Eighteen Tampa Bay organizations will benefit from over $143,000 in funding
TAMPA, Fla. (May 10, 2023) – Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $143,000 in grant funding to 18 non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area. This year’s grant cycle saw an increase in both the number of applicants and the amount of funding awarded, highlighting the incredible work being done by non-profits in this community.
“We are thrilled to support these organizations in their efforts to positively impact our community,” said Bob Glaser, CEO and President of Smith & Associates Real Estate. “Their dedication to serving the needs of others is truly inspiring, and we are proud to be a part of their work. Multi-year grants give our organization a better chance for involvement and helps us be more connected to the non-profits we hope to support.”
Smith’s community giving program is designed to build strong partnerships with non-profit organizations, civic organizations, and other local organizations striving to make a difference. The grant recipients were selected based on their commitment to addressing critical community needs focused on three elements: Housing, Community Vibrancy, and Positive Education/Mental Well-Being.
The 18 organizations that received grants include:
● Arts Conservatory for Teens
● Best Buddies International
● Chapters Health Foundation
● Community Stepping Stones, Inc.
● Community Tampa Bay
● Cornerstone Family Ministries, Inc.
● Cove Behavioral Health, Inc.
● Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Inc.
● Family Dream Center
● Grow Into You Foundation, Inc.
● MacFarlane Park Elementary Magnet School PTA
● Metro Inclusive Health
● Palladium Theater / St Pete College
● St Petersburg Free Clinic, Inc.
● Tampa General Hospital Foundation, Inc.
● Temple Beth-El of St Petersburg
● The Phoenix
● Voices for Children of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Established through the Community Foundation Tampa Bay, the Foundation creates a seamless approach for Smith employee and organizational participation in philanthropic causes by aligning donations and sponsorships to non-profit organizations and providing support for volunteer engagements and Board service. Smith associates are deeply embedded in the community, volunteering over 1000 hours in the community on an annual basis. All Smith associates and employees are invited to attend the award banquet for this year’s grant recipients to increase awareness of each organization’s mission and volunteer opportunities, and to understand the projects that the Foundation’s philanthropic giving will support.
Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation
Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay’s largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage that is deeply embedded in the community. Through its giving program, the company has donated $1.5M to community organizations and has over 125 non-profit partners who benefit from the volunteerism, sponsorship and grant funding available through the organization. Smith associates volunteer over 1,000 hours annually, gratefully giving back to the community and helping to make Tampa Bay a better place to live. For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, please visit https://www.smithandassociates.com/smith-foundation/.
Community Foundation Tampa Bay
For more than 30 years, the Community Foundation Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community. Since its inception, its donors have enabled the Community Foundation Tampa Bay to award more than $355 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the country.