COVID-19 Nonprofit Needs
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nonprofit community and the residents they serve was immediate and continues to grow. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay instituted this list at the beginning of the crisis to showcase local nonprofits’ most pressing needs. The list shows our fundholders, partners and the community at large what the needs are and how they can help.
(Nonprofits submit requests through the simple, seven-question Nonprofit Needs Request Form).
Because needs evolve, the list is refreshed monthly to remove requests more than 60 days old. Nonprofits may resubmit if the need continues to exist or has changed.
The list below contains all verified submissions that have not yet been funded or have received only partial funding.
Using the list
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.
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.
|Funded||Percent Funded||Project Name||Organization Name||Category||Amount Remaining||Geographic Areas||Number Served||Organization Website||Requested Need||Amount Funded||Original Amount Requested||Fund Use||Initial Submit Date||Days from Submission to Web Refresh||Status|
|Not Funded||0%||Faster Virus Detection for Safer Residential Care||Life Concepts Inc. dba Quest, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$30,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||300||http://www.questinc.org||Quest, Inc. serves individuals with developmental disabilities.|
Quest is testing the residents and front-line caregivers of our Hillsborough County region group homes and intermediate care facilities for COVID-19 every two weeks.
We are converting to rapid detection tests, as the standard kits are taking 2-3 weeks to obtain results. Providing testing with faster results (average 5 days) will make a potentially lifesaving impact, reducing or eliminating the spread of COVID-19 infection in our residential facilities. Quest will continue to test for COVID-19 as long as is necessary to ensure the health and safety of those we serve.
It cannot be overstated: the reduction in lab time will help not only with the reduction of spread of COVID-19, but also will give greater peace of mind for our residents and their families, and our dedicated front-line caregivers and their loved ones.
|$0.00||$30,000.00||Quest is requesting funds to support the purchase of SARS-COV-2 rapid detection tests to be run on the BD Veritor Plus system. These COVID-19 rapid test kits will serve Quest's eight residential facilities in Hillsborough County, helping us complete testing for all our residents and front-line caregiving staff. (Three rounds will cost approximately $28,000-$29,000)|
Additionally, funds will be used to purchase additional personal protective equipment for use in our facilities. (Approximately $1,000-$2,000)
|Not Funded||0%||Wellness-U Holistic Health Program||University Area Community Development Corporation||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||40||https://www.uacdc.org||The University Area CDC, through our Wellness-U Holistic Health Program (Wellness-U), would like to continue to provide classes and resources that help children and families identify stress, anxiety, and depression. Through the provision of educational programming that seeks to find positive ways to cope and practice self-care, Wellness-U is about tapping into a participant’s mental health needs to realize their true potential. A focused approach to mental health is critical now more than ever as community members are facing daunting new challenges related to health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, funding has run out for these sessions and we would like to bring them back to offer a safe, professional place for people to get the mental health services they need.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Funds would be used to support a 6-week Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Program, meeting once a week for 2 hours, with 8 to 12 participants per session. Topics covered include: stress management, coping skills, mindfulness, finding life balance, self-care, goal setting, and more. The series would be led by a licensed therapist.||07/31/2020||1||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID 19 Relief||Reach Services Inc.||Basic Needs||$30,000.00||Pinellas||150||http://reachstpete.org||At Reach St.Pete our mission is to prevent, alleviate, and eliminate homelessness. With our influx of applications and growing needs due to COVID 19, it is more crucial than ever to prevent people from losing homes and services. Shortly the electric and water companies will begin collecting payments again and shutting off services, along with evictions starting to process many are and will be at risk of being homeless and/or losing their services.|
With our application process, we work to meet the demands of the urgent and long term requests preventing our community from losing their home and/or services. On our busiest days, we can receive around 75 applications an hour. Many being first-time applicants due to COVID 19 impacting their job and/or wages.
|$0.00||$30,000.00||100% of the funds will be able to go directly to our community client's needs due to a private donor who covers all our employee salaries/admin costs. |
$10,000: 50 individuals will receive up to $200 in bill assistance
$20,000: 50 families with 1 or more children will receive up to $400 in rent assistance
|Not Funded||0%||Family Support Warm Line||Children's Home Society of Florida||Health and Wellbeing||$15,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||100||http://www.chsfl.org/||Research indicates that there is a significant increase in child abuse and neglect as a result of natural disasters and economic downturns. CHS seeks to flatten the curve, reducing as much as possible the projected increase in child abuse and neglect. Nearly 75% of children involved in the foster care system are there because of family issues including unemployment, inadequate housing, lack of medical care, and food insecurity. In the first two weeks of social media outreach 5400 individuals clicked on warm line ads. |
The family support warm line will serve anyone, but outreach will target families with young children, adoptive parents, teens, and new mothers who need an immediate session with a therapist because of the impact of COVID-19. The warm line is providing crisis counseling (and a text option) to families at no cost.
|$0.00||$15,000.00||• Warm line - $125 per hour for after-hours and weekend support and brief counseling.to 100 people. Available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. $12,500|
• Community education - $2,500 for increasing awareness of this service
The warm line is available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day. Because the Warm Line does not require client to provide any personal information, However, we request that clients provide the county where they live. We will have data (race/ethnicity, economic status) only on those persons who request additional assistance from CHS programs.
|Not Funded||0%||General Operating Expenses||Spanish Lyric Theatre, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$8,950.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,200||http://www.spanishlyrictheatre.com/||SLT has a long history of Spanish and English programming throughout the County. And while COVID has lingered on longer than we originally thought, the inability to physically perform has caused us lost revenue in ticket sales as well as created economic hardships for our donors and sponsors. Our June production of In the Heights was postponed and moved to June 2021. But due to the uncertainly in being able to physically perform in 2021, we are now having to refund tickets to the tune of $3,100. We rely on ticket sales to cover the costs of our monthly operating expenses which are:|
• Warehouse storage sets and costumes $950/mth
• Insurance $125/mth
During this time, we have moved to original virtual programming, utilizing as many local Tampa artists as possible who are willing to donate their time.
|$0.00||$8,950.00||We are planning a virtual concert for Hispanic Heritage Month and we have the rights to two virtual Broadway productions, Disenchanted and Silver Belles which only approve streaming through Broadway on Demand which is an additional cost. We have been using artists cell phone camera’s for our programs, but we need to increase the quality of these performances by purchasing equipment that can be shared easily with our artists for these upcoming productions.|
• 8-10 ring lights $50/each
• 8-10 USB Microphones $200/each
Our general operating expenses for the next 6-months are approximately $6450. Virtual programming equipment expenses are approximately $2500. Neither of these expenses include any advertising or show expenses. Total cost to fund is $8950.
Thank you for your generosity and for your consideration.
|Not Funded||0%||Dress for Success Tampa Bay Moving Forward Program Participant Required Laptops||Dress for Success Tampa Bay||Workforce Services and Career Development||$3,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||36||https://tampabay.dressforsuccess.org/||Due to Covid-19 we have had to transition from in-person workshops to Zoom workshops. The requested need is for six refurbished laptops. To enable women without technology access to participate in Dress for Success Moving Forward Program (MFP) Zoom workshops. There are 6 cohorts (12 women each) per year. This Dress for Success MFP professional development program trains women how to create email accounts, cover letter and resume writing skills, interviewing skills, how to research careers, conduct internet job searches, build a LinkedIn page and using social media strategically. The MFP prepares women to express themselves positively and effectively in a job interview. Guest speakers from companies within the community present real-world scenarios and applications of successful interviewing skills and present opportunities for employment. The laptops will help 36 women every year.||$0.00||$3,000.00||The funds would be used to purchase six refurbished laptops. OnPoint IT Solutions has been in service to Dress for Success Tampa Bay as a part of their commitment to community engagement. Kim Bullard, the owner of OnPoint IT Solutions, oversees care of Dress for Success Tampa Bay technology. They have provided technological assistance over the years that we would otherwise be unable to afford. They will be providing professional technological counsel and assistance in obtaining refurbished computers to ensure high quality, software content, efficacy and economical value to meet the needs of our programming.|
Kim Bullard, Owner, OnPoint IT Solutions
|Not Funded||0%||Thrive By Five Operational Costs Financial Support||Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||Pinellas||100||http://www.elcpinellas.net||Thrive By Five is a 100% grant funded collective. The granting period was slated to end December of this year; however, we have been approved to continue to use funding until June 2021. We are stretching the funds as far as they can go once the we begin the fiscal year in August. There is a deficit when we strive to account for marketing for community based projects, developed through our collective impact work, as well as basic digital operational costs since the initiative is 100% digital due to COVID-19.||$0.00||$10,000.00||TB5 connects is a digital tool that uses an online questionnaire to customize results to connect families with programs and resources within Pinellas County. These programs collectively support the early childhood development of children, ages birth to five. This tool has not been launched, and we would like to fund an online marketing campaign to advertise this unique tool to support parents, especially during this pandemic. Maintaining a digital presence is vital in our efforts to educate and help parents and caregivers access wrap-around services to ensure their children are successful upon entering kindergarten. The funding will be used to place a marketing firm on retainer to strategically assist TB5 to market this project and other digital initiatives such as Family Friendly Workplace Pinellas and website hosting and maintenance.||07/30/2020||2||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Request for Funds to Continue to Provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Counseling to our Special Operations Active and Veteran Community||Brian Bill Foundation, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$90,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||90||http://brianbillfoundation.org||The Brian Bill Foundation's Warrior Healing Program contains six modalities of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), equine assisted learning, yoga, meditation and breathing techniques, iRest and nutrition. Normally, we introduce all of these modalities at an introductory retreat on a ranch. Attendees are Special Operations men who have been deployed and as a result have combat post traumatic stress, mild traumatic brain injuries and chronic pain.|
During Covid-19 we have not been able to have the retreats. However, our licensed mental health therapists trained Accelerated Resolution Therapy have been working by Zoom, Skype and phone with our Special Operations Community.
THE REQUEST IS FOR FUNDING FOR OUR THERAPISTS TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THERAPEUTIC SUPPORT. THEIR PAYMENT IS $100 FOR AN HOUR SESSION.
|$0.00||$90,000.00||Our Special Operations men in need normally will have a one hour session a week with their therapist at the Brian Bill Foundation.|
This will allow for our therapists to be able to work with ninety men a week for ten weeks.
|Not Funded||0%||Computers Needed to Empower Employment Success for those Impacted by COVID-19||Connections Job Development Program||Workforce Services and Career Development||$4,000.00||Pasco||300||http://connectionsjobdevelopment.org||The economic impacts from COVID-19 are being felt more acutely in the Tampa Bay area and Florida than in many other parts of the country due to the state economy's heavy reliance on the tourism and hospitality industries, as well as the state's fiscal dependence on sales tax. Approximately 218,000 Tampa Bay area jobs have been lost. Many of these workers have not had to look for a job in years and need help in their job search. Connections Job Development helps the by providing the unemployed and the underemployed the skills and resources they need to find and keep a good job. All of our clients do not have access to computers or internet. They come to us to help them learn new skills and learn how to find employment through online resources. We are currently in need of $3000 to purchase 3 new computers to accommodate the increasing number of clients coming in for services.||$0.00||$4,000.00||We need to purchase 4 new computers that will be used by our clients to help them in their search for employment. Our clients do not have access to personal computers and / or access to internet. Many clients had limited skills working in restaurants, bars, retail and hotels. We help our clients by assisting them in computer training, making resumes, teaching them how to search for jobs online, conducting mock interviews, setting up clients with mentors and helping them with other resources that may be impacting their ability to find a new job. Prior to COVID-19, we would service approximately 10-12 clients a week. We have a computer lab with 4 computers. We are currently seeing 25-30 clients a week, assisting them with unemployment claims, resumes, job searches and computer training. We need to purchase additional computers so clients do not have to wait when they come in.||07/30/2020||2||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||PARC Programs & Services Support - COVID-19||PARC, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$20,000.00||Pinellas||600||https://www.parc-fl.org||COVID-19's mandated closure of PARC's on campus was devastating to our individuals. The vital and wonderful programs they enjoy each day were abruptly stopped. Thankfully our amazing staff developed and implemented daily activities and programs that they could take part in within the safety of their homes. This provided tremendous comfort and enjoyment for our individuals. This closure also caused a huge loss of income to PARC. While PARC is open again, only at 50% capacity, our income is still greatly reduced due to the limited number of community participants allowed on the PARC campus. We are very thankful to be open again, but the strain of the pandemic continues. This grant would have such a positive impact and provide much needed relief to our organization during these difficult & uncertain times.||$0.00||$20,000.00||These critical funds would be used to continue support all of PARC's vital services and programs. PARC's participants are greatly relying on us to provide the programs they are accustomed to receiving each and every day. With COVID-19, PARC has incurred additional expenses, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) for our Direct Support Professionals who care for close to 100 individuals in our group homes, additional cleaning and disinfecting supplies, PPE for our campus staff who assist our community participants, additional supplies to provide new and creative activities for our group home residents, and increased Respite trips for the health and well-being of our families. All these pandemic driven expenses are in addition to the expenses of our daily programs offered on campus.||07/30/2020||2||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||SPC Student Emergency Fund||St. Petersburg College Foundation, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$25,000.00||Pinellas||50||http://spcollegefoundation.spcollege.edu/||As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many of our students are still struggling with financial hardships brought on by job loss, furloughs or reduction in working hours. Since the pandemic, we have seen an incredible increase in the number of requests for our SPC Student Emergency Fund. In a 36 hour period, we received over 500 requests for funding. Due to the financial impact and lack of resources close to 6,000 had to make the difficult decision to either lessen their coursework or drop out. We are in dire need to raise more funds. Your gift to the SPC Student Emergency Fund will assist our students as they continue to pursue their academic dreams.||$0.00||$25,000.00||In response to this need, the SPC Student Emergency Fund is uniting the community. Funds are available to all of our students. Students may request up to $500. Applicants provide a signed statement explaining their need for funding and how it will be used, along with documentation supporting the amount requested. |
A gift of $25,000 will help us change the lives of approximately 50 students whose financial hardships during this pandemic forced them to either lessen their course work or stop out completely. Though our campuses are located in Pinellas, your gift will potentially support students from any and all of the Community Foundation’s focus counties due to our large online enrollment from across the region. SPC is a Community of Care, your investment will help us continue our mission and will give hope during these uncertain times.
|Not Funded||0%||A Home To Stay Safe In||Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||Pasco ; Pinellas||300||http://www.habitatpinellas.org||Over the past few months, many of us have come to realize the extreme importance of “home”. Home has become the place where we shelter, where we work and for many children where they will attend school this year. During this time, Habitat PWP has continued to build homes for our families. Many that are waiting for their Habitat home are currently living in substandard, over crowded situations. Most have a lease that is ending soon so it is imperative that Habitat PWP continues to build so that they will have a home to move into. In addition to needing a home, they need one that is affordable and decent. Habitat homes are sold to homeowners at no-profit and for a zero interest mortgage. They are all five star energy efficient. Homeownership will change the course of a family for generations to come, breaking generational poverty and allowing families to have a stable place to live.||$0.00||$50,000.00||Habitat PWP will use the funds to continue to build homes during COVID. During this time, we have not been able to utilize volunteers so we have had to rely on staff and subcontractors. In order to keep building homes while adhering to increased restrictions, Habitat PWP will need additional funding. The funds are used for construction materials, tools, permit fees and landscaping. |
An entire home sponsorship is $50,000, but any amount of donation is greatly appreciated. Habitat plans to build 60 homes this year in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties.
|Not Funded||0%||Cleaner Air, Healthier Guests||Ruth Eckerd Hall, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$150,000.00||Pinellas||300,000||http://rutheckerdhall.com||Ruth Eckerd Hall, a renowned performance center in Clearwater, normally presents over 500 events a year. In March, the Hall had to temporarily close our doors due to COVID. As a result, more than 70 events were rescheduled or postponed. The inability to host large groups of patrons has impacted our operating budget drastically. |
This summer we began presenting performances for patrons in a small, intimate setting, while diligently following state regulations. It is of the upmost importance that people who choose to return to the Hall feel safe. We are purchasing and installing UV Light Commercial HVAC-PHI Air Purification Cells, which are designed to eliminate sick building syndrome risks by reducing odors, air pollutants, chemical odors, smoke, mold, bacteria and viruses. Funding support will help with these efforts, ensuring that the cleanest possible air flows throughout our venues.
|$0.00||$150,000.00||Ruth Eckerd Hall is seeking funding to purchase UV Light Commercial HVAC-PHI Air Purification Cells. Installing these will ensure that safe, clean air flows throughout our organization for patrons, students and performers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the coronavirus appears to spread most quickly indoors -- potentially through air circulation systems.|
The Light Commercial PHI-Cell? is designed to reduce viruses, odors, air pollutants, smoke, mold and bacteria. The units mount into air ducts in air conditioning systems, where many sick building problems start. When the air conditioner runs, the Light Commercial PHI-Cell? creates a process that reverts oxidizers back to oxygen and hydrogen after the oxidation of the pollutant. These oxidizers and the UV energy kill microbes in the air conditioning unit and throughout the room at the contamination source.
|Not Funded||0%||NOMADstudio Neighborhood MicroCamps||NOMADstudio||Arts and Culture||$30,000.00||Pinellas||1,200||http://nomadartbus.org||Restrictions, shutdowns, and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an increased demand for children’s enrichment activities. In response to this need, NOMADstudio organized our new MicroCamp initiative, providing free, small-scale, pop-up art programs in Pinellas county neighborhoods. Beginning in July 2020, NOMAD teaching artists began hosting weekly MicroCamps with children in their own neighborhoods, facilitating creative, socially-distant, two-hour engagements. Participants take home new art supplies each week. Artists observe CDC guidelines on social distancing, masks, and sanitizing practices. Camp locations are chosen to maximize access by foot or bicycle and to focus attention in areas of need. If the demand for enrichment activities continues and MicroCamp attendance confirms continued interest, we hope to expand the program beyond the initial 10-week period.||$0.00||$30,000.00||Requested funds would be used to pay teaching artists for MicroCamp facilitation ($11,000); purchase portable studio equipment ($11,000); purchase art supplies*, sanitizing supplies, and protective equipment ($5,500); and provide administrative support for this program ($2,500).|
*When working with large groups we normally purchase a shared set of art supplies. However, to avoid potential for viral transmission on surfaces, we provide an art supply kit for each participant to keep instead of share. This increases our usual costs, but with a longer-reaching impact and benefit, bringing art supplies permanently into the homes of youth in the neighborhoods we serve.
|Not Funded||0%||Transition to Virtual Programming||Palm River Family Services||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$5,500.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||287||http://www.palmriverfamilyservices.org||Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Palm River Family Services can not continue the after school program and must look at implementing a virtual program to continue supporting children in the Palm River area with STEAM programming and tutoring to help them succeed. Along with continuing to help the children we would be able to do virtual parent engagement events so we can continue supporting the family unit and they can continue being involved with their children's education. Our goal during this unprecedented time is to continue to provide services and support needed for the local area. In order to continue offering service and support, technology is the key for virtual programming.||$0.00||$5,500.00||Funding would be used to support our conversion and implementation of virtual programming. This would include laptops that meet the technical specifications for Zoom for 2 full time employees, Microsoft 365 licenses for 2 full time employees, Zoom Pro annual subscription for 2 hosts, IT set-up fees and 2 full time staff time to develop and convert program to virtual format and train on Zoom.||07/29/2020||3||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Weekend Blessings Backpacks||People Helping People in Hernando County, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$6,500.00||Hernando||650||http://www.phphernando.org||Weekend Blessings is a unique program designed to feed children whose families qualify for Federal Free/Reduced Price Meals and have little or no food on the weekends. We provide backpacks full of food to take home over the weekend. Proven results from this program are better test scores, improved reading, positive behavior, improved health & increased attendance. Our WB program provides for approx. 650 students in 11 Hernando County preschool, elementary, middle and high schools, and two Head Start programs. Our program has the support of many local community groups, civic organizations, churches, a synagogue, and a mosque, who partner with PHP to help stuff backpacks each week. Additionally, we receive financial support from the United Way Hernando and Suncoast Credit Union. Because of recent events, our donor who purchased backpacks in the past has decided not to help us this year.||$0.00||$6,500.00||Throughout the Covid pandemic, we continued to distribute bags during the summer using plastic grocery bags. With our current fundraising capabilities limited, we haven’t been able to hold any events to raise funds to provide for our WB program but there is still a huge need. Although some students won’t go back to the classroom and will proceed with e-learning, we still provide everyone with the opportunity to pick up their backpacks at school each Friday. The cost to purchase bulk quantities of backpacks is $6.50 each. To purchase cheaper backpacks isn’t feasible as they fall apart quickly and often times the bags are lost or damaged and we need to give students a new bag. We go through around 1,000 bags in a school year. With a grant of $6,500, it would enable us to purchase 1,000 new backpacks for our Weekend Blessings Program.||07/29/2020||3||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Reopening The Florida Holocaust Museum Safely and Securely||Florida Holocaust Museum||Arts and Culture||$50,000.00||Pinellas||150,000||https://flholocaustmuseum.org/||The FHM is one of the nation’s most comprehensive Holocaust museums reaching over 150,000 people inside and outside its walls annually. It is a significant resource for Holocaust study and genocide history for mandated Holocaust education (FL Statue 1003.42(g)). To reopen, The FHM will need to implement several new protocols to ensure the health and safety of visitors. This is in addition to several security flaws previously identified through expert study. Most notably, the entrance doors open wide, allowing visitors to walk directly into the Museum before going through security. Due to COVID-19, there will be even more challenges and risk potential. Social distancing requires visitors to enter one-by-one creating more gatherings outside Museum doors or the doors being open for greater lengths. Further, Antisemitism & vandalism has escalated including defacing two Temples in Sarasota.||$0.00||$50,000.00||Funds obtained will be used to purchase equipment, supplies and signage to comply with CDC COVID-19 guidelines to safely and securely reopen The FHM to the public. This includes, the installation of sneeze guards, redirecting visitor’s traffic patterns, and potentially replacing several interactive displays. In addition, funds will be put towards the 1.3M redesign project of the front entrance that allows all visitors pass through security before entering the Museum. Although the immediate goal is to ensure a more secure environment for students and other visitors, redesigning the front entrances creates additional opportunities to make the Museum a more attractive and welcoming experience for visitors, allow for more external and internal signage and allow for local attraction information. This is an important piece of the long-term economic recovery of our region.||07/29/2020||3||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Covid-19 Response of Free Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals and Organizations.||Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Workforce Services and Career Development||$10,000.00||Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||3,000||https://nlctb.org/||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 created a series of free webinars, addressing common concerns such as Grant Writing in Times of Crisis, Fundraising Dos and Don’ts, and Managing Mental and Emotional Exhaustion. With the needs of nonprofit organizations and their constituents at our fore, the ability to pivot in support of our sector is a top priority. We have seen an average of 71 students per webinar and have impacted 471 organizations since our first free webinar in March. As we continue to monitor the progress of COVID19, we understand that there will be continued need for free resources for the nonprofit sector.||$0.00||$10,000.00||Funding will be used to develop and present free webinars to leaders in the nonprofit sector, centered around data driven topics of critical importance to nonprofits. |
• Develop: The NLC is committed to producing relevant content of importance to nonprofit leaders and continuing to listen and collaborate with master trainers to provide training free of charge. Funding in this area will support data driven strategies to align programming with the current and emerging needs of nonprofit organizations and leaders.
• Present: NLC commits to a level of excellence that is easily seen in our free webinar offerings presented to date in 2020. Funding in this area will support staff time in the production of these webinars as well as the curation of topics with subject matter expert presenters.
|Not Funded||0%||Food Pantry Assistance||Ministerio Voces Angelicales||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||150||https://facebook.com/MVAofPC/||MVA is a non-profit that serve homeless population and low-income families. MVA wants to make sure eone has enough to eat, hygiene products for personeeds, and information required to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic with as little discomfort and distress as possible. Our requested need is to supply enough food and hygiene products to our food pantry. Due to the high demands, our food pantry goes low very quickly and we are strugguling to maintain it full. Your assistance will help us keep it full at all times.||$0.00||$10,000.00||Due to the recent outbreak, and the unemployment rate, more families are in need. The requested funds will be used to purchase dry food, meats, produce, and hygiene products. Most of the purchases are done through Feeding America and local meat markets that will provide low cost to help those in need. This will help us keep our doors open and fullfilling the local demands.||07/29/2020||3||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Mental Health Resources to Reduce Stress and Anxiety during, and after, COVID||Yoga 4 Change, Inc||Health and Wellbeing||$6,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas||250||http://y4c.org||Due to COVID-19 and the longevity of social distancing, Yoga 4 Change (Y4C) is requesting funds to provide mental health resources to decrease stress and anxiety and increase mood and sleep. The pandemic has fomented a critical need for programs that are devoted to improving the health, well-being, and physical and emotional functioning of individuals and Y4C offers a holistic, novel, cost-effective program. Y4C offers evidence based programming to veterans, youth, individuals who are incarcerated and those living with mental health conditions. The pandemic has revealed an increase in loneliness, as well as an increase in substance use and substance use overdoses. Y4C attests that by offering mental health resources (physical movement, breathing exercises, self inquiry), through the Y4C curriculum, more individuals will embody self acceptance, empathy and healthy coping skills.||$0.00||$6,000.00||Yoga 4 Change has pivoted to offer all programming virtually to facility partners and has gained new partners invested in the long term health of their clients. In transitioning all programming virtually, due to COVID-19, Y4C has encountered financial needs unforeseen before the pandemic. The funding requested will enable Y4C the opportunity to supply pre-recorded videos to 2-3 facilities, in Tampa Bay, to use as mental health resources for their clients, therefore increasing the positive impact on the local community. Pre-recorded videos will give each facility proprietary means to offer classes based on their schedule and what is best for their client. In addition, the funding will provide technology/equipment needed to ensure the virtual programming offered by Y4C is consistent, clear and high quality, in an effort to give students the best experience possible.||07/28/2020||4||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Assistance due to COVID 19||Impact Academy School||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$60,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||28||https://impactacademyschool.org||We are requesting assistance for our payroll needs as well as our daily operations needs. We are a non-profit private school for special needs children ranging in age from 4-22. Due to the COVID 19 situation, we were forced to close our school which left our employees without work for several months. 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 uncertainty surrounding these times. As we prepare to return to school, we are taking extra measures to prepare our building. We are also unsure of the impact COVID will have on our enrollment. We follow Hillsborough County when making decisions about our closings, and at this time we are preparing to open August 24.||$0.00||$60,000.00||We would use the funds we received to meet our payroll needs. We would also use the funds to continue building preparation and the labor costs associated with preparing for the start of school.||07/28/2020||4||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Improving the Safety of our Campus Preparing for new Guidelines||Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||10,000||http://jatampabay.org||JA Tampa Bay is committed to providing a safe campus for our students, staff and visitors.Currently our campus, like the schools we serve is closed, JA is committed to be ready to open following the strictest of standards as soon as we are able to. Adhering to the State as well as the CDC guidelines requires us to add additional cleaning and sanitizing precautions as well as configuring our space in order to keep our students safe.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Funds will be used to purchase, mobile ultraviolet disinfectant devices that eliminate up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. Bolstering the strict cleaning protocols already in place. Additional sanitation stations will be added along with equipment needed to meet the current social distancing requirements. Due to the strict social distancing JA's 35,000 square foot facility will need to be reconfigured in order to meet the requirements and provide a safe environment for the over 30,000 students who visit us annually. We do expect that student visits will be delayed until mid October providing us the opportunity to properly prepare.||07/28/2020||4||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Eviction Prevention Support||Love INC of Metro Tampa||Basic Needs||$15,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||30||http://loveinctampa.org||Love In the Name of Christ (INC) mission is to mobilize Christian Churches to serve individuals who have a needs that are not typically addressed by other organizations. They are the people who fall through the safety net and often end up at a "church door". Since the COVID 19 crisis began, Love INC's staff and volunteers have |
worked without a break in services to ensure people referred to us were served with dignity and respect and received one on one support in navigating the various challenges they faced because of the pandemic. We worked to ensure people received any benefits for which they were eligible but for various reasons many could not access the CARES and unemployment resources. We are now preparing for an increase in people seeking assistance to avoid eviction. We we leverage all available resources but know public resources will not be adequate to meet need.
|$0.00||$15,000.00||This money will be used to enhance an eviction prevention fund already been established through a generous donation of $10,000. The total funds will be used to prevent evictions for the individuals who are referred to our Love INC Help Center where we determine their needs, assign a volunteer resource navigator to work with them to make sure they have accessed all available resources, have a plan for maintaining their rent going forward, and are willing to receive mentoring and coaching related to budgeting and financial management. We will leverage benevolence funds from our member churches to help pay for those we approve for the eviction prevention funds. Currently, Love INC has ten families seeking assistance for eviction prevention. We know that for these families, they are behind at least two months behind in rent. We want to enhance the community's response to eviction.||07/28/2020||4||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Adult Education and Workforce Development Services for Homeless and ALICE Households||Homeless Emergency Project, Inc.||Workforce Services and Career Development||$20,000.00||Pinellas||100||http://hepempowers.org||For the past several months, HEP has had to significantly reduce operations due to the pandemic and the resulting statewide orders to curb the spread of the virus. We have lost significant amount of anticipated revenue that would normally be generated through regular funding streams, yet we have remained fully staffed throughout this period. |
North Greenwood is underserved, with one of the highest rates of poverty and unemployment in Pinellas County. These issues are further exasperated by COVID-19 , resulting in higher rates of unemployment. The ALICE population of adults and families living in North Greenwood must have access to workforce development services co-located in their community in order to help them secure jobs that pay a living wage to support their families and essential skills that improve their behaviors and lead to greater financial and housing security.
