we possibly can to relieve the pressure of food insecurity and supplying food for families, individuals, food pantries and school lunch programs.
$0.00$25,000.00We had to cancel our annual fundraising banquet. In prior years we are able to raise between $10,000 and $15,000 during this event held in April. In 2020 we were planning a much larger event and were projected to raise close to $50,000. Because this event was canceled, and because of social distancing, we have no opportunity to replace this income or hold alternative crowdsourcing and funding on such short notice and during such unprecedented need.
Projected costs: Administration expenses such as $1,700 a month for rent (2/3 of our facility is a warehouse), $500 per month for electric, and additional expenses that average $8,000 a month which include a warehouse coordinator and staff. So much of our administrative expenses are offset by a significant number of volunteers. Otherwise, our monthly expenses would be so much greater.
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Partially FundedCOVID-19 Abused & Neglected Children Relief ProjectSuncoast Voices for Children Foundation, Inc.Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$3,000.00Pinellas90http://suncoastchildren.orgVoices?works?in the?Pinellas?Sheriff's?Child?Protection?Investigation?(CPI)?Division?as an independent nonprofit. CPI's act as first responders to child abuse and neglect allegations during?COVID-19 by reviewing abuse?and?neglect?allegations?to determine?if?children?can?remain?safely with their parents or if they must be removed. If children must be removed, the CPI's attempt?to?locate?a?safe relative?or?nonrelative who is familiar with the children, but if they can't, the?children?enter?foster?care. Voices assists relative and nonrelative caregivers who are safe, but do not have the financial ability to buy childcare?essentials?on?an emergency?basis?to?take custody of children to avoid entering foster care. The goal of this project is to?provide?emergency?assistance?in?the?priority areas of rent, utilities and childcare identified by CPI's to avoid?children?entering?foster?care. $2,000.00$5,000.00The?needs?of?the?families?served?by?the?Pinellas?CPI's have increased due to COVID-19. Financial strain often causes "placement breakdowns," where caregivers are forced to give custody?of?children?to?the?state?of?Florida?'s?foster?care?system due to a lack of funds. There?are great?foster?parents?in?our?community,?but most children in foster care are?placed?out?of?their own community or across the state. In about 42% of cases in Pinellas County,?siblings are?placed?in separate foster homes. In Pinellas County, children change foster?homes?once?every?5?months.?CPI's are able to identify financial hardship so we can act quickly. The CPI?leader estimates?that, of the 800 families served each month, at least?half?will?need?childcare, utility or rent assistance. Voices?respectfully?requests?$5,000?toward the goal of providing?one-time assistance?of?$250-500 per household for 60-120?families.04/07/2020
Partially FundedImmediate Operational Support FundsThe Studio @ 620Arts and Culture$10,667.00Pinellas135http://thestudioat620.orgThe Studio@620 had been experiencing a decline in attendance due to COVID-19 starting in February 2020. All public programming ceased as of March 16, 2020 and it is uncertain at this time when public events will resume. As a visual and performing arts non-profit, a large percentage of The Studio@620's funding is derived from admissions revenues, art sales, event rental fees, and membership dues. This loss of income is presenting a challenge to the organization as funds are lacking to pay immediate expenses such as rent, insurance, utilities, and wages for staff and virtual performers who are continuing to present programming via livestream. Although revenue streams have stalled, many operating expenses continue. A donation toward covering these costs would help ensure The Studio is able to remain a resource for the community. $1,333.00$12,000.00These funds would be used to cover staff and performer salaries ($8500), rent ($3100), and utilities/insurance expenses ($400) 04/07/2020
FOOD AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS DISTRIBUTION TO UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES IN HILLSBOROUGH SOUTH Unique Ladies of CharacterBasic Needs$50,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)800http://uniqueladies.orgfounded in 2003. In partnership with Feeding America we have been distributing food items in Hillsbury South as a Community initiative. In 2019 we served over 200 families. The Corona-virus Pandemic has made it practically difficult to get supplies from Feeding America. We need support to continue our food and household items distribution. We plan to supply boxes to about 200 households in Hills-bury South. Each box will contain Sanitary towels, Vegetable oils, rice, beans, toiletries, Spices, Meat, and other basic essential household items valued at about Two hundred dollars per box. It is our desire to deliver about 200 boxes within the next 30 days, we plan to drive to various homes and drop these items. Our target locations are residents in sun ridge palm, oak bend, oak rose, sun scape, union at Fletcher, timber falls, Revere landing, Green brair villa, curiosity creek apartments$0.00$50,000.00@ $200 per box of items, 200 boxes will cost $40,000.00
We have two supply vans, we will only need $2500 to support gas and transportation logistics.
We will need $7500 for boxes, packaging, and other Cleanup supplies during the period of distribution.
All our 8 member board have volunteered to participate in the daily distribution and no one will be salaried or compensated. To meet evaluation requirements, we will provide complete receipts for all purchases to the Community Foundation of Tampa for vetting and verification upon completion of the project.
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Maintaining Global Engagement Through Virtual (Web-based) Exchanges, Roundtable Discussions, and SymposiumsWorld Partnerships, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$40,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas5,000http://worldpartnerships.orgUntil the Covid-19 pandemic threat ends, interim funding assistance for "virtual" global engagement will ensure that our organization continues to play its unique role in bringing the world’s new generation of leaders to engage with the vast professional, educational and cultural assets of the Tampa Bay region. Ongoing virtual exchange activity will send a vital signal to our partners at the US Department of State "International Visitor Leadership Program" and to our 5,300+ professional exchange alumni in 194 countries that Tampa Bay remains open for their business, professional training, and educational needs. Once the Covid-19 pandemic is abated, World Partnerships will immediately resume its in-person professional programming and our educational and community outreach, building upon its 20-year track record of bringing the world to the Tampa Bay region.$0.00$40,000.00Requested funds will be used to rapidly deploy a multimedia global communications platform for systematic, continuous engagement with World Partnerships professional exchange alumni. The project will assess and purchase A/V equipment and software appropriate for the synchronous and asynchronous multimedia communications platform for virtual exchanges and other programs, and technical training. All virtual (Web-based) exchanges, roundtable discussions, and symposiums will be moderated by professionals in their fields, both in Tampa Bay and worldwide. All media will be edited and made available to educators and the general public through podcasts and video archives available on the World Partnerships website and social media. Once our in-person professional exchange programs resume, World Partnerships will maintain and continue this virtual engagement initiative.04/07/2020
Champions for Children’s Emergency Impact CampaignChampions for Children, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)40,000http://www.cfctb.orgApril is Child Abuse Prevention Month and our mission is now more critical than ever. Research tells us that disasters like the coronavirus place enormous stress on families, leading to increases in child abuse, and other childhood trauma. During this time of uncertainty, families need the kind of support Champions provides. With the cancellation of our major fundraising events, we still need to raise $150,000 to support our mission and ensure our ability to keep our community’s children safe, & families strong. To help with this ambitious goal, a group of generous donors have pledged a combined $25,000 to provide a 1:1 dollar-for-dollar match of ALL gifts of $500 or above. By making a gift at this level, there is an opportunity for as many as 50 donors to help us draw down these matching funds, thus doubling their impact on the well-being of families during and long after this crisis.$0.00$25,000.00CFC has taken innovative steps to provide social distancing approved ways to support the families in our community, that include: deploying staff to personally call all families to check in on them, assess their needs, and connect them to the appropriate services and resources; helping families cope with stress and social isolation by expanding individualized support via phone and video chat; virtually delivering parent education classes for adults and educational playgroups; increasing our distribution of key supplies like diapers that may be un-affordable for families at this time; and supporting positive parent-child interactions by moving up the launch of our new Talk Read Sing Tampa Bay website. All donations to Champions for Children will enable us to continue providing these services at full capacity, as we abide by all rules and regulations resulting from the coronavirus. 04/06/2020
Continuing Efforts for Criminal Justice Reform in Tampa Bay During COVID 19DART (Direct Action Research Training) CenterHealth & Wellbeing$1,200.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas2,000http://thedartcenter.org/The Tampa Bay office of the DART Criminal Justice Collaborative is working to keep children who keep first time, non-violent offenses out of the criminal justice system. To- date we have successfully convinced stakeholders in Hillsborough and Pinellas County to create civil citation and arrest avoidance programs that can provide children with sanctions for misbehavior without branding them for life with criminal records. While over 1,500 have benefited from our work, still nearly 500 children were unnecessarily arrested for first time misdemeanors in the Tampa Bay area. We are working with the DART FL Criminal Justice Collaborative to ensure that all children in Florida receive a second chance when they make a childish mistake rather than being branded for life with a criminal record.$0.00$1,200.00 We need equipment and enhanced internet services to allow our staff in Tampa Bay to work from home on our campaign to keep children out of the criminal justice system. During COVID 19 it is more important than ever to keep children out of our criminal justice system as we are seeing that children and adults in detention centers are in great danger of spreading COVID 19. We are engaging grassroots leaders throughout Tampa Bay to stay connected to our campaign through emails and virtual meetings. However we need to provide our staff with a printer and other equipment for their home and with enhanced internet and video conferencing services so that our work can continue.04/06/2020
Foster Care Urgent Needs Florida Baptist Children's Homes + One More ChildBasic Needs$9,700.00Pasco ; Pinellas60https://www.onemorechild.orgThe foster children in our care and our staff are facing exceptional challenges now that schools and workplaces have closed. Our doors and arms will always remain open to children, but we have an ever-expanding need for food, personal hygiene items and funds for virtual learning resources.The COVID-19 virus adds exponential stress to these vulnerable children we serve. These kids have had their whole world changed, and now it is being shaken up again.

In Pasco & Pinellas County, we serve approximately 60 foster children. Due to the pandemic, we are seeing increased demand for services and placement of children. In order to care for them, One More Child has financial needs that are urgent and on-going, including: travel related expenses for our staff to check in on our licensed foster families, recruitment and licensing needs and family support items such as diapers, wipes & food.
$0.00$9,700.00Family Support ($3,600) Assistance with supplies for foster children [clothing, school supplies, diapers, cleaning supplies, special equipment (bed/car seats), etc.] Also, this includes emergency food and supply support for our families during this time of crisis as well as virtual learning needs such as electronic devices/ear buds for schooling.

Travel ($2,500) Foster parents spend travel time and expense as they take children to multiple medical appointments and court hearings. Our staff has seen an increased need to deliver necessities to families during the pandemic. Travel costs include gas and vehicle maintenance required for our Foster Care Licensing Specialists and our foster parents.

Recruitment/Licensing ($3,600) We have increased demand for services and placements. Includes background screenings & training, supplies and materials used to recruit new foster families.
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Partially FundedGeneral Operating & Fall ScholarshipsGirls on the Run Greater Tampa BayHealth & Wellbeing$26,667.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas800http://www.gotrtampa.orgGirls on the Run uses running and other physical activities as a platform for teaching life skills and promoting holistic health outcomes for girls in grades 3-8. Girls learn critical life skills such as how to manage emotions, help others, make intentional decisions, and resolve conflict that they use at home, at school, and with friends. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on our ability to serve girls and our program is halted due to school closures. We have quickly pivoted to provide girls with lessons they can do at home. However, we are acutely aware that girls are being isolated from their peers, caring teachers, and daily structure, thus increasing their risk factors even more. When they return to school, many families will still be recovering from the financial impacts and will need even more financial assistance to be able to participate in our program. $13,333.00$40,000.00Our goal was to serve 550 girls this season and we are now in a challenging position of honoring refund requests for program fees and virtual programming implementation costs with the extra difficulty of losing much-needed future revenue from our Spring 5K, Annual Campaign and Summer Camp fundraiser. We are currently making very intentional decisions about our operations in order to ensure that Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay survives to launch another season of programming. Our financial forecasting tells us that, along with significant measures to reduce costs, we need to raise $40,000 to ensure that we will be able to serve girls in Tampa in a fall season and beyond. Funds will be used to close the gap in missed income and provide scholarships for girls in our fall season.04/06/2020
Virtual Art and Exercise Classes for Ages 50+ by the Life Enrichment CenterLife Enrichment CenterArts and Culture$41,322.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas3,000https://lectampa.org/The Life Enrichment Center is an innovative arts education center serving adults primarily 50+. We are a private, non-profit organization whose mission is for our students to fulfill their lifelong creative potential through the ageless engagement of the arts Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Life Enrichment Center has closed to protect our most vulnerable population. We are not able to offer regular classes or our outreach programs to senior facilities. Our seniors are completely isolated, and fighting depression, stress, and physical inactivity. Having a creative outlet, being able to socialize, learn something new and exercise are imperative to surviving the imposed isolation. This request would provide the Life Enrichment Center the opportunity to offer over 150 virtual art and exercise classes to our members, to the senior residential facilities, and to the general public.$0.00$41,322.00The Life Enrichment Center will use the funds to provide instructor, technical support and virtual moderator fees. We are prepared to offer 174 online classes, at a cost of approximately $237.48 per class, during the quarantine or 158.02 for every hour of an online class. These online programs will also be available to the general public. The projected cost 41,322.
174 classes includes 42 Studio art classes, 35 exercise classes, 29 art workshops, 26 Game classes, 8 Writing classes, 8 social Show and Tell art classes, 14 Community and club meetings, 2 photo workshops, 2 health workshops, and 8 zoom trainings for instructors.
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Funding for Supplies for Feeding the Homeless and location stabilityLife Restoration CenterBasic Needs$10,000.00Pinellas400NAThe Life Restoration Center is pleased to present this proposal for your review. We look forward to partnering with you to provide community outreach and services to Homeless Residents in the Pinellas County Area. Life Restoration Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that has served over 250 residents thus far with meals, water and encouragement/prayer over the past few years. The mission of the Life Restoration Center is to Empower men and women with the opportunity to change and stand strong in the community. Our efforts have been severely impacted with the recent COVID Pandemic. We are seeking support to continue our effort to feed the homeless, continue outreach efforts, which includes walking the streets of the community providing water and toiletries to those in need and lastly maintaining our location. We hope to be able to meet the needs of those we come in contact with. Thank you$0.00$10,000.00The funds will be used in this in this manner; $1,000 for location, $1500 for software and technology, $1000 for Transportation and Gas, and $6,500 for food, toiletries and supplies to give to those in need.04/06/2020
Essential Needs for Provider SupportPasco Hernando Early Learning CoalitionBasic Needs$5,000.00Hernando ; Pasco50http://www.phelc.orgOur agency is requesting these funds to provide proper cleaning and basic essential supplies, as well as meals to School Readiness providers who provide childcare services for the children and families of Pasco and Hernando Counties. Many of our providers are unable to obtain the necessary products to protect themselves and the children they serve from possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Many of these children have families with first responders, putting the centers and homes at great risk of exposure. Some of the children in care now have unemployed parents due to COVID-19, and now find themselves struggling to feed their children.$0.00$5,000.00This funding will assist in helping child care providers keep their doors open during this trying time. It also affords families to maintain, or seek employment, knowing their children are in a safe learning environment. It will allow the coalition to provide the basic necessities for providers such as toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, tissues, bleach, Clorox wipes, disposable gloves, diapers, wipes, formula,and meals for children.04/06/2020
Hope Fest 2020Reborn Ministries, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)5,000http://rebornministries.orgThe world today was unimaginable to us when we were their age. Our youth are living in a world of uncertainty filled with fear, anxiety, and despair. And now they have Covad 19 to deal with They have to worry about being snatched out of their cars or taken while walking to the bus stop, dreading the thought that it might be them who is raped, murdered or sold into the sex trade industry. They spend unsupervised hours on end surfing the web where they watch and engage in sex, violence, and unprecedented lawlessness. They are observing rampant shootings (in schools) around the globe. Schools need powerful and effective incentives so students want to attend school and apply themselves in their classes. School districts are underfunded for indirect/flexible programs to support youth success and encourage them to apply themselves. Hope Fest will celebrate and reward student's success. $0.00$25,000.00Last year the community united at the Hillsborough County Fair Grounds in Dover to give students hope and encourage them at Hope Fest. https://www.slideshare.net/JonBuckles/hope-fest-its-crazy-awesome-140565357.

HC Sch. Acad. Sup. and Fed. Prog. (Conchita.Canty-Jones@sdhc.k12.fl.us) asked us to take our mobile prize spinning wheel to 12 schools in 2020 to spin up prizes for students showing improvement in attendance and grades. Last year we toured Dover Elem., Rampello Elem., and Spoto HS where we spun the wheel for these students who won prizes and received encouraging words regarding sowing and reaping and the positive benefits resulting from attending school and applying themselves in their classes. . .

We're working to partner in one of her events with a more streamlined version of Hope Fest after the schools reopen. We're constructing multiple custom games and much more.
04/06/2020
Sing Out and Read Family Literacy Project (FLiP)Sing Out and READEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Pinellas40http://singoutandread.orgConvert the COVID SLIDE into a Giant Leap Forward for READERS ----- ($25k match available)

African American students in South St. Pete are falling behind even faster than before. In addition to the “SUMMER SLIDE”, this community is experiencing an additional “COVID SLIDE”. Sing Out and READ can turn this heartbreaking setback into an opportunity for a giant leap forward for struggling readers. A $10,000 donation, enables Sing Out and READ to serve 20 students in South St. Pete this summer with a proven, singing-based, reading improvement program. Students gain, on average, one full year in reading comprehension level. See the impact that SOAR’s Family Literacy Project (FLiP) had for a mother and her two daughters.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=144fAFqlhKs9euTPiBxDq2xy1JgRdbpg-

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$0.00$10,000.00This Summer we hope to serve a total of 200 families. See our landing page describing this project at our website: https://www.singoutandread.org/support-summer-2020-flip Our costs, fully loaded, are $500 per family. Our fundraising goal is $100,000. We have a $25,000 (one for one match). We are requesting $10,000 from CFTB philanthropists.

Funds will support the purchase of approximately 25 tablets with cellular service, headsets, carrying cases, replacement tablets, and software licenses ($4,500); FLiP facilitator and helper ($2,000); 7 family check-in meetings ($1,500); and “prize” Amazon FIRE tablets for children who earn it, by successfully using the reading improvement program for 900 minutes. ($2,000).

Note: Our program will still go forward at whatever size that obtained funding will allow.
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Funds to continue education for minorities and womenSpeak Up Tampa Bay Public Access Television, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$70,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)200http://tbcn.orgSpeak Up Tampa Bay (dba TBCN) is a community media center & television station that trains citizens in professional Internet/television video production and marketing - free of cost. We mostly train minorities,women and veterans. Our purpose is to prepare these individuals and certify them in a trade that will allow them to enter the workforce and pursue a career in video production and marketing; both of which are very lucrative careers. Currently we are experiencing a decline in cash flow which has been exacerbated by the pandemic and we fear we will be needing to end the program if we don't receive relief rather quickly. We currently have over 200 students and most of them have not completed the program. We are asking for $70,000 to bring us back to where we need to be to keep the program going for at least a few more months while we continue to look for more grants. Thank you!$0.00$70,000.00The funds will be used for operations, training materials, training staff salaries and to maintain and/or purchase production equipment used in classes such as editing software and computers and studio production equipment.04/06/2020
Partially FundedVirtual Arts Alive! St. Pete Arts GallerySt. Petersburg Arts AllianceArts and Culture$1,600.00Pinellas24,000http://www.stpeteartsalliance.orgSPAA supports & helps grow the arts community with funds, resource assistance & education. Many have lost income without an online presence, especially now without ArtWalk or walk-in traffic. We request funds to assist our fragile businesses.

SPAA launched the Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund with 2 funding partners providing emergency financial relief for artists & creative businesses. Planning & preparing for what businesses will become, we propose converting our Arts & Cultural Directory into a Virtual St Petersburg Arts Gallery. Working with creatives to develop their social media pages into sales pages, we will aggregate all the pages into our virtual gallery & collectively market far beyond what they can do. We are also adding a virtual ArtWalk & a COVID Arts Resource webpage updating it regularly to guide artists from all disciplines to resource information.
$8,000.00$9,600.00Funds will setup the Virtual Gallery, assist artists & do updates for 6 months. Additional staff hours will update the COVID Arts Resource page for 6 months, getting us all through this crisis.

Now & when all this is over, an effective online presence will carry even more weight. Over half of art sales are online now. Many artists do not have any online presence except Facebook. SPAA offers a chance to be represented by a virtual gallery, facilitating sales by referring interested customers directly to the artist. The current directory has 123 Fine Artists and 75 Galleries & Studios.

Individualized mentorship helps businesses succeed in difficult times, telling their stories & selling their artwork more effectively, creating longer term value for themselves & the community at large. Now is the time to teach artists how to “fish,” supporting themselves beyond emergency relief.
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Partially Funded“TampaBay-Job-Links Job-Search Readiness Response”TampaBay-Job-LinksWorkforce Services and Career Development$35,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas500http://tbjl.orgSince 2010, TBJL has been a supportive community where people gain relevant job-search and career transition skills, helping them find employment to sustain themselves and their families.

Professional career coaches work with clients 1:1 and in workshops to guide them through the job-search process. Our approach is holistic and high touch as we work with each client to minimize or eliminate barriers to employment. Due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, we expect the demand for our services to increase dramatically as individuals in our community face uncertainties from job loss, income reduction, and the inability to make ends meet. Clients will need hope, encouragement, community connection, current job-search tools, updated self-marketing materials, social media networking proficiency, virtual interview preparation, and more.
$55,000.00$90,000.00TBJL needs funding to increase capacity to provide professional and comprehensive career transition services, mental health counseling, and referral to emergency services for existing clients as well as those who have lost jobs to COVID-19. With the support of individuals and foundations, we will be able to serve 60% more 1:1 career coaching clients and an unlimited number of interactive video-conferencing participants in 2020 over 2019. Funds will be used to support and scale:
* Intake & initial consultation of new clients
* Weekly 1:1 client career coaching sessions
* Development and presentation of video-conferencing programs on topics i.e., managing change and transition, building resilience, identifying transferable skills, behavioral & virtual interviews
* Short-term mental health counseling
* Referral to community partners for financial, housing, food, and crisis assistance
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The Junior League of Tampa Bay Diaper BankThe Junior League of TampaBasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,000http://www.jltampa.org/Our mission is to combat diaper need within Hillsborough County by supplying diapers to programs in our community. Our primary objective is to improve the overall health status of babies in working families at the poverty threshold. JLT has been getting an increase in the amount of requests from current partner non-profit organizations and ones that we have not previously provided services to. This increase has coincided with the current Covid-19 crisis. As more caregivers are experiencing unemployment issues, more families struggle to provide this basic need for their children. JLT is attempting to keep up with this need by utilizing our resources with bulk ordering through Huggies to provide diapers to these organizations as the need increases. $0.00$5,000.00As the first and only diaper bank serving Hillsborough County and the only National Diaper Bank Network initiative within the City of Tampa, we work much like a manufacturer, responsible for collecting, sorting and storing diapers. We provide diapers, wipes and ointment to diaper programs in our community who in turn provide those items to pre-screened families in need. Diaper programs are often operated by nonprofit community organizations who provide direct aid to persons in need. Those organizations often do not have the funds to supply this critical basic need; yet, their clients suffer greatly when they lack basic items such as diapers. Our project fills a gap in our local supply chain. JLT would purchase the diapers and wipes then distribute them directed to the nonprofit community organizations we work with.04/06/2020
Partially FundedThe Master Chorale Support During COVID 19 PandemicThe Master Chorale of Tampa BayArts and Culture$46,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas9,550https://www.MasterChorale.comFive cancelled performances including our Two Cathedrals concert series and Masterwork performances with The Florida Orchestra (to be performed in Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater) has resulted in an immediate impact of a loss in contract and admissions revenue of $17,425. These funds would have gone towards program administration, Education and Outreach and Community engagement programs, and general operating expenses. We are currently seeking funding of $48,000 to secure three months of Operating & Marketing Expenses ($4,370) and payroll costs of Artistic Staff and Administrative Personnel ($43,630) through June 30th.$2,000.00$48,000.00Funds will be used to cover monthly expenses for administrative and marketing costs including communication with patrons, ticket holders, donors, singers and general public and to cover the payroll costs of our seven Artistic and two Administrative staff members through June 30th. 04/06/2020
Let's Roll Program (Wheelchairs, Home Modifications, etc) Wheelchairs 4 Kids, Inc.Basic Needs$26,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas200http://wheelchairs4kids.orgWheelchairs 4 Kids is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing custom wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other assistive or therapeutic equipment at no charge to the families. The application must be completed by the family and a member of the child's support team (usually a doctor or physical therapist). They must have been denied by Medicaid or insurance to qualify. Medicaid only approves a new chair every 5 years. The children outgrow them which can lead to medical problems including scoliosis, respiratory problems and pressure sores. In addition, while Medicaid may provide a power chair, they will not provide a ramp or door widening to get it in the home or access bathrooms. We also replace tubs with roll-in showers. We are trying very hard to carry on during this trying time.$0.00$26,000.00The funds will be used for indirect costs of the Let's Roll program during the crisis. We are still completing requests. We have completed 7 children in the last 2 weeks in the midst of the crisis. We need funding to pay for our HIPPA Compliant data base, five I-pads for our staff who are working from home to do remote interviews with the families and work on their kids. Most of our staff do not have access to their home computers due to other family members needing them for work/school. I-pads would suffice for our work as they can still access our secure, web-based, HIPPA compliant data base to update kids files. We also need funds to cover overhead costs associated with the program such as phones, liability insurance, salaries, shipping (we are not personally delivering equipment to the homes right now), an online meeting subscription, postage, and office supplies for home. 04/06/2020
Weekly Grab-N-Go Nutrition & Literacy Support For At-Risk FamiliesCornerstone Family Ministries Inc.Basic Needs$32,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas3,600http://www.cornerstonefamilyministries.orgCornerstone sponsors 150+ early learning centers in the Tampa Bay Area in addition to our own Early Learning Center and Lab School in Old West Tampa. We subcontract with these centers through our sponsorship of the FL DOH Childcare Food Program making it possible for them to serve Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks each school day. We also coordinate donations of literacy and other resources to enable them to provide a quality learning environment and offer training and other resources related to best practices in business management to ensure their center stays open so parents can earn and learn their way out of poverty while their children have a safe place to be cared for and learn. COVID19 has hit these centers hard - these funds will help us help them start GrabNGo Meals and Literacy Support at their centers and pay for PPE supplies so they can do this safely.$0.00$32,000.00This grant would allow us to offer $500 to up to 60 of our sponsored centers to start a safe Weely Grab-N-Go Meal and Literacy Program to support families using the model we have tested at our early learning center and lab school, the Rosa Valdez Center:

- Grab-N-Go Weely Meal Service - food packing items not covered by the childcare food program ($200 per Center)
- PPE for Staff Safety - Purchase masks and gloves and one infrared thermometer ($250 per Center)
- Weekly Grab-N-Go Literacy Packets - Materials and Copying Costs to create weekly activity packets for parents to do with their children during the week while the childcare center is closed ($50 per Center)

In addition, we would make available online tools for registration, donations of books and reimbursement of food costs (through our contract with FLDOH).

$2,000 would be used by Cornerstone for costs of this effort.
04/05/2020
First Night St Petersburg Annual fireworks celebrationFirst Night St PeteArts and Culture$20,000.00Pinellas1,000,000http://www.firstnightstpete.comFirst Night St Petersburg is the largest family friendly celebration of the arts in the state of Florida and each year we ring in the new year with interactive art exhibits, musical performances, dance, aerial arts, kid and community oriented cultural experiences and the fireworks display for the entire City of St Petersburg. Due to the unfortunate circumstances and state of the world with the Corona Virus, First Night St Petersburg has not been successful in raising integral funding to continue our 27th annual tradition. We are seeking supportive funding to carry forward the annual fireworks which is a huge draw for the community. Because First Night is family friendly, we offer the City of St Petersburg and participating guests an alternative to the usual types of NYE celebrations. Each year we offer two sets of fireworks, one at 8:00 p.m. for kids and one again at midnight.$0.00$20,000.00The entire amount of the requested funds will be used to pay our contracted fireworks display company (Creative Pyrotechnics) to successfully carry forward two sets of fireworks displays. The first will be at 8:00 p.m. for approximately seven minutes and the second display will be held at midnight on New Year's Eve for approximately ten minutes. 04/05/2020
Educational materials and technology for training health care practitioners International Institute of Orthotics and ProstheticsEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$28,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000http://www.iiofoandp.orgTransitioning for face to face education to on line due to virus $0.00$28,000.00Educational materials :
Lab equipment for Orthotics and Prosthetics 4,0000
Software for on line adjustment to curriculum
On line librarian and system Lirn 12,000
Online resources and platforms for training 12,000
04/05/2020
Partially FundedSpecialized and assistive technology for remote learning of the blind and visually impairedLighthouse of Pinellas, Inc.Basic Needs$14,064.00Pinellas500https://www.lhpfl.orgWe are requesting funds to purchase technology and licenses for our staff to develop, deliver, and monitor a virtual independent living curriculum for our blind and visually impaired clients (children/adults/seniors) during the COVID crisis, that will TAKE THE PLACE of in-person classroom training for adults, and weekly home visits with parents and children. This training and education is critical for our client's health, well-being, learning, avoidance of isolation, and overall independence and quality of life improvement.

Without this technology, our clients cannot take advantage of the curriculum, and our staff cannot deliver the lessons and monitor progress. Intended technology purchase also includes products related to web meetings (Zoom) & conference calls that will greatly improve the quality of our services to our clients through clear calls, & improved & larger web viewing.
$2,000.00$16,064.00Funds will be used to purchase assistive technology needed by our clients’ to use the curriculum, including Zoom features (available only thru a license), magnified screen software, handheld media readers, & more. Instructors delivering the curriculum need special products to work virtually with each client to view their screens & direct them with their training. For our young clients, instructors also need software to be able to virtually track their eye-movements & to monitor their developmental progress.

