Apply for a Grant

The application period for this fiscal year has ended. Applications will be accepted again in Fall 2019.

Competitive Grants

We look to local nonprofits to help us lead the way to a more prosperous community. We award competitive grants annually to respond to new programs, emerging needs and innovative services. Funding areas for our competitive grants include:

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Health and human services
  • Environment/animal welfare

The application period for this fiscal year has ended. Applications will be accepted again in Fall 2019.

Opportunity Grants

We know that there are many creative solutions to community issues. To assist with this, we have created a subset of our competitive grants process entitled Opportunity Grants. These Opportunity Grants have the same targeted focus areas and the same award criteria as competitive grants with some additional flexibility in terms of the proposal deadlines.

Some examples of Opportunity Grants could include:

  • A health and human services project that would need to be started before the yearly proposal cycle for health and human services begins.
  • An education project that was going to be conducted for the first time by the organization.
  • A gap of service opportunity that is aligned to one of the four target areas, but outside the traditional grant timelines.

The application period for this fiscal year has ended. Applications will be accepted again in Fall 2019.

Application

All Community Foundation of Tampa Bay grant proposals should be completed on our online grants site.

Grant guidelines and tips for a more successful grant proposal. Applicants are required to read the guidelines before starting a proposal.

Application steps

  1. Review eligibility, guidelines & deadlines.
  2. If you have not applied for a Community Foundation of Tampa Bay grant before, create an account in our online grants site. Select one login email address/password to be used for all your organization’s submissions. This email should be of the person ultimately responsible for the grant administration.
  3. Complete an online Letter of Intent.
  4. If invited, submit an online Grant Proposal.

 

Tentative dates are below. Check back in June for confirmed schedule.
 
Focus areas Grant Cycle Opens Letters of Intent Due Proposals Due Notifications

FALL GRANTS CYCLE

Education

Arts & Culture

7/29/2019 8/30/2019 10/4/2019 12/6/2019

SPRING GRANTS CYCLE

Health & Human Services

Environment and Animal Welfare

12/2/2019 1/3/2020 2/2/2020 4/10/2020
OPPORTUNITY GRANTS
(See criteria above.)
July 1, 2019 See dates above See dates above See dates above