|$0.00||$20,000.00||In partnership with the Pinellas County School Board, HEP provides workforce development services to ALICE residents in North Greenwood including homeless and formerly homeless residents of HEP. We are conducting community outreach, career counseling, ABE/GED courses, self-enrichment courses, job training, resume’ writing,|
interviewing skills and job placement and certification opportunities. Certification programs include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ServSafe food safety certification among many others. All certification programs are online and self-paced. Funding will be applied toward certification fees that would otherwise have to be paid for by our program participants since funding is not currently available to cover these costs. During these trying times, funding is needed more than ever to help marginalized households achieve greater financial and housing stability.
|Not Funded||0%||Meals, Hygiene Items, and Mental Activity Needs for Isolated Seniors||Suncoast PACE, Inc.||Basic Needs||$19,850.00||Pinellas||150||https://suncoastpace.org/||Suncoast PACE’s Adult Day Center (ADC) regularly serves 150 seniors who are facing chronic illness and aging, helping them stay healthy, nourished and socially connected. Our clients are among those most at risk from COVID-19 and in order to keep them safe our ADC closed in March. However, these seniors still require direct and ongoing support to stay healthy and mitigate the serious mental and cognitive impacts of social isolation. The PACE team has risen to the challenge of meeting our participants’ needs in this context by completely reinventing our day program to support our now homebound participants. The team is making phone calls, conducting home visits, organizing virtual group activities, and delivering food and necessities to participants in their homes on an ongoing basis. We need support to continue funding the purchase of essential food and supplies for weekly deliveries.||$0.00||$19,850.00||This funding will provide 10 weeks of support for 150 participants, including: socialization activities (1 activity kit per participant per week with puzzles, games, and etc.), food support (two bags with shelf stable food and/or fresh produce per participant per week), hygiene items (one delivery per participant per week of items such as deodorant, soap, lotion, etc.), and COVID-19 safety items (masks and hand sanitizer delivered to each participant weekly). These funds will also provide for 10 weeks of hot meals (5 days/week) for 25 of our most nutritionally vulnerable participants. Please note that while Medicare and Medicaid continue to support the operation of the PACE program and the costs of medical care for our participants, the additional costs incurred for these services are not covered by the funds the program receives from these sources.||07/27/2020||5||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Equipment to Support Virtual Arts Programming||New Tampa Players||Arts and Culture||$6,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||2,000||http://newtampaplayers.org||New Tampa Players has not been able to open our space to public performances due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in our area. We have been supporting our community through virtual arts projects using participants cell phone cameras. In the future, we would like to increase the quality of these projects by purchasing videography equipment that can used in the space to prerecord performances for streaming. We would also like to purchase 10-15 sets of videography equipment to supplement cell phone cameras for Penguin Project. This equipment would be lent to our Penguin Project families, so they can participate in an online Penguin Project production from their own homes. Penguin Project is a theatre program for children and young adults with special needs, and this equipment is essential for Penguin Project to continue during COVID-19.||$0.00||$6,000.00||New Tampa Players would like to purchase:|
For general use:
- 1 camera for use in our space and outside to prerecord programming for later streaming and possibly for livestreaming
- Camera microphone equipment to enhance sound quality when camera is used outside
- 1 computer to process video and to use to livestream from our space
For use in Penguin Project:
10-15: Ring Lights to enhance the lighting of cell phone cameras for home use
10-15: Pop-up backdrops
10-15: Microphones to enhance the soundquality of cell phone cameras for home use
The Penguin Project kits will be used to produce a Penguin Project online production.
|Not Funded||0%||Student Scholarship Program||Bees Learning, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$22,440.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||22||http://beeslearning.org||Bees Learning, Inc is addressing the need for low to moderate income families to have access to safe and effective educational programming. Many lower-income families have fewer options regarding school placement for the fall. Our dynamic programs alleviate the barrier by providing scholarships to students that attend a public school and qualify for free/reduced lunch. Each student that receives a scholarship will be able to attend our day classes and receive 580 hours of tutoring annually. Two scholarships will be funded through this grant. |
Funding from the Community Foundation will also allow us to partner with Bear Creek Elementary to enroll 20 4th grade students in our virtual learning program. Each student will receive 200 tutoring hours annually. All tutors are certified teachers that provide live teaching sessions for our students for 1 hour, Mon-Thursday.
|$0.00||$22,440.00||$14,040 will be used to enroll 20 4th grade students in our virtual learning program. Dollars will allow us to pay a certified teacher that will be assigned to the class, cover the cost of necessary software, and purchase take home books for students to engage in a daily book discussion. $8,400 will provide two scholarships for two primary students from Pinellas Park Elementary to attend our day sessions at our learning center. Funds will support personnel cost (tutors), books and educational supplies. |
All students enrolled in our educational programs receive a Student Success Plan that is updated every 3 months. Leah Veal, a Specialist level educator, oversees all assessments and standards-based diagnostic tools to track and monitor learning gains.
|Not Funded||0%||The Florida Holocaust Museum Digital Education Resources||Florida Holocaust Museum||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$25,000.00||150,000||https://flholocaustmuseum.org/||COVID-19 has had a devastating economic impact on The Florida Holocaust Museum, resulting in loss of revenues from admissions, event and school group tour cancellations, etc. Although our building is closed, The FHM is preparing to help teachers and students throughout Florida return to the classroom. Whether they’re learning at school or home, with your help, we can ensure that they have the quality and consistent free resources they’ve come to depend on from us to fulfill the Florida Holocaust education mandate. 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 uncertainty, our commitment to never forget and to educate remains strong. 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.||$0.00||$25,000.00||The FHM Education Team is working directly with school district officials and educators to assist with teaching the Holocaust either in the physical or virtual classroom. 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. Primary sourced curriculum guides helping educators prepare lessons that can be paired with our Museum virtual tour that now includes 3D images of select artifacts, audio clips and more. 3. Dynamic age appropriate Teaching Trunks filled to the brim with classroom resources complemented by a new digital library which will soon be available to students and teachers. 4. In-Depth educational workshops and self-paced online courses to support teachers who need guidance on how to teach about the Holocaust.||07/27/2020||5||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||STAYING SAFE TOGETHER: Personal Protective Equipment for MTC Students and Staff||MacDonald Training Center||Workforce Services and Career Development||$2,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||100||http://macdonaldcenter.org||MTC is carefully planning for the re-opening of its campus for in-person instruction, reconfiguring classrooms and common areas to allow for social distancing and smaller classes. Students will need proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitizing products to stay healthy and safe upon their return. MTC students will be entering a radically different learning and social environment of physical distancing and limited interpersonal contact. Students will be excited to see teachers and fellow students after months of isolation (and possible regression of social skills), so it will be critical for MTC to be prepared with all the necessary health and safety supplies to support student success. Funding would be used purchase this life-saving equipment for students to continue progress toward their employment goals.||$0.00||$2,000.00||MTC's job training and certification programs are more critical than ever, as Hillsborough County residents with varying abilities will re-enter a hyper-competitive job market in the wake of COVID-19, with a projected jobless rate 10% or higher than the national unemployment rate. MTC offers solutions to the challenge of re-employment through its innovative, certificate-based job training in four growth sectors: technology, manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality. |
Funding would be used to purchase PPE, including masks, hand sanitizer, antiviral wipes and other supplies, in order to open MTC’s doors to the first cohort of returning students. (For example, air purifiers for each classroom cost between $200 and $500 per unit. A grant from the Community FoundatioN would support the purchase of this life-saving equipment as students return to in-person programming and instruction.
|Not Funded||0%||Emergency staff for RCS Food Bank||Religious Community Services, Inc.||Basic Needs||$18,673.00||Pinellas||30,500||https://rcspinellas.org/||RCS Pinellas is requesting $18,673 to cover temporary emergency staff for the RCS Food Bank. At the start of the COVID-19 quarantine, the Food Bank was forced to hire a temporary employee to cover operations traditionally handled by volunteers. Many of our volunteers are elderly, among the high-risk group for COVID-19. For example, COVID-19 has resulted in the following volunteer workforce impacts: |
• 106 active volunteers prior to COVID-19 to 25 active volunteers.
• 161 group volunteers prior to COVID-19 to 0 group volunteers due to cancelations.
• 5 community service volunteers prior to COVID-19 to 2 community service volunteers.
• 6 student volunteers prior to COVID-19 to 0 student volunteers.
RCS has maintained this emergency position for 14 weeks. RCS expects we will continue to need emergency staff through at least October.
|$0.00||$18,673.00||Funding will support one temporary staff member hired to assist with daily food distribution and management. With only 8 paid employees at the Food Bank, serving 200 people a day and distributing food to 79 subsites is a challenge. Food Bank budgets are currently stretched due to equipment needs and shortages of food donations. RCS has already paid $10,120 in unbudgeted expenses for emergency staff. Extending the position another 3 months will cost approximately $8,553 ($712.80/week). The COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity in Clearwater and the neighboring municipalities. RCS Food Bank has experienced a 24% increase in first-time households requesting food bank services.||07/27/2020||5||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Combat Senior Loneliness and Mental Health Needs||NAMI Pasco County Florida Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$7,000.00||Pasco||60||http://namipasco.org||Due to Covid 19 we had to shut down our in person programs and support groups. Though we have started to offer them online the seniors that we once served are still not able to attend. |
We are finding that our seniors (elderly) do not have the technology or technical knowledge to join our online support groups and calling in by phone just isn't the same. We would like to purchase the technology and set up a program that would allow seniors (including those with mildly declining cognitive functions) to interact with trained staff every other day. In addition they would be invited to a weekly support group just for seniors and have an interactive message sent to them everyday that they must connect with to receive a bingo number.
Senior loneliness is one of the main causes of depression with them no longer having our support they are at great risk.. With your help, we can stop this.
|$0.00||$7,000.00||Each senior would be given a senior friendly tablet (with a contract signed that we would get it back to help other seniors when they no longer wish to use it) and if needed a wifi device. The tablets cost $89 each as of right now, but we would try to negotiate for a bulk buy. We also know some will need wifi devices which cost approximately $30 a month.||07/26/2020||6||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Lower Elementary Technology||Hillel Academy||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$14,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||48||http://www.hillelacademytampa.com||Hillel Academy is a non-profit preschool through 8th-Grade institution open to the entire community. Preparing students for the technological world in which they live is important to us and pedagogically, we begin that education starting in the 3rd-Grade. Through 2nd-Grade, outdated Ipads and laptops are used to supplement reading and math education.|
Now, these technological tools have taken on even more importance due to Covid-19. 60% of our student population receives financial discounts to attend. Many of this 60% and even some of the 40% have requested additional aide due to the recession. We have had to cut our expenses dramatically. So not only are we struggling to replace these important educational tools, these are the same tools we will lend to students if we have to learn from home due to Covid-19.
|$0.00||$14,000.00||The requested funds will be used to purchase a class set (20) of Ipads and a class set (20) of Chromebooks for the Kindergarten through 2nd-Grades. These tools are used throughout the primary school to supplement reading, writing, and math education using dynamic software platforms aligned to students' individual learning levels. Additionally, our young students do not have much access to these tools at home and as an institution that reduces 60% of its population's tuition to attend, these same families cannot afford these tools in their homes. We expect that some tech tools will need to be loaned to our children if they fall ill or we have to stay home due to Covid-19.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Virtual Programming Support||Franciscan Center Tampa Florida, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||1,000||http://www.franciscancentertampa.org||The Franciscan Center, a retreat center and spiritual oasis for the Tampa Bay community for 50 years, was forced to temporarily close it's doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since we are unable to provide retreat space or on site programming for now, we have quickly pivoted to providing virtual programming via Zoom. So far we have had great success with educational, spiritual, professional and personal development programs. Some titles have included: Spirituality Book Club, Unleash Your Creativity, Rome's Female Saints, Interfaith Devotional, Conscious Contact 12 Step, and Insight Meditation. We intend to expand and continue with this very successful initiative as we hear and feel the thirst and need for this from our community.||$0.00||$5,000.00||We strive to make our offerings accessible to all no matter what their financial situation may be. Some of our programs require a small fee or pay what you can, some are free. We are asking for funds to help with the administration costs of this type of programming including staff time, upgrade Zoom subscriptions, digital consultant, speaker stipends and materials.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Air Purifiers for Classrooms to Prevent COVID-19 Spread||Cristo Rey Tampa High School at Mary Help of Christians, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$10,800.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||208||https://cristoreytampa.org/||Provide students and staff with the utmost protection against COVID-19 (and other viruses) with an air filtration system derived from NASA Technology used on the International Space Station.||$0.00||$10,800.00||The funds will be used to purchase 10 Air Scrubber by Aerus with Certified Space Technology(TM) units to be installed to each HVAC system at the school. As we know, COVID-19 is primarily spread airborne and the Air Scrubber will help protect students and staff from contracting and spreading the virus. Cristo Rey Tampa is following all CDC guidelines including practicing social distancing and requiring everyone to wear a mask. The lifecycle of the unit is estimated to be more than 10 years.|
The ActivePure(R) Technology is derived from NASA Technology as used on the International Space Station. The unit actively targets contaminants in the air and on surfaces, eliminating them on contact. Detailed information on the unit can be found here: https://www.airscrubberbyaerus.com/assets/airscrubberaerus_sellsheet.pdf
|Not Funded||0%||Emergency Health & Human Services Program (EHHSP)||Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. (COC)||Health and Wellbeing||$10,367.77||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||10||http://www.copticcharities.org||COC 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 10 individuals pass this crisis. Through our culturally and linguistically staff, COC will provide direct client services by assisting the clients with filing for food stamps, and Medicaid applications. Also, will assist with healthcare, doctors' appointments, and interpretation during the doctor's appointment, assist with access to medical prescriptions, explaining the prescriptions guidance per the doctor and pharmacist instructions.||$0.00||$10,367.77||Salaries|
•Project Manager to oversee project $40 x30hrs =$1,200.00
Coordinator &bookkeeper for Payroll checks and reports$20x60hrs =$1,200.00
Social Worker to meet with clients $16x 412hrs =$6,592.00
Salaries Sub-Total $ 8,992.00
Fica@7.65%, Social Security@6.2%; Medicate@1.45% (total 15.3%) =$1,375.77
Fringe Benefits Sub-Total $1,375.77
TOTAL EXPENSES $10,367.77
|Not Funded||0%||Program Security Upgrade||Bayou Outdoor Learning and Discovery, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||120||http://campbayou.org||While most of our programs have slowed due to Covid restrictions, one program is still drawing interested participants- our monthly river paddle. These educational paddle tours allow up to 9 participants to experience the river and its environs, lead by our knowledgeable volunteers. They are also great for exercise and to relieve some anxiety or de-stress. Canoes and kayaks can be rented if the participants do not have their on boat. While we have a small number of kayaks, enough for 5 people, an additional 4 kayaks would help accommodate anyone who needed to rent one on the tour. Our greatest need, however, is the purchase or construction of a storage shed near the launch ramp to keep these kayaks. For security reasons (we had 4 stolen from a less secure onsite location in past years), we've had to keep them much further away from the river, making these trips harder to expedite.||$0.00||$5,000.00||We have researched storage sheds in different construction types- from metal cargo containers to pre-constructed sheds to the cost of lumber and volunteers to build our own. The most cost effective, aesthetic and timely storage shed is a portable shed such as this: https://cookstuff.com/shed-styles/the-garage-style-shed/ . In conversations with sales folk, we can get an adequate lockable shed for $5000 delivered. While we would love to also purchase more kayaks (or accept donations from folks who don't use theirs anymore or who have upgraded), we need a place to store them securely first. This would help us achieve this goal.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Feeding Pasco||The Volunteer Way, Inc.||Basic Needs||$40,000.00||Pasco||35,000||http://www.thevolunteerway.org||We are addressing the need to supply healthy food to low to no income consumers which has been exacerbated since the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many within our community have lost their jobs due to businesses closing and them being laid off. This has caused an|
enormous increase in the amount of consumers coming to us for food.
We are feeding individuals and families, children, seniors, veterans and the homeless through our food pantry, mobile food pantry, brown bag program and soup kitchen.
Our current needs: (1) be able to purchase additional food to meet the needs of all affected by COVID.
(2) address the needs of our seniors by supplying them with pet food through our "Animeals" program. Many seniors are utilizing their food to feed their pets instead of for themselves. For many of our seniors, their pets are the only company they have. Provision of pet food reduces their anxieties.
|$0.00||$40,000.00||Funds will be used to pay handling fees for in-kind donations from Operation Blessing, |
purchasing food through other food distribution companies to supplement foods received from USDA and Feeding Tampa Bay, to purchase pet food for our Brown Bag Program seniors through our "Animeal" program, and to pay Arlisa's Events who has been preparing hot meals distributed through our food pantry. Their contract with the county through FEMA is due to run out at the end of July, 2020. They have been preparing approximately 500 meals per day for us to distribute.
|Not Funded||0%||Personal Protective Equipment for Program Particiipants||University Area Community Development Corporation||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||8,000||https://www.uacdc.org||Currently, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UACDC has transitioned most of our programing to a virtual environment. With the anticipation of resuming our in-person programs and service in late August, the need for personal protective equipment for our participants, staff, and volunteers will be overwhelming. UACDC programs that would need PPE include: Steps for Success (350 household members), Prodigy Cultural Arts Program (1,500 participants), INVEST Workforce (1,500 participant), Get Moving (4,470 participants) and Harvest Hope Park. Approximately 58 percent of the people in this community live below the federal poverty level; 80 percent represent minority groups; and 9 percent are unemployed (prior to COVID-19). Residents are not financially equipped to take care of their own PPE needs.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Funds would be used to buy Personal Protective Equipment: masks, hand sanitizer, Lysol spray, face shields and gloves for all program participants (youth and adults) to safely run in-person classes. University Area Community has one of the highest COVID-19 cases per zip code, while residents still need immediate access to resources and services. Masks are required for programming and we believe the most equitable thing to do is to provide at least 1 mask/PPE supply bag to participants who may not have financial or transportation resources to get the items they need safely.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Laundry Project Support||Current of Tampa Bay, Inc. dba Current Initiatives||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||1,000||http://engagecurrent.org||The Laundry Project by Current Initiatives assists lower-income families with meeting a basic need – washing clothes and linens, by turning laundromats into community centers of hope. Laundry fees are paid for while volunteers assist with laundry services and create a caring space at the laundromat. Clean laundry is not just an on-going financial burden for many families due to low income and/or out of work due to the crisis but is also a contributing factor to health and wellness. We are committed to doing what we can to bolster the health and wellness of families in need by safely providing clean laundry during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the past 4 months we have worked with the City of Tampa and City of St. Pete to safely provide 52 different Laundry Project days at 22 laundromats across the Bay Area serving 1,100 families (5,000+ individuals) with washing 11,000+ loads of laundry.||$0.00||$10,000.00||Funds from this grant will be used to directly help financially struggling families and out of work hospitality employees by paying for laundry fees and purchasing laundry supplies. Washing clothes at a laundromat is not only a logistical issue but can be a big financial burden. It can cost the average family upwards of $40 per trip to the laundromat. Funds will be used to safely host several free laundry days at local partner laundromats to pay the laundry fees of families coming to the laundromat on those days. Funds will be used to provide laundry supplies for families to use during the Laundry Projects i.e. soap, softener, bleach, stain remover etc. Funds will also be used to provide safety products during the Laundry Project for families and volunteers i.e. face mask, gloves, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies to clean touched surfaces and sitting area.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Funding for our Youth program. Tampa Bay Hurricanes Youth Football and Cheer||Tampa Bay Hurricanes Football and Cheer||Basic Needs||$15,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||250||http://tampabayhurricanes.com||Do to the Covid-19 we were unable to fund-raise as normal.... We are in need of football and cheer uniforms and most importantly new equipment for our football program such as helmets, shoulder pads, football tackling dummies, and other useful football equipment.||$0.00||$15,000.00||Funds would be used to help us with uniforms and and football equipment....and last help with the basic functioning of our program and helping come off the ground..||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||PPE for COVID-19 Testing||The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$5,760.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||5,580||https://www.crisiscenter.com||In April, the Crisis Center’s TransCare Medical Transportation Service began supporting the county by offering mobile COVID-19 testing to individuals in Hillsborough County who were unable to travel to a testing site or did not have their own transportation to access one of the designated sites. We are the only service in Hillsborough County providing mobile testing. Since the county knew we were successfully managing the mobile testing, they approached us in June and asked for our assistance in running two additional COVID-19 testing sites in Sun City Center and Wimauma. While grateful for the additional opportunity to support our community during this time, it has placed a strain on our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) supplies and budget. Each day of testing requires us to have full PPE for each of the six EMTs present, and we are currently staffing test sites four days a week.||$0.00||$5,760.00||While we budget for PPE equipment each year, the unprecedented events of 2020 have resulted in the allocated PPE funds depleting months ago. Any funds received from this grant would be utilized to purchase PPE for our TransCare staff. As the number of cases in Hillsborough County and throughout Florida continues to rise, we know the number of individuals being tested will only continue to increase. PPE allows us to ensure that our staff are protected as much as possible while testing community members for COVID-19, while also ensuring that those being tested feel safe. The $7,760 in funding covers the costs of PPE for our EMTs at testing sites for five months of time.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success||Earn to Learn FL, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||3,363||https://earntolearnfl.org/||Earn to Learn FL(ETLFL) will train & deploy 10 AmeriCorps Members to Hillsborough & Chamberlain High Schools this fall. Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success is funded by AmeriCorps Florida effective August 1, 2020. As a COVID-19 response, ETLFLFL is developing and implementing the program on a virtual platform. The AmeriCorps Members will provide 12 months of service to each high school to complement the existing high school counseling team. Each high school student will be given the opportunity to complete ETLFL Personal Finance Training (online & self-paced) to become eligible to apply for Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success. Since the AmeriCorps Members will be working remotely for the foreseeable future, there is a shortfall of funding needed to acquire laptop computers for the 10 AmeriCorps Members to be assigned to Hillsborough & Chamberlain High Schools.||$0.00||$10,000.00||The requested funds would be used to purchase 10 laptop computers (plus tracking and 12 months technical service) to be issued to the 10 AmeriCorps Members assigned to remotely serve 11th grade students at Hillsborough and Chamberlain High Schools. |
NOTE; The 3363 estimate of individuals to be impacted includes the current population of all students attending Hillsborough and Chamberlain High Schools who will be offered ETLFL Personal Finance Training as a point of eligibility to apply for a Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success slot.
|Not Funded||0%||Studio Equipment||Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg Inc.||Arts and Culture||$4,700.00||Pinellas||25||http://balletacademyofstpetersburg.com||We have been able to bring back the majority of our dancers to a safe environment this past month. Unfortunately, our facility is a city building and because of Covid 19, the city is not bringing all children programs back into the recreation centers, as a result our building is now hosting another program and we are having to move to a new studio. We have to furnish the new studio with flooring, ballet barres and mirrors. Current estimates are $4,700. We continue to struggle with our traditional fund raising and several of our dancers are not comfortable in coming back with the surges we have been having in Covid infections. Any funding to help with the move would be greatly appreciated. We are on our way back to a strong recovery. Like everyone else we are trying to cover lost tuition and keep our bills paid.||$0.00||$4,700.00||The purpose for this request is simple, We need additional monies to move into a new studio forced by social distancing limitations of the City program. Not knowing if or when restriction may let up we had to find a new location to get back to dancing together. The new studio requires Marley flooring, portable ballet barres and mirrors. Any funding would be greatly appreciated toward this relocation.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Immediate, daily needs||Living Life Outreach, Inc.||Basic Needs||$25,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||1,000||http://livinglifeoutreach.org||Our ministry seeks help in providing recovery resources for various populations affected by the coronavirus and COVID 19. Those resources include basic, essential, needs such as clothing, food, and housing as well as transportation. Living Life Outreach also provides assistance with Hillsborough County Healthcare application and assistance with food stamps.||$0.00||$25,000.00||The people we serve in our serving usually are in need of clothing such as work clothes, such as jeans, and shoes; day laborers need boots They may also need perishable and nonperishable food items and minor eating utensils and cookware. Transportation can be an issue for them and we do our best to make provisions via bus passes or other modes of transportation. Immediate shelter (hotels) is a must. A healthy number of our service seekers need mental and/or medical health services; therefore, connecting them to Hillsboro County Health Care can be paramount to their long-term recovery. However, before those services can be rendered, proper identification and Social Security cards are needed; many, if not most, of our participants, lacked those essentials. Our program facilitates the replacement of those credentials, however, sometimes, state and/or federal agency fees have to be paid.||07/24/2020||8||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Support Students & Teachers' Mental & Physical Health||Indi-ED Foundation||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$7,750.00||Pinellas||75||https://indi-ed.com/||Indi-ED's mission is to empower children by re-imagining the concept of school. |
Typically, we focus on designing strategic educational opportunities that connect to the real world so that our students become energized about learning. We tailor the experiences to our students’ interests and abilities, and collaborate with the community so that our students will be supported academically and socially.
This year however, our focus has to shift significantly.
When our teachers, students, and families begin their school year in August, they will be doing so after being sent home to unexpectedly not return to school since March 13th. They will have spent the last 5 months dealing with a global pandemic. Most of them in strict isolation.
We will be teaching traditional content both virtually and in person. But our main focus will be their physical and mental health.
|$0.00||$7,750.00||To address our students' mental health we would like to offer at least through Aug. & Sept. to start: |
-yoga and meditation classes: 4 classes a week x 7 weeks x $50 a class = $1,400
-expressive arts classes: 2 classes a week x 7 weeks x $150 a class = $2,100
Both classes would be conducted by two other local businesses so the funds would be invested back into and supporting our community threefold.
To support our students' physical health, we need to implement the following:
-EPA approved spraying of our facility, van, outdoor play equipment, A/C vents, etc. bi-monthly $850 x 5 months = $4,250
Also conducted by a local business.
$1,400 + $2,100 + $4,250 = $7,750
Thank you for your consideration and support.
|Not Funded||0%||TBNEH Expansion of COVID Emergency Hunger Response Programs for Tampa Bay Homebound||Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger||Basic Needs||$150,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||4,200||https://networktoendhunger.org||To meet the need of feeding children that opt to go to school virtually, we will continue and expand the Meals on Wheels for Kids program (MOWs4Kids) in Tampa Bay. Since launch 3/23, we have expanded the program to serve all of St. Petersburg and outlying areas (to include Lealman, Gulfport), East Pasco, and Wimauma. The program utilizes volunteers to deliver a week’s worth of shelf-stable meal ingredients and a 5-meal pack per child, to transportation-disadvantaged homebound children and families. We are also providing each family a hurricane pack to include a week’s worth of ready-to-eat, shelf-stable foods, water, and a flashlight. As of now, 80% of our parents say they will not send their child back to school in-person. The program is a necessity, as there are thousands of food insecure children that will not receive food from school and have difficulty accessing other feeding sites.||$0.00||$150,000.00||The Meals On Wheels for Kids 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 meal ingredients, fresh produce, and a 5-meal pack is $41/child per week including head of household. We aim to serve over 4500 with this additional funding. Our St. Petersburg program began with 20 children, 4 months later we are serving 550 per week and the need is growing. The funds will help cover the costs of expansion of our MOWs4Kids program in Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough August 1 – December 31, 2020 to serve the homebound children this coming School Year.||07/23/2020||9||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Digital Inclusion Helps Kids & Seniors||Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$51,840.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas||960||http://seniorsinservice.org||We urgently need to equip 160 low-income senior-aged volunteer tutors with technology to serve virtually. Last year they served 20+ hours/week helping K-3rd graders. Teacher assessments show 95% improved literacy. Now COVID-19 may stop volunteers from physically returning to school. Kids facing many life challenges will need their help more than ever. Armed with technology, volunteers can serve kids remotely thru rotating centers on laptops set up by teachers or after-school staff. We will meet children where they are with consistency from a caring adult that all kids need, especially now.|
COVID-19 made clear the gap for seniors who need digital access to essential services (e.g. health/food delivery). Plus they’re missing the kids and a reason to get up every day. We need to provide a safe way for them to continue serving kids who desperately need their support.
|$0.00||$51,840.00||Funds cover devices, connectivity, training/support, protective tablet cases for 160 volunteer tutors who each provide 1-on-1 tutoring/mentoring to at least 5 at-risk children. This helps both the children & volunteers. We will help low-income seniors embrace & effectively use technology for teacher-guided activities that support children virtually during COVID-19 and also to help seniors access essential services digitally. Costs include: 1) Tablets (160 volunteers @ $150 each); 2) Connectivity for 40 volunteers who don’t have internet (40 @ $30/mo x 12 = $14,400); 3) Cyber Seniors: Group training followed by one-on-one ongoing support for 1 year (Group rate for 20: 36 hours @ $30/hr x 8 groups = $8640); 4) Cases: 160*$30= $4800). |
Total requested: Tablets $24,000 + Internet $14,400 + Training/Support $8640 + Cases $4800 = $ $51,840
|Not Funded||0%||Ready for Tomorrow - Technology for a Sustainable Future||Ready for Life||Basic Needs||$4,620.00||Pinellas||550||http://readyforlifepinellas.org||Ready for Life (RFL) provides support, resources and guidance former foster care youth need to successfully transition to adulthood. Our solution-based skill center supporting youth (ages 15 to 25) in homelessness prevention, education & employment, and lifeline support networks. |
During the COVID-19 crisis, we continue to provide services to this vulnerable population, however, now much is done virtually or by appointment. While our technology was adequate for how we did business yesterday, today things are different in every way. How we communicate as a staff, talk directly with clients, and share our stories and solicit donations changed nearly overnight.