Curriculum lessons include teaching of independent living skills (online shopping, completing forms, using email, word processing, & using their smartphones - skills that clients learn in the classroom or during home visits. Without specialized software & devices, our clients will not be able to use virtual curriculum & continue on their path towards independence.
04/05/2020
Help cover the needes of the Equine Assisted Therapy Casey's Healing Hooves Equine Assisted Therapy and RescueAnimal Welfare$2,500.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas250http://caseyshealinghooves.comDue to not being able to see clients or have any fundraising events we are in need of funds to continue caring for the horses in our programs. We still need to purchase hay, feed and have the farrier out as well as medical care. We are a small 50lc3 Non profit and do not have a large reserve fund to carry us through this unfortunate event everyone is going through. $0.00$2,500.00purchase hay, feed and have the farrier out as well as medical care. 04/04/2020
DACCO Behavioral Health Telehealth ProjectDrug Abuse Comprehensive Coordinating OfficeHealth & Wellbeing$101,094.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)2,000http://www.dacco.orgThe COVID-19 crisis has clearly illustrated the need for alternative delivery of behavioral health care for those suffering from substance misuse, mental illness, or a co-occurring behavioral/mental health condition. Telehealth uses technology so that patients and their physicians and care managers can continue regular appointments that will lead to recovery. Research has shown that telehealth used a a treatment modality has robust results and when continued into the recovery period assists patients in future crisis situations. DACCO Behavioral Health (DACCO is requesting funding that will establish our Telehealth program and assist us in meeting the increased demand and risks that the COVID-19 has placed on our staff to treat a significant increase in new patients. Telehealth will promote a safe modality to deliver counseling without risking virus exposure to staff or patients.$0.00$101,094.00DACCO's Telehealth request includes the critical components to establish the program and serve patients. The following items comprise our request:
Equipment needed: Telehealth platform "Let's Talk" for 150 users at $420 = $63,000; Webcams for 150 users @ $50 = $7,500; Headphones for 150 users @ $36,000 = $5,400; Software to allow a webcam at a remote desktop for 3 users (generally physicians) @ $2,998 = $8,994. Equipment total: $84,894.
Employee training: Three module training for 150 users @ $50 = $7,500 and Staff training time for 150 users @ $58 = $8,700. Staff training total: $16,200.
The implementation of Telehealth will address the COVID -19 situation and will also be a service methodology in other crisis such as a hurricane. DACCO will also be able to deploy the service for patients with transportation challenges or other personal needs that prohibit visits at our site.
04/04/2020
Continued Care for Therapy HorsesEmerald M Therapeutic Riding CenterAnimal Welfare$8,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas75https://www.emeraldmtherapeuticridingcenter.org/We offer physical therapy incorporating hippotherapy and therapeutic horse riding to children and adults with physical or mental disabilities including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and a host of neurological and genetic disorders. We also provide Powerful Equine Assisted Counseling Experiences to Veterans and Gold Star family members. Since many of our clients and volunteers are higher risk for COVID-19, we closed for services starting March 16th, and postponed our major spring fundraising event. We use 11 horses for our therapy sessions that continue to require care: horse feed/shaving, farrier, and vet expenses. While we are unsure when our revenue services will resume, we would like to insure that the care for our horses is financially supported for the next several months. $0.00$8,000.00Awarding this grant would cover our typical/scheduled feed, shaving, farrier, and veterinary expenses from April through June for our 11 horses. 04/04/2020
Emergency Funds to Feed the Sanctuary's AnimalsSuncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation, IncAnimal Welfare$30,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas125https://www.suncoastprimate.orgSuncoast Primate Sanctuary is home to 125 exotic pets and primates from medical and scientific research that have been given up or abandoned. Suncoast provides these forgotten animals--from alligators & orangutans to cockatoos & chimps with a forever home, complete with food, veterinary care, and physical and mental stimulation. Beginning in March when COVID-19 officially became a pandemic, visitorship to the Suncoast bean to drop until this week when only a few dedicated volunteers entered the front gates. We have lost over $10,000 worth of entrance fees per month, which are desperately needed to purchase food, supplies and pay vet bills to keep the animals healthy. Additionally, the food banks which usually donate food to us for the animals can no longer do so-their need is too great. We are requesting $30,000 to allow us to provide for all of our animals for the next 3 months.$0.00$30,000.00Without the ability to rely on food banks and donations to feed our animals, and front gate revenue for cleaning supplies, animal supplies, and veterinary care, Suncoast is already beginning to take on debt to care for our animal residents. No matter what happens in the outside world, our animals rely on us for sustenance, healthcare and love. We are requesting funds at a rate of $10,000/month to cover these costs (3 months x $10,000/month= $30,000 total request). It costs approximately $1,500/week ( $1,500 x 12 wks= $18,000) to cover the costs of food for 125 animals, including specialty exotic animal chows and vitamins. Another $1,2000/month for vet care ($1,200 x 3 = 3,600), $1,000/month ($1,000 x 3= $3,000) for supplies, and utilities, dumpster services, landscaping ($5,400 for 3 months). TOTAL REQUEST =$30,00004/04/2020
Food & MedicationThe Greener Side Haven, IncAnimal Welfare$6,075.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco34https://thegreenersidehaven.org/Our approximate monthly food cost to take care of our animals is $450 and medication is $225. Donations have almost stopped. Most of our fundraising comes from our donation jars in various businesses which are now closed. Our other major sources of donations are our annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt and the events of other organizations that we attend to raise awareness and of course donations. So far we have had 5 events canceled. Even if everything goes back to "normal" in June, it will be too hot for the animals at almost all outdoor events till the end of the year. In other words, we have lost most of our funding for this year. We have a small reserve, but it is going quickly. We are only requesting funds for the basic necessities of our animals.$0.00$6,075.00Basic food and medication for our current senior and medically needy animals. We currently have 22 dogs, 9 cats and 3 birds. The funds requested would cover the basic necessities for 9 months. Any additional donations received will be able to be used for other needs such as veterinary care, bedding, grooming, toys, treats and cleaning supplies.04/04/2020
Covid19 Hardship Always A Warrior FoundationAnimal Welfare$10,000.00Pinellas30https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysAWarriorK9Always A Warrior trains and donates service dogs to combat wounded veterans and first responders at no cost to the recipient. Due to Covid19 we have been unable to conduct ongoing training for both handlers and his/her canine. Furthermore, our fundraising events have been cancelled. $0.00$10,000.00The funds will be used for food, veterinary care, and supplies for the dogs we currently have in training. In 2019 Always A Warrior spent $7,700 on these items due to Covid19 we are unable to conduct demonstrations, seminars, and testing/proofing which is our main source of community awareness and fundraising. Furthermore, upon placing a service dog with a handler Always A Warrior includes all of the gear with the dog; while not an exhaustive list these items include leashes, collars, vests, a kennel,training/assistance devices, toys, and/or kibble.04/03/2020
Weekend Food Pantry For Those In NeedExtended Hands/Reasonable ServiceBasic Needs$18,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)300https://www.reasonableserv.comWe are asking for funding to continue operating our bi-weekly weekend food pantry. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we have seen a dramatic increase in requests for assistance. Unfortunately, we have had had to turn people away because the demand far outweighs our current resources. Resources needed are non-perishable food items and toiletries (e.g. feminine products, toothpaste/toothbrush, deodorant). We anticipate serving approximately 900 individuals a month over the next 3 months.

We will set up a drive-thru food pantry so that we can assist those in need while adhering to CDC and county government rules regarding social distancing.
$0.00$18,000.00Funds will be used to purchase non-perishable food, paper goods and toiletries. Currently we serve on average, apprx 80 individuals per month @ $16.88 per individual = $1350 a month. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic we have experienced a dramatic increase in assistance requests. Therefore, the funds will be used to expand our services to assist 250 individuals @$16.88 per individual=$4220 per month, for the next 3 months ($12,660).

Other expenditures requests include rent and utilities paid to our landlord in the amount of $3620 over the next 3 months.


04/03/2020
Requesting funding for financial literacy booksFinancing Young Educated MindsEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$3,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)125https://www.facebook.com/FYEMcorp/Thank you for the opportunity for considering my organization. During this covid-19 pandemic I am unable to teach the youth and the upcoming graduating class on the importance of financial literacy. I have published a financial literacy book (Growing-Up Smart) that i can distribute to the youth within the community. This is a very important time to educate the youth on the importance of saving, budgeting, and credit. With your help we can continue to help educate and mold the young adults on how to survive financially if another pandemic happens. Here's our opportunity to be proactive.

Thank you again for your immediate response and generosity.
CEO of Fyem
Daryll Wade
$0.00$3,000.00Each "Growing-Up Smart" textbook range in cost of $19.99. For 125 textbooks approx. is $2,498.75

$501.25 is for the shipping, delivering and labor of making sure the books reach the youth.
04/03/2020
COVID-19 Rapid Response ProjectFlorida Consumer Action Network Foundation IncHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas1,500,000https://www.fcan.org/foundationFCAN Foundation is focusing on responding to COVID-19. Floridians are not only at risk from the virus, but from scammers, faulty government programs, and the potential for a damaged or improperly conducted election. We'll use our research, advocacy, and campaign know-how to help with these problems and we'll be ready for what's next.

Voting problems, testing, unemployment, scams like fake tests and fake insurance -- all are flooding in and people need to know. Massive problems keep people from unemployment insurance. Our elections must be conducted safely to give voters confidence. Low propensity voters -- often low income, minorities, and seniors -- need help and encouragement to get to the polls, not obstacles. COVID-19 testing must become available and affordable for everyone. Finally, unemployment problems caused by incompetent or malfeasant officials must be repaired.
$0.00$25,000.00To keep up with new threats emerging daily and cut through the noise to get consumers information they need, we need more resources for our vital rapid response work of uncovering and publicizing threats to consumers while advocating for issues like safe voting and repair of the unemployment system.

Funds will be spent on research to uncover and understand the new problems, then on public education to help people fight back and to promote positive changes, such as more testing and safe voting. Funds will support the creation of communications materials and distribution into the community through every means available including traditional and new media as well as community organizing.

FCAN Foundation partners with US PIRG and the Public Interest Network for resources including research and program materials. Funds would be used, in part, for our production and distribution costs.
04/03/2020
COVID19 ResponseHuman Development Center, Inc.Basic Needs$2,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)36https://www.hdcinc.org/At HDC, the health and safety of the 36 individuals in our group homes, staff, and the community are our top priorities. Rest assured that we have implemented increased safety protocols and put our emergency plans into action including restricting visitations to our community homes and virtual Adult Day Training opportunities. Our AMAZING Direct care staff are “essential” and have been working long hours and extra shifts providing 24 hour support to the individuals with developmental disabilities in our homes. We have spent nearly $15,000 meeting the needs of our clients and staff purchasing extra unbudgeted supplies, shopping daily to meet the needs of the 36 individuals in our six group homes and three in supported living. Additionally, we are looking for masks, santizer and personal health protection for our staff and clients at increasing prices and very low supply.$0.00$2,000.00These funds will be used to help with our increased supply, food and personal health protection expenses and towards helping several individuals in supported living who are struggling to make ends meet.
We continue to look for personal health protection for out staff and clients with current needs for masks, sanitizers, etc and daily food re-supply. We have staff shopping daily to ensure that we have enough food on hand to feed the 32 people in our six group homes and three in supported living to ensure everyone is fed. As all clients are quarantined at home, we are working constantly to provide meaningful at home activities, arts &crafts, purchase games etc to help them remain comfortable.
04/03/2020
Mary & Martha House COVID-19 ReliefMary & Martha House, Inc.Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$50,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100https://www.marymarthahouse.orgSince 1982, Mary & Martha House (MMH) has provided emergency shelter, transitional housing and support services to victims of domestic violence and homeless women and their dependent children so that they may gain employment, successfully transition into stable permanent housing and overcome barriers. Mary & Martha House also operates Mary & Martha House Fashion and Home Goods Store. Due to the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19, MMH has had to close its store. This store provides revenue to sustain our program and also provides a portion of case management salaries. Mary & Martha House is already seeing the impact of COVID-19 within the community and will continue to see this impact in the weeks, months and years to come. The drastic downturn in the economy has forced people to save money which has led to a drop in monetary donations, in-kind donations and thrift store donations. $0.00$50,000.00Mary & Martha House is committed to providing “Essential Services” to women and children facing domestic violence and/or homelessness while abiding by the CDC’s, local and state COVID-19 rules and regulations.
Funds will be used for shelter supplies, cleaning supplies, food for clients and a portion of the salary for essential staff so that we may continue the operation of our emergency and transitional facilities.
04/03/2020
Basic Needs for Senior Affordable Housing ResidentsNational Church Residences FoundationBasic Needs$15,000.00Pasco196https://www.nationalchurchresidences.orgFor more than 50 years, National Church Residences has been providing housing, health care, and supportive services for vulnerable members of society including seniors, veterans and disabled populations. The staff at our Pasco County community, Landings of St. Andrew, are dedicated to linking residents to any resources they need in the community, but they are stretched beyond capacity with this heightened level of need. With lack of resources, transportation options and a shortage of food and basic living essentials available within stores, the 196 low income seniors are relying on us to provide the critical care and resources they are desperately in need of. Additionally, loneliness and depression are a serious concern among our seniors as they are cut off from social activities and support systems due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19.$0.00$15,000.00Serving a frail population demands that we implement the strictest prevention protocols to restrict guests, screen employees, check in regularly with residents, and aggressively clean and disinfect. Our goal is to prevent the spread of the virus and to help our residents find the food and staples that they need to maintain a healthy environment within their apartments. We are requesting $15,000 to ensure residents and staff have access to food, paper supplies, OTC medications, health items (disposable thermometers, masks, hand sanitizer), cleaning supplies and engagement materials. We are estimating 25 lbs of food and supplies to cover four weeks ($75 per resident) which would be sorted and distributed by our staff. This funding is invaluable as we work together to assure that all residents and staff of Landings of St. Andrews remain as safe and healthy as possible.04/03/2020
Surviving to Achieve Our MissionRural Health Leadership RadioHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)2https://www.rhlradio.comThe COVID-19 pandemic is causing rural hospitals to bleed money, as they cannot provide profitable out-patient services during the pandemic. 47% of rural hospitals were operating at a loss prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, so financial issues have been exacerbated. Rural Health Leadership Radio, a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Tampa, FL, produces and publishes a podcast every week, sharing best practices for rural health leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic has not only created financial issues for our listeners, but funding to cover Rural Health Leadership Radio's operating costs have become scarce as well.$0.00$10,000.00To help pay the rent of $700 per month and our intern at $900 per month.04/03/2020
Fully FundedTruck Replacement to pull mobile shower/laundry trailerShowered and Empowered, Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,500http://showeredandempowered.comTo the best of our knowledge, we are the only mobile shower trailer still serving the homeless communities throughout Tampa Bay during the Covid 19 crisis. We are in need of a new truck to ensure dependability to our clients that we will be at our scheduled outreaches. Also, with our territory expanding to Polk and Pasco counties we believe a newer truck would be more fuel efficient since we will be traveling further distances and allow us to continue to serve our new clients with reliability. Our current truck is a 2007 with 123,880 miles on it. This new truck would help us better serve the homeless communities throughout Tampa Bay. $50,000.00$50,000.00To purchase a newer F250 truck to pull our 18' mobile shower/laundry trailer to all of our outreach sites with reliability and fuel efficiency.04/03/2020
Students Organizing for COVID19 ReliefStudent Public Interest Research GroupsEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas2,000https://www.studentpirgs.orgFlorida PIRG is a student-run non-profit organizing at Eckerd College, USF - St Pete, and USF - Tampa. We are organizing students on C3 COVID19 campaigns:

1. Calling on ventilator companies to release repair information: Working ventilators are a matter of life and death. Some ventilator companies (like Medtronic) have released their tech manuals and repair info, but most have not.
2. Getting college students to commit to #PledgeToStayHome: Unfortunately too many of our peers are not taking this pandemic seriously. Our youth led effort has resulted in more than 500 students pledging to stay home.
3. Helping campuses meet student basic needs in the during the COVID19 crisis: From lost work-study wages to access to high-speed internet, we're helping campuses identify student needs and meet them in this time of crisis.
$0.00$10,000.00We one full-time staff person managing our field internships program in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. The novel coronavirus has impacted our fundraising ability over the coming months so we are seeking funds to fill our anticipated budget gap for staff salary and benefits.

More about:
Our ventilator campaign - https://uspirg.org/news/usp/43000-call-ventilator-manufacturers-release-repair-information
The #PledgeToStayHome - https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/pledge-to-stay-home/
Meeting Student Basic needs - https://studentpirgs.org/2020/03/18/meeting-student-basic-needs-during-covid-19/
04/03/2020
Annual Insurance PremiumTampa Port Ministries, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$11,045.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)11,128https://www.facebook.com/TampaSeafarersCenter/We have an immediate need for $11,045 to pay for our annual insurance premiums so we can continue serving the seafarers onboard the ships at Port Tampa Bay. We provide free transportation for the crew members to come to our hospitality center. Most of these individuals come from underprivileged countries and have few resources to otherwise obtain transportation. At our hospitality center they can find free wifi so they can contact their families at home and a sundry store where they can obtain free toiletries and also have access to free clothing donated by the community. Individuals impacted is estimated at 11,128 per year.$0.00$11,045.00We have the annual premium for our insurance policies coming due in the immediate future. This includes liability as well as auto. We normally have funds to cover this but we had to cancel our recent fundraiser due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This fundraiser would have normally provided over $40,000 of net proceeds which would have allowed us to pay the insurance premiums and continued operations.04/03/2020
Partially FundedThe Florida OrchestraThe Florida Orchestra, Inc.Arts and Culture$323,576.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas67https://www.floridaorchestra.org/The Florida Orchestra (TFO) is the largest performing arts organization in Tampa Bay and the largest professional orchestra in the State of Florida. TFO’s mission is to enrich the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains, and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Last season, more than 200,000 people of all ages attended TFO concerts in a variety of venues across the region, and 90,000 of those attended at little or no cost due to TFO’s extensive outreach initiatives. TFO plays more than 130 concerts every year in a wide range of styles to appeal to the largest possible audience. TFO exists for one purpose – to build community through the transformative power of music.$156,424.00$480,000.00The Florida Orchestra is composed of 67 full-time professional musicians who live, work and teach in Tampa Bay. In accordance with health recommendations and government orders, TFO has canceled all performances from March 20 to at least May 10, which means sacrificing significant ticket and sponsorship revenue. Despite the shift in revenue, however, TFO is committed to paying its musicians because they are an integral part of our community and music is their livelihood; therefore, we are looking to our community for extra support for musician compensation at this time. Once the COVID-19 crisis ends, with your help, TFO will be poised to unite the Tampa Bay community once again with the transformative power of music in the concert hall.04/03/2020
Food DonationsThe Thomas Promise FoundationBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco1,600https://www.thethomaspromise.orgSince the start of COVID-19, we have seen a significant increase in the amount of food requests we are getting. As the schools are shut down during the Stay at Home order, we are still out in the community finding new ways of getting our food backs distributed to those that need it most. We have been distributing our food bags through the local schools that are open on Tuesdays, and also helping some local churches with food distribution at this time. We are currently sending out over 1600 bags into the community each week.$0.00$10,000.00The funds requested will go towards the purchase of more food for the pantry. Currently our main source for purchasing food at a discounted rate (Feeding Tampa Bay) is unable to fulfill orders at this time due to the shortages effecting them as well. We have switched our food purchasing to more commercial avenues (Grocery stores & Distribution centers) to cover the need each week. We are currently providing over 9000 meals each week for families at this time. The food costs have increased tremendously since this has happened. The funds will cover the increase in food costs and help us to purchase more food in the short term to cover the needs of the community. 04/03/2020
Homes for Children in Crisis A Door Of HopeBasic Needs$30,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000https://www.adoorofhope.comAs of March 1st, on average 223 children are entering the foster care system because of abuse, neglect or abandonment. A Door of Hope seeks to license as many homes as possible to fill the need for more homes, even with the COVID 19 virus concerns. Our families are called to help and are stepping in to help in all situations. In order for our staff to safely support our families as well as license new homes, we need to update our technology in order to complete licensing paperwork for new families and follow up with our current 180 families who have 214 children in their homes today.

We are hoping to raise $30,000, to buy, Zoom subscription, video set up for trainings, laptops and cell phones to be able to use Zoom Chat and other video capabilities to serve our families, to do home visits, orientations and foster parent trainings.
$0.00$30,000.00Zoom monthly Subscription
Video set up stands, wires, microphones
22 laptops from dell or amazon
22 cell phones from amazon
Safety materials needed for home visits (if needed)
These items will help us be proactive in serving our families. We are considered essential workers during this stay at home order and will need to continue to serve the 223 children coming into foster care. Thank you for your help in providing safe, loving homes.
04/02/2020
Laptop ComputersBethel Community FoundationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$4,000.00Pinellas100https://www.bethelcommunityfoundation.comBethel Community Foundation (BCF) is a Truancy Intervention Program that offers Youth Mentoring, Parent Coaching, Individual/Family Counseling along with Anger Management, Female Life Skills and Manhood Development classes to at-risk Pinellas County students. We also offer Employability Skills training during the summer to assist teens with obtaining employment. Since 2004, BCF has successfully served over 1,500 youth and families. Our referrals are generated from community partners including Pinellas County Schools via Truancy Court and Juvenile Arbitration Services. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we now need to provide our services to families remotely and require computers that have the capability to provide an agency-wide video platform. Unfortunately, key clerical and direct care staff members do not have computers with the capability needed to provide services remotely. $0.00$4,000.00All funds will be used to purchase at least four laptop computers with the capability to perform video platform services while ensuring families feel comfortable with our new service provision plan. While providing services remotely, BCF wants to ensure safety, confidentiality, and quality of service provision remain paramount. Two computers will be used to provide individual/family counseling and anger management sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or any other video conferencing platform with confidentiality measures in place. The two additional computers will be used for clerical staff to remotely input services into our mandated reporting systems for tracking and invoicing purposes. 04/02/2020
CARE: Citrus County Education Foundation Acts to be Responsive for Each and Every StudentCitrus County Education FoundationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Citrus15,611https://www.citruseducation.orgOur school district is currently running 11 drive-through “food stations” at school sites and 35 bus route food stations daily for students to receive breakfast and lunch. In the last 24 hours we delivered groceries to 27 homes. We have also given out 2,947 “care packages” of school supplies. In addition, we need to assist families with getting online or having a way to get to schools to pick up materials because they have lost their car or transportation. We expect our economically disadvantaged numbers to grow as large as 80% of our population. With school closure being extended to May 1st, we are concerned about all our families, particularly for food and basic needs. $0.00$10,000.00We are requesting funding for:
• Groceries and basic needs for families who are in need of assistance.
• Provide insurance on I-Pads or helping pay for repairs on them so parents feel comfortable signing one out for student use.
• Provide Technology Access for all students
• Provide hands-on manipulatives for our Pre-K – 2 students as well as students with disabilities or learning styles that require them.
Provide basic school supplies for students who have none at home and have no access to those at school.
Provide hotel vouchers for homeless families with no shelter.
04/02/2020
Wi-Fi Addition to bus to provide internet to students Cristo Rey Tampa High School at Mary Help of Christians, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$5,641.99Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)175https://www.cristoreytampa.org/Equip four transportation vehicles with wi-fi to provide internet to students in rural areas outside of Spectrum's service area. Hot spots are currently unavailable for purchase and some students are using phones in an attempt to continue learning.$0.00$5,641.99Funds will be used to purchase and install Kajeet SmartBus and SmartSpot equipment with 5GB data plan for each of the school's four transportation vehicles. 04/02/2020
Fully FundedCOVID-19 Pandemic Relief for Homeless and At Risk Families With Minor ChildrenDawning Family Services (fka Alpha House of Tampa)Basic Needs$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)115https://www.dawningfamilyservices.orgDawning Family Services (DFS) provided shelter to 290 adults/children in 2019. In addition, our wrap-around services include case management, housing search, rent/utility financial assistance, diversion services, childcare referrals and post-shelter support. Demand for shelter will increase in the weeks and months to come. Simply, more people will become homeless as parents lose income; childcare/schools continue to be closed; and medical needs increase as COVID-19 progresses. One homeless parent emailed on 4/1, “I am looking for shelter for me and my 3 kids. I don’t have help from family and friends. Last night we had to sleep at a park.” According to Fla Housing Coalition, Hillsborough will need 1195 more emergency shelter units to manage the pandemic. Per Florida’s “safer-at-home” mandate, DFS converted our 13 units of shelter, which normally support 30 families, to single-family use.$82,966.00$77,966.00 to maintain current “low-barrier” emergency shelter operations so we are prepared to meet the long-term & deleterious repercussions of COVID-19 among homeless families w/minor children. A “low-barrier” shelter is one that has as few barriers as possible to allow more people access to services. DFS is seeking support to cover 3 months of our master lease agreement, which = $14,692/month. In addition, we are seeking to cover 1/3 the cost of annual salaries for our Shelter Manager & Operations Director, $42,902 & $60K respectively. These positions are critical to maintenance of a healthy shelter & expanded agency operations (ie-hotel utilization) to address COVID-19 but are paid for solely by general operating dollars. As individual donations dwindle (< online gifts as evidence) & redirected corporate funding, we know we will not be able to close the gap this fiscal yr.04/02/2020
CarePortal Florida 1.27 IncorporatedBasic Needs$68,256.36Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000https://www.florida127.orgWe support vulnerable families by engaging volunteers to serve through wrap-around support activities. As more people become infected in our area and financial pressures increase from the closing of many businesses, we have an increasing amount of families that would benefit from the support of volunteers. With current resources, we are unable to meet these current needs. The implementation of CarePortal, a proven tool for social service organizations to partner with local church leaders to address tangible needs by sharing needs in real time through technology, would allow us to increase the number of volunteers to meet the increased needs. We planned to implement this program in June and had a fundraising dinner event planned for April 25 to help raise the required funds. In response to COVID 19, this event has been postponed and anticipated funds raised will not occur in April.$0.00$68,256.36Payroll- Support Rep: $41,600.00
FICA $3,182.40
Workers’ Comp $104.00
CarePortal Partner Fees $10,080.00
Local Mileage $3,016.00
Telephone Costs $420.00
Internet Costs $540.00
Training Expense & Travel $873.50
Outreach $1,679.40
Admin Costs $6,761.06

Total Program Costs = $68,256.36
04/02/2020
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief seeks funds to support food and supply collection and distribution for Tampa Bay's most vulnerable populationsMutual Aid Disaster ReliefBasic Needs$50,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)10,000https://www.mutualaiddisasterrelief.orgThe Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR) supplies distribution program?regularly distributes water, food, diapers, toilet paper, cleaning and other supplies directly to survivors of disaster. We set up distribution hubs where community members can acquire needed goods. MADR is based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. We served Florida during Hurricanes Irma and Michael. Covid-19 is not a natural disaster, but like natural disasters, the necessary response for the Tampa Bay region is similar and will not be short-lived. We are seeking funding to support collection of supplies such as food, sanitary, and other needed items. We will distribute these goods to the people who are most in need at this time: those experiencing homelessness, communities of color, and those turning to food pantries as unemployment increases in our state.?$0.00$50,000.00Our community distribution hubs are set up in donated, central locations such as churches. Our all-volunteer network works tirelessly to collect donated supplies and purchase high-need supplies. For this pandemic, we would use funds for people's self-determined needs. We anticipate these to be PPE for low income essential employees, PPE for individuals with immune concerns and pre-existing conditions, food, water, hand sanitizer, soap, hand-washing station set up equipment for people experiencing homelessness, non-perishable food staples, diapers, and baby food. We also will need PPE for our volunteers to safely distribute goods to the people who need them the most. We anticipate this work lasting at least through the summer of 2020, therefore we are seeking more sustainable support. We will remain active as long as there is a need in Tampa Bay. 04/02/2020
Fully FundedFunds to provide food for the hurting poor in our communityPalma Ceia Presbyterian ChurchBasic Needs$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)2,000https://www.palmaceia.org/Increase the number of people we can service through our programs of providing food to the hurting poor in our community during this pandemic$20,000.00$20,000.00Provide food for school children of the hurting poor in our community whose only meals are what they usually get at school.
Provide food for the homeless.
Provide food for Beth-El farmworkers.
04/02/2020
Continued Literacy Instruction for Ruskin Elementary StudentsParents and Children Advance Together (PCAT) Literacy Ministries, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$26,256.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)50https://www.pcatliteracyministries.orgPCAT has been serving kindergarten and first grade students at Ruskin Elementary that were identified by their teachers as non-readers or reading below grade level. Typically, students participate in after school instruction and mentoring that has shown to be effective in raising reading levels. 95% of students completing PCAT services are promoted to the next grade. Because of the school closure these students have not been able to be served since the week March 13. PCAT has designed a virtual instructional tutoring program which can be provided to these students at their homes through the Zoom platform connection. And we propose to extend the instruction through July 2020 to help students make up for instructional time already lost.$0.00$26,256.00 In order to provide a virtual program through July we need funds for payroll, Zoom, postage and copying of instructional materials which would be mailed to student's homes. Funds requested would also fill the gap in agency support not covered by anticipated fundraising and donation efforts scheduled for this Spring. 04/02/2020
Rent and overhead COVID 19 assistancePositive Family Partners, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$6,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas750https://www.positivefamilypartners.comDue to impact of COVID 19, we are experiencing loss of income from the restrictions of not being able to do evaluations in person for psychological, mental health, and early intervention services. We are requesting assistance for four months to cover this loss to ensure lease and overhead (phone, electric). Our professional workers are all providing tele-health sessions but not for evaluations. Early Steps has ceased face to face evaluations for the present and the psychological evaluations for other programs also need to be in person and this is a major loss of income, especially for the agency that has a sublease with us, Child and Family Learning, and impacts their ability to cover their portion of costs.$0.00$6,000.00The funds would be used to help offset the loss of revenue so we can cover rent and overhead. The revenues from services would continue to pay our providers.
Lease payment of $1,300 x 4 months = $5,200
Electric x 4 months of $100 x 4 = $400
Brighthouse for computer network of $100 x 4 months = $400
TOTAL = $6,000
04/02/2020
Community Resource Manager - RCS Express CenterRCS Pinellas Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$48,000.00Pinellas1,500https://rcspinellas.org/RCS Express Center is requesting funding to add a Community Resource Manager to the RCS Express Center, a community resource center located on the St. Pete College Midtown Campus that provides “get-it-now” services such as small meal ingredients, immediate turn-around referrals, and direct support. This position would provide services to assist the community in recovering from COVID-19 impact such as resume writing skills, job search tips, interviewing techniques and referrals to local organizations for other needs while also serving as a liaison with local cities, food distribution subsites and specific COVID-19 resources. Additionally, the Manager will assist families and educate them on their rights under the newly passed COVID-19 legislation. With increasing job lay-offs resulting from COVID-19, many families are facing food insecurity and require emergency financial assistance.$0.00$48,000.00Funds will pay for full-time salary ($35,000) plus benefits and taxes ($10,500) for one Community Resource Manager for one year. An additional $2,500 will provide manager laptop, cell phone, business cards and other office items needed to launch service. After the initial funding period, RCS will re-evaluate the need for the position. 04/02/2020
Fully FundedRefrigerated Truck Replacement - Pinellas Food Pantry DistributionRCS Pinellas Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Pinellas30,500https://rcspinellas.org/RCS is requesting funds to replace one of its refrigerated trucks which is critically close to being inoperable. The RCS Food Panty and its 47 additional distribution sites rely on refrigerated transport to transfer close to $6.2 million worth of donated food items from 15+ grocery and restaurant locations throughout Pinellas. As COVID-19 has a severe impact on family income, we expect to see a rise in food insecurity and an increase in demand for food pantry services. RCS, through its current program and its partnership with USDA is equipped to provide food throughout Pinellas County. We acknowledge that this is a large request, however it is community critical, and we will work to acquire funding through multiple sources if this request is partially funded. $75,000.00$75,000.00All funds will be used to replace a refrigerated truck used daily by the RCS Pinellas Food Bank. RCS responds to the issue of hunger in Pinellas County by providing groceries to people experiencing food insecurity. RCS utilizes its refrigerated truck to pick-up in kind food donations received daily from stores and restaurants (Publix, Costco, Walmart, etc.). Much of this donated food is nutrient-dense produce and meats which requires refrigerated transport. Additionally, food is transferred to 47 distribution subsites located in 10 municipalities in Pinellas County.

The current truck in use, “Big Blue,” is critically close to being inoperable and is in need of close to $40,000 worth of repairs including roof, refrigeration and engine replacement. Replacing with a used truck is estimated at $50,000 while a new or “newer” truck would be $75,000 - $100,000.
04/02/2020
Smart TVs/Furniture for The Haven of RCS Domestic Violence ShelterRCS Pinellas Inc.Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$4,300.00Pinellas250https://rcspinellas.org/The Haven of RCS Domestic Violence Safe House is requesting $4,300 to purchase additional furniture plus Smart TVs for its 2 community living areas. Safe House, the shelter component of the Haven provides a 36-bed emergency shelter for up to 45 days to women with or without children. With the Stay-at-Home directive, lay-offs and school closures, many Haven residents and kids are spending days in the shelter's communal spaces. The Haven is in need of additional furnishings to accommodate safe daily usage from residents. Also, smart TVs for our common areas will provide programming for residents and children as well as capability to stream information to residents regarding their duties and responsibilities while living in a communal setting during the COVID-19 outbreak. Note that the # impacted reflects one year although impact of project would extend multiple years.$0.00$4,300.00Funds will be utilized to purchase 2 smart TVs and equipment ($1,000) - one for each communal area of the domestic violence shelter. Smart TVs are necessary because the shelter does not have easy access to fun cable to these areas. Additional funds will pay for (4) 7-pice dining sets at $700 each and (4) microfiber sofas at $400 each.04/02/2020
General Operating SupportSt. Vincent de Paul east HillsboroughBasic Needs$70,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)7http://www.svdptampa.org/Our Ruskin St. Vincent de Paul store has donated $5833.00 so far this year to each of 4 different SVDP conferences to assist the homeless, food pantries, battered women, financial needs, household needs. Our store provides on the job training to young adults & seniors entering into the new work force. We give individuals an opportunity to work to complete community service hours. So far we have helped 413 individuals we average 2500 individuals from the community a year.