RFL has purchased, upgraded or subscribed to technology to survive this crisis. We continue to explore "virtual" fundraising options, knowing how different fundraising & fundraising events are in today’s environment.
|$0.00||$4,620.00||Communication technology upgrades at RFL for the next 12 months include: Zoom $180; Constant Contact $840; IGTech $1000; Tech Soup $160. |
Fundraising upgrades for the next 12 months include: Donor Perfect On-Line Forms Plus $600; Text to Give $720; Payment Services $720; transaction swipe capability $400.
Total Request $4620
This investment in Ready for Life’s communication and fundraising technology will have immediate impact today and create sustainability for our uncertain tomorrows.
Thank you for this funding opportunity and for considering helping us be Ready for Tomorrow!
|Not Funded||0%||United Support Fund||University of South Florida Foundation, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$25,000.00||2,000||http://giving.usf.edu/||COVID-19 has disrupted all our lives, but USF students, many of whom are far from home, have been especially affected. Students have lost their jobs, and due to family financial challenges, may face further reduced financial support. |
USF received a large economic relief package through the federal CARES Act to assist with emergency student aid, but we anticipate that these funds will be depleted before student needs are met. Also, international and undocumented students, including those protected under DACA, are ineligible to receive CARES Act funding.
While USF is providing remote instruction, counseling, and other support services to these students, their new financial realities are a source of significant stress and unease. Urgent needs like food, toiletries, rent money, and other basic essentials are beyond the reach of some of our students.
|$0.00||$25,000.00||In response to this need, the USF United Support Fund is uniting the community to assist our most vulnerable. Funds are available to students of any USF class year, major, college, or campus.|
Students may request up to $1,000. Applicants provide a signed statement explaining their need for funding and how it will be used, along with documentation supporting the amount requested.
A generous gift of $25,000 will help lessen the burden of at least 2,000 students who face financial hardships during this pandemic. With campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota/Manatee, your gift will potentially support students from any and all of the Community Foundation’s focus counties. The success and well-being of our students remains our top priority; your investment will be invaluable to many students struggling through an overwhelming time.
|Not Funded||0%||Safer at Home with WEDU PBS||Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc./WEDU||Arts and Culture||$365,000.00||5,000,000||http://wedu.org||Running a public television station with a mostly remote workforce has been extraordinarily challenging. As the pandemic carries on with new cases on the rise, WEDU has never been more important. Yet, our infrastructure has not been built for this kind of long-term remote work. WEDU needs to invest in new technology that will not only benefit our colleagues working from home, but also the voices we bring on-air to share important information with our community. Our programming provides accurate news to help navigate the pandemic, inclusive programming to help give context to this moment of social unrest, and respite from the noise and rancor with comforting programs. An investment in technology is essential to navigate for WEDU our new normal.||$0.00||$365,000.00||These technological investments will have long-term value regardless of when, or if, our studios operate at pre-pandemic levels and will ensure production staff are safe when collecting stories, that our administrative workforce will have a reliable digital infrastructure, and most importantly that our broadcast equipment reliably delivers our six channels to more than five million citizens. These funds will provide:|
-hardware and software for our production team to produce broadcast quality content from the safety of homes
-mobile computer systems for editing
-professional remote IT support contracted services, providing a infrastructure for support to a decentralized workforce
-server and cloud-based software upgrades for a faster remote network
-new antenna system to ensure signal stability for increased viewership
|Not Funded||0%||Operational Costs for Help Line Program||Manners Housing Foundation, Inc.||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||Pinellas||175||http://mannershousing.org||We have been unable to fund raise due to Covid-19 and we are in need of funding for a case manager to operate our Help Line Program for one year. The program connects homeless students with local shelters and food pantries for an immediate solution to being homeless. Once we receive a call and figure out the need of the student, we do one of several different steps. Questions must be answered in order of our flow chart to determine the students path to a shelter or alternative housing. Intake at shelters are usually on a first-come-first-serve basis and we aim to make sure the student is safe. With this in mind we will provide the student with a night or two at a B&B or hotel before shelter intake or other arrangements can be made. If needed we will drive the student to the shelter or B&B or help to pay for drug testing to enter the shelter.||$0.00||$50,000.00||Funds would be used for one year of operational costs for the Help Line. |
This is projected to include:
● 30 students with a paid college application fee in order to start enrolling in classes and receive access to academic advising, bus passes, food pantries, etc.
● 84 students put up in an Airbnb to keep them off the streets while waiting for an open bed and case management
● 60 students with background checks in order to shorten the time it takes to find an open bed
● A full tank of gas every month to take students to the school if needed and to a safe place to sleep
● Due to Covid-19: Masks, gloves, and sanitizing solutions for the safety of the student and case manager
● A Student Resource Director (case manager) to help students navigate the housing system, find open beds, provide life skills coaching, and connect students to resources
|Not Funded||0%||Grants||Unite the Wright's Way||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas||1,890||http://unitethewrightsway.com||The programs we offer at Unite the Wright's Way are Financial Counseling, Life Coach, Credit Assistance, Self Confidence, Parenting Strong, and Peer Counseling. By offering services that are concentrated on serving those less fortunate, we can make a positive contribution by helping the families we serve lead more fulfilling and positive lives. These programs are mandatory for all residents. Parents who are taught the basics of smart and healthy living, will not only pass these lessons onto their children, they will also begin making positive contributions to society for generations to come. Our goal is to provide safe and affordable living situations for deserving families.||$0.00||$10,000.00||Unite the Wright's Way has been directly affected by CoVID 19. Instead of offering our normal assistance programs we were limited to feeding families in need because of quarantine and limited resources. Due to CoVID 19, many families were forced to choose between paying bills or buying groceries. We did not want families to have to suffer this fate, so we went out and brought food to families and dropped it on their doorsteps. Recently the government has started issuing food assistance, which has allowed us to start shifting back to our original mission. Due to CoVID 19 our donations have drastically decreased. This has had a major impact as we are still in the process of seeking an apartment complex to purchase. Until we can provide housing, we work with our families on the other programs we offer. CoVID 19 has directly limited out resources and therefore we are seeking help.||07/22/2020||10||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Support our Students (S.O.S.) Emergency Funding - short term assistance for those affected by COVID-19||Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc.||Workforce Services and Career Development||$10,000.00||Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||40||http://phsc.edu||Pasco-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 PHSC 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 PHSC 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 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||$10,000.00||Funds 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 $250 each from the SOS Fund, PHSC 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.||07/21/2020||11||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Tampa General Hospital Center for Infectious Diseases- ICU Monitors||Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$2,000,000.00||1,000||http://tgh.org/foundation||Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is on the front-line fighting the pandemic and taking care of our community. Due to the surges in COVID positivity,our hospital is increasing COVID ICU capacity by renovating our existing Rehabilitation Hospital into an Infectious Disease Hospital. The former rehab hospital is located on the far end of the campus, and only connected by a walking bridge, which allows for natural separation of our infectious disease patients from all of the other patients at TGH. This new hospital will not only let us care for those with COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, it will position TGH among the nation’s leaders in the response, treatment, mitigation and prevention of current and future infectious diseases. This renovation includes construction, purchasing 59 ICU beds, 59 ICU monitors, and other necessary equipment to create the negative pressure isolation rooms.||$0.00||$2,000,000.00||These funds will be used to purchase 59 ICU monitors for the new Infectious Disease Hospital. This will allow TGH to have all COVID ICU patients in one area, instead of separate floors, which makes it safer to care for them. The ICU monitors track patients vitals, like heart rate, oxygen, etc. Each patient needs their own monitor. TGH is hoping to complete construction of the first floor of the hospital and have all of the equipment purchased by the projected open date of October 1, 2020.||07/20/2020||12||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Non-Profit Theater needs help with rent||LAB Theater Project Inc.||Arts and Culture||$25,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||500||https://www.labtheaterproject.com||We are a small non-profit theater company in West Ybor in Hillsborough County. We provide education and performance opportunities to emerging artists in theater in our community. Due to the pandemic, we have been unable to generate the revenue necessary to keep our doors open. We need help with our rent and utilities, on average $2900 per month. We have been a small start up company who only in January signed a lease for a new space, which we just opened. You can learn more about us and our mission at http://www.labtheaterproject.com. Your grant will keep us alive and serving our community as we have for the past five years.||$0.00||$25,000.00||Funds would be used to keep the company open, to provide a place for emerging artists to learn and study theater as well as allow the company to continue to try and find innovative ways to produce live theater in the age of Covid-19.||07/20/2020||12||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Virtual Youth Initiative||The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay||Arts and Culture||$40,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas||5,000||https://www.masterchorale.com||Given the current and anticipated challenges facing educational institutions and teachers around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay is requesting funding that would support a new, online component of our Youth Initiative. With rapidly evolving updates to social distancing guidelines and information about the risks of ensemble singing, educational leaders will have to make difficult decisions about making special electives, like music, a priority. The Master Chorale firmly believes that musical opportunities offer invaluable experiences to young students and the organization is uniquely positioned to help supplement existing music education curriculum.||$0.00||$40,000.00||The Master Chorale intends to design, create, and implement a free, virtual alternative to our existing Youth Initiative program, which would be accessible by any educator with an internet connection. The program would be designed with specific guidance and feedback from Hillsboro and Pinellas County music supervisors to ensure synergy between The Master Chorale’s educational program and school board approved curriculum. A series of pre-recorded programs, each focusing on different topics that sequence and build upon each other, would be created by The Master Chorale’s Artistic Director, and would be distributed to primary and secondary music educators to be utilized and incorporated into their curriculum. Musicians from The Chorale will also be active collaborators, and will provide a “voice” for a myriad of musical subjects through demonstrations and performances.||07/20/2020||12||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Books of Hope for Victims of Domestic Abuse & Human Trafficking||The Priceless Journey||Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking||$2,500.00||2,000||http://thepricelessjourney.org||Hope is lost for many right now as they face the devastating effects of COVID-19. Many who feel there is no way out and no one sees them. The Priceless Journey wants to bring them hope, one book at a time. Giving the opportunity for victims of human trafficking and domestic abuse to experience freedom from situations that hold them captive. Awakening a deep-down desire for something more and letting women know that they are truly priceless. Abusers are abusing more. Traffickers are on the lookout for runaway teens. Prisons are overrun. COVID causes problems across our country and for many no safety can be found. Let's bring the message of hope and redemption to each one, giving them outlets to reach out to and gain the help that they desperately need. In the back of every book, there are resources for victims to reach out to and get the help they need. No one is ever too far gone!||$0.00||$2,500.00||We would use all the funding received to print, distribute, and deliver 2,000 books to our various partners in the following counties... Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. We would provide training from our advocates on how best to use the book to save lives and restore hope. We will visit all sites three times over the next three months ensuring they have a constant supply of books and all staff are well 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.||07/20/2020||12||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Refrigerated Truck for Food Outreach Ministry Operation Hope of Florida||Lighthouse Gospel Mission, Inc||Basic Needs||$28,900.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||2,090,050||http://lmin.org||We are in dire need of a refrigerated truck, because our food ministry has been directly impacted by COVID19.|
1)We've been receiving a surplus of food, especially fresh food from Feeding America and other grocery stores, and a refrigerated truck MUST be used for fresh goods.
2) We've had to turn down loads due to not having enough trucks, and due to our other much older refrigerated truck having problems and out of service at times.
3) We've had to change our model, and adjust due to COVID19. Instead a focus on partner ministries picking up food from us, we now are directly transporting food to those in need. COVID has caused many of those ministries to lose volunteers, and therefore losing the ability to pick up food from us.
This truck will help us to carry the need COVID has brought about in our community.
|$0.00||$28,900.00||The funds will be used to purchase a 2013 refrigerated truck that costs exactly 28,900.|
This truck will be used to:
1) Continue the mission and work of Lighthouse Gospel Mission's Operation Hope program.
2) Take on the many more loads of food being offered right now so that our hurting community can get the food they need.
3) Help us to start delivering the loads of food to those ministries, who because of COVID, do not have the volunteers to come pick up the food themselves.
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Response fund for Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Children||Knowledge Action Initiative||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||9||http://kaiinternational.org||Families that have a child with the rare disease of Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CDLS) are greatly effected by the COVID-19 crisis. CDLS children require high cost needs that put an additional strain on low-income families who are struggling financially due to lack of work or resources. Our fund helps to relieve the financial burdens and daily challenges families have. We have identified so far 9 possible CDLS children in the Tampa Bay area. We will continue to get a better count. We greatly appreciate your consideration for funding our initiative.||$0.00||$10,000.00||Funds will be used to help support respite care, therapy, special food, equipment or other emergency needs. The 10,000 requested is the base amount. Any amount above the base amount would have a greater impact on the needs of families.||07/18/2020||14||Active|
|Partially Funded||0%||Straz Strong||David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts||Arts and Culture||$2,998,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||500,000||https://www.strazcenter.org/||If you understand and support how the arts can serve as a lifeline to people in isolation, and in times of crisis, then we need your help.|
Since March, the Straz has cancelled or postponed more than 1000 events. Our doors may be closed, but our mission has never wavered.
Although Tampa Bay's children are learning remotely, they still need to build the critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills that are taught in our award-winning arts education offerings.
Your support today could help us hang onto our remaining essential staff as we create and deliver the pivoted arts learning experiences that homeschooling parents, underserved schools and children throughout our region depend upon.
And together, we can plan and deliver the uplifting community celebration of our cultural resilience when we can safely emerge from this crisis.
|$2,000.00||$3,000,000.00||Your support today could help us retain our remaining essential staff as we create and deliver the pivoted arts learning experiences that schools throughout our region depend upon.|
As a nonprofit institution and vital economic generator in the Tampa Bay region, any and all funds awarded would be used to help:
• Keep our community workforce working,
• Keep Tampa Bay artists working to develop and deliver pivoted safe and accessible quality arts education and community engagement offerings,
• Engage with our education partners and other community institutions such as VA hospitals to identify and mitigate emerging community needs through our individual and collaborative resources,
• Maintain and protect cultural resources for our Tampa Bay community,
• Maintain minimal facility operations while ensuring a clean and safe facility for our community to return to when it is safe to do so.
|Not Funded||0%||Fund a Director of Education position to conduct remote learning sessions with teachers and students||Florida Council on Economic Education||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$30,000.00||50,000||http://www.fcee.org||Since the pandemic teachers are in dire need of assistance setting up remote learning environments and addressing the current state of our country. We have heard from hundreds of teachers who are seeking guidance as they prepare to deliver classes in a way in which they were never trained to do. The FCEE is ready and capable of working with teachers to build a framework for their social studies, economics, personal finance, business and other core classes.|
Our Director of Education will create content, administer virtual training sessions on delivering that content, vet and review outside resources to make recommendations, and work with local school districts to meet teachers' needs. Additionally, teachers who participate in professional development training will receive classroom materials and are eligible to receive Continuing Education Credits toward their teacher's license renewals.
|$0.00||$30,000.00||The Florida Council on Economic Education is requesting funding for a Director of Education position. The ideal person for this position would be a retired or out of work educator with experience using online platforms. Currently, the FCEE has funded smaller projects of this nature with tremendous success (over 600 teachers and students will be trained just this summer alone). This funding would allow us to bring someone on part time to continue this important work. Topics to be covered include:|
- Utilizing digital platforms at all grade levels
- Macro and Micro Economics
- Personal Finance
- Teaching students about the economics of a pandemic
- Addressing the economics of the BLM movement in your classroom
- Addressing inequities in our society
- Investing in Women & Girls
Additionally, we will cover any requests by district or school personnel for specific topics.
|Partially Funded||50%||COVID-19 RELIEF FOR FOOD ASSISTANCE||SOUTHEASTERN FOOD BANK||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Pinellas||20,000||http://www.southeasternfoodbank.com||Southeastern 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 many business continue to remain closed or operate on limited hours, the need continues to be high 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 these past months. 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.||$10,000.00||$20,000.00||Funding 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.||07/17/2020||15||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Jobsite Theater Unemployed Artist Fund||The Jobsite Theater, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$12,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||10,000||https://www.jobsitetheater.org||We have close to 60 artists (actors, composers, designers, directors, etc) who have been un/deremployed since 3/13. Many of them have lost all income since they are also fitness instructors, coaches, teachers, and so on as "gig-life" workers. Many have still not received proper unemployment benefits and it is uncertain whether any additional stimulus assistance will come. These 1099 contract workers -- the reality for most artists in this region -- are in a precarious place, and we want to help in this time of crisis. We will identify the most needy 24 and arrange for $500 honoraria for each of them to submit a short digital feature for us to distribute free online as a gift to the community. This is a critical time -- we risk losing these artists forever if they leave the region or are forced to enter a new industry due to the economic reality. We are less than nothing without them.||$0.00||$12,000.00||The $12,000 represents the 24 honorariums at $500 each that will be offered to to regional artists currently suffering un/deremployment due to the coronavirus closures. We will identify the most needy first, and then work up to take care of as many of these folks as possible. Each artist will then be contracted to create a 5-15m video they can do with proper health and safety in mind that somehow showcases their talent. These will be a collections of "how-to" videos, time-lapse videos showing off their artistic process, music, monologues, storytelling/spoken word, movement/choreography and so on that showcase the individual artist's talent. Collaborations are being encouraged, and we are encouraging work that centers marginalized voices. We will work with the artists and assist in video production and editing then distribute these for free online as a goodwill gesture to the community.||07/17/2020||15||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Chapters Health Foundation - COVID 19 PPE and Support for Caregivers, Patients, and Families||Chapters Health Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$200,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||7,500||https://www.chaptershealth.org/||Chapter Health System (CHS) affiliates continue providing quality care for patients and families as COVID-19 (C19) rages on in Florida. CHS has been impacted financially, with over $1.2M in PPE costs and curtailed fundraising activity, caregiver exposure, with hundreds of volunteers on hold and staff either ill or quarantined. |
In March, CHS established the C19 wing at the Melech House in Temple Terrace—the first hospice wing dedicated to C19 patients. Today, the entire house is dedicated and full. CHS is working to provide more space to care for the influx of patients.
CHS caregivers serve on the front lines caring for thousands of patients each day. They are dedicated to patient and family comfort, risking their own health. Hospice patients deserve a peaceful transition, families deserve comfort, and hospice caregivers deserve adequate protection, support, and fatigue relief.
|$0.00||$200,000.00||Grant funding would be used to offset costs for|
• PPE, including N95 masks, gowns, gloves, booties, face shields, and surgical caps.
o As the number of C19 cases increases, combined with the CHS average daily census of 3,500 patients, CHS will need more PPE than ever before to protect its caregivers and remaining volunteers.
• Food and staples
o Food pantry items for patients and families in need.
• Digital/Communications Equipment
o iPhones and iPads (used and new) for telehealth patients without access and safe family visitation with C19 patients.
• Legacy Teddy Bears
o Voice recording teddy bears offer solace and comfort to grieving families who may not get the chance to visit with loved ones dying from coronavirus.
• Care Packages for Caregivers and Staff
o Morale-boosting items, such as coupons for free coffee and meals, personal comfort items, and more.
|Not Funded||0%||Museum Operational Expenses||Pinellas County African American History Museum||Arts and Culture||$22,500.00||Pinellas||225||http://curtismuseum.org||We have an urgent need to begin an oral history and preservation project since the elders in our community are needed as the primary source of information. Their personal memories and collections may be lost since sooner or later they will no longer be with us. Our hope for funding to begin to digitize our collection was derailed by the financial difficulties caused by Covid-19. Also, to begin the oral history project with the creation of a media production area in one of our rooms was delayed by financial difficulties caused by Covid-19.||$0.00||$22,500.00||The Curtis Museum, formerly and historically known as the Pinellas County African American History Museum, has for over 20 years preserved and told the story of triumphs and tribulations of African Americans of Pinellas County. The Curtis Museum is the last remaining preserved schoolhouse built for African American children in North Pinellas. It has operated on a mostly voluntary basis. In preparation for our first longer term lease, the Curtis Museum began preparing to expand its offerings and partnerships. In addition to various museum offerings, we host other programs including a youth development initiative program where young men and women are tutored and mentored for success. In another partnership, Pinellas youths obtain building trades knowledge and skills for life as productive adults. The program expansion was sidelined by the difficulties created by Covid-19.||07/17/2020||15||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Tutor deaf & hard of hearing youth virtually||Family Center on Deafness||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$3,000.00||Pinellas||200||https://fcdpinellas.org/||The Covid19 pandemic has prevented us from having fundraisers. We have been offering virtual tutoring, on line social time, competitions, ASL (American Sign Language) classes, Robotics and family support services. In preparation for these virtual events we make "supply" bags to deliver to participants front porches so they have everything they need to participate. We have gotten low on funds to purchase these items, pay tutors and mentors and pay for staff mileage. It is important for the deaf and hard of hearing youth to have interaction with others that use ASL, especially those youth whose parents and siblings do not know ASL.||$0.00||$3,000.00||To purchase needed supplies for upcoming projects, pay for tutors, mentors and staff mileage and "participation" gift card rewards|
See description above
|Not Funded||0%||Literacy Instruction for Ruskin Elementary||Parents and Children Advance Together (PCAT) Literacy Ministries, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||50||https://www.pcatliteracyministries.org||PCAT is an after-school, grassroots non-profit agency since 2003, serving low-income kindergarten and 1st grade students that are at-risk of school failure with reading and reading comprehension. All students are recommended by their school teachers and receive intensive one-on-one instruction. The program was established in Sulphur Springs, Tampa and presently serves Ruskin Elementary in Ruskin. At this school, 88.7% of the students are economically disadvantaged, 86.9% of students are minorities, and only 33% of school students tested satisfactory or above in language arts (below the district rate). |
A typical PCAT student:
Tara’s mom was in prison. Leaving school each day was fretful for Tara. She never knew whose house she would be sleeping at that night. As Tara began to receive the consistency and trust she needed, she began to read with confidence and with zeal.
|$0.00||$10,000.00||When schools closed due to COVID-19, individual tutoring continued through Zoom conferencing to ensure that students reached their full potential. Due to our efforts, 95% of our students had an on-time promotion. Parents sat in on all remote sessions and became more engaged in their children’s learning. During the coming school year PCAT anticipates providing both in-school and virtual services. Thus, staff members will need to work additional hours including evenings and weekends to work with students and parents at home. |
The pandemic has created a significant short-fall in our funding sources, planned fundraisers are on hold. Expenses to provide remote virtual learning will greatly increase. Funds are needed to assist with: the cost of Zoom; paying for increased hours for teachers during afterhours Zoom sessions; and postage costs to mail instructional material for the students.
|Not Funded||0%||Put live performers back to work;.||Wiley House Concerts||Arts and Culture||$5,000.00||Pinellas||100||http://www.wileyhouseconcerts.org||The 2020 pandemic has found musicians around the globe unemployed and working for free to keep the rest of us entertained, support our essential workers, and donate to the needy while others remain Safe at Home. Additionally, students have been left with virtual learning for so many hands on, group participation classes in music, drama, and other performing arts. Wiley House Concerts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit has access to a special intimate venue where artists and students alike can showcase talent in our community. We will make every effort to provide a safe atmosphere allowing for social distancing and comfort but we need help to sustain the actual venue and get the doors open, as well as bring income to as many artists as we can, access for students who have lost their year-end performance opportunities, and a safe place for performance based learning.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Funds will be used both for costs in opening the venue for perfomances as well as to offer a minimum of 10 independent artists live performance income spread over the coming months.||07/16/2020||16||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Operating Funds||Paws For Friendship Inc||Health and Wellbeing||$6,000.00||100,000||http://www.pawsforfriendshipinc.org||Due to the coronavirus all events we would normally attend have been cancelled. We received donations and recruited new members at these events. This is our 27th year of volunteering in nursing homes, care centers, V A facilities, cancer units, LBGT facilities, women and children abuse centers, schools, libraries, etc. We take our registered, certified and insured pets into the facilities and brighten the residents and patients day. Our operating costs continue regardless of the coronavirus. Our program covers the State of FL and the rest of the USA. We are continually growing into new communities because the need is there to help those who need the unconditional love of a pet to brighten their day. We would sincerely be grateful for your help, thank you||$0.00||$6,000.00||Primarily pay our insurance that covers our program, purchase supplies such as membership shirts, and service vests for our pets. These items easily identify who we are so the residents, patients, children in schools, abuse centers and libraries know our pets are safe and will never hurt them.||07/16/2020||16||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Basic Expenses||HANAFI ISLAMIC CENTER INC||Basic Needs||$3,200.00||Pasco||3||?||We are a small non profit organization, We usually run on donations provided by our community members, but in recent moths, due to Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to collect donations to cover our expenses. We have missed few months of rent, other expenses like electricity and water we are able to cover that but rent is what we are struggling with. We don't need salary for the management because we all volunteer. I hope your organization can help us out during this difficult time.|
|$0.00||$3,200.00||Funds would be used to pay the rent for 4 moth.|
$800 rent of March
$800 rent of April
$800 rent of May
$800 rent or June
|Not Funded||0%||WUSF Needs Technology to Work from Home Indefinitely because of COVID-19||WUSF Public Media||Arts and Culture||$29,400.00||300,000||http://www.wusf.org/||In March 2020 when COVID-19 rocked our world, we at WUSF Public Media were not prepared to move to our home offices and seamlessly deliver the high-production quality news and information on-air and online programs that Tampa Bay area residents depend on and expects from us. From our ongoing pandemic experience we’ve learned we need better tools to do our work from anywhere, at any time. Consequently, we are seeking funding to help us to purchase upgraded work-from-home technological resources and computer equipment for use by our reporter/hosts and support staff. Right now, our employees are dialing into their office work stations using remote access from their own computers, tablets or even cell phones. Because they use their own equipment, there is no standardization and at times it is difficult for them to work effectively or efficiently. Our work is critical in emergencies. ||$0.00||$29,400.00||As a result of mandates by USF, to which WUSF radio is licensed, many employees will continue to work from home indefinitely because our office space is not large enough for required COVID-19 social distancing. Thus, improving work-from-home capability becomes increasingly urgent for us as we adapt our work processes even while prepare for hurricane season in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.|
WUSF seeks funding to purchase 7 work-from-home kits that each include a laptop, printer/scanner, monitor/mouse/keyboard, headset, microphone and software. Additionally, to improve our broadcast sound, we also would like to purchase three Comrex units. These will allow our local reporters and hosts to provide HD quality audio from consumer-grade equipment, such as a cell phone or a computer with a microphone. Comrex is an interview solution, a call management system, and a telephone interface.
|Not Funded||0%||PAL Back-to-School Event||Pinellas County Sheriff's Police Athletic League, INC||Basic Needs||$4,000.00||Pinellas||600||http://pinellaspal.com||The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL) was formed in 2001 and incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) organization in 2002. It was created to provide opportunities for disadvantaged youth in Pinellas County. PAL programs serve children ages 5-18 in two separate facilities in Lealman. Participants receive mentoring, leadership skills, academic support, and a variety of recreational sports activities.|
PAL programs target the Lealman area, which sits between St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, in an unincorporated area of our county. Lealman is one of the most neglected areas of the county. Census Bureau statistics from 2018 show a median household income in Pinellas County of $48,968, but in Lealman the figure is $31,771. The two main zip codes PAL serves (33709 & 33714) are identified by Pinellas County Health and Community Services as one of the county’s five at-risk zones.
|$0.00||$4,000.00||Pinellas PAL will use the requested funds for our Back-To-School event on August 8th. Because of covid-19 and the restrictions that are in place, this year's event is going to be far different than past years. Normally this is a free family event that includes backpack distribution, food, vendors, games, and water slides. Obviously we can't have an event like that this year, so we are going to have a drive thru distribution of backpacks. They will be filled with school supplies, basic hygiene products, new socks that were donated, and other miscellaneous items. This is a community event where we normally pass out between 500 and 600 backpacks. We will make sure all PAL kids and families that sign up on our website get a backpack, any leftovers will be distributed to our partner schools. We will use funds from Community Foundation of Tampa Bay to purchase backpacks and school supplies.||07/16/2020||16||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Emergency Financial Assistance for Disabled Veterans and Families in the Tampa VAMC Region||Wounded Veterans Relief Fund||Basic Needs||$20,000.00||Citrus ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||200||https://www.wvrf.org/||Many disabled veterans returning home from service are reintegrating to civilian life while managing their disabilities and facing issues concerning physical and psychological adjustment. In addition to these stressors, added financial problems can lead to crisis situations such as homelessness, loss of transportation leading to unemployment, and other problems that can escalate exponentially if not addressed immediately. WVRF provides emergency financial assistance to qualified disabled veterans and their families.. Any funding from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay would be allocated to assist veterans and their dependents served by the Tampa VAMC (Veterans Administration Medical Center). Since the pandemic, WVRF has seen a greater number of veterans reaching out for housing support and other necessities, as well as an increase in the amount of assistance needed.||$0.00||$20,000.00||Disabled veterans experiencing financial crisis are referred to WVRF by VA case managers, who screen veterans for eligibility. Once a veteran referral is approved and the required documentation is received from the case manager, WVRF intervenes and provides emergency financial relief within 48-72 hours by distributing payment directly to the creditor (e.g. paying rent to the landlord; paying the utility service directly; making a car payment to the loaning institution). The most pressing need among veterans and families is housing assistance and this is where most of our program revenue is being utilized. In 2019, 88% of direct assistance was utilized for housing-related needs. |
In order to comply with CDC guidelines during Covid 19 we are using a program called HelloSign, which is HIPPA compliant and allows our veterans and social workers to digitally sign the required documentation.
|Not Funded||0%||Food Assistance Covid Kittens||St Francis Society Animal Rescue||Animal Welfare||$2,500.00||500||http://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. |
Since March, Hillsborough County animal shelter has stopped taking in animals due to COVID-19. Every day the shelter continues to refer dozens of animals to rescue groups who are the only option for help and often the difference between life and death. As one of the area's largest private rescue groups, this has placed a tremendous amount of stress on St. Francis Society as we try to save as many lives as we can. Since March, we have helped the community by taking in over 400 kittens!.
In addition, many of our adoption outlets at area pet stores have been forced to close and we must house kittens weeks longer until the centers re-open. All of this has led to a dramatic increase in the costs of both food and supplies.
|$0.00||$2,500.00||Funding of $2,500 would allow us to purchase enough kitten food to last us approximately one month. 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 thereby decreasing our operating expenses. We truly appreciate your consideration.||07/15/2020||17||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Artists Economic Future - Virtually!||St. Petersburg Arts Alliance||Arts and Culture||$20,000.00||Pinellas||250||http://stpeteartsalliance.org||SPAA supports the arts community with funds, resource assistance & education. All have lost income without ArtWalk or festivals (including us), and many do not have an online presence. SPAA launched the Pinellas Arts Relief Fund with 2 funding partners, providing emergency awards to 246 artists/creative businesses. From reading 520 pleas for emergency aid, we learned how unprepared our creatives are to emerge after COVID19, just as they are unprepared to apply for current government relief. SPAA is now providing innovative opportunities for engagement, education, and equitable economic development that may be implemented now and sustained long-term. We can develop social media into sales sites, and produce artist/gallery videos and collectively market them. We are currently filming 30 businesses and have 20 more to fund. Your support will provide a hand up, not a hand out.||$0.00||$20,000.00||Develop a Curate St. Pete webpage that is inclusive and provides equity for all via the web. |
Video "owners" personal tours of studios/galleries. Produce an online gallery "page" that aggregate the pages on our website.
Provide arts navigators to those who do not have a website to create an entry level sales site and train them to use it.
Collectively market the gallery far beyond what they can do with Visit St. Pete/Clearwater and national art markets.
Produce webinars that feature arts navigators on how to access aid, and also how to conduct business.
Continue to monitor relief aid for those in our area, update our COVID Arts Resource webpage regularly to guide artists from all disciplines to resources, and push the info out on social media.
20 videos $6,000; 14 Websites $14,000. Includes instruction and monitoring for a year.
|Not Funded||0%||Busting COVID19-Creating Safe Surfaces for Individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities||The Arc Nature Coast||Health and Wellbeing||$20,000.00||Hernando ; Pasco||450||http://www.tancinc.org||The Arc serves apx 100 individuals with (I/DD) in our group homes. The residents are staffed 24/7, to meet daily needs including personal care, meals, medical appts. & transportation. We also serve a number of individuals who live alone or with a roommate. We provide employment transportation for individuals with I/DD. None of these individuals drive and rely on us to support them in accessing their community for medical appointments, groceries and other essentials. Due to COVID, those we serve are struggling with a loss of community access. It is crucial to the mental health of those we serve to allow them the opportunity to get out of their homes to safely access our 4 daily Life Skills facilities, visit parks and to be outside while continuing to adhere to social distance guidelines. |
We are in need of help to purchase electrostatic disinfectant sprayers to sanitize our vehicles.
|$0.00||$20,000.00||We maintain a fleet of more than 60 vehicles that serve to transport more than 300 individuals with I/DD in Hernando & Pasco Counties, providing over 130,000 trips and travelling over 675,000 miles last year alone! Prior to and after taking residents into the community, it's the direct service provider’s (DSP) responsibility of keeping the vehicle clean and sanitized on site. Most are 10 passenger vans, and a big burden on DSP's valuable time to sanitize/disinfect the vehicles after each trip; their focus is to provide direct care to and assure the safety of the residents. We are requesting $20K to purchase 17 electrostatic disinfectant sprayers (one for each of our locations) and supplies to sanitize each vehicle, group home and Arc day facility to help assure the safely & health of our fragile residents. These would benefit our clients & staff over the long-term, as well.||07/14/2020||18||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Help Needy Families Secure Safe Shelter During the Pandemic||Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.||Basic Needs||$183,480.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||45||https://www.habitathillsborough.org||Now more than ever, vulnerable families in our community need safe, stable shelter. Habitat Hillsborough has continued to build new homes throughout the pandemic, safeguarding the health of construction teams by adopting CDC-recommended practices & closing our sites to volunteers.|
Since March, 12 local families have moved out of unsafe apartments with exorbitant rent & into their own homes.
But completing this vital work without volunteers is challenging. Annually, nearly 4,000 volunteers perform meaningful jobs like carpentry, painting & landscaping. Their donated work helps keep homes affordable for low- and moderate-income families.
To complete the tasks that volunteers usually perform, Habitat has to hire contractors that add an average $12,232 in costs to each new home. We respectfully request $183,480 to cover subcontracting fees on 15 homes we will build in the next 6 months.
|$0.00||$183,480.00||Habitat has set an ambitious goal for the next fiscal year of helping 30 local families find strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership. As the virus continues to surge in our community, we cannot be sure when we can safely open construction sites to volunteers again.|
In the next six months, we anticipate building an additional 15 homes without volunteers; funds will pay contractors to perform:
Framing: $1,552 per home x 15 homes = $23,280
Finish Carpentry: $2,100 per home x 15 homes = $31,500
Exterior Painting: $2,262 per home x 15 homes = $33,930
Interior Painting: $2,160 per home x 15 = $32,400
Insulation: $433 per home x 15 homes = $6,495
Landscape/Site: $3,725 per home x 15 homes = $55,875
The total cost for contracted services for 15 homes will be $183,480. However, Habitat will be grateful for funding for an individual home ($12,232) or for any number of homes.
|Not Funded||0%||Celebrating New Home Dedications Safely||Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.||Basic Needs||$18,750.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||15,000||https://www.habitathillsborough.org||When a family takes ownership of their new home, they accept the keys at a joyous ceremony with Habitat Hillsborough staff and Board, volunteers, sponsors and their new neighbors. Our Home Dedications offer symbolic gifts like bread and flowers to launch the family on an abundant future anchored by their home. In addition to celebrating the family’s achievement, we recognize key volunteers & donors.|
Dedications are an invaluable tool for stewardship and building awareness of Habitat’s work, 2 essential ingredients to continuing and expanding our impact in the community.
Unfortunately, large-group celebrations in a new home are not safe during the pandemic. Habitat still holds a small ceremony where staff hand keys to family members. However, we can have much more impact with video Home Dedications that promote the work, the joy and the commitment of community partners on social media.
|$0.00||$18,750.00||We will create a Home Dedication video for each family that takes ownership of a house completed in the next six months. In addition to a ceremonial handing over of keys, these virtual dedications can show the house’s construction progress, the family’s journey to ownership and sponsors’ contributions.|
The videos will share the life-changing impact of Habitat’s work and promote the role of donors in making it possible.
While we cannot be certain how long the COVID-19 health crisis will prevent in-person Home Dedications, we are planning on a hiatus for the next six months. We anticipate completing 15 homes during this period, with individual videos will cost $1,250 each. We respectfully request $18,750 to cover the cost of 15 Home Dedications videos to celebrate with new homeowners and share our mission for the next six months.
|Not Funded||0%||Rebuilding Our ReStore’s Capacity In Order to Help Fund New Homes||Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County Florida, Inc.||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||30||https://www.habitathillsborough.org||To help slow the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic, Habitat Hillsborough temporarily closed our ReStores, thrift stores that recycle gently used furnishings & fixtures donated by community members & businesses. Habitat operates 3 ReStores in Hillsborough County to generate much-needed revenues that help advance our mission.|
Our ReStores closed in March and reopened in June after we sanitized stores, and put additional protective equipment and measures in place. Unfortunately, the losses in income and staffing from that interval are taking a toll on our ability to return to full productivity at ReStores. We are rebuilding our team, but still short of drivers who collect donations, which reduces the amount of stock we can offer, as well as staff to run the store.
We respectfully request $50,000 to offset the financial impact of 3 months of revenue losses and current staff shortages.
|$0.00||$50,000.00||As we rebuild our full capacity over the next six months, your donation will supplement much-needed revenues and provide support during our hiring process as we add drivers and ReStore staff. Sales from our ReStores are vital to our mission: they generate funds that build homes that transform vulnerable families in our region from renters in desperate need of safe, stable shelter into homeowners.||07/14/2020||18||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Mental Healthcare for Healthcare Workers||The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||100||http://suncoasthospicefoundation.org||Healthcare 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||$10,000.00||Empath 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.||07/14/2020||18||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Grief Counselling and Mental Health Care||The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$9,000.00||Pinellas||100||http://suncoasthospicefoundation.org||COVID-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||$9,000.00||Empath 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.||07/14/2020||18||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Craft Crazy Literacy & Cultural Art Initiative||Caribbean American National Development Organization, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$7,500.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||300||http://www.wicando.org||Many children in the University Area and East Tampa are challenged by poor academic performance in school. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this issue as parents were forced to have their children educated online. The Craft Crazy Literacy & Cultural Art Initiative reinforces literacy through craft and culinary art projects. During each three-hour event, children ages three and older read a story and then complete a project based on their reading. Children are then given a copy of the book they read along with their completed art project. Because a family that reads together grows together, parents and caregivers participate as well. This initiative is part of Canboulay, an art gallery and social enterprise created by the Caribbean American National Development Organization (CANDO) to provide free cultural art programming to under-served communities in Hillsborough County.||$0.00||$7,500.00||Each workshop costs $250 to administer. Funds would support the purchase of books and art supplies for 30 cultural art and literacy workshops. Funds would also support stipends for art instructors and administrative costs. The program would have been supported by profits from CANDO's fee based cultural events. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, CANDO postponed these events, resulting in a lack of financial support for free cultural programming for the community.||07/13/2020||19||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Mobile Community Empowerment Centers during COVID-19||We Care Food Pantry||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando||9,000||http://wecarefoodpantry.org||In 2020, We Care began the process of joining our two newest programs to create Mobile Community Empowerment Centers. Our mobile pantries provide more than 600 people with food per month while our SNAP and Medicare representatives assist our neighbors in need with the often complicated application process. We are creating a one stop shop to truly help those in need with as much as we can. While in the process of creating MCECs, the country was hit with an unprecedented pandemic. This crisis has changed We Care as well as the lives of everyone in this country. Grocery stores are low on food and food donations have decreased significantly, unemployment numbers have skyrocketed from 4.9% in January to 12.9% in May, our new client enrollment numbers are far exceeding what we can comfortably handle. It is imperative that our program not only continue but grow to help even more of in county||$0.00||$50,000.00||Our mission is to support the most vulnerable, food insecure people in our communities by fighting hunger and the plight of poverty that ravages Citrus County. During this health crisis, we are seeing many of our friends and neighbors losing their jobs which is putting their families in difficult positions. The elderly in our community are at serious risk of contracting this virus any time they leave the house. 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 including Crystal River, Lecanto, and Inverness. By doing this we can alleviate some of the financial difficulties of those that are most affected by the current pandemic.||07/13/2020||19||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||General Operating & Fall Scholarships||Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||800||http://www.gotrtampa.org||Girls 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 girls as they are being isolated from their peers, caring teachers, and daily structure, increasing their risk factors even more. More than ever, schools need program to teach girls Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, and GOTR is a leader in this field. However, when girls 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.||$0.00||$25,000.00||This past spring, the pandemic caused us to lose revenue honoring refund requests for program fees and cancel planned events (such as our Spring 5K, Annual Campaign and Summer Camp fundraiser) while taking on significant new costs (virtual programming implementation costs, additional safety measures like masks, hand sanitizer, etc.). We have launched an incredible Task Force made up of Board Members, Coaches, Parents and Administration to make very intentional decisions about our operations in order to ensure that Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay will host a fall season that is safe and effective. Along with significant measures to reduce costs, we need to raise an additional $25,000 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.||07/13/2020||19||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||HOMELESS Families - HOUSING and EDUCATION support||Just Initiative Inc||Basic Needs||$5,656.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||40||http://www.justinitiative.com||We are addressing two needs with this grant request – the need for holistic care for moms and children who are homeless, and the need of tutoring and mentoring for struggling students in the community who are living in poverty.|
These programs were drastically affected by COVID-19. Our residential program capacity was reduced to 33% and the use of our multipurpose room used for community tutoring and mentoring was discontinued. Tutoring shifted to online, and some one on one tutoring in the community; this has affected the overall impact of our tutoring program.
These buildings required structural changes of additional bathrooms, and we are close to completion of the bathrooms.
The plan for the residence and the multipurpose room to return to full capacity has two final requirements – separate cooking and eating utensils per family and professional daily sanitation.
|$0.00||$5,656.00||For the residential program to reach full capacity, we will purchase three color coded sets of cooking and eating utensils. Residents cook their meals and wash their dishes. We will provide separate cooking and eating utensils to allow for each family to be responsible for the sanitization of the items assigned to their family. The cost is estimated at $906.|
Secondly, in addition to daily chores that residents complete, we are adding a layer of sanitization protection. We will hire a professional cleaning person to daily sanitize frequently touched surfaces in the house to minimize the spread of the virus should someone become exposed or infected. Doing this for the remainder of 2020 will cost $4750.
This project has the capacity to impact an estimated 40 people on a residential, holistic level and through the tutoring/mentoring program.
|Partially Funded||50%||Mommy, I'm Hungry: Filling Pinellas County's empty tummies||The Kind Mouse||Basic Needs||$25,000.00||Pinellas||1,750||https://www.thekindmouse.org||We have all heard our children occasionally whimper, "Mommy, I'm hungry." Imagine NOT having food to comfort and satiate your child. It happens every day in Tampa Bay.|
28% of Florida’s children are at risk for hunger. Covid has made life harder with high unemployment and springtime school closures.
36,000 Pinellas kids are food insecure, not knowing where their next meal will come from. Their lifelong consequences as a result of limited access to nutritious foods include: Weaker immune systems; More stomachaches, headaches, colds, and Chronic Fatigue; More hospitalizations and behavioral difficulties. Inevitably, they demonstrate impaired performance in every aspect of school life - academically, athletically and socially.
A large percentage of them will depend on safety net programs as adults. They depend on us now. The Kind Mouse is there for them with immediate food assistance.
|$25,000.00||$50,000.00||Your gift will fund The Kind Mouse Pantry Operations for the purchase, storage, packing, and transportation of food distributed to hungry kids throughout Pinellas County. |
To serve the requirements and expectations of our school and agency partners, we must maintain the highest operational standards. Proper handling and storage of all incoming, outgoing and warehoused foods is the only way to ensure food quality and safety. Expenses also include rent, utilities, storage equipment and supplies, cleaning and maintenance, and insurance.
To keep costs low, our lean staff oversees program administration and volunteer management as well as supporting pantry operations. Funding will help offset a portion of wages, taxes and benefits.
Our goal is to cost-effectively meet and maintain the commitments we’ve made to our partners and our hungry little constituents. We appreciate your help.
|Not Funded||0%||After School All Stars Resume & Recover||After School All Stars Tampa Bay||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$20,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||250||http://asastampabay.org||After School All Stars Tampa Bay provides free out-of-school-time programming for Title 1 schools in the Seminole Heights and University Area communities in Tampa. Our goal is to help close the achievement gap & to support under-served families, attempting to break the cycle of poverty. We were forced to suspend programming and layoff 95% of our staff due to COVID-19. We lost restricted funding because without structured, in person instruction we could not achieve outcomes. As we reopen, students need our support, even more, to overcome both COVID slide & summer slide. When you consider the existing disparities and combine it with the COVID crisis, the inevitable result is the widening of the gap that we were working so hard to close. As our program resumes - both in person & virtually, restricted funding will not cover the additional expenses required to keep students & staff safe.||$0.00||$20,000.00||At $80/student, a significant portion will provide for safety & sanitizing supplies. Currently, we plan to resume programming on August 10th. Studies show families we serve have higher percentages of essential workers and higher percentages of multi-generational households so it is critical that they have reliable childcare while also having confidence that safety measures are in place to protect their families. Estimates are that masks & sanitizer may cost up to $50/student (NBC News reported schools will spend over $50/student in masks & hand sanitizer alone). ASAS will also enhance training and curriculum to address family needs that have grown more critical over the course of the pandemic. If funding is available, our 1st priority is having staff certified in Mental Health First Aid and 2nd is to partner with Kid-Grit to provide evidence-based social-emotional learning curriculum.||07/10/2020||22||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Veterinary Care||Compassion Kind Foundation||Animal Welfare||$2,000.00||Pinellas||15||http://www.compassionkind.org||During the pandemic, we are experiencing a higher request of owner surrenders and are trying to help as many as possible. It's very important to us to ensure that the animals being surrendered during this time do not struggle as well. Veterinary care can be very expensive and since the owners are struggling right now, we are experiencing a higher intake of sick surrenders as well. Financial help towards veterinary bills would greatly impact the pets in our community and to help us insure that we can help more owner surrenders find forever homes.||$0.00||$2,000.00||Standard vet care for an animal can cost $100-200. Standard vet care includes spay/neuter, DHPP (plus booster for puppies), 4dx test, microchip, and rabies. This can also help us with extra issues that may arise in an owner surrender, for example, a puppy with an incontinence issue was very recently surrendered to us. We are awaiting her vet consult, but she will require more vetting than others and she was surrendered to us due to this issue. By having more funds to pay for the vet bills of local surrenders, it allows us to take more surrenders in to ensure that they end up in wonderful homes as opposed to a shelter and eventually a euthanasia list due to their potential health or behavior issues that resulted in surrendering.||07/10/2020||22||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Child Welfare Programs||Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health||Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||5,500||http://www.devereux.org||Devereux changes lives by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences. Devereux Florida’s Hillsborough child welfare case management team provides critical support to the most vulnerable children in our community, those who are victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect and those who are at considerable risk. 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 supporting families and caregivers.|
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||$10,000.00||The sole purpose of this program is to ensure that children throughout Hillsborough county are safe, protected and safeguarded against risk factors that contribute to threats of well-being. COVID-19 has evoked the need to take swift and thorough measures to ensure all of our staff remain safe and healthy amidst this global pandemic. These funds will be used to ensure appropriate supply of PPE for those we serve and our staff members, who are performing the critically essential role of making in-person home visits for our most vulnerable and at-risk cases. An appropriate supply of PPE is critical to preserving our workforce so that they may continue to provide this vital support for our community.|
The children and families we serve, who have already experienced trauma, need us now more than ever during these times of crisis and hardship. The funds will help keep our community safe.
|Not Funded||0%||Safe/secure food pick up and delivery||Florida Food Force, Inc.||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||50,217||http://floridafoodforce.org||DUE TO COVID 19, DONORS HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMING FOOD BANKS WITH HEALTHIER FOOD OPTIONS TO INCLUDE FROZEN AND REFRIGERATED FOODS. We have an immediate need for a 26ft Box reefer truck to pick up refrigerated and frozen foods to give our recipients healthier food options.||$0.00||$50,000.00||We will acquire a well qualified used 26ft reefer box truck.||07/10/2020||22||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Senior & Medically Challenged Animals - Food & Medication Needed||The Greener Side Haven, Inc||Animal Welfare||$8,100.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||37||https://thegreenersidehaven.org/||The pandemic has affected all of our donation sources. We have had to cancel our two largest fundraisers for the year. The events of other organizations that we attend have been canceled too. Our steady donors have lost their jobs or are working limited hours and no longer have the ability to help us. We used to receive about $200 a month from various donation jars in businesses, but that has dwindled to almost nothing. Unfortunately, we offer specialized programs and have no paid employees so we did not fit into the guidelines for receiving any government help. We are only asking for funds for the basic necessities for our senior and medically challenged animals. Costs run about $450 a month for food and $225 for medications. Our small reserve is shrinking fast. We are looking into virtual fundraising, but we are still learning. Any help would be tremendously appreciated.||$0.00||$8,100.00||Funds would be used for basic essential care (food and medication) for our senior and medically needy animals. At this time, we have 23 dogs, 10 cats, 3 birds and a pig. The amount requested would cover their essential care for a year. Hopefully by that time, there should be some semblance of normalcy. Any other donations received can then be used for other care such as veterinary visits, grooming, bedding, toys, treats and cleaning supplies. We have separated these out because if people can donate, they tend to give us used items or ones they received and can not use themselves.|
Our programs are helping senior citizens sheltered in place alone during this crisis too. At least they have animal companionship without carrying the financial burden. If their animal needs anything and they can not go out, we will bring it to them. Same goes for the senior forever foster themselves.
|Not Funded||0%||Pregnant Women and Infants Safer at Home for Pinellas Healthy Start Families||Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Pinellas||400||https://www.healthystartpinellas.org||The Healthy Start Coalition of Pinellas County, Inc. will be addressing hardships families are facing as the national pandemic of COVID-19 continues. By focusing on the health and safety of pregnant women and infants we can help prevent the spread and risks to this vulnerable population. According to the Center for Disease Control Prevention, pregnant women may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Many of the Healthy Start families that are expecting a child or have an infant were laid off or furloughed and/or currently are homebound.|
We will be supporting these families by providing assistance with basic living essentials such as cleaning and household supplies and basic newborn/infant items to provide a “child-proof” and safe home.
|$0.00||$10,000.00||Healthy Start home visitors 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, who can’t otherwise access support, we can keep families safe and healthy. Cleaning and other household supplies will help fight the spread of germs and basic newborn/infant items will protect infants and prevent unsafe sleep practices. Specific items include anti-viral supplies such as soap, disinfectant wipes and spray, childproofing kits, portable cribs, boxes of diapers/wipes, gift cards for WAWA gas and Walmart. Our families face many financial constraints during this challenging time and these high need items will help relieve their hardship. Our staff are at the frontline to address the needs of these families and to ensure they remain safe, healthy, and combat the spread of COVID-19.||07/09/2020||23||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Foster Care & Adoption Support||Heart Gallery of Tampa, Inc||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||100||http://www.heartgallerytampa.org||The mission of the Heart Gallery of Tampa is to raise awareness of local foster children, engage the community in their welfare and secure permanent, loving adoptive families. By investing in community outreach, the Heart Gallery seeks opportunities where the public is introduced to this population of children, often for the first time. We also focus efforts on bettering the quality of life of our kids while they wait to be adopted. COVID-19 has presented us with the opportunity to offer enhanced support to our children. We have pivoted to meet the emerging needs of our youth through a COVID Response Project. At the onset of social distancing and virtual schooling, our staff was concerned these changes would be especially challenging for foster children. Changes in routine, stress, and anxiety can trigger trauma, magnify behavioral challenges, and put foster care placements at risk.||$0.00||$10,000.00||Early in the COVID-19 crisis, our team reached out to each foster/group home where Heart Gallery children reside to offer support and identify needs. Once needs were identified, we began ordering supplies and sending care packages to each home. We quickly realized our budget needed to be expanded to include all children in the home, not just those who are part of the Heart Gallery. Our team has provided care packages and supplies to 102 children in 60 homes. Packages included school supplies, toiletries, snacks, games, activities, and restaurant gift cards. We also delivered bicycles to ten children. This was an unexpected cost which was not part of our annual budget which was created prior to the Covid-19 outbreak. Assistance and support to continue or normal Quality of Life initiative is now needed to supplement the funds that were used during this time.||07/09/2020||23||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Back to School Basics||OASIS Network||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,000||http://www.oasis-network.org||OASIS supplies at-risk, low-income Hillsborough County Public School Students with clothing and essential hygiene items. COVID-19 closed schools in March and OASIS staff was unable to access our four sites or utilize any of our volunteers. Even now our access to our school-based sites is severely limited. OASIS has come up with a way to serve students by providing socks and underwear to 25 students at 40 of the schools with the highest rates of poverty in the county. Packs will be sorted off-site and delivered to schools. OASIS believes with the job losses in our community, families will need immediate support with providing the most basic of clothing to their children. As students’ families are struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, OASIS will ensure that students who have outgrown their clothing will not go without socks and underwear.||$0.00||$10,000.00||OASIS will provide socks and underwear to 1,000 students at the highest needs schools (25 kids at 40 schools with new packs of socks and underwear at $5 per pack). $10 x 25 students x 40 schools = $10,000. |
Volunteers will pack boxes and School Social Workers will identify and distribute items to low-income, at-risk students during the first weeks of school. Thus, there are no administrative overhead costs for this program.
|Not Funded||0%||Healthy Hygiene to Keep Students Safe||OASIS Network||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,000||http://www.oasis-network.org||OASIS supplies at-risk, low-income Hillsborough County Public School Students with clothing and essential hygiene items. COVID-19 closed schools in March and OASIS staff was unable to access our four sites or utilize any of our volunteers. Even now, our access to our school-based sites is severely limited. OASIS has come up with a way to serve students by providing packs of hygiene items to 25 students at the top 40 highest needs schools. Packs will be sorted off-site and delivered to schools. As students’ families are struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, more families than ever before need help to provide hygiene items not stocked at food pantries. Hygiene items will help keep students healthy and prepared to attend school by having access to items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste. ||$0.00||$5,000.00||OASIS will purchase hygiene items at stores where everything costs $1. One thousand students will benefit with 25 students at the top 40 highest needs schools in the district receiving $5 worth of hygiene items for a total of $5,000. |
100% of funding will be used to purchase hygiene items. There are no administrative costs because volunteers purchase items, pack the boxes and deliver them to schools.
When the mom from a family of 5 children was asked if they needed OASIS’ hygiene products this summer, she broke down in tears of joy and said, “I have been watering down our shampoo and telling the kids to not rinse their toothbrushes so they will have toothpaste for the next time.” She was not sure when she would be able to buy hygiene items again.
|Not Funded||0%||Food Boxes for Needy Families||Suncoast Haven of Rest Rescue Mission||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Pinellas||30,200||http://www.havenofrest.com||We are servicing poor and needy families who are on the edge of poverty and given the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak, this has been heightened. Many families have had one or more persons laid off during the shutdown and curtailment of businesses. Although, there has been only a partial recovery, many remain out of work and the stimulus check only partially covers the loss of income. Food prices in the grocery stores have increased, further stressing these families. The Rescue Mission provides a very important safety net for many in our community. Since the Mission moved to a larger campus in St. Petersburg in 2013, the total amount of foods distributed has exceeded 20 million pounds!|
The Rescue Mission has suffered a loss of donations resulting from the economic downturn associated with the Corona Virus, so any assistance your organization can provide would be greatly appreciated.
|$0.00||$5,000.00||Two of our larger expenses for the Food Box program are vehicle expenses. Our Rescue Mission truck and vans travel 8,000 miles per month to pick up foods. In May, the Mission vehicles picked up and brought in over 444,000 pounds of food. Some of the foods were parceled out to persons picking up food boxes at the Mission. In 1999, roughly 250 families per month got food boxes, by this year 1700 families receive these food per month! Other foods were delivered to many local nonprofit groups. The annual costs for our vehicles including fuel, maintenance, repairs and insurance amount to $42,000.|
Another great expense is the air conditioning required to keep these foods in good condition for those families coming in for food as well as the bulk deliveries made to the local community organizations. The climate control for our main warehouse amounts to $35,000 per year.
|Not Funded||0%||Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Inc. (GSWCF) Camp Readiness Sanitation Project||Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$4,373.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||10,000||http://www.gswcf.org||To protect the health of our community, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Inc. (GSWCF) cancelled its spring camp programs due to COVID-19. GSWCF wishes to purchase commercial-grade disinfection sprayers, soap/hands free soap dispensers and safety signage. To safely re-open, these items are necessary to properly sanitize our properties and educate visitors on CDC safety protocols.|
GSWCF owns four camps with 969 acres of diverse landscapes for girls to explore. Camp Wai Lani (Pinellas County) is on the Gulf of Mexico and offers marine science programs; Camp Wildwood (Marion County) features a horse stable and equestrian programs; Camp Dorothy Thomas (Hillsborough County) hosts STEM Camp and Camp CEO; and Camp Indian Echo (Pasco County) has teepees and primitive camperships. GSWCF camp activities include kayaking, zip-lining, archery, map reading, hiking, arts/crafts, and cooking.
|$0.00||$4,373.00||Purchase: 4 Disinfectant sprayers ($1,200); 10 Hand Sanitizer Stands ($1,680); 10 Auto Foam Dispensers ($887); 10 1-gallon soap ($390); 60 Labels for Education/Safety signs ($216).|
10,000 people annually visit GSWCF camps where girls: 1) engage safely/responsibly outdoors; 2) develop an interest in the natural world; 3) confidently take on new challenges; and 4) learn environmental stewardship. All camps are accredited by the National Camp Association. The health and safety of visitors is of upmost importance.