The St. Vincent de Paul non profit thrift store has been closed due the coronavirus because of this our 7 employees, (seniors & low income) are now out of work. The employees are willing to work to repair and build the necessary improvements so that we are able to better serve the community. This would allow them to receive an income and the dignity of working during this difficult time with the coronavirus pandemic.
$0.00$70,000.00*** Build Overflow Shed 10x10x9 with cement floor to store additional item waiting to come into store for sale
*** Build a 20x41x15 roof covering between donation building and store to make it easier and safer to bring items into store especially during rainy season
*** Repairs to leaking store roof
*** Monies to continue to pay our good employees during the coronavirus pandemic until we are able to reopen and operate the store again to assist our community
*** Paint entire store floor including repairs to the cracks to the floor
*** Add sand grit paint to the ramp at the donation building
***7 employees salary for 5 months to ensure job stability for each employee
04/02/2020
Partially FundedTampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH) COVID-19 Response for Food Insecure Transportation Disadvantaged School-Aged Children and Homebound and SeniorsTampa Bay Network to End HungerEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$37,333.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas9,000https://www.networktoendhunger.orgTBNEH works collaboratively with community partners and 350+ Network members to provide nutritious food to most vulnerable populations in our communities.
In order to meet the need of feeding children when school is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, we launched a pilot MOWs4Kids program in St. Petersburg. The program delivers a week’s worth of groceries to the families that need it most. The program is a necessity, as there are thousands of children who cannot access regular distribution sites.
In addition, more than 13,000 individuals over the age of 65 in Pinellas County are food insecure and over 900 have been waitlisted for regular meal delivery services. In this new reality we are seeing a 100% increase in applications in the last two weeks with consistent exponential growth.
These funds will allow us to expand MOWs4Kids to Hills/Pasco and meet growing demand of our MOWs seni
$12,667.00$50,000.00The Meals On Wheels for Kids (MOW4Kids) pilot program was developed as an alternative option for: 1) kids that are not able to access any of the school meal distribution sites; and/or 2) kids that have difficulty accessing food pantries. Average cost per child served a week’s worth of food is $15/child per week. We aim to serve up to 1,000 children per week, per County. Our Pinellas program began with 20 children, 2 weeks later we are serving 250 per week.
For Pinellas County seniors and homebound we will purchase necessary meals and deliver them weekly. We plan to purchase up to 150 3-meal packs at $16.50 per 3-meal pack. We have seen a 100% increase in applications from our seniors and homebound since COVID-19.
The funds will help cover the costs of expansion of our MOWs4Kids program and continue to serve our seniors in Pinellas in the period between April 15 – June 15, 2020.
04/02/2020
Partially FundedTampa General Hospital (TGH) COVID-19 ICU Expansion Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$1,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000https://www.tgh.org/foundationTGH needs to create a COVID-19 wing by adding additional negative pressure isolation rooms in our ICU to treat the influx of COVID-19 patients. TGH currently has 81 negative pressure isolation rooms. Negative pressure rooms prevent cross-contamination from room to room. In order to treat our community’s growing caseload, we are adding an additional 32 beds to start. The cost of this includes construction and equipment like air scrubbers, beds, and negative air machines. $149,000.00$150,000.00The funds will be used to construct the COVID-19 wing, allowing for an additional 32 negative pressure isolation rooms to be built. This fund will help TGH continue to combat COVID-19 and care for our community today and in the future.04/02/2020
The Salvation Army Regional Emergency Support Services ProgramThe Salvation Army, St. Petersburg, FLBasic Needs$125,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas75,000https://www.salvationarmystpetersburg.orgThe Salvation Army, with 274 employees serving 89,215 individuals yearly in the five-county service area of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus Counties will support low-income individuals and families affected by COVID-19 with assessment, financial aid, services, and resource navigation. The Salvation Army Regional Emergency Support Services Program will meet critical needs for food, shelter, rent, and utilities to stabilize vulnerable individuals and families using well-trained staff, supportive infrastructure, safety protocols, and a large pool of compassionate volunteers. The Salvation Army will leverage a Community Foundation award of $125,000, with its recent TECO $500,000 Share program —that goes directly to pay utility bills—to fund the food, shelter, and rent assistance program areas to keep residents stably housed in this and any future waves of the virus. $0.00$125,000.00Funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay or one of its donors will be used by the six Salvation Army locations in the following increments: Hillsborough ($25,000), Pinellas ($25,000) and Clearwater ($25,000), Pasco ($10,000), Hernando ($15,000), and Citrus Counties ($15,000) with $10,000 in administrative funding. Individual Salvation Army Area Command or Corps locations will implement the Regional Emergency Support Services Program by funding program coordination and direct financial assistance to pay landlords to avoid eviction, use leverage from TECO to pay utility bills and avoid power interruptions or disconnection in their service area and provide the same in other counties, provide food to shelter residents and the community, and provide emergency or transitional shelter to homeless families and individuals, especially as a safety net for those impacted by COVID-19.04/02/2020
A Place to DreamTranscending Elements, IncArts and Culture$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)50http://transcendingelements.orgThe Covid-19 virus has required schools to be closed as we are under social distancing and stay at home orders and not able to offer classes or have fundraisers. This pandemic has also dashed our hopes of providing classes for the summer months after the regular school year ends. We can not continue to rent space with no income. There is a small fee in proportion to the financial ability of the families of the youth, which is what helps to provide the needed income that sustains us and allows us to pay the rent. In addition to this, donations are down during this time as people are out of work. Once the social distancing and stay at home orders are lifted the youth will need a place to go and things to do and will greatly benefit from the programs that we offer that will continue to help make our community a safe fun place for families to live.$0.00$5,000.00The funds would be used to rent space. We are in need of suitable space for our program. We require lots of open floor space as well as separation for sound barriers as we offer different classes, such as dance, vocal training and audio technology for different age groups from age 7 to 16 years old.

This is what is keeping our program from expanding and thriving and being able to sustain itself. We have all other teaching and learning tools and equipment required to operate, from management to class lessons on peer pressure, social skills and Common Sense Living in addition to the performing arts classes for the youth. We did a test run this past summer just to see if parents would sign their kids up or if kids would want to come and it was a success! Now we know we just need the proper space. Once we get the adequate space we can sustain ourselves.
04/02/2020
Partially FundedGeneral Operating Funds - Year Up Tampa BayYear UpEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$26,667.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas80https://www.yearup.orgAll gifts up to $100,000 made to the Year Up COVID-19 Impact Fund will be matched by an anonymous donor! The Year Up COVID-19 fund was started to support our transition to a virtual environment and help us mitigate shortfalls. Opportunity youth are impacted by this crisis more than others and the best support we can provide them is to offer an uninterrupted program to help empower them to reach their potential.

Year Up serves young adults ages 18-24 who have a high school diploma or GED, are unemployed or underemployed and have been systemically disconnected from living wage jobs. The majority of students in our program are low-income young adults of color that have been locked out of opportunities to realize their full potential. Our young adults face additional challenges that can inhibit their success. We create tailored support plans that position our participants for success.
$13,333.00$40,000.00This pandemic has created unique hurdles for Opportunity Youth, and we are more committed than ever to our work to empower talented young adults both during and beyond this unprecedented crisis. Those who face economic inequity will be disproportionately affected by the negative effects of lost wages, lay-offs, closed schools, and limited access to healthcare. Year Up will continue to provide meaningful pathways to employment and education opportunities for young adults to help them gain the financial security and career stability necessary to face potential crises in the future. To that end, Year Up has been taking steps to ensure that we can continue to deliver our program in a way that is safe for our young adults and our staff. Our Program and IT teams are working diligently to equip and support our staff and students as they engage in instruction through online platforms.
04/02/2020
Volunteers in Distress A Second WIsh by Demetrius, IncorporatedBasic Needs$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)130https://www.asecondwish.orgOur volunteer base has been rocked financially by COVID-19. Though are organization grants second wishes to children dealing with life threatening and terminal illness, our volunteers and small staff have been hit hard by the cancellation of our special events and fundraising activities. From the self employed to the retail workers, our volunteer base has been hit with immediate job less, mounting bills and the inability to support their families. Our organization seeks support in providing financial assistance to these families and our wish families, maintain our organization during this pandemic, and hire a development associate who can navigate further fundraising needs for A Second Wish. $0.00$20,000.00Provide emergency needs for second wish recipients, families, and volunteers ( food, medical supplies, household items,care packages etc. for Tampa Bay area wish children and those fighting illness)
Funding to contract a fundraising consultant/development officer
04/01/2020
Funding the Gap and Modifying Services for Families Impacted by Special NeedsAbility Tree Florida, Inc.Basic Needs$45,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco75https://www.abilitytreeflorida.orgWe serve the over 17,000 Hernando, Citrus, & Pasco County overwhelmed families who have children with special needs to provide R.E.S.T. The R.E.S.T. program serves families impacted by disability through recreation, education, support & training. This includes respite services for parents & caregivers of children with special needs, & family-friendly community events they are a part of without worry or limitations. Because their needs are complex, many of the families we serve have limited access to care & services. Since the COVID-19 Crisis, our families have had to stay home for their children's safety. We have shifted our services to online only, while also preparing for increased respite programs once families can freely leave their homes, especially since we will need to reduce the number of children we serve at one time in order to comply with social distancing suggestions.$0.00$45,000.00The effects of the precautions taken to combat COVID-19 and the loss of fundraising dollars have threatened the sustainability of our organization. We are requesting 45K to help us launch new online initiatives that will keep our R.E.S.T. program current with the current state of the families in our area. We will be able to launch new platforms for our support groups, create new respite programs that will give parents peace of mind, as well as fill the gap in the funding deficit we find ourselves in this current time. We will also continue education and support services by being a resource that parents can reach out to for answers and direction. We continue to have fixed expenses such as rent, staffing, insurance, and more that we need to sustain, and well as the cost of preparing our increase of respite opportunities offered for when families can safely leave home in the future.04/01/2020
Partially FundedAcademy Prep Assistance for COVID-19 SustainabilityAcademy Prep Center of Tampa, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$108,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)450https://academyprep.org/tampa/Academy Prep (APT) is a private non profit middle school whose mission is to inspire and empower students qualifying for need based scholarships to be community leaders through an rigorous academic program coupled with ongoing graduate support. We are virtually providing instruction not only the core academic classes of math, science, English and history, but also in required weekly art, music, chess and social-emotional learning classes. We serve over 300 graduates in high school and college who needs help with finances, educational guidance, ancillary costs, etc. Due to the challenging environment of the COVID crisis, we have canceled two events (over $200,000 revenue loss), and we are still seeking funding to teach our students, support our graduates in high school and college, operate the school and fund faculty and staff salaries through the end of the school year. $42,000.00$150,000.00Academy Prep will utilize funding to continue supporting students, graduates and their families, and ensure that we retain the staff to serve our mission. APT is requesting assistance with funding the operation of the school; students are still taking classes daily, and all staff are working remotely to assist students and families to ensure their needs are met. Although campus is physically closed, our teachers and staff are still working hard to virtually educate our students and support our families, Grad Support staff are still serving our graduates an our guidance counselor is still providing guidance, counseling sessions, and required weekly social-emotional learning community-building classes for students. 04/01/2020
AMIkids Education Continuity PlanAMIkids Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$38,750.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)155https://www.amikids.orgAMIkids is a national 501(c)3 non-profit based in Tampa that serves troubled youth. We are in need of technology solutions in order to continue providing the vital education and counseling services that we normally provide on a daily basis to a particularly vulnerable population. Our kids come from low-income families and experience a variety of barriers to educational success including learning disabilities, lack of family support, mental health issues, and time out of school due to suspensions and involvement with the
juvenile justice system. Most of these kids do not have the technology resources to continue their education while staying at home. Without quickly returning these youth to their regular educational programming, they are at high risk of becoming disengaged with learning, sliding back and losing recent educational gains, as well as participating in criminal activity.
$0.00$38,750.00We are specifically requesting funds to purchase Chrome Books for online learning for our youth. With this technology in place, our teachers will be able to continue supporting youth with scheduled tutoring classes throughout the day. The number of Chromebooks needed per community is as follows:
Tampa - 20
Gainesville - 10
Volusia County - 15
Miami - 40
Jacksonville - 20
Orlando - 10
Fort Lauderdale - 20
Clay County - 20
The cost of each Chrome Book is $250, for a total cost of $38,750.
04/01/2020
Continuing our mission of connecting people with art Arts Center Association, Inc. dba Morean Arts CenterArts and Culture$93,353.00Pinellas128,000https://www.moreanartscenter.orgAfter the health, well-being and safety of staff and visitors, the biggest concern for us is the financial impact of COVID-19 on the organization, both in the immediate future and long-term.
The Morean relies on earned revenue; 90% of the Morean’s income is earned income in the form of ticketed admissions to two of our venues in addition to retail sales and art classes. Revenue lost in the month of March due to the closing of all Morean venues was about $147,000.
$0.00$93,353.00As we try to meet our financial obligations, we are considering the impact the halting of our operations has on community access to art classes, experiences and exhibitions and also on the individual contracted artists who teach Morean classes. Over the next two months, funds will be used to continue to work on our mission to connect people with art while meeting financial obligations to our 31 members of staff, 32 contracted artist instructor and the 100 consignment artists who sell their work at our retail locations:
--Provide a platform for online classes and experiences to be able to continue to offer art classes online and to create virtual exhibitions $6,800
--Provide an e-commerce platform to sell artwork online to continue to support our community of artists $3,870
--Meet the financial obligation for the Morean employees and contracted artist instructors $82,683
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Emergency Relief for the 60 infants, children, teens and expecting mothers in CHN's Kids VillageChildren's Home NetworkHealth & Wellbeing$20,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas60https://www.childrenshomenetwork.org/At CHN we have been challenged to find a way to safely provide additional services, while protecting both our staff and children needing our help during this public health crisis. School closures have created an unexpected circumstance that has created an increased use in staff and program resources. As a result, this has put additional pressure on CHN to care for the 60 infants, children, teens and expectant teen mothers living on campus in our Kids Village. With limited resources, continuing to ensure proper sanitation throughout each day while creating and facilitating additional activities that promote educational attainment, physical activities and cultural awareness to provide to our children has become challenging. Additional funding will be allocated to securing more resources that will allow us to facilitate activities to maintain school progress & promote physical activity. $0.00$20,000.00The Children's Home Network is respectfully requesting funding in the amount of $5,000 to be allocated towards increased staff time and purchasing additional educational and recreational resources such as interactive learning software, games and sporting equipment, along with general operating support within the program.04/01/2020
Florida Memorial University General ScholarshipFlorida Memorial UniversityEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$50,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)25https://www.fmuniv.eduThe purpose of the General Scholarship is to provide financial support for Florida Memorial University students. Rising tuition costs and declining availability of Pell grants and other forms of financial aid that have traditionally made it possible for students to attend college have left the students of Florida Memorial University with a challenge for completing their pursuit for higher education. Students are experiencing a financial gap per semester after they have solicited all of their resources. With your support Florida Memorial University students will be able to continue their higher education, utilize their degrees for productive careers and support their communities.$0.00$50,000.00The funds will be used to support students with a financial gap. Rising tuition costs and declining availability of Pell grants and other forms of financial aid that have traditionally made it possible for students to attend college have left the students of Florida Memorial University, in common with other HBCU’s, with a challenge to completing their higher education. Students are experiencing a financial gap of $500 to 2,500 per semester between what they receive in state and federal scholarships and loans to finish the academic year in good standing. 04/01/2020
Dress 4 SuccessKiwanis Club of Sun City Center FL. Foundation Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$7,500.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100https://www.kiwanissouthshorefl.orgOur Kiwanis Club is applying for a COVID-19 grant for our project, “Dress 4 Success”. Several of the foundations we applied for grants with have postponed funding, such as Interfaith Social Action Council of Sun City Center and the Tampa Bay Rays Baseball Foundation. We have served 100 low-income elementary-age school children annually for the past few years with uniforms, shoes/socks, undergarments, pants/shorts, t-shirts, and backpacks with school supplies. We would like to add non-perishable food to this year’s project due to the pandemic.

The annual income for families in SouthShore is much lower than the rest of Florida, and there are many children from farmworker families. These children will be able to go to school and feel like they belong, which is so important in the early years of school. No child deserves to be bullied for how they dress.
$0.00$7,500.00The project budget is $10,000: $7,500 grant from CFTB and $2,500 from our Club. The grant funds will be used to purchase clothing, school supplies, backpacks, and non-perishable food at the lowest prices. The children are identified by school counselors and teachers in Wimauma, Reddick, RCMA, Ruskin, and Cypress Creek elementary schools. We sort and fill backpacks at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center with assistance from Boy Scout Troop 204 and other Kiwanis Club members. Each child will have a backpack labeled with his/her name. Delivery of the backpacks will take place during the first week of school. Photos will be taken of the children and Kiwanis members. We will post the event in the Observer, on our website, and on our Facebook page. CFTB will be indicated as a major sponsor. 04/01/2020
Veterans Needs InterventionLiberty Manor for VeteransHealth & Wellbeing$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)1,000https://www.libertymanor.org/Due to the Corona disease, we would like to request (4) REME-H REME HALO In-Duct Air Purifier 09" Cellwe and we also need assistance to feed our honorable veterans during this time of crisis. Our veterans should never be in need of food or lack safety equipment to keep them safe when options are available. Our veterans have already made a huge sacrifice for our freedom and it is our turn to provide them at least the essentials. They have been interviewing for employment opportunities also, therefore, we would like to request some funding for clothing. Liberty Manor for Veterans provides them with housing only, we fall short in providing our veterans with everything they need. $0.00$20,000.00We would like to request funding for (4) RGF REME-H REME HALO In-Duct Air Purifier 09" Cell, this is equipment is intended to kill any virus, mold, mildew, bacteria, anthrax, legionnaires or other airborne infections that might exist. Because we house twenty honorably discharged disabled/homeless veterans, we are always combating viruses that contribute to an unhealthy environment. The current virus that Americans are plagued with simply intensified the issue. Our Board of Directors is certified HVAC and has agreed to install the equipment gratis. This is a financial benefit that equates to the cost of the equipment. Our next need is a basic necessity - food. Liberty Manor strives to be good stewards of the funds that we receive as we purchase food for pennies on the dollar through a food bank called Feeding America. The veterans would benefit greatly from a food and clothing donation.04/01/2020
COVID-19 Building Sanitation Pace Center for Girls PinellasDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$2,025.00Pinellas73https://www.pacecenter.org/locations/pinellasPace Pinellas is requesting assistance to cover the expense of building sanitation in order for girls and staff to return to the center once we receive orders to resume onsite operations. Our goal is to ensure that our girls and stay remain safe and healthy during these times of uncertainty. Although very necessary, the cost of disinfecting the building is not in our budget and would cause a financial strain.$0.00$2,025.00The funds would be used to pay for the application of antimicrobial hospital grade disinfectant throughout the entire indoor conditioned area, which includes all exposed walls, ceilings, floors, contents and furniture. 04/01/2020
COVID-19 Support for Sustainability in ProgramsPARC, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$28,170.00Pinellas600https://www.parc-fl.orgEach day, PARC serves over 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Pinellas County . Due to the COVID-19 crisis concerns and through the adherence of mandates to prevent and minimize the spread of the virus, PARC is unable to offer our Adult Day Training programs to 2/3 of the individuals who attend. Adult Day Training services include meaningful day activities and training in the activities of daily living, adaptive skills, social skills, and employment. The negative outcome from the lack of attendance is a severe lost in the revenues that fund these life changing Day Programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite the significant loss in the number of program participants each day, PARC is committed to remain open and pay staff to provide Day Programming for the remaining 1/3 of participants who are still able to attend.$0.00$28,170.00The funds requested will aid in paying Managerial/Programming Day Program staff who still need to work to provide services to the remaining one third of the Adult Day Program participants. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities thrive when the program schedules they are accustomed to are consistent. Therefore, having the ability to open our programs to as many participants as possible and having the ability to pay the salaries for essential Managerial/Programming staff is crucial to the well-being of so many. These funds will allow PARC to continue to fulfill our mission during and after the COVID-19 crisis.04/01/2020
Mental Health Support Services for Students, Alumni, Employees, and the Greater Pasco and Hernando CommunitiesPasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$5,000.00Hernando ; Pasco50,000https://www.phsc.eduPasco-Hernando State College has surveyed the immediate needs and challenges of our more than 11,000 students, and more than 400 of the 563 results received to date have revealed that their top challenge due to the COVID-19 crisis is stress, anxiety, and worry. This is not surprising, since 2/3 of our students are part-time, managing not just classes, but frequently full- or part-time jobs, raising families, caring for other loved ones, and more. The crisis has brought life-altering challenges and uncertainty, but it won't last forever. When it's over, we need to move forward. The more than 600 nurses being trained at PHSC will be needed in hospitals and clinics; the economy and community will need skilled workers. PHSC has the tools to support students' mental and emotional health through the crisis and beyond, however, we seek emergency funds to put the additional supports in place. $0.00$5,000.00PHSC is acutely aware of how the pandemic is affecting our students, alumni, staff, and faculty, and it is intense. Despite having to close our campuses to all but essential employees, staff and faculty are actively working remotely to provide supports which will help students continue their coursework successfully. But we believe more is needed to support the mental and emotional health of our community and want to make additional resources available. We seek funding to launch new e-resources to support the mental and emotional health of students, alumni, staff, families, and the community at large through this crisis and beyond. PHSC already has a Student Assistance Program in partnership with BayCare, which is a free resource for students but we believe we need to do more. We have the expertise and local reach to make mental health resources available thousands; we just need funding.04/01/2020
Partially FundedAssitance to fund relief programs during COVID-19 pandemicRedlands Christian Migrant Association, Inc.Basic Needs$72,966.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco3,000https://www.rcma.orgDuring the COVID-19 crisis, the families we serve are deeply vulnerable. Food staples, medical, and sanitizing supplies are difficult to find. Even if there was availability of critical items, agricultural working families do not have the means to purchase or store extra food and supplies. These families disconnected from phone and internet, they do not have access to health care, and many do not have transportation to reach food distribution centers. These families share tight living spaces, if COVID-19 penetrates farmworker camps, containment would be a challenge.
Agricultural workers are a critical part of our nation’s food supply chain and have been called upon to continue picking as many other industries have shut down. So that they may continue working, we must provide them with the food and supplies that are necessary for them to care for their families.
$127,034.00$200,000.00 RCMA respectfully requests $100,000 from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay's Rapid Response Fund to provide agricultural working families in rural Florida, critical support (food, diapers, formula and possibly rental and utility assistance) as we navigate through the COVID-19 crisis. RCMA serves 766 families in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. RCMA staff will order, package and distribute food and supplies to the neediest families through child development centers closest to most vulnerable communities.
RCMA will provide $25 worth of staple food products each week for families for the next two months. For families with infants RCMA will provide $50 worth of diapers per family per month and $90 worth of formula per family per month. For families who are in need of rental assistance, RCMA hopes to provide about $700 per month per family and $200 per month per family for utilities.
04/01/2020
Partially FundedVirtual Volunteering During COVID-19 and BeyondSeniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas900https://www.seniorsinservice.orgSeniors in Service engages 500+ volunteers annually, many of whom are continuing to provide solutions to community challenges remotely. We are now seeing an alarming increase in the number of elders who feel lonely. Studies show loneliness in elders eclipses obesity and even smoking as a predictor of early decline/death. Older adults need social connection to preserve their mental/physical health and to remain independent. Instead of in-home visits, Senior Companion volunteers are now TelePals, offering clients friendly conversation/wellness checks by phone. And with the growing need, there are many new volunteers who want to help. We must now convert our in-person training for TelePal volunteers to virtual, online training using best practices for creating captivating content that engages and instructs TelePals so they can maximize their impact. $4,000.00$4,500.00We will immediately/urgently create e-learning modules (initially 3 @ $1500 ea) that are compelling, memorable and inspiring to train volunteers for maximum community impact. Demand is exploding with elder-centric agencies, physicians, hospices, etc. clamoring for us to provide TelePals for their clients. We need to train the ever-increasing number of volunteers who want to serve. Training includes: Phone Etiquette; Do’s & Don’ts; Using Call Logs; Scripts for Tactful Questions/Stimulating Conversation; HIPPA; Chronic Disease Management; Stress Management; Nutrition; Elder Fraud; Community Resource Lists; Online Personal Fitness Strategies; Emergencies: When to Call for Help; COVID-19 Updates and more. We will incorporate e-learning best practices to create training that informs, inspires, engages, maximizes productivity for and retains dedicated volunteers – our most valuable asset. 04/01/2020
Partially FundedServing Vulnerable Single-Mother FamiliesShepherd's VillageDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$8,733.00Pinellas40https://www.shepherdsvillage.comWith the current world wide crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic the single-mother families we serve have been effected financially. Shepherd's Village provides affordable housing and life skill resources for working low income single-mothers. During this crisis more than half of our moms have experienced a job loss or significant decrease in wages, all while having to take care of children that are doing school from home. Shepherd's Village residents are benefiting from donor supported housing making it a below market price, however with no income this can not be paid. Shepherds' Village is feeding families 3 meals a week plus supplemental snacks weekly to help with food cost. This request is for two important needs: Shelter and Food. The subsidized rent at Shepherd's Village is $550 per month. The average food and basic hygiene needs for a family of 3 to 4 is $75-$100 a week. $2,667.00$11,400.00These grant funds would be used specifically to help supplement rent and assist in weekly food and basic hygiene needs such as toilet paper, and cleaning supplies to help families stay healthy and safe during this time. Estimates are based on providing rental assistance and food for an average of 12-15 resident families and additional distribution to random vulnerable at risk families over a one month period. 04/01/2020
Entrepreneurs Going Virtual Tampa Hillsborough Action Plan, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$25,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)37https://www.thap-inc.orgThe THAP 5508 Incubator is home to 37 minority-owned micro and small businesses that benefit from a range of shared-services, equipment, space and technology tools to help launch or grow their businesses.

The COVID crisis has had a devastating effect on two -thirds of those businesses. Our agency administered a COVID Business Impact Survey, March 27th-31st. In response, entrepreneurs at the 5508 Incubator report the loss of an aggregate $160,000 in revenue for the month of March 16 through April 15, as a direct result of COVID-related shutdowns, cancellations and contracts on-hold. Worse, roughly two-thirds (63%) will be unable to apply for the new emergency business loans at the state and federal levels. This is due to a range of barriers, including disqualifying credit scores (60% of our entrepreneurs are below 680) and inability to personally guarantee debt.
$0.00$25,000.00The THAP Group is requesting Foundation support to help resident entrepreneurs do three things to buffer losses and evolve their business models:

• Transition to online business & distance work models, with technology and training to help make the leap, including virtual meeting tools like GoToMeeting, e-commerce solutions and Adobe Creative and Cloud.
• Retool their current products and services to help secure near-term opportunities, including cashier booth shield installs for contractors, sanitization of schools and other facilities for janitorial businesses, and a heightened need for digital marketing services as officials reach millions of Floridians with time-sensitive news.
• Adopt formal financial management and payroll solutions such as QuickBooks, that make them stronger after the crisis subsides, while training them on payroll tax and benefits management.
04/01/2020
Partially FundedCrisis Center 2-1-1 Gateway Contact Center and TransCare EMS SupportThe Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$24,368.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)3,750https://www.crisiscenter.comThe Crisis Center of Tampa Bay exists to ensure that no one in our community has to face crisis alone. In times of crisis like the one we’re currently experiencing, our staff have no choice but to step up and do their jobs.

Last week alone, our Gateway Contact Center answered over 500 calls related to the pandemic through the 2-1-1 line from individuals needing emotional and financial support. This is about one-third of our total call volume. Our TransCare Medical Transportation Service is also still actively working throughout the community, transporting sick and injured individuals in the community to hospital emergency rooms. They serve as extra hands of support for the medical community treating COVID-19 patients. Both of these services are vital to support Tampa as we work to ebb the spread of the virus and address emotional needs.
$6,000.00$30,368.00While both our Gateway Contact Center and TransCare departments were close to fully staffed, we are actively hiring for both. Additional staff in both of these departments allows us to meet the increased demand for services. However, for the month of April we anticipate not having additional staff in a position to be answering calls or providing emergency response services and will need to lean on our existing staff to take on additional shifts and work overtime.

Since this is an unprecedented event, we had not anticipated needing to budget for the expected overtime costs we will incur. Right now, we’re estimating $16,640 in overtime costs for our TransCare staff, and $13,728 in overtime for our Gateway Contact Center, totaling $30,368. These funds will allow us to be available to support community members as they struggle to cope with the pandemic currently weighing on our city.
04/01/2020
Jobsite Theater General Support During COVID-19 Crisis The Jobsite Theater, Inc.Arts and Culture$7,500.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)50https://www.jobsitetheater.orgWe have had to cancel two productions outright with a third in limbo for an undetermined amount of time with a possibility that it, too, will need to be cancelled. An immediate impact on all of this is that $7,500 in ticket sales from the three shows was to go towards program administration and general operating expenses that will still be incurred this year. If the third show has to cancel outright, we will be at a total loss of $36,500. That figure represents the $31,500 already spent to produce the third show, shut down the morning of opening night, as well as the $5,000 loss between the other two cancelled productions. We are currently seeking only the $7,500 to help secure the payment our Producing Artistic Director and Online Producer as well as basic administrative expenses we continue to incur (postage and shipping, critical software fees, storage rental, etc).$0.00$7,500.00These funds will be used to cover monthly charges for critical software and our website, our double-unit offsite storage, a portion of our insurance currently not supported by ticket sales, and to help supplement our one full-time employee and one part-time employee.04/01/2020
COVID-19 Response: School Supplies for Students in Pasco CountyYouth and Family Alternatives, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$500.00Pasco300https://www.yfainc.orgThe Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary is a partnership between the District School Board of Pasco County, Youth and Family Alternatives Inc., Premier Community HealthCare Group Inc., the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg and the YMCA of the Suncoast. Through this partnership we aim to bridge the gap between school and home, to ensure that our students are provided a safe, positive environment to thrive. A critical aspect of this effort is providing resources for students to thrive academically. With the transition to online learning, the majority of our students do not have access to the school supplies needed to be successful in learning at home. As of today, we have distributed 300 supply kits, but with the extended school closure, students will quickly need more supplies. We are requesting $500 to purchase and distribute school supplies to students in need.$0.00$500.00We will use these funds to partner with the school district and local community organizations to provide school supplies needed to support online learning. These supplies will include paper, folders, markers, pencils, and other necessary supplies recommended by the school district. Currently, the district is experiencing a shortage in supplies and cannot provide every student with the resources they need. We will use these funds to provide school supplies to families in need via drive through and delivery services. Our team is in constant communication with students in need and have developed a system to quickly identify and support families during this time. We do not intend to duplicate services, but rather partner and expand the services that are currently being provided.04/01/2020
Feeding Families in Pasco CountyYouth and Family Alternatives, Inc.Basic Needs$1,500.00Pasco350https://www.yfainc.orgThe Community Partnership School at Gulfside Elementary is a partnership between the District School Board of Pasco County, Youth and Family Alternatives Inc., Premier Community HealthCare Group Inc., the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and the YMCA of the Suncoast. Through this partnership we aim to bridge the gap between school and home, to ensure that our students are provided a safe, positive environment to thrive. A critical aspect of this effort is providing access to nutritious meals. We accomplish this through school based nutrition programs, pack a sack programs, and weekly hot dinner sites. As schools remain closed and financial strain increases, our efforts in this area must expand to make sure families have access to the nutritious food they need. We are requesting $1500 to provide additional drive through and delivery meal/grocery services for families.$0.00$1,500.00We will use these funds to partner with the school district and local community organizations to provide additional meals for families. Currently, the school based meal sites are running out of food every week. With 91% of our students on free and reduced lunch, the majority of our students rely on free breakfast and lunch five days a week. That is 10 meals per week for just one child. Currently, the district is experiencing a food shortage and cannot provide all of these meals. We will use these funds to provide meals/groceries to families in need via drive through and delivery services. Our team is in constant communication with students in need and have developed a system to quickly identify and support families during this time. We do not intend to duplicate services, but rather partner and expand the services that are currently being provided.04/01/2020
#StrongerAfterTheStorm COVID Recovery & Support Initiative 2020 Plan Taskforce at the Pinellas County Urban LeagueBasic Needs$20,000.00Pinellas40https://www.pcul.orgIn St. Petersburg, African Americans are among the hardest hit by COVID shutdowns in part because they are overrepresented in the part-time, hourly and gig sectors of the workforce, and hyper-concentrated in sectors such as hospitality and food service where employers are drastically slashing hours.

The challenges are equally severe for black entrepreneurs. Some have seen customer flows shrivel to one-third or less of their typical volumes (e.g., hair stylists, barbers and nail shops). Event vendors have had their cash flows cut to the bone as all scheduled events are cancelled (e.g., event promoters, caterers, printers, DJs, media outlets, etc.).

Available federal and state resources and loan pools are not able to support many in need, in part due to requirements that are prohibitive for a sizable portion of St. Pete’s minority entrepreneurs (see our survey results for details).
$0.00$20,000.00Foundation funds will match a $50,000 investment by the City of St. Petersburg to support microgrant programs for hardest hit business sectors. We have already launched #PayItForwardStPete to help hair stylists, barbers and nail techs whose customer flows are decimated by social distancing. This campaign calls on their patrons to pay them in advance for future services and provides them micro grants and business supports to stay afloat.

This week, we launch #4StPeteCreatives, to support graphic & digital artists, photographers, painters, crafters, screen printers and other “creatives,” who usually earn their daily bread through face-to-face sales. The program will help them buy tech tools that enable virtual business and provide them 1-to-1 coaching to devise a business transition strategy.

Foundation funds will enable us to support 40 entrepreneurs across the two programs.
03/31/2020
Best Buddies Friendship and Leadership ProgramBest BuddiesEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$30,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,241https://www.bestbuddies.org/florida/The Best Buddies program provides opportunities to be part of a social network that creates a sense of belonging, valuing differences as well as similarities, and builds a positive sense of identity and self-worth to a marginalized community. 70% of adolescents with disabilities experience bullying but a good relationship with peers can relieve psychological distress and its effect on mental health. The program builds friendships between students with and without disabilities, improving quality of life and levels of inclusion. Due to COVID-19, we’ve pivoted to provide virtual connection and leadership development opportunities. Investments in these virtual program opportunities provide a sense of normalcy and ensure that children and young adults with and without disabilities remain mentally healthy, socially included, and have equal continued access to leadership development training.$0.00$30,000.00This proposal is requesting an investment to strengthen and support 41 Friendship program chapters including 4 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 23 high schools, and 3 colleges. These chapters support students with and without IDD from 5 years old to adulthood. The Friendship program runs from July 2020 through June 2021 on a continuous cycle. The investment from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay would cover a portion of costs associated with implementing the Best Buddies Friendship and Leadership program which are: volunteer training and management, community engagement, personnel, office operations, supplies and materials and indirect costs.03/31/2020
Partially FundedCOVID 19 - Personal Protection Equipment for Caregivers and PatientsChapters Health FoundationHealth & Wellbeing$184,334.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas6,800https://www.chaptershealth.org/In this time of unprecedented need, simply put—we need your help. Chapters Health Foundation is the fundraising arm for Chapters Health System (CHS) and is charged with rallying our donors to help support $850,000 of unplanned and unbudgeted COVID 19 expenditures occurring in the past two weeks. In the days and weeks to come as COVID-19 spreads throughout Tampa, we confidently anticipate these financial demands to exceed $1M. We appreciate your past support and we welcome your present day consideration.

Chapters Health System’s service area has experienced 833 new cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of April. The number of cases has doubled in six brief days. As a result, CHS has brought COVID-19 patients under our care with many patients under investigation for the disease. Chapters Health System is a safety net for COVID-19 patients as we are committed to caring for all in need.
$15,666.00$200,000.00Addressing the pandemic, in addition to treating a large population of COVID-19 patients in homes, CHS has converted its Melech Hospice House to a COVID-19 Center. The Melech Center offers one wing to treat new COVID-19 patients and those who cannot be cared for at home. As the number of COVID-19 patients increase CHS is committed to providing more hospice space to meet the need.