GSWCF is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion; and has nearly 28,000 members including more than 19,000 girl members and more than 8,500 adult members. GSWCF serves girls K – 12 across Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter counties. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
|Not Funded||0%||Help Us to Help Them||Healing Hearts Cafe, Inc||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Pasco||1,000||http://www.healingheartscafe.com||We are a small outreach that because of COVID-19 our donations of staples and groceries has dried up. We feed anyone who needs a hot meal and supply some groceries to help their food dollars go farther. In some cases, we deliver meals and groceries to those unable to come to us.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Funds would be used to restock our food pantry and allow us to continue to to serve those less fortunate and the families that are struggling to put essentials in the house.|
Items to be purchased include but not limited to:
Canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam), fresh meats (when available), staples such as rice, pasta, flour, sugar, canned vegetables (fresh when available), dairy products (when available). Laundry soap, personal items.
|Not Funded||0%||Child Abuse Victim Increased Needs||Pasco Kids First, Inc.||Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking||$26,645.00||Hernando ; Pasco||757||https://www.pascokidsfirst.org||Children 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. 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 as children are absorbing the stress from their family members; financial, health or simply being isolated from others. Stress is piling on top of trauma can be a dangerous combination. The funds will allow more children to receive support virtually. A high quality telehealth program ensures the privacy of our clients using a HIPAA compliant platform is critical for their healing.||$0.00||$26,645.00||The funds will supply our small non-profit with the technology support 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 remotely. The investment will allow more children the opportunity to receive the needed high quality care remotely.|
ZOOM for Healthcare - $5,000 per year - Currently using Profession Clinic version of Doxy.me but quality isn't as good as it freezes and drops calls
3 Laptops with warranty and mice @ $715 ea. = $2,145 (3 Trauma Therapists)
100 Earbuds with microphones and bluetooth/adapter to allow greater privacy during telehealth = $500
Computer software for remote software IT - Teamviewer = $1,000
Part time IT employee - $1,500 per month = $18,000 per year - assist all 4 locations
Grand Total: $26,645
|Not Funded||0%||Virtual (Web-based) Cross-Cultural Symposiums for K-12 Student Journalists in Pinellas County||World Partnerships, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||Pinellas||150||http://worldpartnerships.org||Since 2010, World Partnerships and Pinellas County Schools K-12 "Journeys in Journalism" program have teamed up for “meet the press” encounters between our US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program journalists and student journalists. Students have met with and interviewed over 1000 journalists from more than 100 countries. This project will maintain this cross-cultural dialogue while IVLP travel is paused during the Covid-19 pandemic, enhance the Journeys in Journalism educational experience in underserved communities and broaden interaction with leading foreign journalists throughout the Pinellas County school system through recorded podcasts and use of videoconferencing. Our project helps students gain a global perspective, draws upon the experiences of working journalists around the globe and applies their critical thinking skills to real-world interactions.||$0.00||$10,000.00||The Project funds will be used to acquire the best and most cost effective digital communications platform needed for conducting, recording, and distributing virtual dialogues and roundtables, and to support the administration of the project. 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, Pinellas County Schools website, and social media. Once our in-person professional exchange programs resume, World Partnerships will maintain a virtual engagement initiative with Journeys in Journalism and selected individuals from our 2,200+ IVLP journalists in 150 countries. The grant request funds will ensure that no matter the learning methodology (classroom or virtual), there will be continuance and expansion of this educational experience and partnership throughout 2020-21.||07/08/2020||24||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Expanding Virtual Art Experiences and Learning to the Public||Arts Center Association, Inc. dba Morean Arts Center||Arts and Culture||$33,265.00||Pinellas||128,000||https://www.moreanartscenter.org||The Morean Arts Center has a mission to connect people with art and wants to build greater capacity to serve the public through vital website improvements and an online education platform to expand virtual art experiences to the public. Investment in this project will increase lifelong learning options and continue to grow public use and access of improved online and digital learning resources. Even when galleries and classrooms are closed we can still provide, through technology, both personal connection and direct visual arts experiences to visitors. With shifts in personal behavior imposed by COVID-19, some audiences will remain engaged virtually indefinitely. Building and delivering more robust online content allows us to reach these visitors, foster different learning options with others, provide online retail options for revenue recovery, and continue to engage new audiences.||$0.00||$33,265.00||Requested funds outlined below helps us connect people with art, expand virtual art experiences, improve our website, add an online education platform, and leverage technology for podcasts, audio program enhancements, robust new video offerings, online retail sales, and other adaptations for the needs of new audiences. Artist/teachers we contracted to develop initial online content with less than ideal current resources would help us create new virtual offerings, including artist talks, virtual gallery tours, STEAM content specific to glass and clay art making processes, and more. Funds would be directed as follows: |
$7,774 to consultant fees for website improvements
$4,491 toward an online education platform (9 months at $499 per month for 9 months)
$21,000 toward artist/teacher payments over the next 9 months for online content development and retail sales platform improvements
|Partially Funded||78%||Red Tent loss of income and donations for salaries and overhead||Red Tent Women's Initiative||Health and Wellbeing||$5,500.00||Pinellas||116||http://www.redtentwomensinitiative.org||Since 1990 incarceration of women has increased 700% and now outpaces men 2:1 across the US. Red Tent Founder Barbara Rhode recognized this issue from 5 years of volunteering as a therapist with incarcerated women. She developed a science based program that gets to the heart of the issue which is unresolved trauma Since 2012 Red Tent has been conducting a trauma informed program for any incarcerated women who signs up and there is always a wait list. The women want to improve their lives. Recent research shows the validity of the program. Using a 2018 cohort, only 24% of the women who took the Red Tent program in jail returned to jail compared to the national average of 44%. And of the women who returned to jail, they stayed out of jail longer than at any time prior to taking the Red Tent class. The program improves the lives of the women and we are planning to further our impact.||$20,000.00||$25,500.00||Red Tent runs ongoing classes at the Pinellas County jail. The jail closed to all outside people on March 12 because of the virus so our classes ended. Just when the jail was beginning to make plans to reopen (early June 2020), the virus was found within the jail staff and inmates. The jail now expects to be closed far longer than originally anticipated. With the jail as our largest funder of our program, it is a huge loss of revenue for Red Tent and now our PPP funds have been expended as of the end of June 2020. In the meantime Red Tent has reduced expenses as much as possible while continuing to build important infrastructure to expand programs in the jail (when it opens) and to take this successful program to other jails and prisons throughout the country and world. These funds would support the salaries and expenses for Red Tent for 3 months.||07/07/2020||25||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Tampa Bay Watch General Operating Support and Educational Curriculum Development||Tampa Bay Watch, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$20,000.00||4,000||http://www.tampabaywatch.org||Tampa Bay Watch has a need for general operating support to compensate for the numerous canceled fundraising events, weddings, summer camp sessions, and general decline in donations during the pandemic. Additionally we need support to advance our capabilities in new ways during the pandemic. Our staff is committed to creating enriching virtual lesson plans and activities that incorporate our mission and can be done from home, so that teachers and parents can be successful at keeping kids engaged while at home. A few other examples of new online learning materials which we seek to distribute on a biweekly basis are Kids’ Pages Investigations which are in-depth worksheets and answer keys, educational videos, and live teaching sessions, all to provide at-home learning opportunities.The goal of these online resources is to inspire learners to act as life-long environmental stewards.||$0.00||$20,000.00||Tampa Bay Watch requests $10,000 for educational curriculum development and $10,000 toward general operating support.||07/07/2020||25||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Operating Funds For Online Arts Programming||The Studio @ 620||Arts and Culture||$15,000.00||1,000||http://thestudioat620.org||Since the risk of exposure to COVID 19 increases indoors and in large groups, The Studio@620 has had reconfigure its arts programming to a purely online approach. Much of our operating funds have been historically derived from admissions revenues but monetization of online content is not as fruitful as at the door income. |
The Studio@620 continues to be a leader for local arts programming embracing social justice issues while promoting local artists, dancers, musicians and other performers of all kinds.
Our organization is in need of operating funds to continue this important work in the community. Now with online content our reach is limitless!
Funds are needed for rent, salaries, utilities, and to cover expenses like cleaning supplies so that The Studio can host local performers to create live stream content.
The impact is far reaching in terms of audience and participating artists.
|$0.00||$15,000.00||Two months rent: $6600|
Two months utilities (electric, internet, insurance,etc): $1200
Two months employee salaries: $7200
|Not Funded||0%||Urban Youth Justice||Urban Youth Justice||Basic Needs||$30,000.00||100||http://uyjinc.org||Youth need food, school resources, clothing, and transportation. My organization has been impacted by Covid because we are not able to enter the juvenile detention centers and now we have to wait for the youth to be released. This has affected our work productivity and has caused us to to use other virtual methods. We have had to purchase new audio and video equipment to produce DVDs to send to the facilities. We have also created a podcast they can listen to and are in need of life skills curriculum materials to provide for them inside to do self study. Also the youth have been impacted by not being able to see their families and want to aid them in being able to use virtual methods for family contacts. We want to allow the youth a successful transition upon release but also prepare them before they get released. We serve several facilities in St. Pete, Clearwater, and Tampa areas.||$0.00||$30,000.00||Purchase school supplies, bus passes, clothing, and feed them .||07/07/2020||25||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Food Distribution Operations for COVID-19/Coronavirus Response||Feeding Tampa Bay||Basic Needs||$500,000.00||1,700,000||http://www.feedingtampabay.org||The scale and scope of the challenge is beyond anything we’ve seen in foodbanking. Usually events are shorter and impact a regional area. We are now supporting a lot of different folks not normally in our network. Requests for food are up 400% and we are projecting the number of food insecure people to more than double, from 600,000 to 1.7 million. We have doubled our food distribution during the crisis to over 2 million meals weekly. |
We are focusing our efforts on covering both those we already serve as well stepping into the gaps that are created by the crisis, specifically:
- Children out of school without access to school meals or after-school meals.
- Seniors and others who are at greatest risk and cannot reach food.
- Families who are experiencing higher expenses and lower wages who would not normally have needed our services.
|$0.00||$500,000.00||Because we have to limit, for social distancing reasons, the number of volunteers and agency partners we can work with, we are taking on a much greater share of labor and delivery. This translates to extra hired person power, trucks, other equipment (pallet jacks, forklifts) and supplies (bags, boxes, meal containers, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc.). The silver lining is that we are trying to employ displaced workers to assist us. But, if the pandemic spreads our labor pool will grow smaller and smaller while our responsibilities increase. Minimally, we see an increase of $250,000 - $500,000, depending upon duration. This operational support is vital to providing needed meals into the community and supports Feeding Tampa Bay's other needs request application to Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.||07/06/2020||26||Active|
|Partially Funded||3%||Food for COVID-19/Coronavirus Response||Feeding Tampa Bay||Basic Needs||$773,667.00||1,700,000||http://www.feedingtampabay.org||The scale and scope of the challenge is beyond anything we’ve seen in foodbanking. Usually events are shorter and impact a regional area. We are now supporting a lot of different folks not normally in our network. Requests for food are up 400% and we are projecting the number of food insecure people to more than double, from 600,000 to 1.7 million. We have doubled our food distribution during the crisis to over 2 million meals weekly. |
We are focusing our efforts on covering both those we already serve as well stepping into the gaps that are created by the crisis, specifically:
- Children out of school without access to school meals or after-school meals.
- Seniors and others who are at greatest risk and cannot reach food.
- Families who are experiencing higher expenses and lower wages who would not normally have needed our services.
|$26,333.00||$800,000.00||Food purchasing: supplies cannot withstand our current clients, new clients and the reduced amount of food being donated. While the availability of food at grocery stores has mostly stabilized, supply chain disruptions are still limiting local food donations. To maintain a supply, we are sourcing more food from across the nation and our expenditure on food so far is now over $2 million.|
We are also being asked to stand up kids’ meals and feeding programs normally supported by the school systems and to support homebound seniors who cannot access food. Our Trinity Café is preparing 15,000 meals weekly to be delivered to seniors and other homebound individuals.
|Partially Funded||44%||FMoPA COVID-19 Needs Request Form #2||Florida Museum of Photographic Arts||Arts and Culture||$8,333.00||150,000||http://www.fmopa.org||FMoPA respectfully requests funds to cover a portion of the salary costs for the following positions as we are slowly reopening the museum for small groups of visitors. Visitor Service (front desk), Education Manager , Exhibition Manager and Membership Manager. These past few months has been extremely challenging as we rely on admission and program revenue to cover these costs normally and without them we are in jeopardy for the future.||$6,667.00||$15,000.00||Funds from the Community Foundation will cover the following: |
Visitor Service (front desk) 3,000.00
Education Manager 4,500.00
Exhibition Manager 4,500.00
Membership Manager 3,000.00
|Not Funded||0%||Payroll training during Recovery||Fresh Start of Pasco||Workforce Services and Career Development||$52,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco||2||http://facebook.com/FreshStartforPascoInc/||We are a 501(c3) Long-Term Recovery Organization, normally we are in the disaster field but when this pandemic hit we were called into action by the President. We already have our resource center where we help people navigate through unemployment, job search, food stamps, health insurance, we are a food pantry. Our job is to find out why this individual isn’t working, what went wrong, is it physical health or mental health or lack of education? Then working together with other partner agencies, we can help repair the problem so they can become a functioning part of society. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world; you’re a part of a society. We all have a responsibility to help others and improve the state of the community that we live in. We host quarterly meetings of Community Impact Council made up of other agencies. Please see our website; http://www.freshstart4pasco.org||$0.00||$52,000.00||I work with the Pinellas Urban League Senior work program; they send me seniors looking to be retrained into the work field. I am training these people in the line of work I do. We have a few that were doing great then were sent home because of the pandemic. They want to get back to work but I need to hire them because the program will not allow them to come back or even volunteer because of their age. I am trying to run everything alone; volunteers only work a couple of hours a day, one or two days a week. For us to hire 2 1099 contractors that can be trained in case management and or grant writing, we would need $10.00 per hour x 25 hours a week x 52 weeks $13,000 yearly. That would be $52,000 that would cover 2 years payroll for 2 people at least.||07/06/2020||26||Active|
|Partially Funded||79%||Support for Student & Family Service Continuity - Academic & Counseling||Pace Center for Girls of Citrus County||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$1,300.00||Citrus||50||http://www.pacecenter.org||Pace Citrus is a day school for girls, grades 6-12 w/ full-service counseling. We serve 50 girls with academic and counseling needs that hinder their success in their home schools. Over 90% of families qualify for free/reduced lunch and approx. 75% of families have had job displacements, food insufficiency or financial losses during the pandemic. Pace has purchased Mifi devices and paid for monthly service when families were unable (or when services were disconnected). Pace has also provided several food deliveries to nearly 90%. For approx 10 students, we anticipate a return to school may pose health concerns within their family, so we expect they will continue to need Mifi service through the end of the year. The need we are addressing is access to academic and counseling services (via mifi and monthly service) and food support for families.||$5,000.00||$6,300.00||Purchase of 5 additional Mifi devices, 5 x $60 = $300|
Monthly prepaid wifi service for 10 students for 6 months, July-December, 10 x 6 x $50 = $3,000
*July food delivery (average delivery $30/student), 50 x $30 = $1,500
*Fall food delivery (average delivery $30/student), 50 x $30 = $1,500
*If it more students/families are determined to need continued remote internet access, we will additional devices and services from these funds.
|Not Funded||0%||We need funding to bring 27 women in off the street into a safe home||Cons Helping Cons - Free to Serve, Inc.||Basic Needs||$13,500.00||Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||27||https://conshelpingconsfreetoserve.org/||27 homeless women need our help. Because of COVID-19 donation losses, our organization is without funds. We have housing for them but need funds to pay for the electricity and water to open the homes. In addition, we wish to provide each woman with hygiene products, a clean set of underclothes, a cell phone, and a bus pass. Our mentors, who have a 99+% success rate in helping women become successful tax-paying contributing citizens, have contributed their own funds to already bring 16 women into our existing homes but we need funds to get the currently identified 27 off the streets (the number increases each week, unfortunately). Please help these human beings become an asset to society. In their current situations, they are potential victims of rape and theft. Left on the street long enough, many females turn to prostitution for funds. Help us to help them get off the street...||$0.00||$13,500.00||Pay for electricity and water in the transition home. Purchase hygiene products, new underclothes, a cell phone, and a bus pass for each woman. (Food and outer clothing are available at pantries which bless our women). Pay for any licensure a woman may need to become successful in our society (driver's license, professional license, etc.)||07/03/2020||29||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Food Pantry Expansion to meet the demand of people needing food.||Dunedin Cares, Inc||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||Pinellas||1,250||http://dunedincares.org||Dunedin Cares, Inc is a Food Pantry that opened in November 2015. We have experienced exponential growth in the number of clients, especially new people who are unemployed, receiving food during the period of March 2020 to present. Since March 2020, our distribution of food increased from 10,000 lbs. (8300 meals) to 20,000 lbs.(16600 meals) per month. We primarily distribute food to Pinellas County with a few clients from Pasco County.|
Our greatest need is always having a supply of food. We are now purchasing food monthly to ensure our diverse and in need population does not go hungry, We struggle to keep up with the demand as our donations are unable to shift during the extreme time of COVID-19. In addition, we are in severe need of a walk-in cooler to keep our items safe for pick up. In addition, we have had purchased canopy tents, parking cones, thermometers, and floor decals.
|$0.00||$50,000.00||Funds will be used to purchase food, including perishable and non-perishable food. Secondly, with demand, we are forced to increase our refrigeration and freezer capacity thus requiring more storage space. Our expansion plan is to double our current 1800 SF and to add a 12' x 10' cooler in the new addition or on a concrete slab outside. A walk-in cooler is a must and will be ordered soon. Permitting, construction, installation, and cost of the cooler will be $15,000 - $20,000. Expansion to our existing building is estimated at $30,000.||07/03/2020||29||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Improving the Quality of Life for Residents and Seabirds of the Tampa Bay in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic||Seaside Seabird Sanctuary||Animal Welfare||$96,200.00||Pinellas||9,000||https://seasideseabirdsanctuary.org||The 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. |
On March 21, we officially closed to the public. While we were able to reopen the end of May, our two major funding sources (donations by visitors and the sale of merchandise at our gift shop) have not returned to their pre-Covid levels. This has severely impacted our ability to provide adequate care for the birds and access for the public.
|$0.00||$96,200.00||Our 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 anticipate the loss in revenue from these sources this year as approximately $96,200 from March 21 to the present.|
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.
|Not Funded||0%||Bringing the eLearning Gap through Summer Enrichment at Pepin Academies||The Pepin Academies||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$17,710.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||150||http://pepinacademies.com||The Pepin Academies, Inc. (PA) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit, independent, public charter school serving students in grades 3-12 with campuses in Tampa, Riverview, and New Port Richey. All students enrolled in PA have been diagnosed with a learning or learning-related disability, such as ADHD or Autism, and have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in which they receive classroom accommodations and therapeutic interventions on campus every day. The shift to online learning mandate as a result of COVID resulted in struggles for many of our students when losing the direct instruction, face-to-face therapies and interaction, and loss of routine. The result was many students failing behind and losing many of the gains achieved at our schools. This grant would cover the costs of a summer enrichment program to help ameliorate deficits realized during this time.||$0.00||$17,710.00||To help ameliorate the achievement gaps created by the shift to eLearning for the students of Pepin Academies, we are offering a summer enrichment program to interested 3rd- 11th graders. This program will not focus on grades and tests, but rather focus on the learning and knowledge acquisition that was increasingly difficult to achieve in the new eLearning environment. In this enrichment, we hope to prepare the student for success at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The programs will be comprised of 22 teachers across our Tampa and Riverview campuses teaching focused lessons to approximately 150 students who expressed increased, via a parent/guardian survey, in needing this enrichment after falling behind during the eLearning experience. Students will be given enrichment lessons each day in math and/or reading and then afforded one-on-one time with the teacher if desired.||07/03/2020||29||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Backpacks for Hunger||The Thomas Promise Foundation||Basic Needs||$2,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||2,000||https://www.thethomaspromise.org||We are helping feed children from food insecure homes. Each week we are helping 2000+ children (18 and under) with packs of meals to get them through the weekend when most food pantries aren't available for service. |
Since COVID-19 started we have went from helping roughly 1600 children a week with food to over 2000 children. We even extending our program into the summer this season where we will be distributing over 100,000 more meals than we did the previous year.
Help is up over 20%, food costs are up over 30%, and overall distribution for the fiscal year will be up over 30% as well. This year alone we will have distributed over 500,000 meals to children in need.
|$0.00||$2,000.00||The funds we are requesting are to be used for the purchase of food. The funds would help us purchase roughly 4000 meals for the children on our program.||07/03/2020||29||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||CMA Animal Care Fund||Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Inc.||Animal Welfare||$100,000.00||Pinellas||52||https://www.seewinter.com||Due to health concerns surrounding Covid-19, Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) closed to the public for 60 days. We have since reopened our doors and have implemented significant additional safety precautions to protect staff, animals, and guests, while ensuring a fun and educational visit for a limited number of guests. CMA relies on revenues from admission to support our animal care program. We have experienced significant financial losses due to our closure and now limited guest capacity. |
Donations to CMA’s Animal Care Fund allow us to continue the lifesaving work of our mission, which remains a dire need. Our staff is working even harder to ensure that our animals are safe, healthy, and receiving the highest level of care.
|$0.00||$100,000.00||Donated 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 this crisis. We remain 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.||07/02/2020||30||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Payroll During the Pandemic and After||Fresh Start of Pasco||Health and Wellbeing||$52,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco||2||http://facebook.com/FreshStartforPascoInc/||I need to hire 2 people to work with me, all volunteers and senior work program staff have left during this pandemic. I am trying to hold down the fort alone working day and night. If I paid them by 1099, at $9.00 per hour x 20 hours a week x 52 weeks that would be $9,360. a year for a case worker that does research,|
if they wanted 25 hours a week then it is 11,700 a year.
For my grant writer and myself that also do all the jobs we would like $10.00 per hour x 25 hours a week x 52 weeks $13,000. a year.
That would be 38,000. just in payroll per year so 76,000 for two years, however that's a lot to ask for so I could get by with 52,000. that would cover 2 years payroll for 2 people at least. If I can't get payroll I can't get the help I need. These are desperate times right now and I have looked everywhere for help with pay role. I would like to reapply when this runs out please. Thank
|$0.00||$52,000.00||For my grant writer and myself we also do all the jobs we would need $10.00 per hour x 25 hours a week x 52 weeks $13,000. a year.|
That would be $52,000. and would cover 2 years payroll for 2 people at least.
|Partially Funded||33%||Pharmacy and Laboratory Services||Good Samaritan Health Clinic of Pasco||Health and Wellbeing||$40,000.00||Pasco||800||http://www.goodsamclinic.org||The Good Samaritan Clinic of Pasco, Inc. (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. Our patients must be
at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Level.
|$20,000.00||$60,000.00||Prior to the pandemic, funds from our three board-driven annual special events (May-Nurses Gala, September-Golf Tournament, November-Festival of Trees) would have been allocated to fund these programs. These three special events netted $145,000 in ‘19. As of 7/10/20, we’ve cancelled our Nurses Gala and our Golf Tournament. It is highly unlikely that those events will happen before 2021. We are exploring efforts to make the Festival of Trees a virtual event this November. Between 3/16/20 and 6/30/20, we’ve lost 975 volunteer hours. This is the equivalent of a FT employee for 5 1/2 months. We have had to add between 8-12 hours a week of additional staff time to make-up in a very small way for the volunteer attrition. Finally, within the next 4-6 weeks, we expect to see an influx of new patients, who through job and/or health insurance loss, will now be eligible to receive our services.||07/02/2020||30||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Food Assistance||Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Animal Welfare||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||2,500||http://www.humanesocietytampa.org||We are seeing a significant increase in the number of pet owners who need Food Assistance. We provide free pet food to help keep pets in their loving homes.||$0.00||$10,000.00||The Humane Society of Tampa Bay offers two food assistance programs. We offer food assistance at our shelter weekly where pet owners can come and pick up a bag of food. We also provide Animeals in which our volunteers deliver pet food monthly to homebound, elderly, and/or disabled pet owners in Hillsborough County. The funds would help to provide pet food to these owners. We are seeing a large increase in the number of pet owners needing food assistance due to COVID-19. We want to keep these pets in their loving homes.||07/02/2020||30||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Central Heat and Air Unit for one of our recent mobile home acquisitions.||My Warrior's Place||Basic Needs||$7,500.00||1,560||http://mywarriorsplace.org|| is also home to MacDill Air Force Base, the US Central Command, and the US Special Operations Command. The State of Florida has the 3rd highest veteran population in the United States – 1.5 million veterans. Statistics also show that our First Responders are even more vulnerable to things like PTSD, substance use, depression, anxiety and suicide — ten times that of the national average. Even more so with COVID.|
We see the extreme need in this community for our American Heroes and their families to have access to vacation/transitional housing during the COVID-19 pandemic that My Warrior's Place provides on the Little Manatee River where healing can begin. Mobile homes on this property have been transformed into homey and cozy cottages just for this purpose.
|$0.00||$7,500.00||We recently purchased a used 2 bedroom/1 bath mobile home that was owned by a snowbird so they only had 2 small window air conditioners for the entire mobile home. We need to have a central heat and air system installed. We have an AC company prepared to deeply discount the cost to do this. The cost to install a new heat and air unit, all required duct work and electrical to run the unit along with labor to install it all will be $7,500.00 (without discounted rate it would have been $12,500.00). |
While we have already remodeled this mobile home to make it homey and cozy, to be able to have an American Hero and their family stay in this mobile home comfortably during the extreme heat of the summer we need to have central heat and air installed.
Right now, due to COVID-19 we have 7 American Heroes & their family members staying with us at My Warrior's Place.
|Not Funded||0%||Eliminate Homelessness||Reach Services Inc.||Basic Needs||$150,000.00||Pinellas||5,000||http://reachstpete.org||At Reach St.Pete our mission is to prevent, alleviate, and eliminate homelessness. In 2020 there is no excuse for anyone to go without a roof over their head and food in their stomachs in our ever-growing and flourishing community. Earlier this year we had plans to lease a building that would help us eliminate homelessness in The City of St.Pete but due to a majority of our church partnerships having to put their funding on pause due to COVID 19 we have had to put those plans on pause. |
With our influx of applications and growing needs due to COVID 19, it will be crucial for us now more than ever to have this space available for our community. The building we are looking at has a large outdoor space that we will turn into an awning to make sure no one sleeps in public areas who are homeless, along with emergency rooms for families to sleep, and office and warehouse space.
|$0.00||$150,000.00||Lease: $5,000 a month|
Time: 2 years = $120,000
$30,000 for updates to space
Our organization is sustainable through grants, corporate partners, private donors, monthly donors, and community partnerships. Our Executive Director and Admin costs are sponsored by a private donor for the next 5 years ensuring additional funding is able to go direct to the community. This is done with the intention.
|Not Funded||0%||Influx of COVID 19 related applications||Reach Services Inc.||Basic Needs||$16,800.00||Pinellas||1,800||http://reachstpete.org||Our Fill The Need Program has operated for over 3+ years fulfilling need requests filling the gap between people and resources. Our main goal in this program is to help people in need get access to resources that will impact them both short and long term including but not limited to rent, bill, and grocery assistance. We have received as many as 75+ applications per hour and this is only the beginning of the effects from COVID 19. |
As we work hard to efficiently meet needs we would like to hire 2 part-time seasonal workers to help us process applications. Not only will this create jobs during a difficult time for many, but it will also help us reach people's urgent needs. Hiring two additional part-time workers will mean we get to continue preventing people in our own community from going homeless and help our low-income communities recover from the financial damages of COVID 19.
|$0.00||$16,800.00||$1400 a month (part-time/seasonal 25 hrs a week) / $8400 for 6 months|
$1400 a month (part-time/seasonal 25 hrs a week) / $8400 for 6 months
|Not Funded||0%||TMA COVID Relief Fund||Tampa Museum of Art, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$100,000.00||30,000||http://www.tampamuseum.org||We are addressing the need to maintain jobs, secure our cultural heritage and rebuild the community. The Tampa Museum of Art(TMA) recognizes its role in offering a mentally and physically healthy environment which the public can use as a safe place to visit during this pandemic. However, attendance free-falls, event cancellations & layoffs will result from museum, government and CDC social distancing practices without short-term financial assistance.|
Without community support to maintain operations, TMA is in the midst of a financial threat. Postponements and cancellations of public programs and fundraising events will have a lasting impact on our current and future operations. We are seeking out assistance as TMA is not able to grow its income from ticket sales, class registrations, food & beverage and store sales as a result of fears of social interaction during the spread of COVID.
|$0.00||$100,000.00||Funds will be used to ensure TMA's core staff are retained and supported to carry out and develop virtual and interactive community programming off-site while developing on-site education programming for the late summer and fall. It is a critical time for the museum to retain its staff to ensure community partnerships that rely on our services remain intact. All of us need to come together to set an example that we will not have long lasting financial challenges due to this temporary crisis. |
Your support will help bridge the financial gap until the Museum community is able again to provide and underwrite many vital programs for the citizens of Tampa Bay. Funds will provide badly needed dollars to sustain our existing efforts to provide programming both in person and virtual immediately and in the future. Your support now will help TMA weather this storm and prepare for safer times.
|Not Funded||0%||Title: Multi County Sustainable/Equitable Business Recognition Program||For Good Movement, Inc||Professional Services||$30,000.00||40,000||http://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||$30,000.00||Because 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
|Not Funded||0%||General and operations support during COVID-19||Freefall Theatre Inc.||Arts and Culture||$500,000.00||100||http://freefalltheatre.com||freeFall 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 50% of our ticket revenue has compromised our organization's ability to provide employment for our salaried, 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 reopening in 2021.||$0.00||$500,000.00||Funds will go directly to staff, actors, creative teams, general operations and the shows in our new season. |
$20,000 new COVID-19 cleaning and sanitizing procedures including hand wash stations and extra hourly support staff and additional hours
$80,000 general operating expense support due to loss in ticket revenue
$300,000 full-time staff, hourly support staff, seasonal actors and creative teams for four-six months
$100,000 alternative programming including actors, sound system, outdoor stage and seating
|Not Funded||0%||EmpowHER through COVID||Empowherment||Health and Wellbeing||$8,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||125||http://www.empowherment.org||We are helping single mothers in the Tampa Bay area who have been impacted by COVID get back on their feet and on the road to self sufficiency.||$0.00||$8,000.00||We will use these funds for program materials, facilitators, and for crisis intervention for single mothers and their children in the Tampa bay area who have been drastically impacted by COVID.||06/30/2020||32||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||EmpowHERment||Empowherment||Health and Wellbeing||$15,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||520||http://www.empowherment.org||We are helping women in the community who are in need of confidence, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency. Due to COVID-19, we have had to cancel fundraisers that would have helped with our organization's needs.||$0.00||$15,000.00||We are looking for funds to open a community center where we will implement advocacy services, support groups, and single mother services as well as empowerment workshops for women in the community. Due to COVID -19, we have had to cancel our in-person workshops and fundraisers that would have gone towards programming, we are hoping that these funds will help us.||06/30/2020||32||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||EmpowHERment helps #breakthecycle.||Empowherment||Health and Wellbeing||$6,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||150||http://www.empowherment.org||We are working to help women start the conversation with their loved ones and children to talk to them about racism and diversity. We had a fundraiser scheduled that would have gone towards this program but had to cancel due to COVID-19.||$0.00||$6,000.00||These funds will be utilized for program materials, books about diversity and racism, workshop facilitators, and trainings. We had a fundraiser scheduled that would have gone towards this program but had to cancel due to COVID-19.||06/30/2020||32||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Research Study on UV Light Prototype’s Ability to Destroy Coronavirus on Human Corneal Tissue||Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research||Health and Wellbeing||$16,820.00||6,654||http://lionseyeinstitute.org||COVID-19 has severely impacted the ability to fulfill the wishes of organ, eye and tissue donors worldwide, prohibited the recovery of human tissue from decedents with suspected cases of COVID-19, and hindered the ability to restore sight and enhance lives through tissue transplantation.|
We are developing a prototype of a novel UV light applicator. Our research showed its efficacy against patient isolated Candida Albicans, Candida Tropicana, MRSA, and fungus.
We propose a new study utilizing six UV light applicators to validate:
• UV light destroys cells of SARS-Cov-2 virus
• UV light does not destroy the cells of human DNA (utilizing human cornea research tissue)
• Safety for the user
This study will have global implications for the tissue donation industry as detailed antiviral recommendations and procedures will be written for eye and tissue banks and transplant surgeons worldwide.
|$0.00||$16,820.00||We request support of a study to validate that UV light applicators can decontaminate human corneal tissue contaminated with SARS-Cov-2. The tissue will be evaluated prior to contamination, post-contamination, and post UV light application. All samples will be sent to a qualified microbiology lab to determine effectiveness of decontamination of the cells. We will determine the distance from surface and exposure time for optimal antiviral effectiveness of UV light against SARS-Cov-2.|
$3K UV bulbs
$12K UV light apparatus
$400 UV light meter to assess light intensity
$120 Dye for staining/swabs for viral cultures
$700 Microbiology lab testing
$600 Five hours statistical analysis
On June 26, Florida reported 3,327 coronavirus deaths. Had we been able to recover and decontaminate tissue from eye and tissue donors, we could have restored sight to 6,654 cornea transplant recipients.
|Not Funded||0%||Tools to Succeed - Adaptive Education Initiative||Sunrise Children's Services||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$7,250.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||20||http://www.sunrisegroup.org||Formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay, the newly renovated Sunrise Children's Services center has been providing early learning programming to children from low-income households with and without developmental delays such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Down syndrome since 1955. Our curriculum focuses on providing children from infancy to five years of age with the tools and supports necessary to enter the school system ready to succeed. For the last 37 years, we have held a golf tournament to raise program funding. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have lost a significant amount of support from many of our funders, leaving our "Tools to Succeed" Initiative in a state of limbo. Because of the unique population we serve, the adaptive equipment and educational tools we need are often the difference between a child's success or struggling when they begin kindergarten.||$0.00||$7,250.00||The funds will be used specifically for the purchase of adaptive educational equipment to create a more enriching and accessible learning environment for all the children enrolled in our program. Specifically, funding will be used for the purchase of assistive technology such as computers ($350 each) and the LearningBoard computer keyboard for children ($45 each), cause and effect toys for children with autism (average of $30 each), indestructible reading books for our school's library ($7 each), and other adaptive equipment such as activity mats, sensory tables, and educational toys. These peripherals play a critical role in the development of the children at our center. Additionally, due to the adaptability of these tools, children can use them throughout the learning process, regardless of whether or not they have a disability so that they are better prepared to enter kindergarten.||06/30/2020||32||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Caring for the Community||Faith Life Outreach Ministries||Basic Needs||$15,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||300||http://www.faithlifeoutreachministries.org||Supplying food, hygiene products, over the counter medicine, face masks and gloves, mainly to those are Shut-in round about us in the community.||$0.00||$15,000.00||Purchasing food, hygiene products,(Tissue,soap,tooth paste etc) medicine,face masks and gloves.|
Rental of reliable transportation to pick up and distribute products.
Ensuring proper storage and distribution
We have worked over the years with different facilities with huge amount of Shut-in, and would love to be able to continue reaching out to these individuals in this time of crisis,
Thanks in advance for your help.
|Not Funded||0%||Urgent Assistance for Outreach Facility in South Tampa||Hope on the Horizon Inc||Basic Needs||$40,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||375||https://www.facebook.com/HopeOnTheHorizonFlorida/||Hope on the Horizon is the only non profit 501c South of Gandy Blvd that is presently serving individuals food, clothes, furniture, etc.. to the homeless, low income families, veterans and fixed income elderly in our general demographic area.||$0.00||$40,000.00||We are in desperate need of a location for growth due to the increased requests for assistance. At present, we are working out of our residential properties and storage units which is presently $1000 per month. Our plan is to create an outreach location for those in needs to pick up food supplies, a clothing store for donations and exchange, laundry facilities for those to wash clothes by appointments, community service opportunities for high school students and others to meet court ordered needs as well as a location for case workers to meet with individuals in dry and safe environment. We will need to lease a commercial space for around 2500 sq feet as a specific general location aka "one stop shop" for all these services to occur in order to increase the hours of service and consistency to those in need compared to our present situation of rotating of hours and locations.||06/29/2020||33||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Fighting Hunger and Food Waste through the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Tampa Bay Area||Move For Hunger||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||40,000||https://www.moveforhunger.org||For food banks/pantries, transportation of food is a prohibitive expense that often means losing out on an opportunity for food rescue/meals. This challenge has been further exacerbated by COVID-19, as food banks reduce staff and volunteers to comply with social distance requirements in the midst of facing heightened demand. By building a network of 1,000+ transportation partners, 1,500 apartment partners, and strategic corporate mobility partners, MFH helps to keep food banks’ shelves fully stocked year-round and engages communities in hunger awareness, food drives, and special events. MFH leverages the existing transportation resources of entire industries to collect and deliver surplus food to food banks. B/C MFH’s model is designed around and powered by community partnerships, by encouraging donation of food when people move, MFH is poised to quickly spring into action.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Grant funds will be used to sustain MFH’s crucial work despite financial losses, maintain the increased programming required by the pandemic, and build the necessary capacity to remain responsive to this unpredictable challenge. Support MFH’s efforts in Tampa Bay will:|
Increase & continue support to local food bank/pantries through our network of transportation volunteers
Expand outreach to supermarkets & local CPGs for product donations to food banks/pantries
Coordinate warehouse storage for food w/MFH’s local moving partners to assist food banks/pantries
Host food drives with current partners in area to help replenish inventory in food bank/pantries
Work with local partners in the area to increase volunteer efforts to support food banks/pantries
Work with local marathons and races that were postponed to rescue food and beverages throughout the region and provide to food banks/pantries
|Not Funded||0%||Homeless Needs||Blanket Tampa Bay||Basic Needs||$2,500.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||500||http://www.blanketampabay.org||Blanket Tampa Bay is requesting funds so we can provide more hygiene products to the homeless and the working poor we serve. We have been passing out "blessing bags" and masks to the people we meet on the street that need these items. Since 2015 we have been serving the homeless and working poor. Before COVID 19 started we served every Monday in the parking lot at St Peter Claver Church, we served about 225, The received their items and got a hot meal. We also provided food, leashes, bowls, and water for their pets.||$0.00||$2,500.00||The funds would be used to purchase additional hygiene products like toothpaste, deodorant, razors, feminine items, masks, sleeping bags, rain ponchos, mosquito bands, foot powder.||06/28/2020||34||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Teacher Resilence Project||Metropolitan Ministries, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$25,000.00||2,300||http://www.metromin.org||High quality early learning experiences for children ages birth to five influence child development and strong outcomes for youth, especially those in poverty. Early learning experiences shape the brain, providing the foundation for future learning. Unfortunately, the people responsible for these experiences, childcare workers, frequently experience widespread burnout, impacting the quality of care children receive. In the age of COVID 19, childcare workers are often considered essential workers, risking their own health and health of their families to provide care for the children they serve. Researchers in a 2018 study published in the Journal of Early Learning and Development concluded providing teachers with more positive work environments and training on handling work stressors was more effective in improving teacher well-being than other tested strategies.||$0.00||$25,000.00||EFFINITY’s Teacher Resilience Project strives to impact Florida’s early education system by providing tools which combat teacher burnout. Funds will be used to offset the training costs of 175 early educators. Approximately 2,125 children in the care of those trained will be positively impacted as their teachers are empowered through training aimed to improve teacher psychological well-being. EFFINITY, a social enterprise start-up launched by Metropolitan Ministries in 2019 delivers organizational training utilizing trainers who are certified by national accreditation agencies or considered experts in their field. Metropolitan Ministries is an accredited Trauma Informed Care agency from the Sanctuary Institute. Each participant will receive training in the areas of compassion fatigue, self-care, and trauma informed care and complete a self-care action plan to utilize in the field.||06/26/2020||36||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Healthy Births for Minority Infants||Reach Up Inc||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||260||https://www.reachupincorporated.org/||REACHUP Inc. provides eleven programs that serve the low income and minority population in Hillsborough County to ensure the availability of equitable healthcare to minorities. The signature program of REACHUP is reducing the infant mortality in the black community by providing in-home nurse or doula (healthcare worker) weekly visits to coach, monitor and educate first time mothers through the pregnancy and through the infants first year of life. Due to stresses on funders and cuts received in funding there is a need to receive new funds to ensure continuence of the program for all clients . The Covid 19 pandemic has made in-person visits impossible so the mothers need to participate in weekly telemed visits with our nursing staff. Some mothers need the equipment to participate in such visits. |
This program has helped achieve a 58% decrease in black infant mortality since 2009
|$0.00||$10,000.00||The funds would be used to help additional first time expecting mothers participate in the program to ensure their childs healthy birth. In addition the funding would help support the added cost of doing remote visits and supplying all the participating families with the additional supplies needed due to Covid-19 to support them through the pregnancy and first year of the infants life.||06/25/2020||37||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Into the Rhythm- Connecting Through Music While Social Distancing||Rhythm Changes||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||30,000||https://rhythm-changes.org/||Rhythm-Changes provides musically interactive enrichment programming through drum circles and drum making programs across the state of Florida. |
When social distancing began, we lost our entire calendar of booking. We began adapting our enrichment programs to an online format and produced video content. We have seen a very positive response from the community - recently being asked to produce 10 musically interactive learning concept videos for Lighthouse for the Blind, as well as producing interactive musical play along videos for schools, libraries and special needs groups. We believe these can be adapted for senior populations as well.
We are seeking funding to produce online content for schools, youth detention centers and special needs groups. I am including links to demonstrate the nature of the content.
|$0.00||$10,000.00||Funds received will be used to produce interactive and educational online content as well as to purchase additional equipment needed. Funds will also be used towards operating expenses until we are able to start generating more revenue - either with the sales of videos or the careful easing of social distancing guidelines to allow in person drum circles to resume. We anticipate the 2020/2021 school year to be one where kids will be doing significant virtual learning and where teachers and aftercare providers will need engaging content for their students. Due to the strong relationships we have built over the years with schools and aftercare providers across the state, we are confident we can shift our model and provide quality online content and enrichment programming to the students we would see face to face during a typical school year.||06/25/2020||37||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Funding for Children Battling Cancer||Small but Mighty Heroes Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$50,000.00||25||https://smallbutmightyheroes.org/||We are requesting a consideration of funding for our pediatric cancer organization. We are a small, local nonprofit and serve the Hillsborough and surrounding areas by helping children who face the battle of childhood cancer. We have been effected negatively by COVID-19 as we are not able to do our events or fundraisers. Our funding is being depleted and expenses are being covered by personal expenses. Our mission is to continue to help the children feel the love and support and to help them smile in the face of the dark and insidious monster called cancer. We aim to help the parents focus on their children during the battle and for the siblings to have a welcoming hand as they too, feel the effects of childhood cancer. We aim to keep the family together and to help make memories. Thank you for your consideration.||$0.00||$50,000.00||The funds will be used to provide the children battling cancer the following: Travel expenses, lodging expenses, Hero boxes (ways to make them happy/smile during such difficult times), Memory trips, Wish fulfillment, end of life expenses, meal cards, and assisting with home needs as parents tend to lose their jobs being home with their children during their fight. We aim to help the children feel the love and support and to help them smile in the face of the dark and insidious monster called cancer.||06/25/2020||37||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Covid Kids Meals and Supplies||The Storehouse of America||Basic Needs||$12,000.00||Pinellas||500||NA||We will provide home and hygiene products for children, senior citizens and families that have tested Covid 19 positive or awaiting results from Covid 19 testing and are unable to leave their homes due to quarantine. Our goal is supply their immediate need by delivering products in a no contact interaction.||$0.00||$12,000.00||Products i.e. medicines, food, hygiene and cleaning products would be purchased and delivered door to door in an effort to keep quarantined families and individuals inside without the pressure of having to go out in order to meet their personal and family needs.||06/25/2020||37||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID Relief for Farm Workers||Colectivo Arbol, Inc.||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||500||NA||Requesting funds in order to continue to offer weekly food, milk and clothing distributions to the migrant farm workers of Central Florida who have kept food on our tables during this pandemia, but are now finding a drastic increase in positive COVID cases in this community. This renders them unable to work at all, and unable to pay bills or services. We have been delivering food to their homes and helping as we can with electric bills, etc.. This grant would allow us to continue to provide these services for families in need.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Any funds received would be used to:|
1. Provide food & water for entire families unable to leave their homes or able to work
2. Help to pay doctors visits, as needed
3. Help to pay utility bills to avoid shut-off
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Need||Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$20,000.00||150||https://fcsf.org/||FCS Foundation and the patients we serve have greatly felt the impacts of COVID-19. FCS Foundation has received almost 1,500 application since January of this year. Patients are not only feeling the economic impact of undergoing cancer treatment, but also the loss of income due to COVID-19. The need has increased during COVID-19 pandemic, with a 36% increase in the past 30 days, compared to the same time period last year. |
To do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19, FCS Foundation made the difficult decision to cancel four of our major fundraising events which were scheduled to take place from March to May. The economic loss of these canceled fundraisers is devastating for the FCS Foundation, with an estimated loss of $300,000.
|$0.00||$20,000.00||FCS Foundation provides patients with up to $2,000 in financial support per year while they undergo cancer treatment. These funds will be used to pay non-medical, essential bills like rent or mortgage, car payments, or utility bills. FCS Foundation does not give direct cash payments to recipients; instead, FCS Foundation pays the companies directly from which the bills are due.||06/23/2020||39||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Job Connections - Fulfilling the Power of Work||Goodwill Industries-Suncoast Inc.||Workforce Services and Career Development||$17,000.00||Hernando ; Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||6,000||http://goodwill-suncoast.org||Countless individuals have lost their jobs since the onset of COVID19 and today’s overwhelming competition for jobs is even more challenging due to job scarcity. Job Connections (JC) offers assistance with the employment process; job search/application and placement support, career exploration, planning and advancement, courses and certifications to up-skill/re-skill work skills to enhance/advance employment opportunities. Nearly every person served by Goodwill are from low-income families, including those with employment challenges. (offenders, addiction etc.) The JC helps people to get back to work and offers support to area businesses seeking to hire qualified workers. Goodwill is enhancing the technological capability of the JC Centers in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties to address today’s need for virtual access. JC served 5,913 people and placed 255 persons in jobs in 2019.||$0.00||$17,000.00||Technology and tools plays a vital role in the JC program, especially with social distancing measures in place for an unforeseen time. Virtual access allows individuals to obtain help no matter where they may be. We submit this application to support the enhancement of technology and tools for our JC program to position the JC to address virtual employment support, training, workshops, job search/placement assistance to the overwhelming number seeking help to gain or re-gain jobs to support them and their families. Specifically the funds will be used to upgrade computer equipment for our Hillsborough and Pinellas County Job Connection (12 PC's and 6 Laptop's), at a cost of approximately $17,000. The new equipment will advance virtual access through today’s technology needs, and allow for people to train and work online in compatible programs comparable to today’s workforce needs.||06/23/2020||39||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||E-Mental Health Services||NAMI - Pinellas||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||Pinellas||15||http://nami-pinellas.org/||By providing e-mental health services, NAMI Pinellas can partner with behavioral health providers to maximize exposure for individuals that need personal attention to help with recovery and resiliency. Virtual support helps empower people living with a mental health condition to feel confident and optimistic about their recovery. E-mental health services can help individuals that are transportation challenge to receive services how and when they need to in the convenience of their personal space. NAMI Pinellas would offer these multiple virtual platforms to fifteen individuals with a mental health condition. NAMI Pinellas would evaluate the outcomes of using these services by surveying the individuals. Our goal is to create positive outcomes for individuals with a mental health condition who may be challenged to access counseling services during COVID19.||$0.00||$10,000.00||The funds would be used to pay for online memberships/subscriptions for virtual mental health services for individuals that need counseling/support services for their recovery and resiliency (i.e. Life Recovery Program, Cope Notes, EmergU). A small portion of these funds would help support the costs of administration expenses to oversee the evaluation of these online programs.||06/23/2020||39||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Social protection project for children and young people||Haitian Life Foundation Inc||Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking||$80,000.00||Citrus||250||http://www.haitianlifefoundation.com||Defend the essential rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized children, without regard to ethnicity, religion or political opinion, offering them with affection and together with their family and community, specialized attention committed to ensuring the quality of life that allows them to project their future.|
• Haitian Life Foundation will reach levels of modernization in its management that allows it to manage all its programs efficiently.
• Haitian Life Foundation will achieve an efficient and diversified management of fundraising, which will allow it to manage its own resources, allowing it to consolidate its autonomy and develop new expressions of mission at the national level.
• The Foundation will achieve to be a significant national reference in intervention strategies that allow it to effectively safeguard the rights of children in the marginal sectors
|$0.00||$80,000.00|| Protection of Rights|
Boys, girls and young people who have been victims of violations receive specialized support in the care of negligence, abandonment or wrong practices, which in some cases may constitute a crime: physical and psychological abuse, abuse, commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, among others.
Support for young lawbreakers, facilitating a process for them to develop responsibility for their actions and integrate socially. To do this, work is done individually, taking into account the particular conditions and characteristics of young people, as well as the existence of a family and social network.
The institution supports the schooling process of young people who have been outside the formal school system and who have difficulties to continue and / or maintain their studies. Currently, it has support programs
|Not Funded||0%||The needed support of immediate expansion and development of online tools and local initiatives.||Arthritis Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$3,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||500,000||https://www.arthritis.org/||The novel COVID-19 pandemic has particular significance and urgency for the Arthritis Foundation as we represent one of the largest constituencies of high-risk individuals for complications or death from COVID-19 with many of our patients being immunocompromised due to the drug therapy or are over the age of 50 or both. With the COVID-19 virus now expected to remain active through at least summer and a potential spike anticipated in the fall/winter months, our constituents can expect to be impacted for many months to come. Our constituents are already feeling the fear and anxiety of the pandemic. The Arthritis Foundation has always offered resources for adults and children living with arthritis to improve their quality of life and slow disease progression. During this pandemic, more people are turning to the Arthritis Foundation for virtual information and support than ever before.||$0.00||$3,000.00||All our patient support events–support groups, Juvenile Arthritis Family Days and more–have been canceled indefinitely to protect our high-risk constituency. This means that online and virtual tools are crucial for people living with arthritis and their loved ones to stay connected to their support network, stay active and receive updated information on how the coronavirus pandemic might impact them. In these uncertain times, the impact on our ability to continue providing digital resources is unclear but we are committed to supporting high-risk patients for the duration. Whether or not the COVID-19 pandemic passes sooner or later for high-risk populations, these tools are still essential for people with arthritis to feel that they are receiving wraparound care for their disease.||06/19/2020||43||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Covid 19 Risk Prevention Protocols||Scottish American Society of Dunedin||Arts and Culture||$1,000.00||Pinellas||300||http://www.sas-dunedin.org||In order to re-open the Scottish Cultural Center in Dunedin we need to put certain protocols in place in order to mitigate the risks. We wish to apply for help to provide extra hand sanitation sites, N95 masks and disinfectant wipes.||$0.00||$1,000.00||We plan to re-open the Scottish Cultural Center in Dunedin in July. The funds would be used to purchase disinfectant wipes to clean the surfaces in the center as well as masks for those attending events at our Center. We would also be able to purchase several hand sanitizer stations with hand sanitizing gel throughout the facility.||06/19/2020||43||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Supporting Military-Connected Entrepreneurs & Their Families in Tampa Bay, FL During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond||Bunker Labs||Workforce Services and Career Development||$20,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,000||https://bunkerlabs.org/||Due to the effects of COVID-19, economic security has been put at risk for small business owners everywhere. Members of our online community who are regularly active have more than doubled since March, from 40% to 82%. This demonstrates that small business owners are looking to Bunker Labs and our network for support and resources to help them navigate the effects of COVID-19. Given the substantial role that small businesses play in our economy, and the military community’s demonstrated potential and drive to build their own businesses, empowering these entrepreneurs to respond, rebuild, and rebound from the current situation has the potential for enormous impact in Tampa Bay and across the nation.||$0.00||$20,000.00||Bunker Labs respectfully requests that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay consider a proposal for $20,000 to support our work with military-connected entrepreneurs. Specifically, this will help fund staff time to directly support individual entrepreneurs and provide the resources they need to succeed during the pandemic and beyond, program design, implementation, evaluation, resource curation, and technology costs for the Bunker Labs Tampa Bay community in the coming year. |
Our programs enable these entrepreneurs to develop core business skills and build a viable venture, and Bunker Labs continues to provide connections to a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem where our community members can find the people, resources, and support they need to succeed.
|Not Funded||0%||Covid-19 Summer Feeding Plan for Children!||End 68 Hours of Hunger - Tampa||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||350||http://www.end68hoursofhunger.org/find-your-community/florida/tampa/||Normally, End 68 Hours of Hunger provides weekend meals and snacks for schools to distribute to needy local children. When schools are closed however, there have been no delivery options- until this year. With changes demanded by the coronavirus, food insecurity has soared and other food program options have been reduced. Fortunately, End 68 Hours of Hunger has delivery plans for many of our children!|
The effects of the coronavirus school shutdown have become very clear and quantifiable over the past three months. During a four week period in February of this year, we served 566 children a total of 15,575 meals, and spent $10,000 in food costs. For a four-week period in May, 351 children were fed a total of 13,900 meals for $17,000, a 90% cost increase! The additional meals were provided to up to 81 children whose parents didn't have access to "Grab and Go" foods from the school system.
|$0.00||$5,000.00||Our plan provides food for 350 children for a total of 11 weeks, half of whom would receive the weekend portion of food, and half would receive an enhanced bag to help them through the entire week. While recent food donations to End 68 Hours of Hunger have been stronger than expected, higher costs for food purchases have offset their overall value. We forecast that due to donor fatigue and other factors, summer food donations will be lower than average.|
Using a value of $10 per child for the weekend bags, $15 per child for the enhanced bags and a 10% donation factor, a budgeted total of $43,313 would feed school children during the summer. While there are significant unknowns ahead about when schools will reopen and how processes will change as a result, End 68 Hours of Hunger volunteers are committed to reaching as many hungry Tampa children as possible!
Please join us in this effort!
|Not Funded||0%||Request for funds or gift cards for clothes and shoes for client's to return to work||Southern Supportive Services dba My Place in Recovery Faith Community, Inc.||Basic Needs||$1,500.00||Pinellas||200||http://www.southernsupportiveservices.org||Due to the Corona virus Shutdown, we lost $45,000 in revenue because our clients could not work. Southern Supportive Services focuses on treatment and assistance for the homeless, disabled, sexual assault and abuse victims, domestic violence victims, veterans, low income, needy, alcoholics, and addicts from the Pinellas County Community. We assist them in getting off the streets, going back to school/work, supplying necessities (food, hygiene, ID’s, Social Security cards, birth certificates, counseling), medical needs. SSS has been a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for the past 7 years in South St. Petersburg.|
Now that our clients are returning to work, in need of clothes for them to wear to work. They sometimes only have the clothes on their backs. We need help buying: women and men's tan or black pants, white or black T shirts, tennis shoes, no slip shoes, hard hats and boots.
|$0.00||$1,500.00||We would go immediately, buy the supplies we need and return the receipt.||06/15/2020||47||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Request for funds or gift cards for fuel and upkeep of program's vehicle's.||Southern Supportive Services dba My Place in Recovery Faith Community, Inc.||Basic Needs||$3,000.00||Pinellas||400||http://www.southernsupportiveservices.org||Due to the Coronavirus Shutdown, we lost $45,000 in revenue because our clients could not work. We lost all the proceeds we were hoping to receive from the Major Baseball Spring Season, FL State Fair and Tampa Bay Rays season. We were going to use these funds for maintenance on our 4 vans and box truck. All desperately, need tires and upkeep. All of them are in the 1990's year range and 2 are broke down as we speak. We need these vehicles working to get our client's back and forth to work and deliver food to our food panty.||$0.00||$3,000.00||Decide which vehicles could be fixed with the fund's and return receipts for your verification. Since we rely on grants and donations, our vehicles have been put on the bottom of the list for years. They are all in bad shape and we can not afford to buy new ones or fix the ones we have. We sometimes have clients waiting in the sun an hour just to get picked up from work. Thank you for your time and consideration.||06/15/2020||47||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Kindness Matters||Treehouse Treasures USA||Health and Wellbeing||$3,000.00||Pinellas||30||http://reehousetreasuresusa.org||At a time like this our community needs more than ever to be reminded to be kind. Promoting kindness is an activity that our non-profit has been passion about from our start in 2010. We have been receiving calls from volunteers and parents as to how we can continue getting our children together in small groups and encourage kindness. Before COVID -19 we would hold many fundraisers to promote kindness in our community. Primarily by selling our kindness bracelets which would allow us in turn to buy more bracelets. This is also a loss for the gathering of our youth. This has sadly been put on hold.||$0.00||$3,000.00||1.)Things have changed for us quite a bit. We have started an online through Etsy and are having some sales however the cost to package and ship and then go to the post office is an expense that we were not prepared for. |
2.)15 Fisher House Foundations (Military Families) that we have packaged "Liberty Blue" books and kindness bracelets for that are waiting on shipping do to lack of funds. Our first priority is to continue to promote and spread kindness by mailing out the packages we have all worked so hard to put together.