Donations received will be used to secure Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required to safely treat COVID-19 patients under CDC guidelines, both in homes and at the Melech Center. CHS is a safety net for COVID-19 patients as CHS is committed to caring for all diagnosed. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, combined with CHS’ census of 3,500 critically and terminally ill patients, CHS will need more PPE than ever before to protect its 1,650 front line caregivers and 1,100 patient facing volunteers.
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Support Ongoing Care for Winter and CMA's Resident and Rescue AnimalsClearwater Marine Aquarium, Inc.Animal Welfare$100,000.00Pinellas52https://www.seewinter.comts resident animals. Yet, our work has continued unabated. The work of our marine rescue and care facility is a 24 hour/7 day a week job. Though CMA is temporarily closed to the public, our veterinary and essential-only staff continue to tend to our resident animals,which are reliant on us for their full-time care.
• Every month, animals at CMA eat about 2,186 pounds of fish including trout, capelin, herring, mullet, smelt, silversides, clams, squid and shrimp.
• Every month, our rescued sea turtles eat approximately 374 pounds of greens
• CMA currently spends around $29,000 a month on medication and $3,000 more for supplies and chemicals to keep our hospital operational.
$0.00$100,000.00Donated funds will be used by Clearwater Marine Aquarium to provide uninterrupted care for 52 resident marine animals including dolphins, sea turtles, otters, pelicans, and fish in addition to rescued animals in need of rehabilitation during our temporary closure. Even while CMA has temporarily closed doors to the public, we are a working marine animal hospital and our work never stops. The goal of CMA is to safely and purposefully work through this uncertain time in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. 03/31/2020
Partially FundedTelebehavioral Health ServicesDirections for LivingHealth & Wellbeing$58,533.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas4,200https://www.directionsforliving.orgMany years ago, Directions for Living (DFL) implemented a telehealth service line for individuals living with a severe or persistent mental illness and who were unable to receive services in a bricks and mortar clinic due to transportation barriers or the severity of their illness. So when COVID-19 hit, DFL was able to quickly convert the majority of our behavioral health providers (e.g., psychiatrist, counselors, case managers, and psychologists) to working from home providing virtual and telehealth services using a secure HIPAA compliant platform. Unfortunately, we were not set up to transition 100% of our providers due to a lack of proper equipment (i.e., laptops with cameras). DFL has 34 behavioral health professionals unable to work and provide services simply because we do not have enough laptops to distribute. Additionally, we are in need of additional Zoom licenses. $6,667.00$65,200.00DFL will immediately purchase 34 laptop computers at a cost to our agency of $1,800 each, for a total cost of $62,200.00. Each computer is equipped with all of the specifications necessary to conduct Telebehavioral Health services. In addition, DFL will purchase 20 business licenses. Currently, DFL only has 10 business licenses. Each business license allows our behavioral health providers to deliver therapy sessions in increments of a traditional 60-minute hour. These licenses are purchased in increments of 10 at a cost of $2,000. The total cost for 20 business licenses will be $4,000.00. 03/31/2020
Help artists earn income and promote work with online promotion and marketing of works by 250 Florida artists, educational and professional development workshops Florida CraftArtArts and Culture$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas250https://www.floridacraftart.orgWith the COVID 19 shelter-in-place and social isolation requirements, artists are not able to sell their work in galleries, art fairs, and exhibitions. Even though artists continue to produce work, they need to have sales to cover the materials and living expenses. In this "brave new world," artists need to learn new methods of selling their work, increase their technical skills, expand their markets and reputations and develop new techniques. $0.00$10,000.00Florida CraftArt (formerly known as Florida Craftsmen) represents more than 250 of Florida's fine craft artists, many of whom are in the Tampa Bay area. Our staff is working remotely to help artists continue to earn income and increase expertise by creating online shops, virtual exhibitions, social media promotions, along with educational workshops and professional training. Artists depend on Florida CraftArt for sales, as well as guidance. We will also continue to update them on grant and funding opportunities. We are also creating training programs to teach artists how to shoot videos about them and their work, photograph their work, create effective artist's statements and biographies, and more. FCA staff's expertise, art-marketing knowledge, technical savvy, and emotional support will help artists survive this difficult time and create positive outlooks for the future.03/31/2020
Care for Children with Birth Defect Disabilities. - Please Note and change: We have change our name to, The Fund for Charitable Development, Inc / FCD CaresFoundation for the Civilly Disadvantaged/FCD MissionsHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100https://www.fcdcares.orgOur focus is on the urgent care and Extra-Ordinary monetary assistance for babies & children with Birth Defect Disabilities and their poverty-level families, care that is not provided by government or other sources. Families with Birth Defect Disabled children are faced with three specific challenges in addition to those faced by all families, which taken together increases their risk of living in poverty: 1. Considerable additional and ongoing expenses, 2. The psychological and emotional cost of caring for a disabled child and 3. Barriers to entering and sustaining employment. The Extra-Ordinary cost of care that families with Birth Defects Disabled children face are considerable; additional expenditure on housing, heating, clothing, equipment and special needs items are much higher than families with healthy babies and children and cost 3 times as much to raise an at risk child. $0.00$10,000.00Our program objective is to, 1) Expand the Care for Children with Birth Defects and Disabilities Initiative. 2) To support the ongoing and future financial, mentoring and guidance needs for their low-income, poverty-level families. 3) To help their low income, poverty-level families with funds to pay for Extra-Ordinary specialized medical care, medical supplies, nutrition, housing and other necessities that they desperately need but can't afford. 4) To locate families to be the beneficiaries in their communities. 5) To create positive differences in the lives of babies, children and their families so they can achieve productive lives and live with healthy habits, and 6) To help ensure that all at-risk babies and children we reach through our program feel loved and their families are emotionally and financially supported by their community. 03/31/2020
Scholarship Support Freedom Sailing Camp of Florida, IncEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$3,500.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas10https://www.freedomsailingcampoffloridainc.comBecause of the recent turn of events when summer comes we will have a increasing amount of families with children on the autistic spectrum that will not be able to afford summer camp programs. We are look for your help in be able to provide them with sailing summer camp program. With the funds Community Foundation of Tampa bay provides we will be able to paid the fees to Safety Harbor Recreation Department to provide more children on the autistic spectrum to summer camp for two weeks. $0.00$3,500.00These fund would be use to paid for 10 individuals to go to two weeks of sailing, paddle boarding and kayak summer camp through Safety Harbor Recreation department were Freedom partners with for last three summers out a Philippe Park beach area. Freedom will provide them with not only lessons in sailing but working on social skills and community development and environment awareness. Mostly getting these amazing young people out of their comfort zones and learning about the world around them. 03/31/2020
Partially FundedFilling the Gap Children's Needs Fund for Abused and Neglected Children Guardian Ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay Inc.Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$20,000.00Pasco ; Pinellas3,500https://www.facebook.com/herotoachild/We provide advocacy and support for abused & neglected children in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. When a child's future hangs in the balance, we are there. Volunteer child advocates make sure that victims of abuse and neglect aren't alone. They stand by them for as long as it takes to reach a safe, permanent home where the child has the opportunity to thrive. We help children heal, by connecting them to resources and services, so they can become happy, successful adults. That's where we come in-to help "fill in the gap." We are there when a child is placed into care with nothing but the clothes on their back. We are there when a child has been moved 5 times and just can't keep up with their school lessons-falling further and further behind. We work every day to meet the unique needs of every child who has been removed by no fault of their own and we can’t do it without your help. $5,000.00$25,000.00Beds, mattresses, car seats, and clothing are the items of greatest need most often requested by volunteers. These items are necessary to ensure that children removed from their homes are placed in a safe and stable environment quickly. Lack of resources play a major part in decreasing placement stability and stress on the caregiving family and child. We are also providing Safer at Home Care Packages for foster families and relative caregivers who are unable to find essential items like diapers, wipes, toilet paper, pantry items, and cleaning supplies in stores. Funds may also be utilized to stabilize placements that have experienced financial challenges due to job disruption or child care challenges. With a lack of foster homes, it is essential that we provide support for current placements to minimize disruption for the children. 100% will go directly to support program services. 03/31/2020
Operating Funds for Homeless Helping Homeless Shelter during COVID-19Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc.Basic Needs$107,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)940https://www.homelesshh.orgHomeless Helping Homeless Inc. (HHH) is a 501(c)(3)
emergency shelter provider We serve the most vulnerable
demographic, the homeless, and so are impacted
very adversely by COVID19. Due to the passage of
the "Safer at Home" order, we need to also increase
our bed capacity.
$0.00$107,000.00Due to the pandemic, HHH needs the funds for:

-- Increased bed capacity to accommodate Safer at Home order.
-- Continue providing emergency/transitional shelter and it's 5 facilities
to its residents and cover rent, water, electricity for several months.
-- Cover the cost of cleaning/disinfecting supplies associated with COVID19
-- Make up for shortfall in reduced donor and program fees in regard to clients
who cannot work during this crisis.
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Humane Support for COVID-19 ExpensesHumane Society of PinellasAnimal Welfare$20,000.00Pinellas50https://www.humanesocietyofpinellas.orgThe Humane Society of Pinellas (HSP) is requesting financial support in order to handle the influx of stray animals that are being delivered to our Clearwater facility. At least two animal shelters have temporarily closed until the pandemic is over leaving HSP as one of the only animal shelters to handle stray animal intakes. Several of HSP’s fundraising events have been canceled, two of which were expected to bring in over $10,000 each and our annual LUAU event that typically raises $40,000. This leaves HSP with significant financial hardship. We are feverishly preparing foster homes to assist in case of additional closures and we are also running out of protective face masks.$0.00$20,000.00The funds will be used to pay staff members and for the increase and need to purchase additional animal food and veterinarian services. Increased costs will be incurred in order to shelter the new animals and to seek out appropriate foster home scenarios whenever possible during the 2-month closure of the other facilities from March 7th to May 1, 2020. The average cost to serve each shelter animal is $1,000 per month. We are anticipating needing to serve 30 to 50 animals, bringing this unanticipated cost to a high of $100,000. We are following every mandated CDC guideline and will not exceed their suggested limit of 70 animals. Staff members are working overtime to do the tasks that volunteers typically take care of. Funding in the amount of $20,000 will greatly help us absorb these unexpected expenses.03/31/2020
Payroll Assistance due to COVID 19Impact Academy SchoolEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$60,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)28https://www.impactacademyschool.orgWe are requesting assistance for our payroll needs. We are a school for special needs children ranging in age from 4-22. Due to the COVID 19 situation, we have been forced to close our school which leaves our employees without work. We want to do everything we possibly can to ensure that our employees are taken care of during these stressful times and want to be able to continue to pay them. We also want to prevent our employees from looking for other jobs due to financial needs and due to the unsurety surrounding the length of time that we may need to stay closed. We follow Hillsborough County when making decisions about our closings, and at this time we will be closed until May 1. $0.00$60,000.00We would use the funds we received to make our payroll needs. We currently have 13 individuals on salary and 15 individuals on hourly pay. We would continue to pay our salaried staff their full salary, per their contracts. We would continue to pay our hourly staff for the average number of hours they work each week. We are hoping to receive enough funds to cover one month of payroll costs.03/31/2020
Chaos to Calm with Inner Explorer at HomeInner ExplorerEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$16,200.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)4,500https://innerexplorer.org/Before the pandemic, toxic stress negatively affected 2 of 3 kids. Now families are also facing unanticipated health, financial, and logistical concerns, meaning that high levels of stress are affecting nearly everyone. Mental health experts warn that preventing stress will save lives. Educators warn that preventing stress will boost learning.

As a result, Inner Explorer released a family mindfulness app to improve mental health and learning readiness. It is designed for PK-12 kids, is audio-guided, evidence-based, and available in English and Spanish. It is successfully used in Hillsborough schools, and now is available to families at home. The brief daily practices are proven to reduce stress, boost immune function, improve learning, and foster resiliency.

We're working to provide access to families at no cost so that kids can be empowered with calm and focus in the midst of chaos.
$0.00$16,200.00The family app will be offered to 4500 Hillsborough families on a first come first serve basis, targeting Title I schools first. A dedicated landing page will be provided, similar to this one created for Sarasota https://www.innerexplorer.org/compass/sarasota_onboarding where we can highlight CFTB support (similar to how Barancik Foundation and Community Foundation Sarasota are highlighted there). Full analytics capability is included so we can assess number of families that engaged with the program, how often and what impact it had on student performance.

We estimate $3.60 per student in Hillsborough for program access through August 2020. LG Electronics and the Allstate Foundation are supporting our national efforts, as we seek additional regional funding from local foundations for specific districts like Hillsborough.
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Need Operational FundsLAB Theater Project Inc.Arts and Culture$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)15https://www.labtheaterproject.comHello, we are in need of operation funds to pay rent and utilities for our new space. We recently became a 501(c)(3) Non-profit entity and signed a new lease for our theater company in late January 2020. We were set to begin educational classes in mid-March and our first show on April 16th. Both of these opportunities represent 90% of our revenue stream. We have been shut down since March 11th and have had small donations to support us, but none of our main revenue stream. We have a monthly obligation to our landlord, with whom we have a month to month lease and a 30 day termination clause by either party, we are looking for financial assistance to maintain our facility during the period of the shut down. $0.00$10,000.00The funds would be used to pay rent at a cost of $2,500 per month. The amount requested is to provide four months of coverage, we hope that is sufficient and enough to get through the crisis. 03/31/2020
Sustaining Program Operations at New Life VillageNew Life VillageDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$14,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas104https://newlifevillage.org/New Life Village is an intentional, intergenerational residential community designed to support families raising adopted/kinship/foster children & senior citizens. We offer program-rich, affordable housing & wrap-around services. We provide a supportive environment for children in need of a safe & permanent family experience. Our gated community consists of 32 townhomes & is home to approximately 54 children, many of whom are survivors of trauma, abuse & neglect. NLV is also home to 50 adults who serve as the foster/kinship/adoptive parents or seniors act as surrogate grandparents to the children.

We provide children a loving/supportive place to call home while they heal from the effects of their trauma. Our goal is to inspire families to adopt children from foster care & help children find permanency. NLV is a unique, trauma-informed community & the only one of its kind in Florida!
$0.00$14,000.00Funding allows NLV to continue needed operations, supplies, personnel & resources to sustain onsite Wellness, Resiliency & Character Development Program. This holistic/therapeutic program allows children to heal from trauma & build consistent, nurturing relationships & provides caregivers & seniors the training & resources needed to provide stable, safe, healthy & permanent homes for children affected by trauma. Includes tutoring, tai-chi, yoga, birthday celebrations, sports & mentoring, art therapy, movie nights, support/bereavement & financial literacy groups, trauma parenting classes & more. This will help NLV to maintain staff & programming for the remainder of 2020. Currently raised $69,800 of $120,000 budgeted goal. Due to COVID-19 a significant decline in unrestricted program donations is projected. We project a deficit of $40,000 over next 6 months (FYE 8/31/20). 03/31/2020
Service K9s for Veterans: PTSD SupportRescue 22 FoundationionAnimal Welfare$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas10https://www.rescue22foundation.orgThe current isolation due to Covid-19 has far reaching effects on the mental health of veterans on our waiting list. We have service and emotional support dogs that can provide the much needed support, reduce stress, anxiety and depression during this time of practicing social distancing. The Rescue 22 Foundation is a partner with USF School of Public Health's Alternative Therapies program, which continues to provide quantitative evidence regarding the efficacy of service and esa dogs in mitigating the risk of suicide in our veteran population suffering from PTS. Due to Covid-19, our fundraising events have all been cancelled, which has completely diminished our capacity to train, equip and place these dogs into the local veterans homes.$0.00$20,000.00Requested funds will be utilized for the following:
-Completion of the training hours for service and esa dogs (these dogs have been training with R22 and are in the final phase of training;
-Training and integration of the dog with new veteran recipient (using social distancing practice) and one-on-one support at the veteran's home;
-Necessary equipment for the dog/veteran team including:crate, lead, collar, vest or harness, patches and food;
-Follow up support with the veteran to ensure a seamless process during the initial integration phase;
-Zoom video networking with veteran group to share their experiences together and reduce the sense of isolation (building new community of supports);
-Mileage for trainer
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Homeless and Hunger Services in Time of CrisisSt. Vincent de Paul CARESBasic Needs$50,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas6,024https://www.svdpsp.orgSVdP CARES remains laser-focused in its goal to end homelessness and serve the vulnerable homeless population in the community. New operational and resource costs are impacting SVdP CARES. The homeless night shelter (CARE Center), emergency transitional housing for US Veterans, families and individuals (Center of Hope), and foodservice programs (Food Center/Pantry) in Pinellas County have been most dramatically affected by COVID-19. There is a significant increase in demand for food, emergency housing, and shelter services. SVdP CARES is keeping the CARE Center open while adhering to CDC guidelines. Financial support for portable restroom and shower facilities, added security, face masks, mats, linens, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and more everyday essential items like toilet paper, and hand sanitizer is critical to maintain a safe, dignified level of service to SVdP CARES clients. $0.00$50,000.00To ensure that all services continue, funds will assist with the cost of items listed in the needs section above, and any unexpected emergency expenses that may arise due to COVID-19. Additionally, as SVdP CARES ends homelessness, or assists with prevention during this time of financial insecurity for many, funds to assist with items like application fees, rears, first/last months' rent, pet deposits, and move-in kits (supplies, baby products) are critical to ensure that people served by SVdP CARES programs can quickly access positive housing outcomes. During the second week of March, in Pinellas County alone, SVdP CARES had 8 positive exits out of homelessness into permanent housing for people it is serving. These funds provide a hand-up that help people transition out of homelessness into a home of their own where they become more and more self-sufficient, and begin to thrive.03/31/2020
The Arc Tampa Bay COVID19 RequestThe Arc Tampa Bay Inc.Health & Wellbeing$43,750.00Pinellas250https://www.thearctb.orgThe Arc Tampa Bay provides residential services to approximately 135 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc Tampa Bay operates 18 group homes and one apartment complex. Each home serves from 6 to 10 residents, requiring around the clock care. During this pandemic, The Arc Tampa Bay has ceased to provide day program and transportation services for approximately 92 people. To keep individuals safe during this crisis, The Arc Tampa Bay follows CDC recommendations for routine sanitizing and use of personal protective equipment. An additional concern for the agency is loss of revenue. The Arc Tampa Bay closed all day programs as of March 17, losing revenue from the Agency for Persons with Disabilities to serve 92 individuals for 9 days (as of March 31). Rates are individualized. It is uncertain at this time how long the agency will need to keep day programs closed.$0.00$43,750.00The Arc Tampa Bay is seeking funding for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of isolation gowns (150 count), N95 masks and surgical masks (1500 count) and gloves (200 count). The estimated costs for a two week supply of PPE is $2500. Additionally, group homes, apartment complexes, and agency offices will need to be routinely sanitized to reduce risk of spreading the virus. Costs for the purchase of disinfecting cleaning products and hand sanitizers are estimated at $1250. Lastly, The Arc Tampa Bay seeks assistance with loss of revenue. The Arc Tampa Bay will submit a claim to the insurance carrier to determine which services may be covered for loss of revenue. The estimated cost of loss of revenue for the past two weeks is $40,000.03/31/2020
The Florida Aquarium Support During COVID-19 The Florida AquariumAnimal Welfare$300,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas840,000https://www.flaquarium.org/The Florida Aquarium has been closed to the public due to COVID-19. As a non-profit, ticket sales, memberships, education program fees,& donations drive our revenue to operate. As a result, we’re challenged to retain staff & supplies to care for our animals, as well as continuing to serve as a source of education via digital platforms while our doors are closed. As a community, we’ve already achieved excellence in animal care, made progress in conservation, and have made unique research discoveries. These are achievements YOU have helped make possible since we opened in 1995. In honor of past accomplishments, and in hopes of brighter days ahead, we ask our community to support us as we operate in new ways to Protect & Restore Our Blue Planet. Our planet & our community will need us more than ever before! With your help, we will be a stronger organization when we emerge on the other side.$0.00$300,000.00Funds received through this request will support three vital areas:
* $100,000: To support general operating initiatives
* $100,000: Educational Initiatives through digital programming
* $100,000: Funds will support the Animal Care Department for the care of all 8,000+ animals who call The Florida Aquarium home

If not funded in full, funds received will be distributed evenly between the three areas listed above.

In the interim, our long-term business continuity plan includes:

1. We will continue to be fiscal stewards to ensure we have the essential financial resources to support our Florida Aquarium into perpetuity.
2. We will protect and leverage our talent.
3. We will continue to maintain standard operations for the care and health of our animals.
4. We must remain innovative and solution oriented.
5. We will continue to have an open dialogue with our Florida Aquarium family.
03/31/2020
COVID-19 Community OutreachTurner Foundations Inc.Basic Needs$6,000.00Pinellas4,000https://www.facebook.com/TurnerFoundations/Turner foundations Inc is a 501c(3) Non Profit Organization who is addressing various issues throughout our county in regards to COVID-19 health crisis such as access to various supplies like hand sanitizer, wipes and food. Our mission is to provide community outreach to minor children, children with disabilities, elderly and our disabled population to ensure their health and safety and basic needs are addressed and maintained during the pandemic. We are requesting a grant in the amount of $6,000.00 to address the needs of the individuals we serve in Pinellas County municipal boundaries.$0.00$6,000.00We will host 2 different sites throughout Pinellas County that will have necessary food items and basic supplies to maintain the health and safety of our most vulnerable population. We will complete this task by having volunteers at each site that will assist with choosing and loading the items in people’s vehicles and will allow individuals to visit the site to pick up needed items, while adhering to the social distancing rules set forth by our state government and enforced by local authorities. If you have any further questions in regards to the way the funds will be utilized please don’t hesitate to reach out.03/31/2020
Abe Brown Ministries/Ready4Work-Hillsborough Emergency ReliefAbe Brown Ministries, Inc.Basic Needs$350,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)130https://www.abebrown.orgIn the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, men and women continue to be released from jail and prison, perhaps even more so than usual. These individuals are in dire need of services. Abe Brown Ministries (ABM) operates a 12-month Transitional Living Program that provides returning offenders with managed housing, case management, and direct linkages to reentry services. ABM also operates a nationally-recognized program called Ready4Work-Hillsborough, a workforce development program that provides holistic workforce training and job placement services to underserved communities, specifically citizens returning from incarceration. It is critical that ABM maintains its housing capabilities, and its ability to both assist citizens released from prison needing reentry services and assist those clients displaced or laid off with attaining new employment.$0.00$350,000.00With our State of Florida funds exhausted for the State of Florida’s fiscal year and the minimal ability to raise funds in the current environment, ABM will utilize these funds to continue providing direct client services including managed housing and case management to the residents of its Transitional Living Program. Funds will be used to maintain staff and resources to provide transitional housing, transportation, holistic workforce training, and job placement to citizens returning from incarceration. Barring further extenuating circumstances that would cause the Governor to veto our State appropriated funds, these funds should bridge our funding gap so that we can provide this continuum of care through August 2020.03/30/2020
Keep Our Clubs Open: Transition to Virtual Mentoring and ProgrammingBoys & Girls Clubs of Tampa BayEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$110,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,100https://www.bgctampa.orgCOVID19 has impacted nearly every American. Today's youth are amongst the most overlooked. With schools abruptly closing, the reality is thousands of families, parents, and children are struggling. The most vulnerable youth in our community have also lost the one safe place they had when school ended: the Club. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is more than an after school program. We are a safe place for youth - a respite from potentially dangerous neighborhoods. We are a place where positive relationships with the Club staff, help mitigate the stressors our youth might be facing in their home life or neighborhood. Statistics show mentors who are able to form close, nurturing relationships with children can foster resilience that protects them from the negative effects they may be experiencing outside of the Club. $0.00$110,000.00With closed Clubs, our staff is working hard to create new and imaginative ways to stay connected to members so, they don’t fall behind. Today, our Club Professionals are working tirelessly to establish virtual content and infrastructure to enable there is not a gap in mentoring, academic assistance or paving the way to a Great Future. Critical funding lost by a COVID-19 canceled fundraiser and the evaporation of some program grants creates the need now more than ever. Once replaced, this funding will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay to establish a Virtual Club and interact with nearly 1,100 youth and keep them on track. Additionally, the tools implemented will allow a broader and greater reach when the physical doors do open. 03/30/2020
Keep Our Clubs Open: Transition to Virtual Mentoring and ProgrammingBoys & Girls Clubs of Tampa BayEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$25,500.00Pasco255https://www.bgctampa.orgCOVID19 has impacted nearly every American. Today's youth are amongst the most overlooked. With schools abruptly closing, the reality is thousands of families, parents, and children are struggling. The most vulnerable youth in our community have also lost the one safe place they had when school ended: the Club. Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay is more than an after school program. We are a safe place for youth - a respite from potentially dangerous neighborhoods. We are a place where positive relationships with the Club staff, help mitigate the stressors our youth might be facing in their home life or neighborhood. Statistics show mentors who can form close, nurturing relationships with children can foster resilience that protects them from the negative effects they may be experiencing outside of the Club. $0.00$25,500.00With closed Clubs, our staff is working hard to create new and imaginative ways to stay connected to members so, they don’t fall behind. Today, our Club Professionals are working tirelessly to establish virtual content and infrastructure to enable there is not a gap in mentoring, academic assistance or paving the way to a Great Future. Critical funding lost by a COVID-19 canceled fundraiser and the evaporation of some program grants creates the need now more than ever. Once established the Virtual Club will allow our staff to interact with more than 250 youth and keep them on track. Additionally, the tools implemented will allow a broader and greater reach when the physical doors do open.03/30/2020
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast COVID 19 Response Initiatives-Food, Tutoring, Online ClubBoys & Girls Clubs of the SuncoastEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$100,000.00Pinellas500https://www.bgcsun.org1. We will fill the feeding gap by providing "grab and go" hot meals at dinner time, from 4:00 to 5:30, for all children (18 and under) at our six Club locations throughout Pinellas County.
2.In partnership with Pinellas County Schools, we will identify children who are not engaging with the new online learning platform and support those students through targeted approaches to ensure their participation.
3. We will utilize our 10 certified teachers to provide tutoring "on-demand" for kids and parents through video conferencing.
4. We will offer our programs online to provide social and emotional support and resources for parents and families. Programs will be streamed live so that youth have an opportunity to interact with each other and our staff in a safe environment. Families also have access to videos of staff guided activities including yoga, educational games, and scavenger hunts.
$0.00$100,000.00Funding will be utilized to support staffing, supplies, IT support, virtual platform an other expenses associated with facilitating our four COVID 19 response programs.03/30/2020
Continuing Care for Patients in Needcalvary Community ClinicHealth & Wellbeing$4,400.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)80https://www.calvarycommunityclinic.orgCalvary Community Clinic, established in 2015, provides free access to healthcare for the uninsured in East Tampa. Having recently added a dental wing to our campus, we now offer a full range of primary, vision and dental services to the uninsured and indigent in our community – all at no charge to the patient. We are currently serving over 100 patients per month in partnership with area hospitals, universities and volunteer licensed healthcare professionals. Our providers treat chronic conditions such as Diabetes and Hypertension and provide ongoing education to promote and encourage self-management. Our most urgent need at this time is for funding to supply prescription medication to our patients experiencing undue hardships during this unforeseen pandemic and to cover the cost of the increased need for diagnostics as we anticipate an uptick in patient visits in the next few months.$0.00$4,400.00Approximately 80% of our prescriptions are filled by our partner pharmacy- Bay Discount Pharmacy in Tampa. The pharmacy fills the patient prescriptions and delivers them to the clinic for patient pickup. In some extenuating circumstances (example: patient has no means of transportation), they deliver directly to the patient’s home. The clinic is currently operating under reduced hours primarily to serve existing patients who must have prescription refills. On average we fill 80 prescriptions per month with generic drugs supplied at cost from our partner pharmacy (average cost per patient is $6.). We anticipate that with recent job losses, that our patients would not be able to meet the cost of their prescriptions. We are requesting $2400 to cover prescriptions for the period 4/1-8/31. We are also requesting $2000 to cover 50 patients’ diagnostic testing at Quest for the period 5/15-6/15.03/30/2020
Partially FundedDomestic Violence Survivors at increased risk during COVID-19Citrus County Abuse Shelter Association, Inc (CASA)Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$13,667.00Citrus300https://www.casafl.orgDuring this pandemic the very thing that will flatten the curve – social distancing and isolation – will have a profound negative effect on domestic violence victims. As we have seen with other disasters, the loss of income from unemployment and increased time at home with the abuser are real life threats for domestic violence victims and their young children. This pandemic is and will continue to be yet another tool an abuser has to isolate their victims and conceal horrific abuse. Domestic violence calls to law enforcement will increase during the pandemic and additional funds will be needed to maintain our essential services to victims. Now more than ever, our 24/7 hotline, our emergency shelter, and our numerous support programs are essential to keep domestic violence victims and their children safe. Sanitation of our facilities and technological resources will be essential. $1,333.00$15,000.00The funds requested will help us cover our unexpected expenses that have occurred and will continue for the unforeseen future due to COVID-19. We have drastically increased our purchase of PPE, antibacterial products, and cleaning supplies to ensure our shelter is as hygienic and sterile as possible. Additional cleanings and disinfection of our facilities have resulted in increased personnel costs as well. Funds would also be used to increase our ability to reach survivors through various technology based products and tools so our outreach staff can practice social distancing and still serve the many survivors needing our life-saving support programs. With the increased time in shelter our food, utility, and other costs have increased as well. We graciously request your support to help keep survivors and their children safe during this uncertain time in our history.03/30/2020
Partially FundedExtra Relief Needed for Increase of Children in NeedCitrus County Harvest, Inc.Basic Needs$27,000.00Citrus175https://www.citruscountyblessings.comDue to the pandemic and the measures that have been taken, we have seen a large increase in the number of families that are in need of our service. In the last 2 weeks alone we have seen 75 new children needing food for the weekends. We have received countless calls from parents who have lost jobs and wonder how they will provide for their kids. This is effecting our entire community and as of right now we can't know how big of a toll it will take. $4,000.00$31,000.00The requested funds would be used to buy the shelf stable nonperishable foods for the influx in number of children we are feeding.
These items include: oatmeal, cereal, granola bars, crackers, pudding, raisins, vienna sausage, chef boyardee and water.
We have no way of knowing what the final number will be when things have settled down, we can only hope to serve as many kids as need it now.
Our fear is that even after things have rebounded there will still be families who won't fully recover.
03/30/2020
DaySpring - Safe and Ready: Preparing to Serve our Community AgainDaySpring Episcopal Camp & Conference CenterEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$125,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas20,000http://www.dayspringfla.orgDaySpring is a sacred place for spiritual growth and nature-based education, a camp and conference center situated on 97 pristine acres of “old Florida” on the Manatee River. Governed by the Episcopal Diocese of SW Florida, DaySpring serves nonprofit organizations that use our facilities to deliver mission-critical programs. Groups rely on DaySpring to share experiences of inspiration and renewal focused on personal and organizational growth.

Now, the COVID-19 pandemic precludes such gatherings. School and community groups have cancelled their reservations through May. Despite the loss of revenue, the Diocese is committed to keeping DaySpring’s staff working by safely re-deploying them to execute planned projects during this disruption of our usual “at-capacity” operations. We seek $125,000 to fund projects that will make DaySpring safe and ready for the return of our community groups.
$0.00$125,000.00We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to share our need for support in this unprecedented crisis. The Diocese will match grant funding of $125,000. Any funds gifted to us will be used for supplies, materials and labor to improve DaySpring’s appearance and functionality. Projects such as repairing docks, renovating restrooms and rebuilding our high ropes challenge course are important because they express our core mission of unique hospitality to the 230 groups and 20,000 individuals we serve each year, and because we will be able to keep our dedicated staff working during these challenging times. We expect DaySpring ‘business as usual’ will return quickly once the virus is contained, and that we will return to a stronger, cleaner, better DaySpring that will enhance the mission of our community partners and continue to transform the lives of our guests.03/30/2020
EDGE District Recovery ProjectEDGE Business District AssociationHealth & Wellbeing$12,000.00Pinellas500https://www.edgedistrict.orgThe EBDA is a 501(c)(3) accredited Main Street America™ and Florida Main Street dedicated to the revitalization and sustainability of the historic EDGE District in St. Petersburg, FL. Our programming focuses on community building, business assistance, historic preservation, district promotion, and advocacy for district improvements. The COVID-19 crisis has thus far preempted a critical month in our revenue earning. An estimated $14,000 has been lost thus far, and should the crisis continue for another three weeks, an additional loss of $12,000-$15,000 is anticipated. This estimated $30,000 represents a loss of 30% of our total annual budget, much of which is dedicated to business development and assistance. Without these funds, that programming will be significantly reduced.$0.00$12,000.00While we have been the district's information & assistance headquarters during the COVID crisis, our recovery efforts will be even more critical to the community. To that end, we propose a series of three business recovery "fairs" within the first 60 days after restrictions are lifted that both (1) bring experts directly into our community to assist attendees with topics such as emergency loan management, insurance claims, CARES Act tax and payroll protection benefits, re-establishing a safe and protected business environment, workforce re-engagement, and effective marketing of business reopening; and (2) instill a positive, festive "coming out" aspect to boost recovery with food, drinks & music for attendees. Projected Total Cost = $12,000. [I.e.,120 hrs exec. admin. & staffing =$4800; food, beverages, music =$1500 per fair x 3 fairs =$4500; rent & utilities=$2300; marketing =$400.]03/30/2020
Protecting and Caring for Animals and VolunteersElmira's Wildlife SanctuaryAnimal Welfare$5,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100https://www.elmiraswildlfie.orgEven with the threat of COVID-19, the volunteers at Elmira's Wildlife Sanctuary are still coming on a daily basis to feed and clean up after the animals in our care. Elmira's is the permanent home to 11 big cats, 4 bears, 5 lemurs, 4 wolf hybrids, and a plethora of birds and other small animals. We use approx. 175 lbs. of fresh meat, 20 lbs. of fresh produce, plus dog food, bird seed and animal medications on a daily basis. Due to the run on fresh meat, our weekly meat donation has gone from 500 lbs. to almost 0. We also purchase meat regularly in order to have enough.