3.) Our volunteers give so much of their time and now that we are able to meet in groups I would like to reward them with a get together that will be fun and team building as well. We are planning a Baking & Journal party to talk about their quarantine time. We will need supplies for about 16 children.
Thank you for your consideration and kindness 🙂
|Not Funded||0%||Reopening Tampa Hope Lodge - Free Lodging for Cancer Patients near Treatment||American Cancer Society||Health and Wellbeing||$15,000.00||800||http://cancer.org||More than 20,000 residents in Greater Tampa Bay are diagnosed with cancer each year. For many, their best treatment option is in Tampa; however, continuously travelling an hour or more is energy zapping and financially draining. When patients can't afford to travel or pay for overnight lodging, too many delay treatment, or settle for less effective treatment closer to home, or go without treatment. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Tampa is located next to Moffitt Cancer Center, and offers free, high-quality, housing for patients and their caregivers - increasing access to care, improving treatment compliance, reducing burdens, and enhancing quality of life. Due to COVID-19, the Lodge was temporarily closed late March. Now, as cancer treatments are being rescheduled, Hope Lodge must reopen as soon as it's safe to do so, which will require additional funding for safety measures.||$0.00||$15,000.00||Reopening requires more than unlocking doors and turning on lights. We must fumigate, sanitize, and enhance health and safety protocols. One-time reopening costs include plexiglass shields, thermometers, social distancing signage, protection stations, and recommissioned plumbing. We don't have a specific reopening date, but we hope to welcome guests back in the Fall of 2020. Reopening depends on several factors, including state and local guidance for non-medical facilities and agreement from our health system partners of our new protocols. This funding ensures we are ready to open as soon as it's safe to do so. |
The Lodge serves more than 800 guests each year. Patients from Greater Tampa Bay received 4,766 free nights at Tampa's Hope Lodge 2017-2019. In 2019, 106 guests from the area including 54 patients stayed 1,525 nights - saving these families an estimated $198,000 in hotel costs.
|Partially Funded||7%||Providing Additional Online Resources and Support to Marginalized disconnected Youth||Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$14,000.00||175||http://jatampabay.org||Now more than ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the most recent social unrest our already vulnerable and marginalized youth need the support of our community to provide them the resources they need. Disconnected from schools, teachers and peers, with their families facing severe economic crisis, they bear an incredible burden now and are even more at risk in the future. JA provides much needed programs and interaction, through local collaborations using virtual volunteers and mentors. JA stands committed to helping all young people achieve their dreams and reach their potential. Our promise of ensuring equality is based through our values, which include respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals. Now more than ever, our foundational education on economic opportunities can help drive this conversation of change and prosperity for all.||$1,000.00||$15,000.00||Funds support the planning and implementation of Virtual Career Fairs designed to provide the tools and support needed to begin planning for a prosperous future. Working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa and Suncoast, and Think Big for Kids a collaborative effort provides area youth access to much needed resources. Utilizing JA Programs marginalized youth are given the opportunity to research and plan for their futures. Programs prepare them for Career Fairs where they will interact virtually with area professionals providing a glimpse into their future through the experiences of these professionals. JA has also collaborated with the Pinellas Opportunity Council and Pinellas County schools to provide 2 different internship readiness programs. Offering both a month long program and several one day workshops we are preparing area at risk youth for placement into local internships.||06/10/2020||52||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Face Masks for our Big & Little Matches in Citrus and Hernando County||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$750.00||Citrus ; Hernando||200||http://www.bbbstampabay.org||Due to the COVID-19 virus, all our comprehensive mentoring programs are being provided on a virtual basis until it is safe once again for our Bigs and Littles to meet in person. Some Big & Little matches have already elected to start meeting in person with the permission of the child’s parent/legal guardian. To that end, we feel it is of the utmost importance to provide all our Big and Little matches high quality, washable, reusable face masks for when they do meet in person, to enhance their safety. We are requesting $750 in funding to cover the cost of facemasks for matches in Citrus and Hernando County, including the cost to mail these facemasks to our Community-Based Big & Little matches. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up, to decrease shipping costs.||$0.00||$750.00||Funding will directly cover the cost of face mask production and distribution. We expect to serve 100 youth this year in Citrus and Hernando Counties and want to provide every Big and Little with a mask for safety. The face masks selected by our agency are high-quality, two-ply washable masks which can be adjusted to fit both youth and adults. We will mail facemasks to our Community-Based Bigs for both them and their Littles. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up and matches are able to continue meeting in person. The safety of our matches has always been the highest priority for our agency and continues to be as we face this unprecedented pandemic.||06/09/2020||53||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Face Masks for our Big & Little Matches in Hillsborough County||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$9,380.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||2,500||http://www.bbbstampabay.org||Due to the COVID-19 virus, all our comprehensive mentoring programs are being provided on a virtual basis until it is safe once again for our Bigs and Littles to meet in person. Some Big & Little matches have already elected to start meeting in person with the permission of the child’s parent/legal guardian. To that end, we feel it is of the utmost importance to provide all our Big and Little matches high quality, washable, reusable face masks for when they do meet in person, to enhance their safety. We are requesting $9,380 in funding to cover the cost of facemasks for Hillsborough County, including the cost to mail these facemasks to our Community-Based Big & Little matches. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up, to decrease shipping costs.||$0.00||$9,380.00||Funding will directly cover the cost of face mask production and distribution. We expect to serve 100 youth this year in Citrus and Hernando Counties and want to provide every Big and Little with a mask for safety. The face masks selected by our agency are high-quality, two-ply washable masks which can be adjusted to fit both youth and adults. We will mail facemasks to our Community-Based Bigs for both them and their Littles. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up and matches are able to continue meeting in person. The safety of our matches has always been the highest priority for our agency and continues to be as we face this unprecedented pandemic||06/09/2020||53||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Face Masks for our Big & Little Matches in Pasco County||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$2,250.00||Pasco||600||http://www.bbbstampabay.org||Due to the COVID-19 virus, all our comprehensive mentoring programs are being provided on a virtual basis until it is safe once again for our Bigs and Littles to meet in person. Some Big & Little matches have already elected to start meeting in person with the permission of the child’s parent/legal guardian. To that end, we feel it is of the utmost importance to provide all our Big and Little matches high quality, washable, reusable face masks for when they do meet in person, to enhance their safety. We are requesting $2250 in funding to cover the cost of facemasks for matches in PascoCounty, including the cost to mail these facemasks to our Community-Based Big & Little matches. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up, to decrease shipping costs||$0.00||$2,250.00||Funding will directly cover the cost of face mask production and distribution. We expect to serve 300 youth this year in Pasco County and want to provide every Big and Little with a mask for safety. The face masks selected by our agency are high-quality, two-ply washable masks which can be adjusted to fit both youth and adults. We will mail facemasks to our Community-Based Bigs for both them and their Littles. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up and matches are able to continue meeting in person. The safety of our matches has always been the highest priority for our agency and continues to be as we face this unprecedented pandemic.||06/09/2020||53||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Face Masks for our Big & Little Matches in Pinellas County||Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$9,380.00||Pinellas||2,500||http://www.bbbstampabay.org||Due to the COVID-19 virus, all our comprehensive mentoring programs are being provided on a virtual basis until it is safe once again for our Bigs and Littles to meet in person. Some Big & Little matches have already elected to start meeting in person with the permission of the child’s parent/legal guardian. To that end, we feel it is of the utmost importance to provide all our Big and Little matches high quality, washable, reusable face masks for when they do meet in person, to enhance their safety. We are requesting $9380 in funding to cover the cost of facemasks for matches in Pinellas County, including the cost to mail these facemasks to our Community-Based Big & Little matches. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up, to decrease shipping costs||$0.00||$9,380.00||Funding will directly cover the cost of face mask production and distribution. We expect to serve 1250 youth this year in Pinellas County and want to provide every Big and Little with a mask for safety. The face masks selected by our agency are high-quality, two-ply washable masks which can be adjusted to fit both youth and adults. We will mail facemasks to our Community-Based Bigs for both them and their Littles. Our staff will distribute the masks for School Based and School-To-Work matches once those sites open back up and matches are able to continue meeting in person. The safety of our matches has always been the highest priority for our agency and continues to be as we face this unprecedented pandemic.||06/09/2020||53||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Enclosed Cargo Trailer||Kailani's Kloset, Inc.||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||50||https://www.kailaniskloset.org/||We are in desperate need of a trailer in order to grow and continue to fulfill our mission of providing free clothes to kids diagnosed with cancer and their immediate family members. We've seen an increase in requests recently, as word gets out about our services and as families that are already facing financial hardship due to their child's diagnosis are now faced with layoffs and decreased work hours because of the pandemic. In order to address this increased need we are seeking funds to purchase a trailer.||$0.00||$5,000.00||If awarded, the funds would be used to purchase an enclosed cargo trailer. We collect new and gently used clothing and accessories to give to families who have a child diagnosed with cancer in the Tampa Bay area. Currently we have no means of transporting these donations to the families who request them other than the use of our personal vehicles. With an increase in requests, and oftentimes making multiple drop-offs a day across Tampa Bay, we're in need of a larger mode of transporting the items to deliver to families in need. A trailer would allow us to serve more families in our community by giving us the freedom to transport as many items as we need to, and not be limited to what we can fit in our own car.||06/09/2020||53||Active|
|Partially Funded||5%||Museum of Fine Arts | Aid for Public Safety||Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$19,000.00||Pinellas||62,500||http://www.mfastpete.org/||As the first area museum to close due to the pandemic, the Museum of Fine Arts is taking extra precautions to protect staff and public at large. While thoroughly researching data for the most appropriate new protocols to reopen responsibly, we continue monitoring the Centers for Disease Control, and comparing local, regional and national mandates, as well as other risk factors, to ensure health and safety best practices for the community. |
With more than 125,000 annual visitors, we are changing how to experience exhibitions and programs, converting content to digital formats, reserved advance admissions, increasing staffing to allow for touchless points of entry, ordering masks for staff as well as public use, and installing plexi-screens, sanitation stations, and other unfunded safety measures. These necessary steps bring increased costs on top of major revenue losses from closure. .
|$1,000.00||$20,000.00||Funds will be used to implement COVID-safety protocols and preventative measures, including, but not limited to, the following expenses, which total $30,025 in 2020:|
- Disposable masks (visitors and staff)
- Plexiglass screens for any public-facing visitor services stations
- Increased staffing for screening and access points (checking temperatures on arrival)
- Increased cleaning frequency and protocols for sanitizing common areas
- Hand sanitizer and stations at all entry points
- Thermometers to scan staff and guests at point of entry
- Disposable gloves (visitors and staff) for interactive displays
- Sanitizing wipes to clean common surfaces and office equipment after use
- Signage for social distancing, wayfinding and new information (e.g. entry points, traffic flow, advance touchless ticketing)
- Touchless sinks in public restrooms
|Not Funded||0%||Keep Dancing||Ballet Academy of St. Petersburg Inc.||Arts and Culture||$25,000.00||Pinellas||25||http://www.balletacademyofstpetersburg.com||We have a Not-for-profit Classical Ballet Pre-Professional Youth Performance that is looking for funding to survive this year. A typical year requires us to fund raise to supplement our tuition that is kept low for everyone to afford. We would have had our largest fundraiser in May. Do to Covid-19, we had to cancel that performance losing up to $12,000 of income for our summer season. We are seeking funds to get through this year until performance venues come back online and we can return to our performances to help support us. We ave to keep our dancers dancing and fit for performance. A couple of our dancers are hoping to utilize dance as a pathway for college and possible career. The training they receive from our studio is important support for those goals.||$0.00||$25,000.00||Funds from this grant will be used to pay the Artistic Director for instruction, rent and operation cost like insurance and business expense. With our return to the stage is uncertain, we are looking to seek funding for operating expenses we may not able to raise this year. Our hope is to continue to work on our planned Fall performance and Christmas performance. We have studio rent for the space we practice in. Our Artistic Director oversees every aspect of technical and performance training. We make costumes in house to keep costs down, however we need materials for those. Rental for a performance venue range from $2,500 to $7,000 per performance. IN order for us to perform once these venues once they reopen, we have to pay to reserve them. At this time, we need support for all of is.||06/08/2020||54||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Please help us make sure every child gets to Celebrate their Birthday!||Celebrate Birthdays, Inc||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||500||http://www.celebratebirthdays.org||Since the Covid Pandemic began, the need for assistance from Families/Foster Parents, Guardians and Group Homes to be able to wish a child a Happy Birthday or acknowledge their Special Day has tripled since March! We make sure every child gets to Celebrate their Birthday and receive a present! Even just the words "Happy Birthday" to a child who would not otherwise receive a Birthday and when they are homeless, struggling or a Foster Child can make a world of difference in raising their self esteem and making them feel loved and valued!||$0.00||$10,000.00||Funds would be used to provide to 500 needy children a "Birthday in a Box" complete with 18 items, such as a cake pan, cake mix, frosting, napkins, party plates, streamers, plastic-ware, decorations, candles, cups, balloons, games/activities, a Birthday gift and a book to promote literacy for the child. The box is customized to the child's wants, likes and interests.That way, no matter the circumstance, the parent/guardian/group home manager is able to help make that child's birthday be a memory they won't forget!! |
Also, since March, we are sending our "Pack a Snack" bags with 10 items such as Granola Bars, Chips, Cereal Packs, Produce such as Apples/Bananas, etc for each child to help fight food insecurity and allow the parents/guardians to focus on main food staple items.
|Not Funded||0%||College Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students||College Fund of Pinellas County||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$5,000.00||Pinellas||5||collegefundpinellas.org||o obtain a bachelor’s degree and thereby improve themselves, their family’s living standard, and their role in the community. The campus shutdowns caused by the novel coronavirus has caused colleges and universities financial difficulties, and many can no longer offer the financial assistance which they previously provided to disadvantaged students. This situation is expected to increase the number of scholarship applications that College Fund receives for the fall 2020 college year.||$0.00||$5,000.00||The requested funding will enable the College Fund of Pinellas County to assist five more eligible college students than current funding will allow.||06/08/2020||54||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Loving Our Kids 365, Inc "TLC"Cases Program||Loving Our Kids 365, Inc.||Basic Needs||$6,000.00||300||http://firstname.lastname@example.org||Loving Our Kids 365, Inc. mission is to provide dignity to foster children; one piece of luggage at a time. We are a grassroots local organization providing new duffel bags instead of trash bags for foster children at the time of placement. The "Love Cases" contain an activity set inside to occupy the children while waiting at the placement hub, while a small stuffed animal also provides some comfort. We hope to prevent some of the physiological effects of placing your belongings into trash bags.|
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent stay-at-home orders, we had to abandon not only our public fundraising efforts and methodology; we had to change the process of the service we provide. Accepting used duffel bags could no longer be a viable avenue, thus, we shifted to purchasing brand new duffles. Each duffel bag bag brand new cost almost 20 dollars to assemble and package.
|$0.00||$6,000.00||Due to Covid-19 we have had to change our programs original direction.Instead of being able to use used duffel bags we now use the funds to purchase new items. The grant funds would be used to purchase duffle bags, activity sets, stuffed animals, and packaging of the cases. The funds will also be used to support transportation and distribution of the cases and to support staffing. These funds would replace the revenue that would have been generated in public promotions and events we had planned and prepared for before Covid-19 pandemic. Our staff still operates knowing there is not a paycheck available until the pandemic allows for normal operation. That fact in mind, we still operate and function; at a much reduced capacity.||06/07/2020||55||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Hay for the Horses||Equestrian Inc. Thoroughbred Rescue||Animal Welfare||$1,512.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||9||http://equestrianinc.org||Equestrian Inc. is seeking funding for a four week supply of hay for our 9 horses. Due to Covid 19 and corresponding government restrictions, our donations have literally disappeared. Hay is our highest fixed cost and represents around half of our annual budget. We feed a mix of timothy and alfalfa as it is an excellent source of energy, protein and calcium. ||$0.00||$1,512.00||Each horse eats one bale every two days.|
1 week: 1 horse eats 3.5 bales
9 horses eat 31.5 bales per week
31.5 bales x $12 per bale = $378 a week
$378 x 4 weeks = $1,512
|Not Funded||0%||Gtant request for non-profit therapy dog organization-Project P.U.P.-Pets Uplifting People-servicing the Tampa Bay Area and surrounding counties||Project PUP||Animal Welfare||$6,250.00||1,500||http://projectpup.net||As a direct result of the COVID-19 Pandemic our organization which is non-profit is not permitted to participate in any pet therapy activities currently due to the potential health risks. These activities not only include visiting schools and assisting living facilities and hospitals but also the screening/evaluating of new potential applicants. The evaluation process of screening new applicants generates a good amount of revenue for our organization as the enrollment fee is $35.00 per dog/handler. Currently, we are in strict adherence to the CDC guidelines and we are not engaging in any evaluations or visitations. This pandemic has had a devastating effect on our ability to generate funds for our organization just to support our general operating costs. We rely on donations from corporations schools and private funding to assist us with our operational costs.||$0.00||$6,250.00||The funds will be used to maintain our operating costs. Our biggest expense is our pet therapy liability insurance for any potential incidents with our volunteers in addition to board members liability insurance. Our organization was also in the process of updating our technology with a new data base. We have received an estimate for a "second phase" enhancement of our current data base which would provide us the opportunity to automatically generate renewal notices to our applications for their annual renewal fee of $35.00 per household. Currently, we are relying on our members to pay this due when their health certificate expires yearly and/or send out written notice manually which is very labor intensive. This new data base will enable our organization to generate these renewal notices automatically in conjunction with the date of the health certificate expiration date.||06/06/2020||56||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Restore Joshua House||Friends of Joshua House Foundation, Inc.||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||300||http://friendsofjoshuahouse.org||On March 31st Children's Home Society closed Joshua House. The decision was in direct contradiction to the founder's gift intent and a court-ordered Stipulation Agreement. Thirty-two local foster children were displaced between February 8th and March 31st. Suddenly thirty-six safe beds offering therapeutic services were removed from our community. Life enriching services, academic supports, life skills training, clinical therapy all ceased. The structure and compassion that were leading children towards recovery were once again torn from Maribel's life, from Destiny's, from Dale's, from Jose's, and from Nicole's lives. |
A settlement reached on April 13th transferred the rights for us to restore Joshua House to abused children and our community. The pandemic halted our biggest fundraiser in April, economic volatility and unemployment have jeopardized further fundraising and mission.
|$0.00||$10,000.00||As we continue to raise funds to Restore Joshua House, we are simultaneously continuing to assist foster families, children, and young foster adults. Funds awarded will help us continue to help many foster children, young adults, and families as well as allowing us to concentrate our resources on Restoring Joshua House. Some of the children and families assisted are Jordan, pregnant and on the verge of homelessness, or, Katie, who turns 18 this June, but will have no support services when she turns 18, and the Blake family fostering four children. Mr. Blake, the head of the household lost his job during quarantine, along with multiple challenges that put the family at risk of losing the foster children, causing another disruption in the children's lives. Funds will also allow our organization to dedicate manpower to coordinate the school supply drive for over 500 foster families.||06/05/2020||57||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Resources for Autistics & their Caregivers||Autism Speaks Inc||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||2,500||http://autismspeaks.org||1 in 54 children are diagnosed with autism. In the US, up to 80% of adults living with ASD remain unemployed or underemployed. The everyday challenges that affect the lives of families and individuals on the spectrum that vary from receiving care to finding employment, are only exacerbated by COVID-19. Therapeutic programs aren’t able to deliver autism care; schools that were once a safe place are closed; services and therapies have ceased; businesses have shut their doors. While the world is changing around us, Autism Speaks is steadfast and ever-present, working around-the-clock to help the autism community. We continue to work in the trenches, to provide guidance, offer support, create useful tools, and inspire hope. We will continue to deploy our resources to help those in-need; sharing information and bringing partners together to collaborate for the greater good.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Philanthropic support will enable Autism Speaks to offer Cares Grants (financial support) for groceries, utilities, childcare, medication, or therapy as a result of COVID-19; keep our Autism Response Team running as a crucial resource through calls, emails & online chat; fielding 1000s of contacts each week to providing real-time support. Engage partners to provide new resources, information on our COVID-19 Info hub: https://www.autismspeaks.org/covid-19-information-and-resources. Our advocacy team is working to ensure autism is represented at the grassroots, state & federal levels as legislators work through emergency plans in response to the pandemic. These efforts include pushing for increased funding to ensure access to services; adapting to distance learning funding; expansion for telehealth services; allowing families to be compensated care providers & more.||06/04/2020||58||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Covid-19 - Feeding Pinellas County||Advantage Village Academy||Basic Needs||$25,000.00||Pinellas||10,000||http://advantagevillageacademy.com||Advantage Village Academy has fed over 5,527 individuals since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have given out 3,000 face-masks, 2,000 hand sanitizers and 1,000 set of gloves. We have surveyed the Midtown Community to find out more immediate needs from the families. We have uncovered additional needs including assistance with utility bills, baby items and more healthy food. We are asking for additional funding to help continue the fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic. We have exhausted our grants and the funding we have allotted in our budget.||$0.00||$25,000.00||The funds will be used to continue feeding the community, assisting individuals with utility bills, and purchase baby items for families in need.||06/03/2020||59||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Relief||American Diabetes Association||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||3,000,000||http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-community/local-offices/tampa-florida/||To fund advocacy, educational, and research efforts in our Tampa Bay community. A few ways the ADA has responded to COVID-19 is the resource food hub, extending call center hours, advocating for zero dollar copay for insulin during COVID, working with state and local lawmakers to make it easier for people with diabetes to receive care within social distancing restrictions, protecting people who have lost their jobs by supporting legislation that guarantees uninterrupted health coverage, helping to waive the in-person requirement for continuous glucose monitor, participation in the diabetes disaster relief coalition, developed a new free virtual camp for children with diabetes, education seminars for patients and professional related to diabetes and COVID-19||$0.00||$10,000.00||To fund advocacy, educational, and research efforts||06/02/2020||60||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Send a Kid to Camp||Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA||Health and Wellbeing||$50,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||250||https://www.tampaymca.org/||The Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for more than 130 years. At YMCA Summer Day Camps, kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity while parents have peace of mind knowing their kids are in a safe, enriching place. Campers make friends, explore nature, find new talents, gain independence and forge lasting relationships while learning YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.|
The number of kids who need the experience of a lifetime is greater this year. Children of essential workers and all those who have missed out on school memories with their friends deserve the opportunity. Unfortunately, there are many local families who need, but cannot afford, a summer camp experience for their children. In a post COVID-world, the numbers of those facing financial burdens have risen dramatically.
|$0.00||$50,000.00||Our cost to provide camp has increased significantly due to increased staffing, cleaning, and program supply needs, however we are not passing that cost on to families. Children come to camp eager to learn, yearning to make new friends, ready to take on new challenges and discover gifts they didn’t know they had. Funds will be used to help the Y provide a camp experience for all! |
Let’s work together to give summer back to our kids. Help make a child’s summer come to life by sending them to YMCA Summer Day Camp. You don’t have to know a child to be their hero. Open your heart and help a child experience a world of adventure and a lifetime of memories.
Please join our partners SYNOVUS Bank and TECO who have already given back generously to our mission, providing financial assistance to more than 250 kids so they can learn, grow and thrive through an incredible summer camp experience.
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Child Care Relief Assistance||Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County||Basic Needs||$100,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||40||http://elchc.org||The Early Learning Collation of Hillsborough County (ELCHC) exists to promote school and life success for all young children and their families through quality school readiness services and supports. Working with over 1,200 providers in Hillsborough County, the ELCHC connects families with child care providers and offers financial assistance to low-income families, ensuring families can be financially secure and children receive the foundation required to succeed in school. With schools and many summer programs in Hillsborough County remaining closed due to COVID-19, families returning to work outside the home may find themselves facing the increased cost of child care. Funds secured through this effort will help the increasing number of families faced with rising costs and reduced income with subsidized child care during the summer of COVID-19.||$0.00||$100,000.00||Funds collected will be used to provide summer child care scholarships to families of school aged children. Scholarships will be awarded based on a sliding income scale and children will be required to attend a child care provider contracted with the Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County.||05/29/2020||64||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Employment Support for Youth with Disabilities||Placement Works||Workforce Services and Career Development||$25,000.00||Pinellas||50||http://placementworks.com||PlacementWorks was designed & developed to work with persons with disabilities in the employment sector. The purpose of PlacementWorks is to educate & serve individuals with the most severe disabilities through the delivery of employment services and/or supported employment services for customers of the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.|
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PlacementWorks is now the frontline agency in the Tampa Bay area to assist new high school graduates with disabilities with their transition to the workforce. State Vocational Counselors are not able to support youth at this time with one-on-one support. PlacementWorks will step up & assist up to 50 youth with job-seeking tasks such as purchasing appropriate job interview clothing, preparing resumes, transportation to job interviews, & mentorship through the entire job-seeking process.
|$0.00||$25,000.00||At PlacementWorks, our team of employment professionals provides essential assistance to youth & young adults with disabilities seeking more than just a job. We work with motivated individuals who need to develop or re-establish skills, personal characteristics, interpersonal proficiencies, work behaviors, & functional capabilities to get on the path to a meaningful career. |
Funds will be utilized to provide services typically provided by State Vocational Counselors who are currently unable to provide services due to COVID-19 sanctions placed on employees working for the state.
Up to 50 youth will receive instruction on interviewing skills, finding & completing job applications, managing employer contacts, & handling conflicts at/outside the workplace. Additional services will include transportation to and from job interviews and instruction on how to navigate public transportation.
|Not Funded||0%||Horses & Donkeys rescued from slaughter need YOUR help!||Serenity Saviors Inc||Animal Welfare||$10,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando ; Pasco||200||http://serenitysaviors.org||Serenity Saviors Equine Rescue & Therapy Center houses and cares for 35 rescued horses and donkeys saved from slaughter. They are used for equine assisted thersoy sessions by our therapist as well as outside therapists who bring their clients to heal. We help veterans, first responders, children on the Autism Spectrum, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc heal from the scars of their past and address the challenges of today. #WeSave2 #ExperienceSerenity |
We also teach horseback riding lessons to share our love of horses and to help offset care costs. Covid-19 stopped ALL of these activities since March. Please help sustain our equines until we are able to restart our vital programs. We currently have no other outside funding sources, we are 100% volunteer, and pour our personal resources into this important mission.
Thank you for considering us for funding, we are honored.
|$0.00||$10,000.00||Funding would help us meet critical shortages in funding to feed and provide continued care for our rescues who provide so much therapy to those in need. |
Some of our most pressing monthly expenses are:
Feed & hay $4000
Farrier/hoof care $800
Please help those equines who were nearly lost forever, who provide such vital healing to humans in need.
|Not Funded||0%||Tampa Jewish Family Services - Emergency Funds for those struggling during the COVID -19 Pandemic||Tampa Jewish Family Services||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||70||http://tjfs.org||For greater than 60 years Tampa Jewish Family Services has been a beacon of hope for those persons (of all religions) most in need of help. One of the ways in which we do this is through our Emergency Funds Program. As this uncertain time during the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to be far reaching, we are receiving increased requests for financial assistance to pay for rent, utilities, phone bills, etc. It is heartbreaking that many of these persons a few short months ago had jobs and could support themselves. Furthermore, we are predicting that as life starts to return to a subset of "normal" and landlords want their rents paid and the electric company begins to turn off electricity - all while so many are out of work - the needs will only continue to grow. Our agency has also seen an increase in the amount of funds requested - full bills versus partial bills.||$0.00||$5,000.00||The funds provided would allow us to help an additional 20 families (reaching approximately 70 persons). TJFS would be able to better meet the needs of these struggling families. Our goal would be to provide approximately $500 per family. If this does not cover the need of each particular family, we will work with them to get additional funds from our partner agencies. This grant would provided for an additional $250 per family, as TJFS would provide for $250 as well. This amount will, of course, vary depending on the needs of each family.||05/29/2020||64||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Tampa Jewish Family Services - Feeding the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 Pandemic||Tampa Jewish Family Services||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||2,100||http://tjfs.org||For greater than 60 years Tampa Jewish Family Services has been a beacon of hope for those persons (of all religions ) most in need of help One of the ways in which we do this is through our Community Food Bank. As this uncertain time that we are living in during the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to be far reaching, we are getting approximately double the amount of requests for food. This is making it challenging to keep the shelves of the food bank filled. Due to the increased community needs, we are struggling to obtain needed funds to keep our shelves fully stocked. Furthermore, we are predicting that as life starts to return to a subset of "normal" and landlords want their rents paid and the electric company begins to turn off electricity - all while so many are out of work - the food needs will only continue to grow.||$0.00||$10,000.00||The funds provided will go towards refilling and keeping our food bank full. In addition to food, we are also trying to supply some other basic needs such as toilet paper, paper towels, and cleaning supplies. In order to address the increased needs in our community, we have added an additional drive through food bank day each month. We have also recently done three additional food distributions for underserved families and children in great need - one is through a local Title 9 school, one through a girls' empowerment group, and one through a Pastor. This enabled us to reach an additional 150 families / approximately 525 individuals. These are outreaches that we would like to be able to afford to continue. Additional funds would open up the gateway towards reaching and feeding even more struggling individuals and families.||05/29/2020||64||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling & Teletherapy Program||Heels to Heal, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$24,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas||145||http://heelstoheal.org||As a result of COVID-19, experts and local law enforcement expect to see an increase in domestic violence calls as stay at home restrictions begin to ease. Individuals looking to escape from domestic violence often do so when either they or their abuser is out of the home. Children and adults are having to risk their safety and lives by staying with their abusers because there are no other options. |
Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program provides crisis counseling sessions to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, insurance status or disability. The three main qualifying factors for the program are: 1) incident of abuse occurred within the past 12 months 2) the victim lacks insurance 3) the victim is income constrained or lacks the financial ability to pay for services.
|$0.00||$24,000.00||The funding will be utilized to help victims of sexual assault and domestic violence receive counseling services through the Heels to Heal Crisis Counseling Program. The Licensed Mental Health Counselors providing services funded by this program are trained in a variety of trauma-informed therapy methods to help victims affected by recent incidents of abuse process trauma. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, Heels to Heal is providing Teletherapy services which are very similar to an in-person counseling session and very effective in helping victims process trauma. Heels to Heal relies heavily on funding from our annual fundraising events that have been cancelled and postponed due to COVID-19. Funding is critical to providing services to the victims affected by abuse, especially with the anticipated increase in victims coming forward as Stay at Home orders are lifted.||05/27/2020||66||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||I Impact Plant City||Improvement League of Plant City||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||62||http://mprovementleague.com||Continue providing 62 hot meals to Plant City area elderly residents over the age of 75that we have identified. These residents have minimal or no local family support in regards to nutritional and welfare assistance. The Improvement League of Plant City initiated this program March 17, 2020 starting with 30 elderly residents. The list grew to 62 elderly residents April 2. 2020. Meals are prepared and distributed every Tuesday and Thursday from 430pm to 600pm at the Plant City Bing House Museum, 205 South Allen Street, Plant City. Residents primarily reside in the Lincoln & Madison Park Neighborhoods of Plant City (zip code 33563). Volunteers deliver meals to all residents. We include other items such as two rolls of toilet paper, masks, desserts and a copy of the local Plant City Observer newspaper.||$0.00||$5,000.00||Funds will be used only for purchase of food items to prepare 62 meals every Tuesday and purchase 62 meals every Thursday through a local restaurant (7.00 per person) through August 2020. All other expenses such as disposable utensils, napkins, bottled water and desserts will continue to be provided by the organization, its partners and volunteers.||05/27/2020||66||Active|
|Partially Funded||15%||COVID 19 Direct Needs||Faith in Florida_Hillsborough||Basic Needs||$56,525.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,640||http://faithinflorida.org||Faith in Florida Hillsborough is a network of nonpartisan multicultural congregations residing in poorer areas and comprised of Black and LatinX people who address systemic racial and economic issues that cause poverty for our families. As our community organizers are working with our clergy, it has become apparent many are facing dire circumstances. Some are struggling with worship services going online. For those who are tech-savvy and able to live stream, the tithes and gifts their places of worship once received are not following. Also, some have food pantries or offer emergency funds of relief to their congregants (gas cards, one-time payment of utilities, etc). In regular times, the large grocery stores would donate items left over from the day. These days there is not anything left over, therefore the pantries are going bare, and the relief funds are being used quickly.||$10,000.00||$66,525.00||As described above the direct client services will go to basic needs such as food and water, or benevolent emergency help with gas, utilities, etc. A portion of the funds will go towards technology such as internet services, tripods for video cameras, etc. in order for the clergy to conduct faith-based services online. The last portion will go to operational funds to keep the faith-based places open.|
Churches Requesting Funds
1.Bible-Based Fellowship Church of Temple Terrace:
2.Victory AME Church:
3.St. Luke A.M.E. Church:
4Unity AME ChurchFood Pantry
5Potter's House Deliverance TabernacleTechnology
6Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church
7New St. Paul AME Church
8Saint John Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
9.Bethanie SDA Church?
Breakdown of Funds:$7,400 Food Pantry $3,700 ER Fund $25,750 Technology $29,675 Operating Costs
|Not Funded||0%||Staying Safe and Healthy During the Phase Back Process||Tampa Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.||Workforce Services and Career Development||$13,498.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||180||http://www.lighthouseblv.org||Staff 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||$13,498.00||We 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
|Not Funded||0%||COVID/MCEC FUNDS||We Care Food Pantry||Basic Needs||$50,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando||9,000||http://wecarefoodpantry.org||Poverty 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||$50,000.00||We 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||69||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Funding for special needs mom respite.||Intermission Parent Assist||Health and Wellbeing||$1,500.00||150||http://intermissionparentassist.com||My 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||$1,500.00||Funds 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||70||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||covid ppe for the general public||Bleu Wellness||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||2,500||http://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||$10,000.00||We 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||71||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Surviving the Covid-19 Crisis - for our Environment||Green Diver Initiative, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$47,500.00||2,964,755||http://www.nauigreendiver.org||MISSION: 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||$47,500.00||Due 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Support to supply Meals to Staff in response to COVID-19||Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Foundation||Basic Needs||$25,000.00||2,500||http://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||$25,000.00||Johns 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.
|Partially Funded||53%||Covid-19 Girlstories Leadership Theatre||Powerstories Theatre||Arts and Culture||$3,500.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||40||http://powerstories.com||The 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||$7,500.00||The 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.
|Not Funded||0%||WORKING FROM HOME IN THE NEW NORMAL: Supporting Virtual Job Training and Certification Opportunities for Adult with Disabilities||MacDonald Training Center||Workforce Services and Career Development||$7,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||50||http://www.macdonaldcenter.org||Funding 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||$7,000.00||MTC'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.
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Response Initiative for Foster & Adoptive Parents & Relative/Non-Relative Caregivers||Man Up and Go||Basic Needs||$20,000.00||1,000||http://manupandgo.org||COVID-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||$20,000.00||By 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||72||Active|
|Partially Funded||35%||COVID 19 related closure||Stageworks Theatre||Arts and Culture||$65,334.00||10,000||http://www.stageworkstheatre.org||Stageworks 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
|$34,666.00||$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
|Not Funded||0%||Outreach Grant||Bike Florida||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||10,000||http://www.bikeflorida.org||We 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||$25,000.00||Funds 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Safe Educational Museum Tours on Personal Devices not Public Wands||Henry B. Plant Museum||Arts and Culture||$10,800.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||50,000||https://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||$10,800.00||Funding 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||75||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Wimauma COVID-19 Rapid Response Collaborative - Special Community Wide Project||Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.||Basic Needs||$35,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||500||http://www.beth-el.org||The 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||$35,000.00||The 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||78||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Starfish STEM Academy: Girls Coding Workshops & Camps||Lloyd Learning Inc||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$29,546.00||100||http://www.lloydlearning.org||Underrepresented 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||$29,546.00||Makey 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
|Not Funded||0%||Safer Disinfecting During the COVID Pandemic||PSR/Florida Chapter Corp||Health and Wellbeing||$6,000.00||2,500||http://psrflorida.org||The 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||$6,000.00||Through 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||78||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID 19 Assistance for homeless Veterans||The Circle of Veterans and Families, Inc.||Basic Needs||$3,400.00||Pasco ; Pinellas||28||http://www.thecircleofveterans.org||The 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||$3,400.00||The 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||78||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Thrift Shop Revonations||St. John's Episcopal Church||Basic Needs||$25,000.00||Pinellas||6,000||http://www.stjohnsclearwater.org||St. 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||$25,000.00||The 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||79||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 supplemental program funds||SurfearNEGRA||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||52,000||http://surfearnegra.com||We have already received numerous requests from parents as beaches reopen and the school year comes to an end. Our young 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||$10,000.00||We'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.
|Not Funded||0%||Funding For the youth program||Tampa Bay Hurricanes Football and Cheer||Health and Wellbeing||$15,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||200||http://tampabayhurricanes.com||Tampa 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||$15,000.00||The 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||79||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Telemedicine needs in response to COVID-19||Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$350,000.00||12,000||http://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||$350,000.00||Johns 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||80||Active|
|Partially Funded||33%||Keeping babies and children in the Tampa Bay area dry, clean and healthy||Babycycle Diaper Bank||Basic Needs||$6,716.07||Pinellas||9,000||http://babycyclefl.org||Due 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.||$3,283.93||$10,000.00||These 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||81||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||TECHNOLOGY FUNDING FOR THOSE WHO SERVE OUR MOST VULNERABLE||Carlton Manor, Inc||Basic Needs||$15,000.00||1,000||http://carltonmanor.org||Carlton 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||$15,000.00||Carlton 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||81||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Multi County Sustainable/Equitable Business Recognition Program||For Good Movement, Inc||Professional Services||$30,000.00||40,000||http://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||$30,000.00||Because 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
|Not Funded||0%||Hunger Does Not Take a Summer Break||Friends of Tampa Recreation Inc||Basic Needs||$30,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||35,000||http://friendsoftamparec.org||Since 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||$30,000.00||Funds 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||82||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||PPE for the Community Dental Clinic||Community Dental Clinic||Health and Wellbeing||$10,500.00||Pinellas||2,200||http://www.communitydentalclinic.net||We 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||$10,500.00||The 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||87||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Community Vulnerability to Covid-19 and Future Pandemics||Government Performance Network||Professional Services||$3,500.00||200,000||http://govbench.org||From 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||$3,500.00||The 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||87||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Monetary Grant to assist in the program of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar Florida West||Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$1,000.00||150||http://floridahoby.org/seminars/florida-west/||Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership is a global non-profit that hosts leadership seminars for high school sophomores to learn and develop. Throughout the seminar, the ambassadors engage in interactive workshops and small group activities, listen to keynote speakers, and engage in community service outreach. The need that we are focused on is empowering our youth by providing them experiences, education, and tools to become proactive members of society. Due to COVID-19, we had to transition from a four-day live seminar experience to a two-day virtual platform. This was devastating to our volunteers, and to our 120 ambassadors that were expecting to receive the 'HOBY' experience they have been looking forward to for years. These funds are crucial to us providing a comprehensive experience to the best of our ability on a virtual platform, with the hopes of a one-day experience in the Fall/Winter.||$0.00||$1,000.00||The requested funds would be used to provide Ambassador Scholarships and programming supplies. The Ambassador Scholarships will allow for high school sophomores to become ambassadors of this program, despite financial circumstances, and have the opportunity to attend our seminar. Many schools sponsor their students but at least 25% each year are faced with the task of fundraising or seeking the funds elsewhere to attend this life changing experience. Additionally, we will be using the requested funds for programming supplies such as food for the ambassadors and volunteers, materials necessary for programming, seminar t-shirts, and other supplies deemed necessary for the seminar. This monetary grant will provide high school students the opportunity to learn, develop, and evaluate.||05/06/2020||87||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Funding Partner to Assist Restaurants and Community||Operation BBQ Relief||Basic Needs||$125,000.00||10,000||http://operationbbqrelief.org||OBR’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||$125,000.00||We 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||87||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Plant City Entertainment Inc. Covid-19 Crisis||Plant City Entertainment Inc.||Arts and Culture||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||6,120||http://pceshows.com||Plant 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||$10,000.00||The $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||87||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Health and Safety Modifications for COVID-19 and beyond||Voices of Hope for Aphasia||Health and Wellbeing||$4,420.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pinellas||320||http://www.vohaphasia.org||Voices 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||$4,420.00||The 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Animal feed and care||Horsepower for kids||Animal Welfare||$10,000.00||7||http://horsepowerforkids.com||Due 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||$10,000.00||Funds 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||88||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Supplemental Funding Program and Caregiver Program||Romy and Gaby SCI Foundation Inc||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||75||http://stayinstep.org||We 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||$25,000.00||Every 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.
|Not Funded||0%||No Kid Sleeps On The Floor In Our Town! SHP Florida Chapters 2020||Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Inc. FL Chapters||Basic Needs||$17,500.00||100||http://www.shpbeds.org||Sleep 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||$17,500.00||Not 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||88||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||St. Michael's Legal Center for Women & Children, Inc. Working Capital Grant||St. Michael's Legal Center for Women & Children, Inc||Professional Services||$50,000.00||40,000||https://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||$50,000.00||Any 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||88||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Purchase of a LUCAS Resuscitation Device||University Community Hospital, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$18,896.56||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,200||http://uch.org||To 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||$18,896.56||Funds 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Support for staffing and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.||University Community Hospital, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$130,832.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,200||http://uch.org||To 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||$130,832.00||Funds 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.
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Homeless Youth Emergency Assistance Program||Youth Improvement Services||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||16||http://www.youthimprovement.org||The 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||$10,000.00||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.
|Not Funded||0%||Enhancing access to and participation in the arts||Art Center of Citrus County||Arts and Culture||$35,000.00||Citrus||980||http://artcenterofcitruscounty.org||Our 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||$35,000.00||Funds 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||89||Active|
|Partially Funded||30%||Tampa Ready Medical Face Shields Project||Christ Fellowship Tampa||Health and Wellbeing||$5,619.00||30,000||http://christfellowshiptampa.com||Christ 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||$8,000.00||The 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||89||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Art Center of Citrus County Covid-19 Financial Impact||Citrus County Art League (DBA - Art Center of Citrus County)||Arts and Culture||$75,000.00||Citrus||2,000||https://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||$75,000.00||Requested 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||89||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Tuition Assistance||Delphi Academy||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$50,000.00||Pinellas||78||http://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||$50,000.00||The 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||89||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Homeless food and sterile supplies/ equipment during the coronavirus||First Presbyterian Church, Tampa/ Matthew 25 Homeless Ministry||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||400||http://www.firstprestampa.org||1st 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||$10,000.00||showers- 2500|
suppl food 1000
sterile supplies 2000
meds for USF TBSM 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.
|Partially Funded||28%||General and operations support during COVID-19||Freefall Theatre Inc.||Arts and Culture||$18,000.00||Pinellas||100||http://freefalltheatre.com||freeFall 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||$25,000.00||Funds 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
|Not Funded||0%||Icon Preparatory School||Icon Preparatory School||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||500||https://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||$5,000.00||Our 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||89||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Nourishing Souls||Journey to Success Foundation Inc.||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Citrus ; Hernando||100||http://journeytosuccessfoundation.org||To 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||$10,000.00||The 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||89||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Priority Housing Fund||New Life Transitional Housing and Services, Inc||Basic Needs||$100,000.00||150||http://www.nlths.org||New 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||$100,000.00||Coronavirus 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||90||Active|
|Partially Funded||9%||Feed our 10 tigers and 1 lion||Big Cat Rescue||Animal Welfare||$24,067.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||11||https://bigcatrescue.org||We 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.||$2,333.00||$26,400.00||To purchase Carnivore Diet, beef and chicken to feed 10 tigers and one lion.||05/02/2020||91||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Food Pantry Assistance||Ministerio Voces Angelicales||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||150||https://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||$10,000.00||Due 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||91||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Operation Change--Florida||New Life Transitional Housing and Services, Inc||Basic Needs||$150,000.00||150||http://www.nlths.org||New 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||$150,000.00||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. Our goal is to help as many people as possible, especially with the current state of affairs due to COVID-19.||05/02/2020||91||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Nature Education Program||Friends of the Crystal Riverr National Wildlife Refuge Complex||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$4,000.00||Citrus||200||http://friendsofthecrystalriver.org||Every 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||$4,000.00||Transportation costs ($900), Educational Supplies ($1,350), Lunch, snacks, drinks ($650), commemorative t-shirts for student ($1,100).||05/01/2020||92||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||PEMHS IMPACT Continuing Care||Personal Enrichment Through Mental Health Services||Basic Needs||$69,965.00||Pinellas||65||http://pemhs.org||IMPACT 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||$69,965.00||Due 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||92||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Moving Forward - Youth Development||SOAR First||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||50||http://soarfirsttampa.com||Our 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||$10,000.00||Funding 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
|Not Funded||0%||Need Cargo Van to pick up and distribute food||Victor Newman Ministries, Inc.||Basic Needs||$20,000.00||Pinellas||1,000||http://victornewman.org||Though 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||$20,000.00||We 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Need commercial refrigeration and/or freezing for food distribution for food insecure families||Victor Newman Ministries, Inc.||Basic Needs||$2,000.00||Pinellas||1,000||http://victornewman.org||Though 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||$2,000.00||For 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..
|Not Funded||0%||Emergency Feed & Veterinary Care||Ziggy's Haven Bird Sanctuary||Animal Welfare||$10,000.00||Citrus||200||http://ziggyshaven.com||We 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||$10,000.00||Funds 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Covid-19 Impact Needs Request||Citrus County Children's Advocacy Center, Inc. d/b/a Jessie's Place||Health and Wellbeing||$75,000.00||Citrus||500||http://jessiesplacecitrus.org||We 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||$75,000.00||Funds 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||94||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Citrus County Fair Association, Inc. Relief||Citrus County Fair Association, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$40,000.00||Citrus||30,000||http://citruscountyfair.com||The 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||$40,000.00||We 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||94||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||2020 - 2021 Educational Partnership Program, Taking it to the People, Museum Learning from Home||Citrus County Historical Society, Inc., The Old Courthouse Heritage Museum||Arts and Culture||$10,000.00||Citrus||3,000||http://cccourthouse.org||The 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||$10,000.00||The 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.
|Not Funded||0%||I Love Our City Food Distribution||First Baptist Church of Plant City Florida Inc||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||1,000||http://fbcpc.com||Many 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||$5,000.00||We 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||94||Active|
|Partially Funded||53%||Safer At Home - Keeping families and pets together||Friends of Strays, Inc||Animal Welfare||$2,333.00||Pinellas||100||http://friendsofstrays.org||Friends 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||$5,000.00||Friends 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||94||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Professional Video Streaming System||PALLADIUM THEATER ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE||Arts and Culture||$12,000.00||Pinellas||50,000||http://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||$12,000.00||Purchase 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
|Not Funded||0%||Make future programs possible by covering past scholarships. Pathfinder invested in 626 students. Can you invest in Pathfinder?||Pathfinder Outdoor Education||Health and Wellbeing||$20,000.00||626||http://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||$20,000.00||We 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||94||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Unmet Needs Request||Recover Pinellas, Inc.||Basic Needs||$75,000.00||3,000,000||http://sites.google.com/a/211tampabay.org/recover-pinellas||COVID-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||$75,000.00||These 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||94||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||General Operating Funds||Academy of Ballet Arts Inc.||Arts and Culture||$17,000.00||Pinellas||100||http://academyofballetarts.org||The 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||$17,000.00||My 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||96||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Epilepsy Prevention and Education Program||Epilepsy Foundation Florida||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||7,000||http://epilepsyfoundationfl.org||The 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||$10,000.00||The 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||96||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Hernando County Food Access Initiative||Hernando County Growers Association, Inc.||Basic Needs||$2,500.00||Hernando||5,000||http://www.hernandogrowers.org||The 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||$2,500.00||In 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Rebound to service||International Institute of Orthotics and Prosthetics||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||1,000||http://iiofoandp.org||In 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||$10,000.00||PPE 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
|Not Funded||0%||Furry Tales Reading Program||Kids and Canines||Health and Wellbeing||$5,500.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||60||http://kidsandcanines.org||Working 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||$5,500.00||Furry 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||96||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||General Operating Funds for Lighthouse Academies to support 3,750 scholars, 400 staff and faculty in areas of highest need||Lighthouse Academies||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$104,000.00||Pasco||4,157||http://lha.net||We 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||$104,000.00||We 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||96||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Making Women Whole Again||My Hope Chest||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||100||http://myhopechest.org||My 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||$5,000.00||We 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!!
|Not Funded||0%||IMPACT||Necole Tunsil Foundation of Hope, Inc||Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking||$75,012.00||Pinellas||30||http://www.necoltunsilfoundationofhope.org||The 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||$75,012.00||The 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||96||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||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, and Post-Secondary||$10,000.00||3,000||https://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||$10,000.00||Funding 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
|Not Funded||0%||Reaching Adolescents in Need||Phoenix Programs of Florida DBA Phoenix Houses of Florida||Health and Wellbeing||$75,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||437,400||http://phoenixfl.org||Many 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||$75,000.00||Direct 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)
|Not Funded||0%||Patients in Need||Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$50,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||25,000||http://www.suncoast-chc.org||Suncoast 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||$50,000.00||The 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||96||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Aviation Focused STEM Education for Underserved Kids of the Greater Tampa Bay Area||Aviation Kids USA, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$8,513.96||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||1,400||https://aviationkidsusa.org||The 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||$8,513.96||Funds 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||97||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Support of our Virtual Mobile Cooking Classes to food insecure children and families||Where Love Grows Inc||Basic Needs||$18,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||480||http://www.wherelovegrows.org||Where 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||$18,000.00||The 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||98||Active|
|Partially Funded||12%||American Stage Arts Engagement, Education and Outreach||American Stage Company, Inc.||Arts and Culture||$66,333.00||Pinellas||2,500||https://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
|Not Funded||0%||Keep the Performing Arts Alive in Tampa Bay!||Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts||Arts and Culture||$350,000.00||125,000||http://billedwardsfoundationforthearts.org||Bill 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||$350,000.00||Keep 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
|Not Funded||0%||Brandon Ballet 2020 Grant Request||Brandon Ballet, Inc||Arts and Culture||$16,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||20||http://www.brandonballet.org||Brandon 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||$16,000.00||Of 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||99||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Cell Phones Needed for Client Access to Telehealth Services||Directions for Living||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||Pinellas||100||https://www.directionsforliving.org||Due 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||$25,000.00||The 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||99||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||MLH Substance Exposed Newborn Clinic||Mary Lee's House||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,300||http://maryleeshouse.org||We 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||$10,000.00||Primarily, 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||99||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Operating costs required due to Covid19 Pandemic||Royal Writers Corporation||Arts and Culture||$10,000.00||Hernando||1,200||http://royalwriters.org||Grants 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||$10,000.00||Funding 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||99||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Stetson Law Student Emergency Fund||Stetson University College of Law||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$25,000.00||300||https://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||$25,000.00||The 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.
|Partially Funded||27%||USF Pandemic Research and Response Fund||University of South Florida Foundation, Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$36,666.00||22,000,000||http://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||$50,000.00||With 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Safe Families for Children (SFFC)||Bethany Christian Services||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||100||http://bethany.org/florida||Circumstances 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||$10,000.00||Funding 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Support for the Hereditary Cancer Community||FORCE - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||5,000||http://facingourrisk.org||FORCE - 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||$25,000.00||Funds 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||100||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Essential for Elders during COVID19 Pandemic||S.H.Evolve Inc.||Basic Needs||$20,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco||200||http://shevolveinc.com||During 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||$20,000.00||Funds 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||100||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Funds to provide PPE to Nonprofits||Charity Health Resources Inc.||Basic Needs||$56,038.20||25,000||http://charityhealthresources.org||I 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||$56,038.20||Requested 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Eckerd Raising Hope Children Clothing Needs||Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||150||http://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||$10,000.00||The 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Safety Kits for Professional Mentors||Friends of the Children||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||300||http://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||$5,000.00||We 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||101||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Medical expenses to care for the animals we have rescued from euthanasia||Pet Pal Animal Shelter||Animal Welfare||$75,000.00||Pinellas||100,000||http://petpalanimalshelter.com||Pet 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||$75,000.00||The 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||101||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Pandemic||Radiant Hands Inc.||Basic Needs||$30,000.00||300||http://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||$30,000.00||This 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.
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Mental Healthcare for Healthcare Workers||The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. dba Suncoast Hospice Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$10,000.00||100||http://suncoasthospicefoundation.org||Healthcare 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||$10,000.00||Empath 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||101||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||K-12 Students In Need of Laptops||The Mainframe Inc||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$500,000.00||2,500||http://themainframeinc.com||To 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||$500,000.00||The 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||101||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Emergency Summer Program||TRIBE Seminole Heights||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,000||http://tribeseminoleheights.com||TRIBE 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||$25,000.00||Purchase 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||101||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Health and Safety Response to Covid 19||TRIBE Seminole Heights||Basic Needs||$25,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,000||http://tribeseminoleheights.com||New 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||$25,000.00||New 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||101||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Emergency COVID-19 Assistance for People Living with HIV/AIDS||AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, Inc.||Basic Needs||$10,000.00||40||http://www.myepic.org||People 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||$10,000.00||This 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||102||Active|
|Partially Funded||11%||Hunger Relief for Farmworkers||Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, Inc.||Basic Needs||$26,667.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||2,400||http://www.beth-el.org||Beth-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||$30,000.00||Basic 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||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Utilities and Consultant payments||Clearwater Historical Society||Arts and Culture||$8,000.00||Pinellas||3||http://clearwaterhistoricalsociety.org||Utilties for the museum, payment to our consultants, loss of income from being closed||$0.00||$8,000.00||We 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, 2020||04/21/2020||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Covid-19 Relief for Tutoring Program||Community Learning Center Inc.||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$15,000.00||Pinellas||68||http://www.clcacademics.com||Due 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||$15,000.00||Community 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||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Easterseals Florida's Murray Child Development Center||Easter Seals Florida||Education: Early Childhood, K-12, and Post-Secondary||$12,000.00||272||http://easterseals.com/florida||The 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||$12,000.00||For 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||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Basic Needs||Franciscan Center Tampa Florida, Inc.||Basic Needs||$12,000.00||800||http://www.franciscancentertampa.org||Due 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||$12,000.00||Funds will be used to pay utility bills for the Month of March/April/May/ (averaging $4000/month)||04/21/2020||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Pump Track and Skills Area||Friends of Alafia, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$250,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||100,000||http://friendsofalafia.org||Our 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||$250,000.00||The 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||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Emergency Campaign||Menorah Manor||Health and Wellbeing||$25,000.00||Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River) ; Pasco ; Pinellas||200||http://www.menorahmanor.org||Menorah 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||$25,000.00||The 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||102||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Help for Hospitality||Ryan Wells Foundation, Inc.||Basic Needs||$2,500.00||Pinellas||15||http://ryanwellsfoundation.com||Picture 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||$2,500.00||We 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Support for staffing and COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment.||AdventHealth Carrollwood||Health and Wellbeing||$130,832.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||1,200||http://adventhealth.com||To 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||$130,832.00||Funds 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||103||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Project Support/Proyecto Apoyo||Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS)||Basic Needs||$103,350.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||300||http://www.ficsinc.org||FICS 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||$103,350.00||We 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||103||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Feed for Farm Sanctuary Residents||Florida Rescue Farm, Inc||Animal Welfare||$6,000.00||100||http://floridarescuefarm.org||We 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||$6,000.00||We 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||103||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Two Four Club Support for Pediatric Cancer Patients and Families||Ryan Callahan Foundation||Basic Needs||$12,500.00||25||http://ryancallahanfoundation.org||The 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||$12,500.00||Funds 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||103||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||"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 Aging||Domestic Abuse and Human Trafficking||$10,000.00||100,000||http://mentalhealthandaging.org||With 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||$10,000.00||Formatting 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.
|Not Funded||0%||COVID 19 Rapid Housing Response Assistance||Solita's House, Inc.||Basic Needs||$75,000.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River) ; Hillsborough - South (south of the Alafia River)||50||http://solitashouse.com||COVID-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.
|Not Funded||0%||ISTG Tampa Bay COVID-19 Response||For the Girls, Inc. DBA I Support the Girls||Basic Needs||$5,000.00||250,000||http://www.isupportthegirls.org||I 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||$5,000.00||ISTG 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||106||Active|
|Not Funded||0%||Treating disruptive behaviors during COVID-19||Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Foundation||Health and Wellbeing||$105,159.00||140||https://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||$105,159.00||This 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
|Not Funded||0%||COVID-19 Response: Healthcare for Uninsured-Access to Care||Premier Community HealthCare Group, Inc.||Health and Wellbeing||$30,600.00||Hernando ; Pasco||200||http://www.premierhc.org||Premier 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||$30,600.00||Funds 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Effective Fall Prevention Education for Seniors at Home||SAGES Theater Inc||Health and Wellbeing||$5,000.00||10,000||http://sagestheater.org||Falls 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||$5,000.00||Funds 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.
|Not Funded||0%||Assistance to provide refunds to our youth program families||Valrico Youth Soccer Club, Inc||Basic Needs||$26,600.00||Hillsborough - North (north of the Alafia River)||280||http://www.tampadynamofc.com||The 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||$26,600.00||The 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.