In addition, we need to protect our volunteers as much as possible. Purchasing masks, hand sanitizer, bleach, disinfecting wipes and other necessary items has become impossible or prohibitively expensive. We must also be able to purchase required medications and supplements for the animals, many of whom are aging.
$0.00$5,000.00 We are requesting $5000 to help cover the purchase of supplies to protect our volunteers plus food and medications for the animals for 2 months. We hope to resume our public tours in May in order to begin generating income again. Elmira's has no paid staff so all funds go directly to the care of the animals.03/30/2020
COVID-19 Support for SustainabilityEveryday Blessings, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas40http://www.everydayblessingsinc.orgEveryday Blessings, Inc. cares for up to thirty children (aged 0-17) with full-time live-in caregivers while they await permanent placement. We attempt to keep sibling groups together who come from all economic backgrounds and ethnic groups and have been removed from their previous home due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Due to COVID-19 virus concerns and safety guidelines we are unable to accept any new children which impacts our budgeted state funding. Due to school/business closures, we are paying additional staff members to cover the hours the children would be in school and we are using more food to cover weekday lunches and/or snacks that are normally received at school. Additionally, we are in need of more technology/equipment (computers, tablets) to support remote learning as well as family/guardian online "visits". $0.00$20,000.00These funds will be used to cover the unexpected staffing needs for additional caregivers to cover daily hours, the purchase of additional technology to support remote learning and activities as well as the additional daily food needs during this time of unplanned school closures. We had to cancel our big spring fundraising event that was scheduled for mid April--this is a blow to our budget as we count on the success and participation in this event each year. 03/30/2020
Grant Park Heathy Children make Healthy AdultsFaith Action Ministry AllianceHealth & Wellbeing$13,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)200https://grantparkchristianacademy.com/Grant Park Student Toiletries Family Store
On Campus Washer and Dryer
Healthy Foods Storage
Grant Park Garden
First Aid training
Exercise classes
Campus security
$0.00$13,500.00Our students that attend Grant Park meet the poverty level and many live in home situations that are chaotic, unhealthy and for many at times dangerous. We are dedicated to transforming this community and in part this new virus has shown our need to increase the healthy lives of our kids. Our kids are often the children who check ups and daily healthy routines are often not practice. We aim to provide the following:
Grant Park Student Toiletries Family Store- $2,000.00
On Campus Washer and Dryer-$2,000.00
Healthy Foods Storage-$2,000 (includes materials to start school garden)
First Aid training - $500.00
Exercise classes - $2,000
Campus security (cameras, updated fencing, school radios) - $5,000.00

Our community is known for generational poverty and crime. We started serving students of this community five years ago and the changes are remarkable. We need your help!
03/30/2020
Critical Legal Services - COVID 19Gulfcoast Legal ServicesProfessional Services$10,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas25https://www.gulfcoastlegal.orgGLS hopes to provide Critical Legal Services to those who are suffering from financial and other setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With unemployment almost double that of the 2008 recession, large groups of people are applying for governmental support. Domestic violence survivors are at higher risk, as job losses may increase tension between them and their abusers.

Meeting the community’s need for critical legal services can reduce their chances of being forced into making impossible decisions between paying rent, buying food, and accessing medical care. By addressing legal issues related to housing, public benefits, unemployment, etc., GLS will assist community members in stabilizing their income and increasing their ability to better support themselves during and after the pandemic subsides.
$0.00$10,000.00The Project will serve individuals in Pinellas and South Hillsborough Counties who are most in need of economic development due to the COVID-19 pandemic (ex: single parents, domestic violence survivors, families, etc.).

Direct services will be provided in response to the needs identified in the online application and will include advice, legal counseling, assistance with pro se forms, brief service, and/or full representation in court. The Project will assist with legal issues including, but not limited to, the following matters:
- benefit issues,
- unemployment assistance,
- evictions,
- foreclosures/mortgage payments,
- utility/medical bills,
- credit disputes,
- collections,
- financial exploitation,
- fraud/scams,
- child support,
- fees/fines/interest,
- life-planning documents, etc.
03/30/2020
Enhancing Volunteer Protective Gear in Response to the COVID-19 PandemicHabitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)500https://www.habitathillsborough.orgVolunteering is the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s successful model. Annually, nearly 4,000 community members donate their time to Habitat Hillsborough, giving invaluable assistance on home builds & at our ReStores. Habitat provides protective gear to all volunteers on construction sites to ensure a safe experience: they use hardhats & goggles from our reusable stock that we disinfect before each volunteer activity.

After closing our construction sites & ReStores to volunteers due to the health emergency, we are reviewing protection practices. The pandemic has highlighted the difficulty of effectively sterilizing shared equipment despite best practices.

Habitat is changing our policy going forward: we will provide each construction site volunteer with a new hardhat & goggles to keep and bring each time they volunteer. We will also provide each ReStore volunteer with sanitary gloves.
$0.00$10,000.00The cost for hardhats, goggles, etc. per volunteer is $20. We request support to purchase enough protective gear for 500 volunteers, which will enable Habitat to immediately and safely restart our operations once the health emergency subsides and we can resume volunteer activities.03/30/2020
Help Complete Homes for Two Local Families in NeedHabitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.Basic Needs$145,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)8https://www.habitathillsborough.orgWhen COVID-19 started spreading in our community in March, Habitat was constructing 12 new homes for low- & moderate-income families. Sponsors are covering construction costs for 10 homes, but 2 homes had not yet been sponsored. These 2 houses are for the Motts and the Mathieus, 2 local families currently living in substandard, overcrowded apartments that charge exorbitant rents. To qualify for a zero-interest mortgage, they met rigorous requirements & a commitment of 300 hours of sweat equity.

Habitat planned to fund both homes with community support & revenues, but we are facing extraordinary challenges. We closed our ReStores to protect staff & public during the pandemic, losing much-needed income. Many corporate sponsors are suffering drastic downturns & unable to contribute.

Habitat purchased the land, but we need help with construction costs for both homes, totaling $145,000.
$0.00$145,000.00Funds will pay for construction of two homes, including:
• General requirements such as plans, engineering, permits, impact fees, and waste management
• Concrete materials, slab, driveway
• Masonry
• Materials including metals, wood for framing and roofing, plastics
• Thermal and moisture protection
• Doors and windows
• Finishes such as drywall, tile and paint
• Kitchen cabinetry and appliances
• Plumbing and electrical work
• HVAC system
• Site earthwork and landscaping

While we are requesting $145,000 to fully cover these costs, a contribution of any amount toward the construction will be invaluable.
03/30/2020
Help Habitat Reopen ReStores by Purchasing Disinfectants and Cleaning SuppliesHabitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$1,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)500https://www.habitathillsborough.orgHabitat operates three ReStores in Hillsborough County that generate much-needed revenues to help advance our mission. ReStores are thrift stores that recycle gently used furnishings and fixtures donated by community members and businesses. To help slow the spread of the pandemic, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County has closed our ReStores to protect our employees, volunteers and customers.

When it is safe to do so, we want to be able to move as quickly as possible to re-open all three ReStores and help our community recover. Before that can be done, ReStore staff and volunteers will need to conduct a deep cleaning and disinfecting of all three stores’ premises, storage areas and their stock.

We respectfully request $1,000 to purchase cleaning supplies for all three ReStores to help ensure they are healthy environments.
$0.00$1,000.00Habitat will purchase cleaning and disinfecting supplies that will enable us to prepare our ReStores to re-open and safely serve the public. Supplies include disinfecting foggers/mists, wipes, floor cleaners, and other disinfectants that can be used on fabrics, walls and counters.03/30/2020
Help Keep Homes Affordable for Local Families in Need Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.Basic Needs$122,323.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)40https://www.habitathillsborough.orgVolunteering is at the heart of Habitat for Humanity’s successful model. Annually, nearly 4,000 community members donate their time to volunteer for Habitat Hillsborough, performing work that is vital to homebuilding including carpentry, painting and landscaping. Habitat is able to keep construction costs down with the help of these volunteers, ensuring that homes remain affordable for low- and moderate-income families in Hillsborough County.

However, due to the current health emergency, we have closed our construction sites to volunteers for everyone’s safety.

Habitat has had to hire contractors to complete the tasks that volunteers usually perform, which adds an average $12,232 in costs to each home. We respectfully request $122,232 to cover these subcontracting fees on 10 homes currently under construction. Your funding will help keep these new homes affordable for local families.
$0.00$122,323.00Funds will pay contractors to perform:

Framing: $1,552 per home x 10 homes = $15,520
Finish Carpentry: $2,100 per home x 10 homes = $21,000
Exterior Painting: $2,262 per home x 10 homes = $22,620
Interior Painting: $2,160 per home x 10 = $21,600
Insulation: $433 per home x 10 homes = $4,333
Landscape/Site: $3,725 per home x 10 homes = $37,250

The total cost for contracted services for 10 homes will be $122,323, but funding for an individual home ($12,232) or for any number of homes will be invaluable.
03/30/2020
Maintaining Payroll During COVID-19 ShutdownHabitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.Basic Needs$373,614.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)55https://www.habitathillsborough.orgAs we continue our work to ensure that everyone in our community has a decent place to live despite COVID-19 disruptions, Habitat for Humanity is facing high hurdles to maintaining our operations and revenues. Habitat closed our 3 ReStores to protect both staff & the public during the pandemic, losing much-needed revenues that help advance our mission. Many of our corporate supporters are experiencing drastic downturns that leave them strapped for funds to make donations this spring. Meanwhile, our construction costs are higher due to health precautions: we closed construction sites to volunteers, but now must hire contractors to perform the same work.

Habitat is committed to supporting our team. Currently, we are paying salaries for 25 employees and plan to continue as long as we can. But with reduced revenues & donations, Habitat’s budget is under considerable strain to make payroll.
$0.00$373,614.00We request $373,614 to cover salaries for the next 3 months, which will finish out our fiscal year. Habitat will cover employee benefits during this period for $34,875.

You will enable 25 Habitat employees to continue vital work in our community, creating affordable housing for local families in need. This national emergency has only exacerbated problems caused by lack of affordable housing: many families in Tampa spend over half their income on housing, forcing stark choices between paying rent & feeding their children. Affordable housing provides safe shelter at 30% or less of household income, ensuring families can still buy necessities like groceries & medication.

Due to the unpredictability of this crisis, we request funding for one quarter. Uninterrupted income will provide stability for 25 employees & their families, & their economic security will help reduce recovery time.
03/30/2020
Partially FundedSafer at Home for Pinellas Healthy Start FamiliesHealthy Start Coalition of PinellasHealth & Wellbeing$8,000.00Pinellas400https://www.healthystartpinellas.orgThe Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. will be addressing hardships families are facing during the national pandemic of COVID-19 by focusing on health and nutrition, infant safety, and economic stability. Pregnant women and families with infants are now at higher risk for domestic violence, child abuse, food insecurity and hunger, and mental health challenges. Our home visitors and intake specialists are at the frontline for families and we can meet the needs of those who can’t otherwise access support. We will be supporting families during this challenging time by providing assistance with transportation, basic living essentials such as food, toiletries, basic newborn/infant items and items to provide a “child-proof” and safe home. We can deliver items to families who are currently unable to access resources because of COVID-19 pandemic health and safety concerns.$2,000.00$10,000.00The Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. will use funds to provide relief to up to 400 families we serve. Healthy Start staff will arrange for delivery of items to each family’s home, or pick up, based on each family’s needs and concerns. By supporting families with these resources, we can support and address their concerns and anxieties. Specifically, we would purchase Items that are being reported as needs by our families including childproofing kits valued at $7.00 each to help protect infants, portable cribs valued at $70.00 to prevent unsafe sleep practices by anxious parents during this critical time, highchairs and boxes of diapers/wipes valued at $40.00 each, and $20.00 gift cards for WAWA gas and Walmart for families who have cars and cannot get to other community resources due to financial constraints. All of these are reported as high need items by our families.03/30/2020
Partially FundedEnsuring Digital EquityHillsborough Education FoundationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)500https://educationfoundation.com/With COVID-19, our most vulnerable students are in jeopardy of falling behind in their studies because of a lack of technology and Wi-Fi preventing them from accessing their learning platforms. Hillsborough County has approx. 145,000 students at or below the poverty level. Low income households with children are four times more likely to be without broadband as their middle and high-income counterparts (Digital Action Equity Toolkit, 2010). Without aggressive steps to close the digital divide and develop a support system for low income students, the achievement gap will continue to grow. Providing access to adequate broadband internet and laptops/tablets is a critical element of ensuring every student in Hillsborough County can continue learning. Without technology these students will fall behind and it could take years for them to recover from the lack of learning and learning loss. $125,000.00$150,000.00We estimate that $300 per student will provide a laptop/tablet device and a minimum 90 days of internet access. 100% of these funds will go directly to purchasing a computer/laptop and/or internet access for a student from a high needs school. 68% third grade students in these schools are below grade-level reading. Without technology and access to their e-learning, they will not continue learning at the level and speed they should and lose all the skills they’ve built so far this school year. While we are not limiting our support to third grade students, this is an example of how significant the need is and potential long-term impact of digital inequity. 03/30/2020
Continual function of the Hillsborough House of HopeHillsborough House of HopeDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)10https://www.hhhopefl.orgWe are a recovery transitional shelter for women returning home from incarceration. In the past week our residents have had their lives turned upside down. The residents have work in the food service industry and have had major cuts in hours. These cutbacks and job losses have led to higher overhead expenses for the homes as the women are not able to pay in-full their monthly contributions for their living expenses at HHH as they normally would. In doing our part to help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, we had to cancel our annual spring fundraising event and all volunteer events until further notice. Now more than ever, we need your support to help these formerly incarcerated women to become the person God intended them to be.$0.00$25,000.00Payroll for Linda Walker and Carlista Hall, food, toiletries, utilities, urgent home repairs 03/30/2020
Partially FundedEmergency Assistance for Animal Care at ZooTampa During COVID-19 CrisisLowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc.Animal Welfare$986,667.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)1,000,000https://www.zootampa.orgBecause we expect to lose millions in earned revenue during the COVID-19 crisis, we seek your support to care for our animals during this event and as we recover. We depend on admissions, ticket sales, memberships and rentals for over 80% of our operating budget. In addition to our great concern for the health of our staff and guests, our first commitment must always be to the daily care of the 1,100 animals who depend on us for their every need -- food, clean habitats, and medical treatment. Our commissary must still prepare hundreds of different meals every day that are delivered by staff who continuously monitor their charges’ health, maintain their habitats and provide daily enrichment. Our animals will still require regular and emergency medical treatment and we must, and will, continue to be there for them, but we urgently need your support to do that during this crisis.$13,333.00$1,000,000.00Providing the highest standard of care for our animals requires that we keep our commissary stocked with food for them and our dedicated animal care and veterinary staff working.The $1,000,000 need identified here is the estimated total cost to care for our animals for the next 30 days that we expect to be closed and operating without offsetting revenue, and an additional 30 days for attendance to rebound. We seek funding in any amount to help us defray those costs. Anything you give will be dedicated to personnel, food and medical care for our animals. When we are cleared to open, we will gratefully welcome back the nearly one million friends and guests who visit each year with a beautiful Zoo full of wonderful, amazing animals to bring joy to all who have suffered through this event. Please consider a generous gift to help us care for our animals during this extraordinary time.03/30/2020
Partially FundedEmergency Financial Assistance for Families at risk of homelessness due to Covid-19 Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.Basic Needs$189,001.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco125https://www.metromin.orgIn the midst of this pandemic, Metropolitan Ministries (MM) remains committed to alleviating suffering and promoting dignity for the most vulnerable members of our community. MM is seeing the impact of COVID-19 within the community and expects the need to grow exponentially in the coming months. Currently, 43% of Tampa Bay households struggle to pay for basic needs. Additionally, low-wage jobs dominate Florida’s employment landscape, with 67% of all jobs paying less than $20 per hour. Those working low-wage jobs will likely be laid off or have reduced work hours as a result of COVID-19.
We are working to help those at-risk of becoming homeless who are seeking financial assistance to meet basic living expenses. This population includes seniors on a fixed income who will have a harder time accessing resources due to social isolation and stay-at-home orders and a reduction in services.
$60,999.00$250,000.00MM is providing “Essential Services” for families living with us and those we serve in the community in the wake of COVID-19. We have several programs in demand due to the pandemic: food distribution, homeless street outreach, case management and emergency shelter. Of these services, we have the most need for support to provide Financial Assistance.
MM continues to administer prevention services to ensure households remain in stable and safe housing during this pandemic. Families and seniors are provided with financial assistance for rent and utilities. Clients needing services can submit an online form or call for a prevention assessment via telephone or virtual appointment. There are currently over 652 requests being reviewed for rental assistance since March 16.
The average amount of help needed is $200 so MM could ensure stability for 125 clients with every $25,000 in support.
03/30/2020
Partially FundedPeople with Parkinson's Disease and Their Caregivers in Pinellas County continue to receive services and support from Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson'sNeuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinsons', Inc.Health & Wellbeing$2,577.00Pinellas300https://www.neurochallenge.orgThe mission of Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's is to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers today. In Pinellas County, Neuro Challenge currently serves over 200 families living with Parkinson's. The speed with which COVID-19 has spread and the measures necessary to slow its spread and protect citizens' health continue to significantly disrupt their way of life. They are most at risk and face unique challenges in receiving support and services on which they depend. This requires Neuro Challenge to act swiftly and strategically to prepare for the short-term and long-term impact. Neuro Challenge's 8 monthly education, therapeutic and support programs along with daily personal care advising, have to move online, care advising conducted virtually, and all programs and services be available and easily accessible to everyone. $1,333.00$3,910.00A grant from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay will allow Neuro Challenge to reach more of the 3,400 people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers and provide greater access and connection to personal care adiving, support groups, ongoing education and therapeutic programming and speaker presentations.
We will provide all programs using enhanced website, social media and conferencing platform technology. As a result, the Pinellas Parkinson's community will have easy access to over 40 free monthly programs, reduce isolation and eliminate barriers such as transportation, program distance or safety of a senior population. The funds will provide Zoom conferencing licenses, ClickMeeting for live education events, TableMesa for hosting program feeds on demand, adaptation and implementation of platforms and staff training for immediate impactful virtual program delivery.
03/30/2020
Computers for remote education and telehealth counseling services PACE Center for Girls, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)130https://www.pacecenter.org/hillsboroughPace Center for Girls provides daily academic instruction and counseling services for at risk middle and high school girls. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have transitioned all of our in house services to a remote model. Girls are now receiving daily classroom instruction from their teachers via an online platform, they are also receiving much needed supportive counseling, case management, individual therapy and family therapy via a telehealth platform. The center has distributed donated loaner laptops to girls as needed, unfortunately we have not yet been able to meet the needs of all girls. It is important to note that the laptops were older donated items, with the recent extension of school closure and remote operations until May 1st. it is very likely that we will have equipment that breaks and needs to be replaced. We are requesting $10,000 to purchase lap top computers. $0.00$10,000.00The requested funds will be used to purchase 23 lap top computers to be used as loaners for girls during our remote operations. Girls will utilize the computers to access online virtual instruction daily, as well as participating in weekly counseling sessions each week. Case management services will be provided via a telehealth model to assess and meet the needs of the girl and the family. Once remote operations have ended and the center returns to full in person operation, the computers will be used to continue to support the academic and vocational needs of the girls. Girls will have access to online programs and academic supports, they will also participate in a comprehensive online vocational education program that will build and refine their skills and prepare them for a successful future. 03/30/2020
Children Higher Risk for Child Abuse - Virtual Technology NeededPasco Kids First, Inc.Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$31,660.00Hernando ; Pasco757https://www.pascokidsfirst.orgChildren and adults who have been victimized by a crime or trauma require on-going therapy services especially during this time of uncertainty which can exacerbate trauma or anxiety symptoms. Having a way to do telehealth that ensures the privacy of our clients using a HIPAA compliant platform is critical for their healing. Families enrolled in the Healthy Families child abuse prevention provides home visits to pregnant women, mothers with postpartum depression, and families with infants and small children. We provide child abuse prevention, assessment and treatment services in Pasco and Hernando Counties to more than 1,800 kids per year. 2019 data included 4,367 home visits, 3,425 therapy sessions, 593 medical exams and 723 forensic/specialized interviews. With kids are out of school and isolated, we expect the needs to be even greater. Funds will allow us to offer virtual support.$0.00$31,660.00The funds will supply our small non-profit with the long overdo technology upgrades needed to provide more effective and efficient services to children and families served by our Children's Advocacy Center providing child abuse assessments, therapy services and Healthy Families prevention services. The investment will not only get us through this time, but make us more efficient in the long run, by updating our software and equipment to make us mobile, in any future situations.

Profession Clinic version of Doxy.me for telehealth - $180/mo @ 6 mo = $1,080
12 Laptops @ $600 ea. - $7,200 (2 HF, 3 TTP, 6 CPT, 1 Data Workstation)
Laptop Warranties 12 @ $100 ea. = $1,200
Computer Mice 12 @ $15 ea. =$180
Computer software for remote software IT - Teamviewer = $1,000
Docusign software = $10,000
Cloud base Accounting software = $10,000
Secure Computer Cabinet = $1,000
Grand Total: $31,660
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Empowering A Community With Hope (EACH One)Positive Spin IncBasic Needs$14,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)35https://www.positivespinfl.orgThe recent economic turn-down as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic is placing more families in precarious circumstances. Working with people who reside in Tampa’s urban core has taught us that many struggling families don’t know how to navigate requirements of available community resources that might be of assistance

We provide wraparound support services and access to resources that offer: housing assistance; school advocacy; help with navigating formal systems; child safety; medical/health care referrals; education, training and job placement assistance; family counseling; child care support; emergency food, utility assistance, furniture and clothing; transportation and neighborhood events.

Our desire is to build neighborhoods that demonstrate higher numbers of families that maintain economic stability and overall well-being through good times as well as times of adversity.
$0.00$14,000.00Funds will be used to assist families that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. Funds will allow us to enhance service to families that are already the most at-risk members of the community. The families we serve previously struggled to provide the basics for their families have now had their problems compounded by the virus. Several family breadwinners have already lost their jobs. The loss of employment creates a domino effect and threatens every aspect of a family’s ability to thrive. The next logical outcome includes the inability to provide food, safe shelter for their family members and other critical resources. Our job will be to help our current clients recover from the effects of this recent outbreak and expand service provision to additional Hillsborough County families who have fallen into situations similar to those of the families we currently serve.03/30/2020
Online military support during Covid 19Project Transition USA, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$12,500.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas9,000https://www.projecttransitionusa.orgWe are addressing the need for transitioning military to continue to have high quality training for a successful transition during COVID 19, with a focus on mastering the use of LinkedIn
PTUSA has been providing monthly onsite training to transitioning military on MacDill Air Force Base for the past 7 years. We have taught over 90 full day workshops and trained over 4,000 people.
We are creating and implementing online training to be able to continue our commitment.
$0.00$12,500.00The funds will be used to pay for the continued development, editing, distribution and follow-up related to the online training.
This is much needed training as it provides continuity of information to those who are transitioning. The training gives vital information as well as hope and encouragement.
Guest appearances by high ranking, well known and respected military personnel provide valuable guidance during difficult times.
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Immediate Need to Keep Survivors of Sex Trafficking Safe and off the StreetsSelah FreedomDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)30https://www.selahfreedom.orgThe Coronavirus is pushing sex trafficking and exploitation deeper underground as "stay-at-home" policies are mandated across the region. Victims still need life-saving services that we offer through our Outreach and Residential Programs in Hillsborough. WE MUST REMAIN HOPEFUL because there are so many people in dire need that are depending on us. We need to be able to serve survivors and give them access to resources and care.
HERE IS HOW SELAH IS HOLDING HOPE:
At Safe Homes, our survivors are being cared for and receiving ongoing, critical services - trauma therapy, life skills, educational programs and holistic restorative care;
Our Outreach Team are still working virtually to bring needed support of encouragement to victims and survivors alike by getting volunteers to write letters of encouragement and giving them various resources to work on while we are 'sheltering in place'.
$0.00$20,000.00Selah Freedom has an urgent need to raise at least $20,000 in emergency funds to triage our Assessment (Short-Term) Residential Safe Home and provide much needed beds, medical and therapeutic resources, and around the clock care for survivors of sex trafficking in Hillsborough County. We will also use these funds to bring Outreach services to the streets of Tampa to make safe contact with women who are currently being victimized. 03/30/2020
Partially FundedMaintain Staff to Provide Support to our Clients Through the CrisisSoutheastern Guide DogsAnimal Welfare$20,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas70https://www.guidedogs.orgSoutheastern Guide Dogs has 35 certified trainers on staff who train our guide and service dogs and also provide support to our clients who are part of an active guide or service dog team. We have 592 clients who are actively working with a guide or service dog provided to them from Southeastern. Approximately 70 of those live in the Tampa Bay area. Our dogs provide freedom to our clients by allowing people with vision loss the ability to move freely in their communities and veterans with PTSD the ability to feel safe and confident enough to leave their homes. Our clients experience positive transformation because of the services we provide. We support our clients for the entirety of their partnerships with their dogs, approximately 8 years, with training and dog care advice. We need your help to ensure we can keep our staff employed who are involved in providing this important service. $30,000.00$50,000.00Our client services team and team of certified guide and service dog trainers are responsible for maintaining contact with every client to ensure that every human/canine team that we form is functioning at maximum efficacy. Training does not end when our clients leave our campus with their new dogs. Instead, it is an ongoing process that requires fine-tuning throughout the working partnership. We have performed a series of cost containment measures, stopping short of furloughing the trainers and staff in these critical positions. We will use the funds to maintain our staff that directly supports our clients. The trainers are also actively training dogs - in their homes since we can no longer meet on our campus to train - so that when this crisis is behind us, we will be prepared to ramp up our services to place new guide and service dogs with community members experiencing disabilities.03/30/2020
Shelter Basic NeedsSunrise of Pasco, Inc.Basic Needs$2,000.00Pasco40https://www.sunrisepasco.orgWith the current climate in place, Sunrise is seeing a significant drop in both in-kind donations and in monetary donations as people are staying home and being careful with their spending. Another element is the children being home all day from school which adds to the need for a greater food variety and the need to keep them occupied in addition to a larger demand for cleaning. The shelter relies heavily on food donations to feed our families daily and Sunrise provides 840 meals per week on average. With the donation shortages, our advocates must shop more often to provide enough for our families. We are also experiencing shortages in over-the-counter medical supplies, and in cleaning supplies. We always strive to keep our folks healthy, and with the extra cleaning that is needed due to COVID, we are in short supply.$0.00$2,000.00We would use the funds for food, over-the-counter medical supplies, activities for the children, and cleaning supplies.03/30/2020
Tampa Bay Wave Rising Tide Relief FundTampa Bay WaveBasic Needs$60,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000https://www.tampabaywave.orgTampa Bay Wave is supporting startups during the COVID19 economic crisis by providing a timely zero interest microloan cash infusion lifeline while millions of applications to state and federal program are processed. Helping startups retain jobs and ensure long term survival helps flatten the ripple effects being felt by health and human services providers and allows for an environment in which an economic recovery can occur. Some micro businesses will not meet program criteria and may be inadvertently excluded. COVID19 was unexpected and unprecedented and we are doing whatever we can to help. TBW is willing to collaborate with public and private partners to maximize impact. $0.00$60,000.00The Wave is hoping to offer short term zero interest microloans to help startups survive while they apply for and await processing of applications to state and federal programs. Millions of applications are in the pipelines and will take time to process, leaving a critical timing gap. Advances from the emergency fund will be documented and awarded based on objective criteria; funds are to be used for normal business expenses. Repayment to the fund will be requested so that advances can be offered to others, but provisions for extensions or forgiveness based on circumstances have been provided. Donations to the emergency fund will be maintained separately from Wave operating funds, allowing for reporting back to Donors. The amount of monies collected will drive how much help can be offered, including the number of businesses and the amount of advances per business.03/30/2020
Accessible Primary Care for Underserved PopulationsTampa Family Health Centers, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$80,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)7,500https://www.tampafamilyhc.comThe purpose of Tampa Family Health Centers is to provide high quality health care to those who are uninsured or underinsured, and we are at risk of shutting down centers as a result of this crisis. Necessary response to COVID-19 has pulled away some of our resources from the primary and chronic are needs of other patients, whose conditions continue despite the larger pandemic. In addition, "safer at home" guidance will lower the volume of patients who ARE insured upon whom we rely on billable income to sustain our care for the rest of the community. If we close one of our center locations, which have been strategically placed around Tampa and N. Hillsborough to serve the most at risk populations, those patients will likely be unable to find other care solutions. If we cannot stay open, the long term health outcomes for those vulnerable populations will be at risk.$0.00$80,000.00The funds will go to supporting salary and personnel costs for our Medical Assistants at two of our locations. If we can afford to keep paying them, we can afford to keep our centers open and thus serve more patients. The amount covers 80% of salary and benefits for 6 individuals. Supporting our Medical Assistants carries a double-benefit: not only will the assistance help the patients we serve by maintaining a continuity of care, but it will also financially benefit members of our staff who themselves are more likely to come from an at-risk background and be suffering from a lack of resources during the response to COVID-19. Supporting health care workers is essential to long term community help. Loans from the SBA to cover salary costs are not available to our organization due to eligibility requirements.03/30/2020
Emergency Relief Child Care Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCAHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco1,500https://www.tampaymca.org/Our community has a critical need right now to provide essential healthcare services to those directly impacted by COVID-19. At the Tampa YMCA, everything we do is guided by our cause to strengthen communities, and we have an obligation to do all we can to assist the families of caregivers who play an essential role in our community’s capacity to treat and contain this virus.

To do our part, we have closed our 11 family centers for a purpose and transitioned these centers to serve exclusively as all-day, school-age, youth relief care to help support the children of healthcare and emergency response professionals who are playing important roles combating the coronavirus. These services began March 23 and will continue as the need persists. We look to serve 1,500 youth at facilities throughout Hillsborough and east Pasco counties. Groups will stay under 10 people to maintain safety.
$0.00$25,000.00Thanks to the generosity of Florida Blue and our valued YMCA members choosing to donate their monthly membership fees, our YMCA is now offering youth relief care for $10 per day. If awarded, funds will be used to support staffing and supply costs not covered by enrollment fees. Children will have the opportunity to engage in constructive activities and receive daily meals. The Y is committed to help kids stay on grade level as a result of participation in our Youth Development programming. We will work closely with local school districts to provide grade appropriate academic support during out of school time. With schools closed through at least mid-April, the “summer slide” may start early this year. Providing a routine, structure, and disguised-learning games will help children maintain their learning while also enjoying socially and emotionally enriching activities. 03/30/2020
MRD COVID-19. Emergency Response Initiative for Underserved Populations in the Tampa Bay area.Tampa Underground NetworkBasic Needs$97,453.39Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas360http://www.tampaunderground.comThe number of people affected by the COVID-19 virus in the Tampa Bay area is increasing and Mujeres Restauradas por Dios (MRD) is especially concerned about the most vulnerable groups in our community such as seniors, homeless, relocated migrants, human trafficking and domestic victims, among others.They are frequently neglected and face difficulties in accessing resources and services. MRD would like to address this issue by offering emergency response operations to immediately assist with urgent needs focusing on the following activities: Establishing a food distribution system, collecting and distributing essential items and performing referral services.This will be accomplished due to current collaborations with community partners such as Feeding Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Social Services, Career Source of Tampa Bay, Tampa Underground Network free clinic and private donors.$0.00$97,453.39Funds will be used to pay the salary of personnel who currently work as volunteers and a 15% administrative cost.
Salaries will be paid as follows:
One full-time Disaster Recovery Navigator (Case Manager): $40,000.
One part-time Disaster Recovery Navigator: $20,000.
One part-time support staff member: $18,720 ($18/hour x 20 hours per week x 52 weeks). Total cost for salaries; $78,720.
Cost of FICA: $6,022.08.
Subtotal Personnel: $84,742.08.
Total administrative cost (15%): $12,711.31.
Total budget requested: $97,453.39
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Counseling and WellnessThe Centre for Women, Inc.Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)700https://www.thecentre.orgThe Centre for Women’s Counseling and Wellness program provides individual, couple, and family counseling and wellness workshops to more than 500 individuals at three locations. Our Counseling and Wellness services are provided at three varying locations for ease of access to those that we serve. Through our program, we provide affordable behavioral health services to low-income individuals that would not otherwise have access to similar services due to their financial status.

The COVID 19 crisis has already accelerated the demand for counseling as people cope with every day challenges such as anxiety, depression, death, divorce, separation, and unemployment. Our licensed, mental wellness counselors are also being deployed to make compassion calls to people over 60 who may feel increased anxiety and depression while being isolated during this health crisis.
$0.00$10,000.00Amid our current pandemic, continuing behavioral health services to new and existing clients is essential. The American Psychology Association has been releasing information on the psychological toll COVID-19 will have on society. Through our behavior health services, we can help mitigate that toll. Our counselors are in high demand as the need for mental health services increases. Funding for the Counseling and Wellness program will allow us to continue meeting the high need for mental health services. With proper funding, we will be able to work on filling the gap in mental health care.

The funds provided will go to support this program's effort with administrative costs, funds for clients who may not be able to make the sliding fee scale and programming fees.
03/30/2020
Fully FundedTampa Bay Works for Women (Workforce Development, Career Development and Employment Services)The Centre for Women, Inc.Workforce Services and Career Development$0.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,800https://www.thecentre.orgThe Centre for Women is requesting funds to continue our Workforce Development, Career Development, and Employment Services programming. Through this program, women can access one-on-one coaching, informational workshops and webinars, and career services. Additionally, our program offers a 15-week construction curriculum that provides participants with certifications for future jobs in non-traditional fields.

Our employment and career program offers an essential service that increases the number of individuals placed in jobs, the number and percent of individuals who improve essential-skills behaviors, the number and percent of individuals that earn certificates, and the number and percent of individuals earning job-seeking skills. With unemployment at an unprecedented high, services such as the ones provided through this program are crucial for those seeking future financial stability.
$15,000.00$15,000.00Funds will be used to continue employment and career support programming. Given the nature of our current climate, one on one counseling sessions will be done via telephone and workshops will be presented via webinars. We are currently developing a webinar calendar including informational sessions on how to apply for reemployment assistance, job seeking during uncertain times, tips to improve working from home, and navigating uncertain times. 03/30/2020
The Centre for WomenThe Centre for Women, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)4,000https://www.thecentre.orgThe Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women, Inc provides services to 4,000 women, girls, families and seniors each year with programs such as mental wellness counseling, workforce development, entrepreneurial counseling, after-school programs for girls and home repairs for low-income seniors. The Centre for Women’s programs promote independence and self-sufficiency. We believe that by empowering and elevating women and girls it strengthens the entire community.

The services that we offer are essential in the response to COVID-19. With increasing mental health demand due to job loss and isolation, unprecedented unemployment, closure of non-essential business, and the risk to the sick and elderly, it is imperative that The Centre for Women continues operations. For four decades, our professional staff has been able to address these issues and ensure the community’s needs are being met.
$0.00$25,000.00Funds will go towards general operation and administrative expenses. These costs help keep our staff employed as they are an essential part of making our programs successful. Our programs include:

Tampa Bay Works for Women, a program that offers job skills, and job searching/career techniques.

Counseling and Wellness who offers mental health counseling and will partner with Senior Connection Centre to make compassionate care calls to help those who may feel isolated and/depressed during this crisis.

Senior Home Improvement Program offers home repairs to low-income seniors.

Women’s Business Centre, the only Small Business Administration-designated Women's Business Centre on the West Coast of Florida. The WBC will be giving entrepreneurs a major assist in helping entrepreneurs with education and training around new loans offered by the SBA to help businesses recover.
03/30/2020
The Centre for Women; Women’s Business Centre The Centre for Women, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$15,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000https://www.thecentre.orgy and five neighboring counties. We strongly advocate for women's entrepreneurship and in our current climate, support for small businesses is essential. Not only does our WBC offer support for small business owners, but we also educate and empower individuals to take control of their financial future and forge their own path for future success. Our Women’s Business Centre offers one on one business counseling, business advisement, and workshops in topics such as financial literacy, marketing your small business, and building a business plan. The WBC is part of a national network nationwide dedicated to helping women in business. Our WBC will play a key role in helping small businesses to recover and succeed.$0.00$15,000.00Funding will go directly to supporting the Women’s Business Centre to maintain operations. We will keep supporting women entrepreneurs through virtual coaching sessions and support as well as informational webinars and classes. Services funded will provide critical attention to small business owners and entrepreneurs who are trying to navigate uncertain times. Additionally, funds will be put toward our $150,000 SBA required dollar for dollar match. We will also use funds to support contracting business consultant(s) to assist businesses in access to capital to help offset their financial losses during this time. The contracting of business consultants not only benefits the client needing assistance but provides consultants (small business owners) a means to maintain business revenue during this time of hardship. 03/30/2020
COVID-19 Emergency fundingThe Corona Self Help Center IncBasic Needs$30,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco30https://www.daamerica.orgAs COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. Our recovery groups that provide shelter to people in recovery have been hit hard.
As we have several facilities in Florida our Tampa group houses 20 men who are under our care in their process of recovery from substance abuse.
These individuals have taken the initiative to change their lives and make a difference. The necessary mandates for social distances and public gatherings for the safety of our members and others has affected our fundraising by 90% percent. We are looking for assistance in our expenses to maintain our doors open and continue to provide services for the distressed and underprivileged. The expenses are approximately at $18,434.00 per month and a breakdown can be provided.
$0.00$30,000.00The funds will be used to pay our expenses and to continue to provide our member services.
Rent………………….……$7,083.34 Utilities………………..….$1,222.00 Insurances…………………..$511.26 Member Services…………$3,900.00 Payroll…………………….$2,917.52
Stipend……………..……..$2,800.00

All of our services provided are for individuals in the process of recovery. We provide for all there needs and the above is our most immediate need.
03/30/2020
Embracing our community with a helping hand The Gathering of Women Inc.Basic Needs$55,000.00Pinellas300https://www.thegatheringofwomen.comThe project that we are proposing Embracing our community with a helping Hand is to provide our low income children, adults and seniors who are facing hunger with little or no access to food. The food would include nutritious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the times of the crisis. Hundreds of people in our community face hunger on a daily basis. Hunger can happen to anyone, at any time.
On a daily basis one in seven households are affected by the lack of access to food or food insecurity. The crisis is affecting thousands of people in profound ways, including the loss of work and lack of medical care and food supplies. This outbreak has had a significant impact on the most vulnerable populations specifically the elderly and children. We are hopeful in our efforts to make a significant impact which is something we are striving to do to feed more people .
$0.00$55,000.00The funds requested will be used for projected program supplies, food cost for 300 individuals , advertising/promotion, snacks for kids, Occupancy expenses space rental,
transportation to transport food products, liability insurance, 3 program staff personnel, other misc.cost
03/30/2020
Partially FundedReaching the Children During COVID-19The Kind MouseBasic Needs$13,871.00Pinellas36,000https://www.thekindmouse.orgMany children receive free or reduced-priced breakfast and lunches at school, but few have reliable access to food on the weekend and evenings. Each Friday, the hungry students receive a Mouse Nibbles sack filled with healthy snack items that will feed them through the weekend. We were feeding a many as 350 grade-school students each week which means we pack and prepare 17,500 sacks annually. Additionally, we serve up to 20 agencies with bulk food.

With the school shutdown we have been asked to feed those children plus hundreds more, not just over weekends, but 7 days a week. We contacted our agency partners and provided each partner with 2 to 4 weeks worth of food. The Kind Mouse intends to do the same for the duration of this pandemic.

We are now packing 2,425 extra Mouse Nibbles sacks per week at a cost of $6.05 per sack. Each sack consists of 3 meals.
$25,000.00$38,871.00We will continue to distribute Mouse Nibble Sacks to agency partners. At the Mattie Williams Neighborhood Center, Safety Harbor, with JWB Board Member Mike Mikurak we delivered 1,406 pounds of food to hand out via 2 drive by food pickups for 4 zip codes. We will continue to serve Mattie Williams Neighborhood Center throughout this pandemic.

Meals are being distributed by St. Pete Police, Sheriff’s Office Children Protection and our local agencies. Clearwater Police is introducing us to communities in need such as the NAACP, and they wish for our distribution to go county-wide throughout the law enforcement offices.

The Kind Mouse will continue to serve our community through this public emergency. We must continue to reach and feed the food insecure children of Pinellas County while school are shutdown.
03/30/2020
Case Management for Families affected by COVID 19University Area Community Development CorporationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)14https://www.uacdc.orgThe University Area CDC is committed to the health and safety of children and families in the University/Uptown Area in this time of uncertainty with COVID-19 Pandemic escalating throughout the globe. We are dedicated to addressing the needs of the residents, families, and businesses living and operating in this community, where approximately 58 percent of people live below the federal poverty level; 80 percent represent minority groups, and 9 percent are unemployed. As you can imagine many families who are already food insecure, crunched financially, and uncertain about educating students for the remainder of the school year are challenged with finding resources to assist in these unprecedented times. We are seeing families now more than ever before in desperate need of our case management services through our STEPS program, due to a loss of housing and employment caused by COVID 19. $0.00$10,000.00Combining case management, education, job training, parenting education, and ongoing support, STEPS provides wrap-around services to assist families in stabilization. The program is built upon two core research-based models: the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Center for Working Families and the Center for the Study of Social Policy’s Strengthening Families. The Working Families model helps low-income individuals and families get on the path to financial stability through a coordinated set of key services provided in a single, convenient location accessible to those needing the assistance during COVID 19. Strengthening Families focuses on parent education in core areas designed to enhance child development and reduce child abuse and neglect. This funding will serve 4 University Area families in our STEPS program, changing the lives of an estimated 14 individuals over a one year period. 03/30/2020
Food pantryWesley UMCBasic Needs$3,000.00Pinellas700https://www.wesleystpete.org/Our food pantry donations are down and we are having to purchase food in order to stay open. We have been serving over 700 people per month and are seeing a large increase for March. We expect April to be even bigger. $0.00$3,000.00Funds would be used to purchase food that is not being donated. Items would be meat, milk, vegetables, etc 03/30/2020
Partially FundedMove to New Dealership LocationWheels of Success, Inc.Basic Needs$12,833.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas100https://www.wheelsofsuccess.orgWe were supposed to consolidate our two existing locations (office and car lot on opposite sides of town) and move to a single, new dealership car lot location close to our repair facility where we can conduct our social enterprise as well as run our non profit, but because of social distancing we were unable to pull together the necessary volunteers for the move requiring us to pay April rent on our current location as well as on the lease for the new location. In addition, all of our dealer license requirements are due in April and we have not been selling cars to cover the costs as three of our deals fell through because of the applicants losing their jobs or fear of losing their jobs, leaving us $20,000 short in our budget but with these 3 vehicles still in inventory. We would need the requested funds to keep our dealer's license and location, required to continue operating. $1,000.00$13,833.00$2444 April rent at current office location - (would have been moved out with volunteers if not for social distancing)
$ 389 April office and cell phone and internet
$5600 First month's rent and utilities (electric, water, sewage and garbage but not including phone and internet) and security deposit at new dealership location
$2800 moving company (at a 25% discount)
$1850 garage liability insurance and surety bond
$ 550 dealer licensing fees
03/30/2020
Emergency Financial Assistance for injured post-9/11 veterans and their familiesWounded Warrior ProjectBasic Needs$5,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas25https://www.woundedwarriorproject.orgIn these challenging times, warriors and their families may need immediate assistance. To meet this need, Wounded Warrior Project’s Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) program is a much-needed safety net for many warriors. In response to an anticipated surge in requests due to COVID-19, the EFA program has activated their Disaster Response Program (DRP) which waives our “one-time assistance” rule.

Achieving financial stability can be difficult for injured warriors separating from military service. Government benefit and disability payments may take many months to kick-in and those who are physically and/or mentally able to work often face difficulties transitioning to the civilian work force. Medical bills can add another significant layer of financial hardship.
$0.00$5,000.00WWP has already seen an increase in calls from warriors who have been laid off or furloughed due to business closures, and more are anticipated over the next few months. For warriors in need of immediate assistance, the Disaster Response Program is able to provide:
• Walmart electronic gift cards - $300 for single warriors and $500 for couples
• 1 month rent/mortgage payment
• 1 month utility payment

In addition, through WWP's telephonic Resource Center, warriors and their families can request assistance for the following:
• past-due rent or mortgage
• first month’s rent and deposits
• past-due utilities with shut-off notice
• emergency moving assistance
• food
• hotel for emergency shelter purposes
• emergency home repair
• transportation for new employment (2-days max)
• childcare in conjunction with new employment
03/30/2020
Veterans relief fundsAmerican Ideals Foundation INCBasic Needs$40,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)396https://foundationofamericanideals.org/AIF assists Veterans in 5 major areas. Homeless, under-housed, unemployed and under-employed, coping with mental anguish through the arts, and remembering their legacy through military history. This money would be used to specifically help with the homeless and under-housed population of Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Sun City Center. These are veterans that have sacrifised in the pased and have fallen on hard time and need assistance making first and last months rent so they can have proper housing for their families. $0.00$40,000.00We will use this to pay first and last months rent for homeless and under housed as we are also helping them find jobs. 03/29/2020
Guided Path Community Kitchen /transporting healthy food Guided Path Foundation IncBasic Needs$50,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)12,000http://www.guidedpathfoundation.comWe currently have over fifteen community partners who are invested in the work we do and continually donate food and other resources to support our feeding initiative. Unfortunately, we often turn food
donations away because we have no where to store items from day to day. While we have been successful, this is not ideal because it limits the number of families we are ale to support. In order to reach more families in an efficient and effective manner, it will be imperative for us to purchase a refrigerated van to help transport food from location to location, as well as a freezer and refrigerator to store excess supplies as needed – this way, food won’t go to waste. We want to create a sustainable approach to the way we serve families rather than contributing to the problem of food wastes in our communities.
$0.00$50,000.00Funding from this initiative will enable Guided Path to acquire a refrigerated van or refrigerated truck , heavy-duty refrigerator, and freezer, all of which will support with food storage, ultimately leading to an increase in the amount of food we are able to provide for communities and how many families we are able to serve .Funds will also be use to help the families and community with financial help as they fall into hardship . moreover, the President of Guided Path uses her own personal vehicle to transport food to the community where families are fed. We want to create a sustainable approach to the way we serve families rather than contributing to the problem of food wastes in our communities. Currently, Guided Path serves tens of thousands of families annually with limited resources. The acquisition of the listed equipment will allow us to expand our reach.03/29/2020
CounselingLove Equals MeDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$25,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)50https://www.loveequalsme.org/We are providing resources and counseling to domestic violence victims in need of support and resources during this crisis in the Tampa Bay area.$0.00$25,000.00$3000 in Equipment for advocates/volunteers to work from home.
$5000 in Supplies, Internet, Electricity, Phone expenses, etc.
$17,000 in salaries for 2 advocates
03/29/2020
Safe housing & healthy food for homeless veterans during COVID-19 crisisNew Beginnings of TampaBasic Needs$25,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)1,000http://www.newbeginnigsoftampa.orgNew Beginnings operates a transitional housing program with a total capacity of 192 beds, primarily serving homeless veterans. We prepare & serve over 1,200 meals per week to our clients and provide food to disadvantaged families in the community. We have experienced a significant decline in monetary donations since the COVID-19 crisis hit. We had been using those donations to provide “scholarships” for unfunded clients which allows us to serve anyone in need without regard for their ability to pay. We have experienced a significant decline in food donations since the COVID-19 crisis hit as there is no longer a surplus of food. We need to purchase certain staple food items to feed our clients healthy, well-balanced meals & for families in the community. We are cleaning/disinfecting all our facilities several times per day and need more cleaning chemicals and supplies.$0.00$25,000.001) Funds will be used to continue providing transitional housing for unfunded clients who are primarily homeless veterans. We also serve ex-offenders and those suffering from substance abuse disorders & other mental health disorders.
2) Funds will be used to purchase food to feed our clients and provide food to disadvantaged famlies in the community.
3) Funds will be used to purchase cleaning/disinfecting chemicals and supplies.
03/29/2020
Fully FundedFunding to Purchase FoodOur Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Migrant MissionBasic Needs$0.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)4,000http://www.ourladyspantry.comWe need $3,000 to help pay for a months worth of food.
In 2019 and through 2020, we spent about $4,000 a month to purchase food from Feeding America.
This accounts for about 60% of our operating budget. The other 40% is used for insurance, truck maintenance, electric etc..
Our main source of income is contributed by the Knights of Columbus. The rest comes from individuals and grants.
The Knights collect about $3,300 a month for the Pantry,
They collect at Prince of Peace Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission once a month at Sunday Masses.

The churches are closed. Individuals are being careful with their spending and most organizations have not accepted an "ask" for food.:
Therefore, we are asking for $3,000 to tide us over until the churches open again.
$3,000.00$3,000.00The $3,000 would be used specifically to buy food at Feeding America.
We have about 1,400 families registered to get food.
We give out boxes of non perishable food, frozen meat and produce to between 175 and 250 families on Saturday each week.
In addition, we give out bags of non perishables, produce and frozen meat to any one walking in an requesting food.
A few weeks ago we had about 5 families requesting bags of food but this weekend the number jumped to 25 and we expect to see a bigger increase as the virus persists and for a while after, as people get their feet under them.
03/29/2020
Feeding local students heavily dependent on school provided lunchesS.H.Evolve Inc.Basic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)2,500http://shevolveinc.comOur organization needs support in feeding the local children that rely on school provided lunches and are negatively affected by temporary school cancellation. The purpose of these events are to decrease the likelihood of children going without food due to the decrease in daily access to food.$0.00$10,000.00We will utilize the funding to purchase lunches and neccessary supplies that will accommodate the packaging of these meals. We are trying to reach and assist as many children as possible in the Northern Hillsborough county region. There will be lunch giveaways daily that are set up in several locations in various parts of town, to accomodate students within the different school zones (1 giveaway location per school zone). This will assist parents and communities of children that heavily rely on school provided lunches.03/29/2020
Partially FundedServing Those Impacted by COVID-19St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$3,334.00Pinellas24,000http://www.stpetersburgfreeclinic.orgThe COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted our food program budget. We have seen a more than 50% decrease in bulk donations from retailers, like Wal-Mart and Publix, as well as from farm-share and other partners, at a time when the demand is growing exponentially. We typically see 200 people in our We Help Food Pantry on a given day. On Tuesday, March 24, we served 456 families and on March 26th, we served 619. We have begun to buy bulk food to meet the need. We will begin mobile distribution within the next two weeks. We are committed to continuing to be a trusted food source. Nearly 20% of the men and women who live in our shelters have already lost their employment. Their need for our continued support and services will only grow as the weeks and months go on. Our health clinic has shifted to a telehealth model and our health education classes are now delivered via Facebook Live. $46,666.00$50,000.00COVID-19 Response funds will be used to purchase food and hygiene items distributed through the food pantry and expenses related to supporting our food operations, including truck/vehicle expenses, staff rotating in at We Help who are typically stationed in other programs, and enhanced communications with our volunteers, partners, clients and the broader community as we increase our social media and messaging related to services during the COVID-19 crisis. 03/29/2020
Partially FundedMakeitout Emergency Relief Fund for Students The Make It Out Foundation, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$7,500.00Pinellas300http://www.makeitoutfoundation.orgThe need we are addressing focuses on grade school and college students who are in need of economic resources during this time. Last week, the world health organization deemed COVID-19 as the first global pandemic in over 10 years. The outbreak has already disproportionately affected underprivileged and impoverished communities, and if the virus continues to spread, it will only cripple them further. And that’s why we want to help. $2,500.00$10,000.00Requested funds would be used to provide students and families with food care packages; school supplies such as laptops, calculators, pencils/pens, etc.; gas cards; financial aid to pay for economic obligations such as tuition and other related fees. 03/29/2020
Providing Hope to the Less FortunateWomen Helping Others of Tampa Bay, Inc.Basic Needs$1,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100http://www.womenhelpingotherstb.orgWomen Helping Others of Tampa Bay is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides monthly food and resources to the less fortunate. Our events have been impacted/canceled, including fundraisers.$0.00$1,000.00Funds would be used to buy food and supplies to continue to give a helping hand to those less fortunate.03/29/2020
Partially FundedBoys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County's Cyber ClubhouseBoys & Girls Club of Hernando CountyEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$3,500.00Hernando350http://www.bgchernando.orgBoys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County's Cyber Clubhouse will provide a safe and monitored virtual Club experience to deliver mentoring, prevention programming and real discussions about anxiety, emotions, and decision-making that help youth to learn key skills for coping during this unprecedented time. It is a time of extraordinary challenge yet through that challenge, the young people we serve need us more than ever. Boys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County will continue serving youth – possibly even to expand the number of youth we serve – by developing, delivering and supporting positive youth development at a distance through our Cyber Clubhouse. $7,000.00$10,500.00Funds will be utilized for orientation and training of staff including safety policies for virtual communication with youth, parental consent and communication, and virtual programming. Funds will also support technology, including computers and Zoom Meetings’ Pro-level services needed to provide a safe and secure environment for communication exchanges. 03/28/2020
Coping with COVID-19Carrollwood Cultural CenterArts and Culture$32,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)1,200http://www.carrollwoodcenter.orgAs with so many local businesses, the Carrollwood Cultural Center is enduring the gut punch of lost revenue during this COVID-19 pandemic. As of this application, we have lost the revenue of six performances of Titanic the Musical by our in house MAS Community Theatre. The set was outsourced and built already. Estimated lost revenue for this production is approximately $25,000. We have also lost approximately $4000 in revenue from arts classes and $2500 in facility rentals.$0.00$32,000.00Our staff of 10 has been working from home and at this time continues to be paid throughout this crisis. But the loss of expected revenue will make this more challenging as time goes on.
Our calendar of events is being reworked in anticipation of the COVID-19 crisis ending within the next month or two. Shows that can be rescheduled, are being pushed back. The set that was already built for Titanic the Musical will likely need to be dismantled and stored until the show can be rescheduled. The funds will help the expense of retooling. Also, patrons have been encouraged to hold their tickets until they can be exchanged for future dates but many are unable or unwilling to do this and are requesting refunds.

Basically, our expenses have not diminished while our earned income has. We hope to be a bright light for the public as soon as this crisis has passed.
03/28/2020
Feed the Tuna Chest & Spay/Neuter Cat Lovers Club of SCCAnimal Welfare$5,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100http://www.catloversclub.orgCat Lovers Club of SCC has provided cat food, spay/neuter (TNVR), minor surgeries, required pet immunization and necessary disease testing to assist home bound seniors, and low-income pet owners for 10 years in South Hillsborough County.

We provide cats food and dog food on a monthly schedule to our low income clients. Veterinary care is provided, as required, when we rescue an abandoned pet or our clients need assistance for veterinary care.

We provide assistance to approximately 370 cats and 7 dogs for home bound seniors, disabled, veterans and low-income pet owners.

We provide assistance and education to caretakers of community cats with Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Return, to help control there colonies and keep their cats healthy.

We are an all volunteer organization. All of our resources are obtained through community fundraising to service our local community.
$0.00$5,000.00Funding will be used to purchase cat food, pay for spay/neuters through the Humane Society of Tampa Bay and basic local veterinary care for fosters, lost and abandoned pets. Most of these abandoned pets will be put up for adoption with rescue groups.

In FY 2019, we spent $9,968.07 for veterinary care and $3,267.73 for cat food from donations that we received. We anticipate 2020 will require similar expenditures.

In FY 2019, we provided assistance to 151 pets abandoned or that needed to be re-homed due to pet owners no longer able to care for their animals. Spay/neuter for 90 cats was provided to community caretakers. Additionally,15 rescued cats had to be euthanized due to serious health conditions or injuries. We also assisted in resolving a hoarding situation for 55 cats. We anticipate there will be a similar need in 2020 to address these ongoing issues in our area.
03/28/2020
Funds to keep our busy transition homes operatingCons Helping Cons - Free to Serve, Inc.Basic Needs$5,000.00Pinellas150https://conshelpingconsfreetoserve.org/In the past seven years, Cons Helping Cons - Free to Serve, Inc. has assisted over 900 men and women become tax-paying responsible citizens with only five returning to prison. Our system works well because we encourage everyone to begin working immediately and paying their own way so as to become independent. With the job layoffs occurring due to COVID19, our residents are unable to work. This is cutting off income to the transition home in addition to stopping them from becoming independent and moving on to allow the next wave of residents to move in. We need cash donations to pay the transition home's recurring bills in order to stay open.$0.00$5,000.00These funds would pay rent for the transition home in addition to the electric, water, and phone service to the house for the next two months, which is how long we anticipate it will take for our residents to regain their jobs and begin the cycle of payments and graduation to independence to begin again.03/28/2020
Cornerstone Kids, Inc. COVID-19 AssistanceCornerstone Kids, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$4,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)6http://www.cornerstonekidsinc.orgCornerstone Kids, Inc. is a comprehensive after school program for at-risk, disadvantaged children in the Tampa Heights Community of Hillsborough County in Tampa. The program has been in operation as a non-profit organization for over 20 years. We serve 35 children ages 5-11years old Monday through Friday from 2:30p-5:30p with 5 part-time instructors and one part-time cook. Services offered are homework assistance, tutoring in reading and math programs as well as social emotional development and recreational activities. In addition, a hot meal is served daily. The program is free of charge. Since COVID-19 our six staff members had to be laid off until the children return back to school. I am requesting funds to replace the salaries plus FICA for the program's 5 instructors and 1 cook for three pay periods beginning March 23, 2020 through May 1, 2020. $0.00$4,000.00Requested funds of $4,000.00 will be used to pay the salary for five part-time instructors and one part-time cook for 3 pay periods. Pay period beginning March 23, 2020 and ending May 1, 2020. 03/28/2020
Partially FundedRESPOSPONDING TO THE IMMEDIATE EMERGENCY THEN SUPPORTING IN THE AFTERMATHDaystar Life CenterBasic Needs$32,333.33Pinellas1,500http://www.daystarlife.comDuring this COVID-19 crisis we have moved operations outdoors, following all CDC recommendations for health and safety. We provide food, hygiene items and mail service. Currently we are the only place to offer SNAP/Medicaid onsite assistance and computer access/assistance for those applying for re-employment benefits. All of the DCF sites are closed as is Career Source. We have computers set up outside for those who do not have on-line access or are unable or are uncomfortable using a computer. Volunteers are assisting with this. Based on calls received, we anticipate a huge increase of those needing financial assistance.
When virus restrictions are lifted we will again assist with utilities, rent, and transportation. Though the the utility companies are not currently cutting off service for past due bills this is a deferment, not a forgiveness of the bill.
$17,666.67$50,000.00Funds will all be used for direct assistance to households in need. We are currently purchasing larger quantities of food both from retail stores when they have it and Feeding Tampa Bay. We have continued to provide personal hygiene items we have available and purchasing others as they become available. We are also purchasing household cleaning supplies and paper products as available. We will once again assist with bus passes. Fortunately the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) is not charging fares.We will resume the financial assistance we provide utility and rent/mortgage assistance anticipated to be in much higher demand because of the increased unemployment and unrealistic Unemployment Checks and short time frames for receiving.03/28/2020
Meals of HopeDream Builders Mission, Inc.Basic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)400http://www.dreambuildersmission.orgDream Builders Mission currently operate a once-a-week food pantry for up to 50 families in the Sulphur Springs Neighborhood in the City of Tampa, which is one of the most distressed neighborhoods in this city. Hunger and food insecurity is one of the most underlying issues that our families faces in this neighborhood. With these requested funds it will allow us to provide more families with food shortages especially during the Coronavirus crisis we are experiencing here in Hillsborough County.$0.00$5,000.00The funds will allow us to expand our services from 50 families weekly to 100 families weekly. Funds will allow to purchase the necessary food needed to reach our expansion goals. We currently partner with several food banks and food cooperatives right here in Hillsborough County where we purchase food for pennies on the dollar. Families are not charged for any of the food we distribute to them.03/28/2020
Community Family Support ServicesFaith Works Empowerment Initiative Inc.Basic Needs$8,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)200http://faithworksorg.comWith this COVID 19 virus things have gotten even worse than they already were for some less fortunate families.
We are serving the less fortunate families at this time in the City of Tampa,Fl. a lot of families are in need of frozen meats and household supplies.
Without having a job lights, water and rent are not able to be paid by the individuals on a case by case bases we would like to assist with some bill pay.

$0.00$8,000.00We would like to supply boxes of food and household items to the less fortunate families in the Tampa, Fl. area, to those who can drive thru our location and pick up. Purchasing items from the Farmers Market and Cosco's also from SAMWA Food Wherehouse with cold meats, can foods and vegetables.

We also would like to offer 10 laptops for the families who can not afford to buy them for school studies of their children.

Case by case basis Bill pay, electric, water or rent depending on each families situation maybe even a 1 week in a hotel if family becomes homeless.

We have 2 open phone lines already open for families to call in if needed.

03/28/2020
Partially FundedThe Florida Holocaust Museum Digital Education ResourcesFlorida Holocaust MuseumEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$23,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas15,000https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/COVID-19 has had a devastating economic impact on The FHM, resulting in loss of revenues from admissions, cancellation of events, school group tours, etc. Although our building may be closed, The FHM’s work continues with school districts in Tampa Bay and around the state to bring them the tools they need to teach for Holocaust Education as they transition to virtual classrooms. This is a moment in history when we all need the lessons that Holocaust Survivors have shared with us: lessons of hope and resilience. During this time of fear and uncertainty, our commitment to never forget and to educate remains strong. History has shown that there is an uptick in prejudice and bigotry during destabilizing events. It is critical right now to teach about the consequences of unchecked hatred, and the inherent worth and dignity of people of all races and cultures. $2,000.00$25,000.00The FHM Education Team is working directly with school district officials and educators to assist with teaching the Holocaust in a virtual environment. A special section has been set up on our website to access these resources https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/learn/virtual-resources/. We also have a robust social media campaign to reach those who might need our resources outside the Tampa Bay Area. Some of the things we are offering free of charge include: 1. Grade appropriate Zoom Classroom lessons with a Holocaust Survivor or a Second Generation (adult child of Holocaust Survivors) 2. A set schedule of drop-in education-oriented content on our Facebook Page. 3. Online resources featuring primary sources that can be used independently or with our Education Team’s assistance including a Museum Guide for Educators that has images and activities corresponding with our core exhibition.03/28/2020
Operation Healing ForcesOperation Healing ForcesBasic Needs$10,000.00Pasco ; Pinellas100http://www.operationhealingforces.orgOHF requests immediate need support for Special operations families effected by COVID-19. These SOF families have a shortage of food, personal supplies and a shortage of income due to isolation and loss of jobs. SOF families have an immediate need for cash, food cards and family supplies.$0.00$10,000.00Funds will be used to provide immediate and emergency cash to most in need families who requested support through SOCOM Care Coalition.03/28/2020
Funding our ProgramPaws For Friendship IncHealth & Wellbeing$25,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas250,000http://www.pawsforfriendshipinc.orgWith events cancelled due to the virus we are unable to solicit for donations to maintain and grow our program. Donors are hesitant because of economic conditions.This is our 27th year of complete volunteer service to numerous communities, we have no paid staff so all donations are directed to our Organization. Our monthly expenses as well as programs we already have planned cannot continue without help. We are in the process of relocating Headquarters in Hillsborough Co and all attempts to secure a property are on hold during the crisis. $0.00$25,000.00Supplies to continue our school and library programs, etc. Bringing awareness into communities of our volunteer services of sharing our certified, registered and insured Therapy Pets. Our Community Outreach Program works with children with and without disabilities, senior programs from assisted living to hospice, teenagers seeking education regarding gender identification (LGBT). Community programs that include court testimony, battered women shelters, programs for the blind and hearing impaired,child abuse situations, crisis response and serving our Veterans, etc. Relocation of Headquarters to larger facility in Hillsborough Co, accommodations currently are inadequate to meet our growing needs. We strive to inform our communities about the difference of a Therapy Pet, Service Animal and Social Emotional Animal (ESA) we educate through the governing laws that are mandated for them. 03/28/2020
Virtual Summer Camp Opportunities for Children and YouthPresbyterian Camp and Conference Ministries Southwest Florida IncEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$14,650.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas550https://cedarkirk.org/In light of the COVID-19 threat, it is looking more and more like we will be unable to provide life-changing, residential summer camp opportunities for children and youth this summer. Our hope is to develop a virtual "camp in a box" program to send to our campers which will blend physical resources mailed to them (arts & crafts supplies, environmental education materials, etc.) with online experiences taught by staff and completed individually within small groups of campers that meet online. We endeavor to help campers build community, improve resilience and self-esteem, and promote skill building - some of the most valuable facets of a summer camp experience - even if we have to do it from a distance. We are seeking funds to help us develop an engaging and exciting program so that we might continue to serve our campers and their caretakers.$0.00$14,650.00These funds would allow us to:
- hire six summer counselors (we usually hire 40 for our regular summer programs!) who would work alongside our directors to teach activities, lead games and songs, and facilitate community-building among small-groups of campers in a virtual space;
- offset the cost of purchased materials and postage fees necessary to mail materials to camper families (we are hoping to send all supplies needed so as not to further burden parents and caretakers in an already stressful time);
- subscribe to a professional Zoom account, which would allow for multiple users (our counselors) to interact with large and small groups, as well as small group breakouts, at the same time;
- offset the cost of paying our Program Directors as they spend significant additional time developing this program outside of their regular duties.
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03/28/2020
Animal Assistance FundSt Francis Society Animal RescueAnimal Welfare$3,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas400http://stfrancisrescue.org/St. Francis Society is an all-volunteer, 501c3 dedicated to improving the lives of homeless cats and dogs by providing placement in suitable, forever homes.

We were already at the beginning of a very busy kitten season when, suddenly, Covid-19 struck. Now that our county shelter has stopped taking in animals, rescue groups are the only option for these innocent babies. As one of the area's largest private rescue groups, St. Francis Society has already taken in dozens of kittens this past week. We are now preparing for an influx of HUNDREDS OF KITTENS into our foster homes, numbers like we have never seen.

In addition, our adoption outlets at area pet stores have been forced to close and we must house each kitten weeks longer until the centers re-open. All of this leads to a dramatic increase in costs for both litter and food
$0.00$3,000.00Funding of $3,000 would allow us to purchase enough cat litter and food to last us approximately five weeks. We are hoping that, within 4-6 weeks, the crisis will pass and normal operations will resume. With adoptions resuming, we would again be able to raise funds at our adoption centers, as well as resume shorter lengths of stays for animals in our care. We appreciate your consideration.03/28/2020
Organic Community Farm Expansion and Education- Your local victory garden education centerSweetwater Organic Community FarmEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$5,413.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)10,000http://www.sweetwater-organic.orgWe are on track to have over 7000 local school children tour and plant on your farm. We are a 100% volunteer operation that teaches children where their food comes from, allows them to be farmers for a day and then offers 2 for 1 SNAP/EBT benefits at our Sunday market. We have lost about 60% of our monthly revenue with the schools being closed, but we sold out of produce last Sunday. We need to grow more local organic food, both for a sustainable future for our organization and community.The timing is good because Hillsborough county leased 1.3 acres from us to do the creek expansion over the last year.The county contractor is turning over the land to us on April 1st, no joke. We need to turn this former farm land back into production. We also supply compost, mulch and almost anything else that you could need to grow your own food. We can deliver compost, mulch, seeds to you as well.$0.00$5,413.00We are asking for $1,763 for 63 cubic yards of organic top soil,
$1000 for a 1000 gallon rainwater/well cistern,
$2000 for a 20 mature fruit trees.
$300 new delivery van tires
$150 delivery van tune-up- we ended our delivery service a year ago and we will restart it in a few weeks- a co-op grocery store is in the works.
$200 new fan for greenhouse

Thank you for your support of your local organic community farm and community land trust. Come take a tour of your farm and continue your growing education.
"Building community from the ground up"
03/28/2020
Crisis Relief: COVID-19 Emergency LoansThe Capital Good FundBasic Needs$20,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas200http://www.capitalgoodfund.orgCOVID-19 is severely impacting the health and finances of our constituents: low-income families, people of color, veterans, immigrants, the disabled. We are seeing a surge in applications for small personal loans (under $1,500). Our stakeholders are struggling to stay afloat, emotionally, physically, and financially; as of March 26, 3.3 million Americans have applied for unemployment, including 74,021 in Florida. Federal stimulus funds will help, but they aren’t enough, and they exclude those without an SSN: our clients will still need funds to cover rent or utilities, buy food, pay bills, etc. We have created a new product, the Crisis Loan, to address the need; the loan creates crucial liquidity for families in the five Tampa Bay counties. And the advantage of our model--a loan fund backed by grant dollars--is that we can leverage the funds to serve more families per grant dollar.$0.00$20,000.00Crisis Loans are $300 - $1,500 with a 5% APR, 15-month term (with a three-month deferment period); build credit; and are reviewed based on pre-crisis income. We request a $20,000 grant to provide Crisis Relief Loans to families in the five Tampa Bay counties. Given an average loan of $800, with this grant we will finance $54,000 of loans to 68 households, or 200 individuals reached. (10% of the grant is for operating costs; the remaining $18,000 are a loan-loss reserve which we will leverage 3-to-1. This means that for every grant dollar, we will lend out three of our own loan capital.) Borrowers will use the loans for key expenses--rent, utilities, food, cell and internet service, etc. They will also have access to our financial coaching. And as an online lender, the entire process can be done in English or Spanish without meeting someone in person--essential in a time of quarantine.03/28/2020
Grant to feed 250 rescued exotic birdsZaksee Florida Bird SanctuaryAnimal Welfare$6,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)250http://zaksee.com/At Zaksee Florida Bird Sanctuary we have over 250 parrots, from Macaws to Cockatiels, that need to be fed. At all times it is hard to get sufficient donations to help feed the birds, (some of which need specialty foods due to their species) but at this difficult time it is almost impossible. Donations continue to dwindle. Dog and cat sanctuaries tend to get more publicity than a parrot sanctuary, and therefore bird rescues are often not given the same consideration. Dogs and cats are also easier to place in forever homes. At this time with our sponsor families being stressed financially to feed their own families, some have cut back or stopped their monthly donations.$0.00$6,000.00We are asking for $2,000 a month for 3 months which gives us the $6,000 request. This money would go directly to providing food over the next few months until the Covid-19 runs it's course and we are able to publicly engage in donation events. Most of our fairs and retail locations are closed, or not safe for public evens at this time. Although we have a donation link on our webpage, we generate very little revenue that way. 03/28/2020
Partially FundedChildcare, food & supplies for youth in Residential Foster Care no longer in school as a result of COVID-19. A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$45,467.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas80http://akidsplacetb.org/As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all children residing at A Kid’s Place residential foster care facility are no longer in school 5 days a week, which requires us to hire additional childcare and provide additional food and supplies during this time. The children we serve have been abused, neglected or abandoned, and in order to serve them effectively we maintain a standard 4:1 ratio of adults to children. It will be especially important to give our children additional attention during this stressful time to avoid adding emotional distress or trauma on top of what they have already experienced. As detailed below, over the next 12 weeks we will incur an additional $16,776 in childcare expense, $35,858 in food expense and $3,500 in academic expense to address E-learning technology requirements. $10,667.00$56,134.00Funding will be used to cover the following:

Childcare: Additional staff: 79 hours/week @ $12/hour * 12 weeks = $11,376. Overtime for current staff: 25 hours/week @ $18/hour * 12 weeks = $5,400.
Total Childcare Expense: $16,776

Food: 2 additional meals/day @ $1.68/serving * 22 days * 80 children = $5,914/month * 3 months = $17,742. In Kind Food & Supplies normally provided by Corporate Drives held during the months of March/April/May that have now been cancelled = $18,116. (based on numbers from the same months in 2019)
Total Food Expense: $35,858

Academic: 10 additional laptops to address e-learning requirements @ $350 = $3,500.
Total Academic Expense: $3,500

Total Funding Requested: $56,134
03/27/2020
Needs Request for Virtual InstructionBees Learning, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$27,457.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas350http://beeslearning.orgBees Learning, Inc is addressing the educational needs of low to moderate income students that require additional academic and emotional support during these unsettling times. The literacy rate in Tampa Bay among students K-12 hovers below 57%. Enrolling students for weekly virtual sessions with our tutors will help mitigate learning loss while traditional school is disrupted. Our certified teachers will provide virtual instruction to students throughout the Tampa Bay area and distribute books weekly to participants in South St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park Florida.$0.00$27,457.00$11,707 will be used to pay virtual instructors to provide 75 minute weekly lessons in language arts and math.The mobile literacy program, We Love Books, serves 164 students throughout Pinellas County; however, our contracts with the Pinellas County Schools and the City of Pinellas Park have been lost due to school and rec closures. Instead, we will enroll students in virtual tutoring to help support learning gains in reading and math until our mobile programs resume. $7,000 will be used to purchase technology for students that lack devices. Although the schools are providing for some, many children are still without computers. Educational supplies will also include books to be distributed weekly from our buses at Campbell Park Rec, Jordan Park Comm Center and Broderick Rec. $8,750 will be used to support admin costs, including rent, utilities and help support the program coordinator.03/27/2020
Straz & Patel Conservatory Relief RequestDavid A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing ArtsArts and Culture$100,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas270,500https://www.strazcenter.org/The Straz Center & Patel Conservatory has evacuated its facilities, and our staff is working from home to sustain basic operations, to plan ways to connect the community during these unprecedented times, and to plan for the cultural resurgence after this crisis is over. We need to keep our essential programming, education and administrative personnel, as we plan and implement a framework to keep the community connected during the pandemic. We need to keep our workforce engaged in developing plans for how we can help reunite Tampa Bay in a celebration of our cultural resilience.
By the end of June, we will have cancelled over 550 performances, classes, community programs and events that would have served 275,000 adults, children and visitors in our community.
To keep our workforce of almost 500 Tampa Bay residents and maintain our closed facilities until June will take $5 million.
$0.00$100,000.00As a nonprofit institution and vital economic generator in the Tampa Bay region, any and all funds awarded would be used to help:
- Pay employees (keep our community workforce working),
- Contract artists/entrepreneurs to help develop "safe" community engagement and arts education offerings,
- Develop and maintain new technologies for delivery of "safe" engagement, arts education and community connections,
- Maintain communications with our Tampa Bay community, patrons, students, volunteers, artists and contributors,
- Engage with other community institutions to identify and address community needs through our individual and collaborative resources,
- Assist with minimal facility operations, maintenance, insurance, utilities, etc., and
- Maintain a clean and safe facility for our community to return to when the crisis is over.
03/27/2020
Online Learning Tutors and Mentors for Deaf YouthFamily Center on DeafnessEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$5,600.00Pinellas45http://familycenterondeafness.org After school tutoring services for elementary, middle and high school deaf and hard of hearing students are provided at our facility. However, this will not be happening as they will be isolated at home. There is a critical need to hire qualified tutors to work with our students, individually, online to be able to keep abreast of the subject matter that the school provides. Since they need specialized instruction, visually presented, tutors will be selected on the premise that they have expertise in sign language. A majority of our students rely on this means of communication. Mentors will also be needed to provide the emotional support as a majority of parents lack successful communication with their children due to not knowing how to utilize sign language within the home environment. Our current budget for tutors/mentors have been depleted and we desperately need assistance. $0.00$5,600.00Tutors and mentors would be paid $20 per hour. It is anticipated that we will hire 5 tutors/mentors to work with our students, 2 hours per day. This is $40 per tutor per day, four days a week, totaling $800 per week. Depending on the duration of online learning with the school system, projected duration being for the remainder of the school year, 7 weeks. This means $800 per week,($800 x 7), totaling $5,600. These numbers may vary, depending on the number of tutors/mentors that we are able to hire. Also, numbers will vary depending on when the school system allows students to return to the schools. 03/27/2020
Funding for gaps in serviceFamily Enrichment ServicesHealth & Wellbeing$20,000.00Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000http://arsponline.orgOur counseling services are funded through Medicaid, which has always limited the amount of services we can provide. Most clinicians have moved to telemedicine as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Families are struggling with increased stress and need services to continue now more than ever. This community trauma will cause children's behaviors to increase and put placements at risk. Our goal is to keep families together. Many of our families either do not have access to the technology required for telemedicine sessions or no longer have Medicaid units available to adequately address their needs. Our clinicians are offering phone sessions and helping link families with needed resources. These vital services are not reimbursable through Medicaid. Our agency depends on Medicaid billing for essential positions without which our agency could not exist. $0.00$20,000.00Additional funding would be used to reimburse our counselors for essential services they are providing that are not reimbursable through Medicaid, like telephone support or sessions for families that have exhausted their Medicaid units.This funding will also help cover the cost of essential positions to keep our infrastructure running while our billing to Medicaid is down. Our agency cannot continue to operate without our intake coordinator, office manager, and clinical supervisors. These positions directly impact our clients' access to services as well as the quality of services provided to the community. Funding would also be used to cover the cost of paid time off in the event that any of our clinicians or staff become ill. 03/27/2020
Musical Youth Summer Camp Underwriting and Virtual Programming TechnologyFirehouse Cultural Center, Inc.Arts and Culture$7,500.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)520http://www.firehouseculturalcenter.orgOptimistically we anticipate that our first opportunity to return to the new normal will be our Summer Music camps for 4 weeks starting on June 1st. FCC offers 9 weeks of programming which provides a safe space for children as parents return to work.
Our need is to have sufficient funding to secure our Teachers and develop the technological infrastructure to provide virtual classes and content to preserve the mission of our camps of Imagination, Exploration and discovery.
Underwriting of this request allows FCC to honor our commitment of providing scholarships for camp to low income families.
$0.00$7,500.00We will use the grant to compensate the the Instructors leading the camps. Ideally if the funding can be granted soon We will complete our Agreements to secure them and offer to pay the first of their weekly instructor fees. This also provides a much needed boost to their current finances. Most contracts are $700 to $800 per week. The total expense for Instructors is just over $14,000.

To develop the on line capability of holding virtual classes and rehearsals FCC will need to purchase technology including but not limited to Video production software, Video cameras ( 3 ), lavalier and wireless microphones, a boom microphone and a well provisioned laptop with increased processor and memory for digital editing. We can secure much of this through our Tech Soup authorization to keep expenses as best as possible. In the past 2 days secured Zoom and You Tube channel licenses this way.
03/27/2020
Partially FundedCOVID-19 Community Relief EffortsFlorida Dream CenterBasic Needs$40,000.00Pinellas26,242http://www.floridadreamcenter.orgOur organization is one of four major food distributors in the Pinellas County, and we are assigned to mobilize meals to families and children during the COVID19 pandemic. Our Mobile Food Pantry program typically distributes food to at-risk communities, delivering food to our families/residents who are either without transportation, elderly, homeless, low-income/no income, or disabled. Recent School closings due to this pandemic have placed an economic hardship on most parents and grandparents as they try to provide additional meals and has increased the need. In addition, smaller pantries and churches are closed. Our COVID19 relief efforts to distribute food to families and pre-packaged school meals for the children will not only help to alleviate hunger, but it also relieves cost burden expenditures related to food for low-income parents and those who recently became unemployed. $20,000.00$60,000.00This project will utilize staff members, collaborative partners, and volunteers throughout the week to deliver to local pantries, churches, shelters, and low-income neighborhoods in need of food and to assist with our stationary sites as well. Once the pandemic ceases, this project will extend to the newly unemployed parents who will need our social services to recover economic stability.
The funding we are requesting will go toward costs related to emergency food assistance and food bank support in order to distribute meals and safely store them in our pantry.
03/27/2020
Supply Purchase to create Hospital Grade Masks FOOT FoudationHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas5,000http://www.footfoundation.orgWe are currently working with hospital staff to perfect a design for a mask made with Halyard Hospital material that can be as effective or more effective than N95 masks. Based on the current need for PPE, and the anticipation of increased infection rates over the next few weeks, we want to prepare a stockpile of these alternative Hospital Grade Masks so that the hospitals are prepared and protected against COVID-19. These masks can be made with Halyard material, wire, elastic and sewing materials (needles/thread, etc.). We are requesting funds to purchase the materials needed to create these masks in order to donate back to the local hospitals battling this infection. Lisa Scanio, our Co-Founder is an accomplished seamstress who is working with local women that are skilled enough to sew a quality product that will provide the most amount of protection to hospital staff.$0.00$10,000.00Funds would be use to purchase Halyard Material, Fusible Interfacing, 16 gauge wire, elastic, sewing thread, sewing machine needles, hand sewing needles in order to make at least 5,000 masks for the healthcare workers at the hospitals in the Tampa Bay Area including Baycare, Moffitt, Johns Hopkins All Children's and other locations.03/27/2020
Fully FundedFostering Hope Kidz Closet Emergency Need RequestFostering Hope FloridaBasic Needs$0.00Citrus ; Hernando100http://fosteringhopeflorida.orgOur resource center is low on supplies with immediate needs: food for pantry, toddler care seats, diapers, baby formula.

Our Kidz Closet in Hernando County is a free resource providing: food, baby formula, diapers, car seats, crib, hygiene products, and clothing to families caring for children in foster care (relatives, non-relatives, guardians foster parents). The most critical time of need is when children first are placed into a home. Often children come with very little personal belongings. Infants arrive in homes without formula, bottles, diapers. Caregivers need,: car seats, beds, clothing. Our Kidz Closet, meets emergency and ongoing needs.
We are currently low on critical items. Food distribution coop is shutdown. Donations are down. The items we need to purchase to stay ahead of the need in the foster care community are: toddler-size car seats, diapers, baby formula, food
$4,167.00$3,125.00Substitute-caregivers IF compensated, are paid in arears (avg. $15/per diem). Many are out of work. Schools closed. No free meals. No $500/child stimulus relief for foster kids. Items to meet emergency needs:
6 Safety First Grow & Go Sprint 3in1 Convertible Car Seat 134.ea 804.00
20 Enfamil Gentleease Sensitive Baby Formula 35.ea 700.00
30 Boxes of Diapers (5 boxes of each sizes 1-6) 20.ea 600.00
100 lbs whole chicken 1.50 lb 150.00
100 lbs ground beef 4.00 lb 400.00
50 doz eggs 1.50 dz 75.00
30 gal milk 3.20 gal 96.00
50 jar 16 oz peanut butter 3.00 jar 150.00
50 loaf whole wheat bread 3.00 loaf 150.00 *per bls.gov


Total Request = $3125.00
03/27/2020
Protection for Hospice Patients, Families, Staff and Volunteers from COVID-19Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$97,025.00Pasco3,000http://www.gulfside.orgGulfside Hospice is a frontline healthcare provider providing hospice care to 600+ hospice patients & family members every day. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this work extraordinarily more challenging & created an unanticipated financial burden for the Gulfside Hospice organization.

Gulfside Hospice patients require care in homes, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals & hospice care centers. Due to COVID-19, it has become necessary to purchase additional personal protective equipment (e.g. face masks), sanitizing supplies and hygiene stations for each of our 12 locations as well as deep-clean our hospice care center and offices.

In addition, Gulfside Hospice employees have been working remotely wherever possible since March 16. This necessitated the purchase of additional teleconference/videoconference options as well as a few additional technology equipment purchases.
$0.00$97,025.00$500.00 Blood Pressure Cuff – Patient Specific
$7,500.00 Blood Pressure Sleeves
$700.00 Cleaning Supplies
$1,050.00 Disinfectants – Opti Cide
$650.00 Disposable Stethoscopes
$14,600.00 Face Masks
$7,500.00 Face Shields
$350.00 Gloves
$70.00 Mailboxes
$1,900.00 Office Cleaning/Desanitizing
$4,600.00 Paper Towels
$2,450.00 Printers, Monitors, Power cords
$39,300.00 Respiratory Hygiene Stations
$4,200.00 Sanitizer/Soap
$11,180.00 Teleconference / Videoconference
$475.00 Thermometers

$97,025.00 Total Expenses
03/27/2020
Support for Hospitalized HROB and NICU Families during COVID-19 High Risk HopeBasic Needs$80,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas2,000http://www.highriskhope.orgHigh Risk Hope (HRH) provides support, information, encouragement, and resources to women and families who are experiencing a high risk pregnancy resulting in hospital bed rest, potential premature birth and neonatal intensive care after delivery. Due to COVID-19, our six hospital partners have greatly restricted visitors. Women on hospital bed rest are not allowed visitors and only one parent may visit a child in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). If this parent leaves the hospital, they may not return. Pregnant women and premature babies are at high risk for severe complications if they contract COVID-19. The amount of stress placed on these families, already at high risk for PTSD and postpartum depression, is at an all-time high. HRH is working to develop virtual support groups and provide resources online for these women and families when they need it most. $0.00$80,000.00High Risk Hope’s largest fundraiser, the Jersey Mike’s Subs Day of Giving, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We rely on this event to raise $120,000+, or 50% of our annual cash revenue. We are now challenged to continue to pay our employees. Keeping employees working is critical to our programmatic operations. We are working to determine new virtual ways to reach our target population, moms on hospital bed rest with high risk pregnancies and families with premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit, who need emotional support more than ever with new hospital visitation rules. We also need to keep people employed so we are ready to resume our Bed Rest Basket and NICU Napsack deliveries as soon as we can get back into the hospitals and start fundraising again. 03/27/2020
Partially FundedMedical Care and Shelter for Animals in Tampa BayHumane Society of Tampa Bay, Inc.Animal Welfare$21,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)100http://www.humanesocietytampa.orgThe Humane Society of Tampa Bay is respectfully requesting assistance to help with the care of homeless animals. We are now the only shelter accepting strays in Hillsborough County. Additionally, we have seen an increase in the number of animals surrendered to us by their owners who have been laid off or furloughed due to COVID-19. $4,000.00$25,000.00Each animal in our care is spayed/neuter, vaccinated, and microchipped before adoption. Additionally, any medication deemed necessary by our shelter veterinarian is administered. We are also providing them with shelter, food, and of course, lots of love. The funds would be used to pay for the surgery supplies, vaccinations, medications, medical treatments, food, and any other need the animal may have while in our care. We are seeing a huge influx of animals as a direct result of COVID-19. 03/27/2020
Tutoring and Educational Classes for Foster Youth by I Matter Too - Tampa BayI Matter Too CorporationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$20,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)60http://www.imattertoo.orgDue to the Coronavirus, children and foster youth are no longer in schools and transitioning to a homeschooling environment in their group homes. Many foster children living in group homes are 1-3 years behind academically their peers. With the disruption of usual classroom schooling, it is expected for those children and teens to drop further behind in their education.

I Matter Too is working with A Kids Place to provide online tutors and/or classes for up to 60 children residing at A Kids Place. By providing academic assistance to those foster youth, more children will not fall further behind. It is our goal to help advance their education.

Specifically, we would like to address the needs of elementary students unable to read. At a minimum, every 1st-3rd graders should receive more assistance in phonics, language and reading. We will provide other tutors as necessary.
$0.00$20,000.00All funding would assist the educational development of great at risk and in need children residing at A Kids Place. We would use these resources to provide book, resources, pay online tutors and teachers and cover the costs of recruiting and matching children. Up to 60 children residing and now homeschooling at the A Kids Place would have either small classroom instruction or private or small group tutoring.

Education Children (April/May)
Books/Resources $5,000
Recruit/Matching Staff $1,440 $1,440
Tutors/Teachers $10,295
Online/Technology $550
Recruitment Online $175 $100
Other -Educational $1,000
03/27/2020
HOMELESS Kids & Moms - HOUSING and EDUCATION supportJust Initiative IncHealth & Wellbeing$56,680.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)100http://www.justinitiative.comJust Initiative is addressing the many needs in our community that single moms and children who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless are facing. In this time, this includes alleviating physical suffering, supporting in educational needs and fostering stability for mothers and children on the margins of society.

Just Initiative's Programs:
1. Petra House (a residential program for homeless single moms and their children)
2. Community Care (working one on one with neighbors who need assistance in the areas of stable housing, further education and income generation)
3. The Zone (a program working with children who are struggling learners in school to increase cognitive ability and improve outcomes at school)

The requests we have in this application will allow us to continue our mission in this time of crisis and will be of great resource to the ministry beyond this time.
$0.00$56,680.001. Pay for Zone staff - additional hours to work with struggling students who will have elevated struggles while schools are closed.
2. Supplies for students to work at home & homes to stay disinfected.
3. Immediate rental, utility, internet assistance for families already financially impacted to avoid eviction or future debt and alleviate stress as they face immediate bills with no income.
4. Physical accommodations at Petra House and the Zone (including hot water to the washing machine, separate set of pots, pans, dishes and utensils for each resident family, and 2 basic bathrooms – currently the residents of Petra House and the students at the Zone share one bathroom). Additional intake at Petra is on hold until these accomodations are met.
5. Staff to regularly disinfect Petra.
6. Technology for remote meetings for continued support and growth for adults and for student sessions.
03/27/2020
Special Needs Pantry for Clients and Workers (Food and Household Items)K2 Escape IncBasic Needs$6,575.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)48http://www.k2escapeinc.orgMany clients and workers have lost income due to COVID-19. We will buy food and household items for our pantry and deliver food and items to those who are unable to drive and pick up items. $0.00$6,575.00Funds will be used to stock pantry with food and household items that clients and workers are unable to buy due to financial burdens. Pantry hours will be provided for pickup and items will be delivered to clients who are unable to drive and who services for in home assistance and community outings have been temporarily suspended. Meat, fruit, vegetables, water, tissue, paper towels, medicine and other requested items will be purchased. In addition, gas cards will be purchased to help volunteers deliver and shop for food. This will continue until food and items are gone. $4000- will be allocated for food, $2000-will be allocated for household items and $575 will be allocated for gas cards. 03/27/2020
Converting to Online Platform for Student ProgrammingKeep St. Pete LitEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$15,000.00Pinellas245https://keepstpetelit.org/Keep St. Pete Lit has derived much of its youth funding support from its fundraising events and sponsorships. The non-profit lost about $8,000 in funding, based on last year’s numbers, from the SunLit Festival. This April festival, which has been canceled, provided funds to support youth programming. The Keep St. Pete Lit’s LitSpace Youth after school programming has served 129 students grades 3-8 at 5 title one schools throughout Pinellas year-round. During this unprecedented time, youth programming has been postponed. Keep St. Pete Lit is transitioning to online the middle of April, but funds are still needed to pay teachers, and to buy culturally diverse books for the four book boxes in South St. Pete and for the libraries in the after school program sites. We have also been offering book pick-up options for all our after school students, and Academy Prep students. $0.00$15,000.00Budget would be used to provide teachers with continued pay in order to teach virtual classes and to pay for the online learning platform to do so. It would also be used to support the after school youth programming since major funding this year from the SunLit Festival will not be an option. ($8,000) Funding will also go to supplying culturally diverse books for after school libraries, all students at Academy Prep St. Pete, and four box boxes in South St. Pete ($3,000) and summer youth programming ($4,000).03/27/2020
Assistance Required to Continue Uninterrupted Education of LiFT Children and Young Adults with Special NeedsLiFT Inc, (Learning Independence For Tomorrow)Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$20,000.00Pinellas180http://www.liftacademy.orgFor people with neurodiversities (autism, Down syndrome, learning differences and more), unexpected change is a stressor having negative impacts on behavior, academic performance and emotional well-being. LiFT provides neurodiverse children and adults with education, social and life skills, and workforce development so they may live as independent contributing citizens. While the shift to virtual learning has been a challenging transition for all; it has put students with disabilities in a more vulnerable position than ever before. LiFT has modified the way we educate by incorporating real-time, interactive teacher-led lectures on video following the 9am-3pm school schedule, providing as much consistency as possible to a population that thrives on routine and clear expectations. We request assistance with operating costs to keep our school open while our doors remain physically closed.$0.00$20,000.00As a result of the pandemic, LiFT has been faced with the incredible challenge of shifting our entire educational model to become 100% virtual, a significant adjustment for a population of students with special needs who rely on structure and consistency to feel safe and supported to succeed. Being unable to hold our annual fundraiser in May and having to cancel all before/aftercare programs for the remainder of the school year resulted in a loss of over $400,000 in revenue at the end of the fiscal year that LiFT had planned to apply to the school’s operational expenses. If funding is received, it will be used to pay two months of rent for both of LiFT’s campuses. We thank you for your support during this time so that we may be able to continue to empower our students with the tools needed for their successful independence and self-sufficiency!03/27/2020
CoVid-19 Pandemic AssistanceLighthouse Ministries, Inc.Basic Needs$60,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)2,000http://www.lighthousemin.orgAs an Essential Services Agency in the community we need assistance with payroll wages for staff providing Food, Counseling and Referral services in the Brandon and Plant City communities. Our Thrift Stores house Hope Centers whose staff work to provide material relief to the poor and at-risk residents. The average food box includes food items for two people with assorted hygiene and other home products. Boxes are valued at $30.00 each. Recipients pay nothing for this assistance. Our agency provides shelter services in Lakeland for men, women and families on an emergency or transitional needs basis. We house over 100 individuals nightly who come from the surrounding communities. Toilet paper, cleaning solvents, sanitizing solvents, paper towels, masks, gloves, feminine hygiene items, diapers and food items (canned, boxed refrigerated and/or frozen) are needed.$0.00$60,000.001000 food boxes supplied for approx. $ 30,000 covering a 4 month period.
Toilet Paper, cleaning/sanitizing products, diapers, masks, gloves, etc. $ 5,100 for 4 months.
Hope Center wages for 8 part time staff, 15 hrs weekly for 4 months approx. $ 17,300.
Shelter Staff wages for 4 part time staff, 15 hrs weekly for 4 months approx. $ 7,600.
03/27/2020
Partially FundedEssential Support for the Mental Health of Tampa BayNAMI - PinellasHealth & Wellbeing$22,333.00Pinellas10,000http://nami-pinellas.org/During this challenging time, NAMI Pinellas County strives to shine a light on the individuals affected by mental health conditions. We are requesting essential support during this public health crisis due to increased demand of our services, evaporating revenue and uncertain charitable donations. Throughout the year NAMI Pinellas launches campaigns to raise awareness of mental illness. Such campaigns fight stigma, provide support, educate public and private sectors and advocate for equal care. NAMI Pinellas plays a significant role in growing the movement since one out of five individuals will be affected by a mental illness. We deliver critical programs and services making a difference in the lives of thousands of people in Tampa Bay affected by mental illness. We focus on bringing hope and relief to individuals and families by continuing to offer support groups and programs.$2,667.00$25,000.00With the uncertainly of our economic climate, increased demand for our support services and impacted donations is adding strain to our funds. Grant funds will help our operations function into the coming and subsidize both the Executive Director's and Director of Development salaries. The ED leads NAMI Pinellas strategic initiatives to support our consumers. While expanding our mental health initiatives, the ED is able to strategically promote NAMI Pinellas programs and collaborate with community behavioral health partners. The DoD integrates current and potential funders missions with our support services and programs. This role is crucial with the ambition to expand/diversify revenue streams and strategically market/communicate our services to the public. The support allows NAMI Pinellas to remain at the forefront of the mental health community.03/27/2020
Keeping Our Communties Safe and StrongOur House Emergency Shelter, IncBasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas300http://www.ourhousees.orgWe are seeking assistance for food, water, clothing, hygiene products, and daily operating expenses for the shelter. The shelter places particular emphasis on serving those individuals who have been or are likely to be homeless for a long period of time. For anyone who comes to its doors, the shelter provides an immediate safety net, including hot meals, clothes, hygiene products. For those that are in different counties we will deliver food where the homeless congregate. We rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community. Due to the recent closure of businesses, because of the Pandemic we do not know what tomorrow holds for the shelter and our communties.$0.00$5,000.00We would be most grateful if you would consider donating, the donation would go towards the purchase of food, water, clothing, hygiene products, and daily operating expenses for the shelter. We will be serving food, water, clothing, hygiene products to homeless individuals in three different counties. In order to make a difference, your support is critical to the completion of our Mission and that is to serve over three hundred homeless individuals. Thank you in advance for your support.03/27/2020
Early Learning Educational Supplies for Remote Learning Pasco County SchoolsEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$11,363.25Pasco788http://www.pasco.k12.fl.usHead Start and Early Head Start programs serve primarily low-income expectant mothers and families with children between the ages of birth and 5 years old, including children with disabilities who are at-risk for the development of school readiness skills. During a time of crisis, these families who are the most vulnerable and are the most at -risk for unemployment, mental health issues, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse/neglect, lack of support for educating their child(ren), lack of basic educational supplies, lack of food, lack of shelter, lack of utilities, lack of basic hygiene products and a multitude of other needs. The goal of the program is to support families to be the first educators of their child(ren), support the development of school readiness skills, and to support families to become self-sufficient in order to break the cycle of poverty. $0.00$11,363.25• For Young Children: iPads/Tablets for easier use -Approximate Cost: $300 each for 15 for families who have no devices for distance learning and no siblings within Pasco County Schools K-12 grades.
Total Technology: $4,500.00
• Basic Educational Supplies:
o Crayola Crayons Total: $666.00
o Blunt Tip Scissors Total: $1,215.10
o Large Grip Pencils Total: $403.10
o Washable Watercolors Total: $1,365.00
o Glue Sticks Total: $373.75
o Construction Paper Total: $839.30
Total Supply Order: $4,863.25

• Books for the Home Environment: Total Book Order: $2,000
03/27/2020
Staying Connected to EducationPasco County SchoolsBasic Needs$11,500.00Pasco650http://www.pasco.k12.fl.usDue to State School Closures, Pasco has a long-term distance plan to support our students. This plan will stay in effect until April 15, 2020 or an extended amount of time that schools are closed. Our plan transitions all students from tradition in-school instruction to virtual/distance learning. Pasco is distributing devices to students who DO NOT have devices at home. However, many families are struggling. Some families can’t afford internet access, need assistance to continue to pay for access or have outstanding balances on their bill; and cannot get internet access that is needed for their children to participate in Distance Learning. Families that have not had internet prior to COVID-19 and qualify for Free 60-Day Internet Programs are being referred to those programs. However, funds are needed to assist families that are not eligible for free internet to obtain connectivity. $0.00$11,500.00Funds will be used to obtain internet access to families that do not qualify for free internet services. This will include paying outstanding balances, pay or assistance in paying for monthly internet services and/or providing a hotspot. Requests from families will be made through our School Social Workers and will be based on need. Funds will be distributed to the internet provider and not provided directly to families.03/27/2020
Help During the COVID-19 CrisisPaw Warriors, Inc.Animal Welfare$1,000.00Hernando ; Pasco200https://pawwarrior.wixsite.com/paw-warriorsPaw Warriors fights for animals in need and battles the overpopulation of unwanted cats through advocacy and humane education. Providing a safe, secure environment for permanent residents and those awaiting adoption; assisting low-income people with pet medical needs to insure that a pet is not surrendered or abandoned; and educating the public about the merits of spay/neuter for cat population control and about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Paw Warriors is staffed by volunteers.
What we are experiencing in the midst of this COVID-19 virus is that we are not receiving the food, litter, cleaning supplies, and donations that we normally have received in the past. People are traumatized by the lack of accurate information and the news of the rapid spread of the disease and numerous deaths around the world and now in this country. Because of hoarding people are afraid to give.
$0.00$1,000.00The funds will be used for expenses of necessary medical supplies for sanctuary cats and injured/sick cats rescued by us or brought to our facility by the public and also for supplies such as food, litter, and disinfectants.

Paw Warriors thanks you for your consideration of helping at this time. We know many are in need and we know our community finds itself at a loss and just trying to make it through these difficult days and sharing what they can, but we find ourselves struggling to care for these cats/kittens. Kitten season is upon us and already an influx of mother cats are being found needing help with their kittens. We truly cannot do what we do without the invaluable help of foundations like yourself. We appreciate any help and will use these funds to best of benefitting these precious animals and keep our volunteers safe.
03/27/2020
Emergency preventative home repairs for at high-risk home-bound population due to COVID-19Rebuilding Together Tampa BayHealth & Wellbeing$50,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas300http://www.rttb.orgRebuilding Together Tampa Bay is ready to act swiftly to deliver safe, healthy and secure homes for income-constrained homeowners who are at higher-risk for severe illness from COVID-19. This high-risk population includes older adults and persons of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions such as COPD, moderate to severe asthma, chronic lung disease, heart conditions, diabetes, renal failure, liver disease, obesity, immunocompromised persons and pregnant women. Particularly, people with asthma may be at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19 because it can affect the respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs), cause an asthma attack, and possibly lead to pneumonia and acute respiratory disease (National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases). $0.00$50,000.00As we follow the “Safer at home” and “Shelter in place” orders from our local government and public health officials, we know that for thousands of residents, this order not only means staying at homes as a way to avoid being exposed to this virus, but it also means being confined under substandard and hazardous housing conditions such as mold, asbestos, leaks, pest infestation, overcrowding, among others.
Consequently, Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay will allocate funds to remove and improve unsafe, substandard and hazardous housing conditions such as mold, asbestos, leaks, pest infestation,cleaning of contaminated heating and ventilation (including duct-work), plumbing, or air conditioning systems so vulnerable low-income homeowners deemed at higher risk from COVID-19 can truly stay “Safer at home” during this public health crisis.
03/27/2020
ReDefined Opportunities: Virtual Platform AccessReDefiners World Languages Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$4,397.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco380http://www.redefinerswl.orgReDefiners World Languages, Inc. is driven by the mission of promoting social change, creating equity in educational opportunities and providing a competitive advantage for youth and adults. ReDefiners achieves this mission by providing critical classes and programs designed to empower individuals through world language communication skills. ReDefiners teaches Arabic, English, Mandarin and Spanish, with a specific target of serving immigrants and low-to-moderate-income individuals in Hillsborough & Pasco counties, at schools, community centers, in-homes & our language center. ReDefiners' work is essential in preparing individuals with key skills needed in a globalized society, including higher academic achievement, better career opportunities & an expanded worldview.
As a result of COVID-19, our work & revenue has halted and we need resources to convert to a stable E-Learning platform.
$0.00$4,397.00Funds will be used to purchase expanded access to LearnCube, a virtual classroom platform that allows for synchronous (live) learning with a robust set of digital tools from a whiteboard to the ability to share presentations, online content and interact in real-time in group settings and 1:1 tutoring. At present, we have purchased access to one teacher account to learn, test and practice using the platform, however, we need to purchase a full school license that will allow our entire growing teaching staff of 8 to transition to a virtual education environment, which will ultimately help to maintain employment and safely continue to educate students during this unprecedented time. As a result of funding, over 370 youth and adults will resume access to critical educational classes, 10 ReDefiners' employees will be able to maintain their livelihood and overall service capacity increased.03/27/2020
Partially FundedSPC Student Emergency FundSt. Petersburg College Foundation, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$9,000.00Pinellas20http://spcollegefoundation.spcollege.edu/During this time of crisis, and all year round, St. Petersburg College (SPC) is dedicated to making sure our students have what they need to lead a healthy and productive lifestyle. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on our students, SPC is working tirelessly to remove barriers so all students will continue to receive the highest quality education.

One of the ways SPC has answered the call is with the SPC Student Emergency Fund. This fund quickly addresses those barriers relating to a variety of our students’ needs- from food insecurity and medical bills to technology and housing assistance. For our students struggling through this unprecedented time, support from this fund often means the difference between a student completing their education or having to drop out.
$1,000.00$10,000.00The SPC Student Emergency Fund will be used to assist our low-moderate income students experiencing hardships from unforeseen circumstances such as COVID-19, with expenses such as:

Housing Assistance
Food Insecurity
Medical Bills
Utilities
Personal Automobile Repairs
Internet Access/Technology
Childcare
03/27/2020
Partially FundedSt Vincent de Paul Community (SVdP) Kitchen and Resource Center Coronavirus ResponseSt. Vincent de Paul Community Kitchen and Resource CenterBasic Needs$8,705.00Pinellas10,500http://www.svdpsoupkitchenchapel.comSVdP is a nonprofit org. whose goal is to serve the homeless and those in need with solace, meals, and human services. Prior to COVID-19, our 130 volunteers fed, clothed, provided showers and hygiene products for our clients, with a cost per meal of $1.18.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, our daily number of clients has increased from 115 to 169 with high probability that the number will rise through this crisis. In addition, we have shifted our feeding policy to comply with CDC and Florida government guidelines, which include social distancing. In response, we are now distributing nutritious and hearty Styrofoam box lunches with sanitized plastic utensils, a napkin, a wet wipe, and a 4oz juice box included.
These changes have driven the cost per meal dramatically from $1.18 to $2.21 increasing our daily costs by $211.75, which will amount to an unpredicted expense of $12,705 over 60 days.
$4,000.00$12,705.00If we serve 175 people each day, a conservative estimate based on recent increases, we will incur an additional $12,705 in costs over 60 days. This increase is 75% of our current monthly operational budget. The requested funds will provide nutritious balanced meals to the hungry while adhering to distancing policies. Normally we serve each meal on a stainless tray that is washed through the dishwasher and sanitized. Our new delivery system is much more expensive and cutting very deeply into our very limited operating budget. The additional daily expenses per person we now incur are:
1 case of Styrofoam boxes at $19 per case: $0.13 ea
1 case of individual plastic ware w/ napkin at $54.64 per case: $0.22 ea
1 case of 4oz juice drink at $76.54 per 96 units: $0.80 ea
1 case of alcohol sanitizer wipes at $64.85 per 1000: $0.06 ea
Total additional daily cost increase to provide meal: $1.21
03/27/2020
Fully FundedNutrition and Activity Needs for Isolated SeniorsSuncoast PACE, Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Pinellas150https://suncoastpace.org/Every week, the Suncoast PACE Adult Day Center serves approximately 150 seniors who are facing chronic illness and aging, helping them stay healthy, well-nourished and socially connected. Our clients are among those most at risk from COVID-19 and in order to keep them safe our Adult Day Center has temporarily closed. However, we are continuing to provide care and support to our elderly clients while they are socially isolated. Our Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are making phone calls and home visits to check their health status, help with self-care, deliver meals and provide activities to help keep their minds active. CNAs also serve as a first line of defense, notifying the PACE nursing team if there is a need for additional care. We are requesting support to purchase food, games/activities, and hygiene supplies to deliver to PACE clients while they are homebound. $2,800.00$2,800.00These funds will be used to purchase meals for delivery to PACE clients, including: 150 bag breakfasts, 150 bag lunches, 140 shelf-stable meals that do not require refrigeration and 30 frozen meals. In addition, we will also purchase and deliver 150 sanitation packs containing tissues and hand sanitizer. Lastly, we will purchase materials to create 150 “socialization kits” to help our clients’ minds stay active and ward off the detrimental effects of isolation. These kits will include activities such as puzzles, games and crafting materials.03/27/2020
Tampa Bay Watch Educational Curriculum Development and General Operating SupportTampa Bay Watch, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$15,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas3,000http://www.tampabaywatch.orgTampa Bay Watch has a need for support to advance our capabilities in new ways during the COVID-19 crisis. Our Bay Grasses in Classes staff is creating enriching virtual lesson plans and activities that incorporate our mission and can be done from home, so that teachers can be successful at keeping kids engaged during the school closure. Our education team is developing and enhancing current and future field trip and summer camp program curriculum, and valuable educational training material. They are also developing youth and adult programming opportunities for the new Tampa Bay Watch Discovery Center on the St. Pete Pier. Additionally Tampa Bay Watch has a need for general operating support to compensate for the numerous cancelled fundraisers and weddings and general decline in individual and corporate gifts during the pandemic. $0.00$15,000.00Tampa Bay Watch requests $5,000 for educational curriculum development and $10,000 toward general operating support. 03/27/2020
Partially FundedVeggie Van Emergency Relief Funding Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCABasic Needs$5,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco3,000https://www.tampaymca.org/The COVID-19 pandemic has led to empty shelves of essentials at grocery stores, and individuals in food deserts and food swamps (defined as neighborhoods without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food, or an area dense with high-calorie fast food establishments) who use the Tampa YMCA’s Veggie Van services are among those unable to obtain fresh produce and pantry staples. Many of our clients are low-wage workers who may be out of work at this time and facing additional hardships while their children are out of school. Our objective is to serve 500 families in our current service areas (Sulphur Springs, Tampa Heights, Lacoochee, Wimauma, Plant City and Dover) by providing fresh produce and non-perishables free of charge for all April and May Veggie Van stops. The Veggie Van will continue its normal delivery schedule of the first and third weeks of each month. $20,000.00$25,000.00In addition to the usual produce purchased, we will purchase non-perishable pantry staple items to include in all Veggie Van deliveries in April and May, serving 1,500 client families each month (3,000 total). We will also use this funding to suspend the nominal monthly Veggie Van membership paid by clients. At the Veggie Van stops, clients will receive two produce bags as usual, with their membership fee waived, in addition to a bag of non-perishables.03/27/2020
Art is NOT OptionalTampa Museum of Art, Inc.Arts and Culture$100,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas30,000http://www.tampamuseum.orgWe are addressing our need to maintain jobs, secure our cultural heritage, and rebuild tourism at the Tampa Museum of Art (TMA). TMA is sacrificing its institutional stability for the the community's safety during this pandemic. Attendance free-falls, event cancellations, and layoffs are the result of closures meant to enforce social distancing. These setbacks continue to escalate as closings and cancellations continue.
TMA faces a very real financial threat as we remain closed due to the virus. Our partnerships with nearly 300 agencies and non-profits around Tampa Bay are all on hold until it is safe to reopen. Postponements of public programs and cancellations of significant fundraising events have a lasting impact on our future operations. TMA is currently generating zero income from ticket sales, class registrations, food and beverage commissions, and store sales due to closures.
$0.00$100,000.00The funds will be used to ensure TMA's core staff are retained and supported to carry out and develop virtual and interactive programming off-site while busy developing on-site and off-site programming for the late summer and fall while the crisis is mitigated. It is a critical time for the museum to retain its community partnerships and now more than ever all of us need to come together to set an example that we and they are not alone in this temporary crisis.

Funding will help bridge the financial gap until the Museum is able again to provide and underwrite many vital programs to the citizens of Tampa Bay. Specifically, funds will provide badly needed dollars to sustain our existing efforts to provide programming immediately and in the future. Your support now will help the Tampa Museum of Art weather this storm and prepare for safer times.
03/27/2020
Financial Assistance for Blood Cancer Patients The Leukemia Lymphoma SocietyHealth & Wellbeing$10,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas2,000http://www.lls.orgCancer is a already a difficult and stressful experience shared by the entire family, disrupting every aspect of daily life. When a family is going through a job loss and struggling financially, the journey is even more challenging and complex. In these times of financial and physical uncertainty with COVID-19, blood cancer patients who are immunocompromised and their families need support and compassion more than ever. We're committed to working tirelessly toward our mission each and every day. To address their unique concerns during this time, LLS will amplify our efforts to provide support to blood cancer patients and their families.

For parents caring for a seriously ill child and for patients undergoing the rigors of a clinical trial, the financial burden of cancer therapy can prove devastating, causing a cascade of other financial and everyday challenges.
$0.00$10,000.00In 2018, LLS partnered with Moppie’s Love, a charity devoted to helping families of pediatric patients, to launch the Urgent Need Program. The new program provides financial assistance for non-medical expenses to pediatric & young adult blood cancer patients, or adult blood cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials.

The program provides eligible patients assistance for non-medical expenses including rent, mortgage, lodging, utilities, childcare, elder care, food, transportation and more. Eligible patients will receive a stipend of $500, once within a 12 month period, for emergent costs that impede the patient from receiving timely treatment. We are currently assessing the needs of our patients in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your $10,000 gift in support of this program is needed now more than ever.
03/27/2020
Partially FundedFeeding the Nature CoastThe Volunteer Way, Inc.Basic Needs$22,333.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco276,000http://www.thevolunteerway.orgWe have been in operation for 28 years feeding low-income, food-insecure children, seniors, veterans, the homeless and all those who, for whatever reason, find it difficult to put nutritious food on the table for themselves and their families. We do this through our programs: Food Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, Brown Bag Program, Soup Kitchen, Resource Center and Hydroponic Garden. Our garden not only provides fresh produce we harvest/distribute through our Food Pantry but also gives an opportunity to those who are mentally disabled to have a place to go to each day and work on the farm.
With the Corona Virus spreading, we have had to forego the help of our volunteers and those doing community service in not allowing them into our building. We are relying on our small staff who are working tirelessly bagging/boxing foods and distributing them every morning outside of our building.
$17,667.00$40,000.00To enhance our programs which include essential resources to lift people up by feeding the hungry and bring them out of poverty. We will formalize our partnership with Work Force Development Organizations to provide world of work skills which includes GED and ESL.
The Volunteer Way assists 35 ministries who operate food pantries and soup kitchens within their own communities by providing food free of charge. We also partner with 14 non profit agencies and 7 schools supplying them with food, drinks and snacks free of charge.
Our success lends to partnering with other non profits as we realize we cannot achieve these goals in isolation. We partner with Habitat for Humanity, Foster & Adoptive Parents Assn., One Community Now, ACE Opportunities, Coalition for the Homeless, Guardian Ad Litem Foundation, Red Apple in assisting them with food, clothing and non-food product support.
03/27/2020
Training programVoice of Distress Relieved, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$75,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)150http://www.vdraction.orgWe work with individuals gain skills to be employable, many individuals are being laid off and many will need additional training and skills to be re-employed. We will need to have appropriate staff to respond to the need. Will need to hire at least two instructors.
We also have a need to stock the food pantry.
$0.00$75,000.00$60,000 to be used for the training program
$15,000 to be used for the food pantry
03/27/2020
YMCA of the Suncoast – COVID-19 Pandemic Community ResponseYMCA of the SuncoastBasic Needs$30,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco ; Pinellas400http://www.ymcasuncoast.orgThe YMCA has quickly transitioned our seven branches to provide new programs and services to respond to new community needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Youth Relief Care for Essential Workers program allows our first responders and healthcare professionals to go to work knowing their child is in a safe and nurturing environment. These services are critical to enable emergency workers to continue their focus on public health. We are collaborating with Feeding America - Tampa Bay at our YMCAs to serve as a food distribution center to those in need. We are partnering with One Blood to use our branches as sites for blood donations. We are offering virtual fitness classes and programs to our members, such as family challenges, workouts, crafts and reading for kids, dinner discussions, sharing curriculum ideas for children to do while at home, and more. $0.00$30,000.00At all of our branches, our limited staff teams are working as connectors to provide access to needed resources in our communities. While we are working to meet the new needs in our community, our overall YMCA budget is being severely impacted due to the loss of income from program participants, members, and private donations. The Ys are working to eliminate non-essential operating expenses and significantly reducing others. Funds requested through the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay would be used for scholarship assistance for those parents unable to pay the full amount of childcare, salaries for staff providing care and programs, program supplies, and a portion of the essential branch operations where the programs are housed, such as water, electricity, and natural gas.03/27/2020
Covid-19 Literacy InterruptionBess the Book Bus, Inc.Basic Needs$7,500.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas6,000http://www.bessthebookbus.orgDue to Covid-19, Bess the Book Bus (BBB) is not able to provide our mobile literacy outreach face to face with students and families during this pandemic. Instead, we would like to supply families in need in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties with books. BBB needs funding to ship books to our program partners. We are seeking $7,500 in funds to pay for shipping costs so that children who are economically challenged are able to receive new books. With this funding, we can supply 10,000 books to families in need.$0.00$7,500.00BBB is seeking $7,500 in funds to pay for shipping and distribution costs so that children who are economically challenged are able to receive new books while we practice social distancing. Each book will be disinfected before shipment. When families go to our program partners to pick up meals at their local food pantry or drive through food pick up through the local school system, families will be provided with age-appropriate books for each child. BBB would like to offer this service to over 3,000 families, averaging 2 to 3 books per family (approximately 6,000 individuals). We anticipate shipping 10,000 books at an average shipping price of $.75 each = $7,500 in funds.03/26/2020
Liability Insurance PaymentBoards for BrosBasic Needs$1,085.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas250http://www.boardsforbros.orgWe have a need to cover Liability and D&O Insurance for the next year (renewal of $1,085.00 - Buhl Insurance). Every year we rely upon an annual fundraiser run by Coppertail Brewing to cover this essential expense. The fundraiser always takes place in the month of March ($1 from every Florida Special beer sold in the Taproom). The Taproom is closed, we cannot count on this fundraiser covering our insurance payment. This grant would allow us to stay fully operational through this crisis and be ready to distribute over 300 skateboards and helmets already committed to BT Washington, James Elementary, ASkate and Hillsborough County/St Pete skateparks at the end of May. We are already planning on ways to distribute to these students with schools being closed. Our youth cannot use free and public skateparks if they do not have skateboards. We believe all youth should have access and thrive.$0.00$1,085.00These funds would be used to directly pay for the renewal of our General Liability Insurance. This expense is normally covered by fundraiser at Coppertail Brewing in the month of March. We do not expect this fundraiser to cover this expense this year. Additionally, most of our fundraisers are tied to restaurants and bars whose operations will be scaled back for the next several months. Having this expense covered will allow us to fundraise and cover our expense of getting free skateboards and helmets to kids who need them in Tampa Bay. We believe the need for recreational options for all youth is vital in this time of uncertainty. We have already seen a 200% increase in skateboard requests in the past two weeks alone. Having our insurance renewal covered will insure that our distributions will be able to start up again, without delay.03/26/2020
Assistance needed to stay operational during the COVID-19 crisisBoley Centers, Inc.Health & Wellbeing$369,000.00Pinellas1,000http://boleycenters.orgWe need assistance to keep staff employed and serving our clients who are Veterans, homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and non-homeless individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Our clients rely on our staff to provide them with the services they need to stay off the streets, out of psychiatric and forensic institutions and living in the community. These services include case management, supervision, in-home supports, medication management and monitoring, mental health services and assistance accessing community providers such as physicians and other health care needs. Without the support of our staff, our clients are at extreme risk of isolation, depression, decompensation and severe relapse. Since the Coronavirus outbreak we are experiencing severe delays in obtaining payments from our funders and insurance providers.$0.00$369,000.00The funding requested will allow us make one payroll, keeping our staff employed and providing services. One payroll will allow us the time to work with our funders and insurance companies that reimburse us for our services to our clients. Currently the State of Florida Department of Children and Families is considering changes to our reimbursement processes that will provide us with some additional breathing room as we work to ride the storm of shut downs while still keeping our vulnerable clients supported and ensuring their needs are met.03/26/2020
Food for HungryCalvary Lutheran ChurchBasic Needs$10,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)2,000http://www.calvaryalive.orgDue to the current crisis we are running short of needed food for the Community Cupboard food pantry. Our main sources are Feeding Tampa Bay and Publix, both which are desperately short of food. We are especially unable to get staples such as rice, canned meat and tuna fish. Publix no longer has leftover bread or baked goods. Our normal distribution is over 500 families a week, translating into over 2000 individuals, plus 30-40 homeless. Homeless need easy open cans or packages in their bags. $0.00$10,000.00Receiving funds would enable us to purchase much needed items through retail outlets or online. Fre03/26/2020
Partially FundedBehavioral Health Care delivered through TelehealthChildren's Home Society of FloridaHealth & Wellbeing$39,033.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas75http://www.chsfl.org/Family crises occurring as a result of the pandemic include inconsistent access to food, lack of adequate supervision of children during the day if parents stay employed, and economic stress if parents lose their jobs. Additionally, older siblings may have to care for younger siblings that previously were in early childhood programs. The combination of these factors will result in an increase in behavioral health issues among children and youth including depression, anxiety, stress, and acting inappropriately. Left unchecked, these issues could impact healthy child development resulting in increased risk of dropping out of school, homelessness and involvement with the law. 100 children/youth are on a waitlist for treatment. With additional resources, 75 of them would receive tele counseling. These youth are in foster care placements, referred from schools, or other community agencies.$2,667.00$41,700.00• $85/hr x 300 hours (average of 4 hours of telehealth counseling per youth x 75 youth). These children and youth are currently on a waiting list for Promoting Stability and Clinical Services which is a specialized program for children and youth in need of behavioral health services = $25,500.
• 6 tablets with VSEE software capability = ($1,200/tablet + $250/tablet for secure video conferencing software software) x 6 count = $8,700 to ensure that all Counselors have access to conduct sessions through Telehealth.
• $200 per family served with emergency food and supplies x 50% of total families served ( estimated 37.5 families) = $7,500.
03/26/2020
Created's Emergency Response to COVID-19Created Women IncDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$10,000.00Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)400http://www.createdwomen.comCreated Serves women in Hillsborough County who have been sexually exploited and trafficked. Our mission is to bring them into a community where they can find healing and restoration from the trauma they have endured. Many women we serve through our programs have lost employment and are at risked of losing housing do to the 2020 Coronavirus pandemic. We have also had to alter our normal responses for transportation and housing options in order to keep the women we serve as safe as possible. We are requesting funding to help transport clients to needed services and job opportunities as it is unsafe to ride public transportation, and for funding to help cover the expenses to serve women who come tour for help in need of clothing, groceries and other physical needs. $0.00$10,000.00Created currently runs residential community programs for women in healing and recovery from trauma and addiction that comes out of being a victim of human trafficking. While in our programs women receive the support they need to access medical care, therapeutic services, drug treatment and job resources. Our goal upon their exit would be that they have stable income and stable housing. In order to successfully obtain those services we provide bus transportation, under the Coronavirus pandemic this is not possible. We are seeking to uber clients short term, and them hire an hourly transporter until the pandemic ends. This would cost $6,000. We also serve women still stuck in prostitution and trafficking through our emergency drop in center. The other $4,000 would be used to cover current needs from loss of work like: groceries, toiletries, a utility bill, clothing, and luggage needs. 03/26/2020
Partially FundedVirtual Art Classes for 3 monthsCreative Clay, Inc.Arts and Culture$29,568.33Pinellas70http://www.creativeclay.orgWe are addressing the needs of both our contract teaching artists and our clients. According to Cornell University’s 2017 Disability Report, people with disabilities experience joblessness, isolation, abuse, and discrimination at a higher rate than the general public. At Creative Clay we address these problems every day by creating a safe and inclusive art-making space for artists with disabilities. Their artwork is sold in our gallery and placed in offices, galleries and museums. Producing and selling artwork gives our member artists a sense of identity that equalizes and connects them to the community. The COVID-19 crisis has closed our studios indefinitely, which has isolated our member artists from our program and the community. Creative Clay’s teaching artists are also hard hit because they cannot teach while we are closed. Our proposed project addresses all of these needs.$6,666.67$36,235.00During this time of indefinite closure, Creative Clay wants to ensure that our artists with disabilities have access to art-making, socialization and earning potential. With the requested funds, we propose creating a virtual art class with online access and an art kit that is free to our member artists and also will include public participation for a fee. This would create an inclusive environment, which is part of our mission. It would also enable Creative Clay to contract our 15 teaching artists to help support them during this uncertain time. Creative Clay's virtual online gallery and online shop will also be utilized to sell the member artists' artwork, furthering their earning potential. Expense detail: Teaching artists=$12,000; Program staff (social media, marketing, training)=$5420; Facility=$13,200; Insurance=$810; Art kits=$4760; Teleconferencing=$4503/26/2020
Covid-19 ReliefCristo Rey Tampa High School at Mary Help of Christians, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$317,750.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)208https://www.cristoreytampa.org/Funding to avoid layoffs and furloughs of teachers and staff members

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School (CRTSHS) is in its fourth year serving 9th through 12th grades and will graduate its first class this June. The school exclusively serves economically challenged families and Covid-19 has impacted year-end operational fundraising for teacher and staff salaries, insurance, and rent.
$0.00$317,750.00The funds will be used directly to continue operating and serving our students through the end of the school year despite the additional challenges of Covid-19. All funds will be directed to paying teachers and staff, insurance premiums and benefits, and rent. 03/26/2020
Making classes accesable online for students in needDunedin Fine At CenterArts and Culture$35,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas1,000https://www.dfac.org/The DFAC needs to purchase and install digital equipment so our students can get back to their classes. We have over 1,000 students that travel from all of the surrounding counties ranging from age 5-95 years old. Most of our students are over 65 which is the high risk and we are concerned about their health so we need the long term option of them being able to attend classes while quarantined. Many of our students say that the few hours a week they attend class is the highlight of their week, so it is our goal to keep them in class and increase the classes they can take.$0.00$35,000.00With closing the Dunedin Fine Art Center due to the Cronavirus we had over 1,000 students that were affected due to the canalization of classes. With this funding we would install cameras, hardware, software and equipment in nine of our studios for the students to login to online classes. Many of our students are now locked in their houses and this is the mental break they need to normalize their life. With nine studio and three classes a day we would be able to handle all of our students needs and ad classes for them to participate in.03/26/2020
Early Childhood Council Need RequestEarly Childhood Council of Hillsborough County, Inc.Education: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$30,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)45http://www.ecctampabay.orgThe Early Childhood Council serves young children birth to age five, screening for developmental delays and disabilities and providing early intervention for children with special needs. We also provide leadership for the Early Childhood Courts to reduce and/or eliminate children under five entering the child welfare system. Our Inclusion Support program works with Pre-K, Child Care Centers and family child care homes who serve children with special needs. We are anticipating a payroll shortfall of approximately $25,000 and an additional shortfall of supplies that we use for family and community outreach of $5,000. We consider this a short term and one time request. Payroll would be for five staff staff over two pay periods ($12,500 for each pay period). Supplies are for child care centers, churches where we hold screenings and directly to children and families.$0.00$30,000.00As noted above, we are anticipating that we will have a payroll shortfall of approximately $25,000 and a supply shortfall of $5,000. Our primary local funder is the Children's Board and they have communicated that they are hopeful to have fiscal processes function by next week. Even if that is the case, we have other programs and services that are reliant on a hard check in the mail. Since we are co-located with the school district, we are out of our offices and unable to check or retrieve mail that supports staff and community partner and family supplies. Paper goods, cleaning materials and child related materials for child care centers are in short supply at some staff homes but we have a limited supply for our monthly expenditures . 03/26/2020
Pandemic Support for Survivors of traffickingEmpower Her NetworkDomestic Abuse & Human Trafficking$10,000.00Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas23http://www.empowerhernetwork.orgSchools, businesses, churches, and organizations are closing to flatten the curve of COVID-19. Members of Empower Her Network (survivors of human trafficking) do not have the resources to stockpile groceries, pay for childcare while children are out of school, or afford rent when hours are reduced or non-existent.

Usually, a 12-18 month Tampa Empowerment Plan designed to get survivors to a place of fiscal independence costs $4,944. With such a large percentage of the network needing additional support, this cost now extends beyond our budget. With so many organizations closing during this time of great need, marginalized populations are being shut out. We are working with the survivors in our program to ensure basic needs are being met.
$0.00$10,000.00All of Empower Her Network’s operating and administrative expenses are unwritten by the NoVo Foundation.

Last week, we rolled out an exception planning process aimed at maintaining survivor stability during the pandemic. Advocates are working virtually with members to assess needs. If needs remain after local and government resources are exhausted, the network steps in.

This relief grant would cover $500 (on average) of unexpected expenses for 20 Tampa trafficking survivors, allowing them to avoid the poverty spiral. Distributions will be based on need.

Normally, Empower Her Network does not provide cash assistance to members. As we work through this difficult time, we are making exceptions when the immediate need is provisions by providing gift cards with an agreed upon purpose. Members will submit receipts to Advocates for visibility.
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Partially FundedContinuity in Delivery of Services during and post-COVID-19 crisis Florida Council on Economic EducationEducation: Early Childhood, K-12, & Post-Secondary$6,000.00Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas3,000http://www.fcee.orgThe Florida Council on Economic Education (FCEE) provides free personal finance and economic educational opportunities to K-12 students, teachers, and adult education learners from all walks of life throughout the Gulf Coast region and the state of Florida at no cost to our constituents. The primary delivery model we employ is face-to-face training and hands-on experiences. Currently, to ensure the safety of our learners and staff we have ceased all in-person training. Now more than ever, our community needs to understand the critical importance of managing their finances. As with any crisis, on the horizon are predatory lenders and bad actors waiting to take advantage of the financially illiterate. The FCEE and our partners at universities across the state are in need of funding to redirect our efforts from in-person training to creation of digital content. $4,000.00$10,000.00This funding would be used to create and produce a series of videos that address critical personal finance and economic topics that are relevant to people in high school through adult education. Our target audience will be high populations of learners in socio-economically disadvantaged areas, however we will not limit who can access these videos. We anticipate each video to cost between $2,500 - $3,500 to produce and we will employ high school teachers and college professors to develop the content and facilitate the program. This video series will cover topics such as creating a realistic budget, finding employment and writing a resume, identity and fraud protection, and loan management. Once created, the FCEE will host the videos indefinitely. All videos can also note that it was created through the generous support of, "...". 03/26/2020
Fully FundedCOVID-19 Employment InterruptionGolden Generations, Inc.Basic Needs$0.00Pinellas25http://www.goldengenerations.orgThe Corona Virus COVID-19 has created a major hardship for the girls involved in our Senior Connection Project at My Sistah's Place. GoldenGenerations serves two very high-risk populations, 1.) seniors who are fragile and who are economically challenged and 2.) girls between the ages of 18 and 21 who are either in foster care or transitioning out of foster care and into a life of independence. We are seeking funding to bridge the time of social distancing and self-quarantine to create a WIN:WIN. For the girls who were recently laid off from their jobs, we would like to employ these girls to assist the challenged seniors with grocery shopping during this pandemic. This will be welcomed assistance to the seniors and a continued paycheck for the girls. All disinfecting/anti-contamination procedures will be taught to the girls so that they can support the seniors and not put them at risk.$15,000.00$15,000.00Five young women @ 10/hr. for 15 hours/week X 8 weeks= $6,000
Admin Costs = One manager @ $20/ hr. for 20 hours/week X 8 weeks $3,200
Food Costs = $3,300 in funding for groceries and anti-contamination supplies.
Anti-contamination training from medical professionals and job coaching for the employment participants = $2,500

TOTAL=$15,000
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Partially FundedUrgent Medical Needs for Pasco County Free Medical ClinicGood Samaritan Health Clinic of PascoHealth & Wellbeing$4,000.00Pasco300http://www.goodsamclinic.orgThe Good Samaritan Clinic of Pasco (GSHC) is committed to providing top quality medical and dental services, including prescriptions, free-of-charge to eligible residents of Pasco County. Founded in 1990, we provided over 3,500 patient visits in 2019, including 333 new patients. Through our partnerships with foundations, government, hospitals and licensed healthcare professionals, GSHC is the only free clinic in Pasco County that provides a full range of services to adults ages 18-64 - medical exams, lab/diagnostic services, dental services, limited scope behavioral health and prescriptions - all at no cost to the patient. We treat serious chronic conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension, COPD and high cholesterol prevalent in our population, with effective pharmaceuticals and education regarding diet and lifestyle. All our patients must be at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level.$1,000.00$5,000.00We've lost 135 volunteer hours just from 3/16 projecting through 3/31. We added about 16 hrs/wk paid employee hours to replace absent volunteers. We also implemented intense daily cleaning of all restrooms, exam rooms, waiting areas etc. This has increased supply costs. We typically have enough donated cleaning and sanitary supplies from an annual November event to last the entire year - I anticipate running through all our cleaning supplies within the next 4-6 weeks. Finally, within the next 4-6 weeks,we expect to see an influx of new patients, who through job and health insurance loss, will now be eligible to receive our services. At $12.50 per hour for 16 hours a week, we are incurring an extra $200.00 per week or $2,800 from 3/16 to 6/30. We need $1,200 for cleaning supplies and $1,000 for the extra need to purchase generic drugs for our pharmacy to match increased demand. 03/26/2020
Food Security (Pandemic Impact)H.E.L.P.Ministries,Inc.Basic Needs$45,000.00Pinellas50,000