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Community Foundation Tampa Bay – Nonprofit Needs

Contribute to Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Funds   Community Foundation of Tampa Bay funds addresses the greatest needs in our community. Our Community Endowment provides support for competitive grants and initiatives that help transform our community. Our general fund supports our overall work. And our Tampa Bay Rapid Response Fund responds to local needs in times of crisis.

Support Solutions-directed Public Policy Programs

The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions welcomes support from individuals and businesses in the community.  Your gift will help sustain our mission to advance academic excellence, community engagement, economic vitality, and public understanding through high-quality, and solutions-directed public policy programs. 

Mentor in Pinellas County Schools

5000 Role Models of Excellence Promotes youth development through relevant activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical, and cognitive competencies.

Help Prevent Pollution in Your Neighborhood

Use our markers to add a pollution prevention message to your neighborhood storm drains. Kits include the markers, maps and the tools needed to attach the markers to the storm drain covers.   Email for a kit!

Build Site Volunteer

Work alongside Habitat for Humanity construction staff, other volunteers, and homeowner candidates on the job site and help make homeownership dreams come true!

Build a better YOUth!

To have professionals working collaboratively in advancing their own business enterprises while helping the children and families that Eckerd Connects serves. The Connectors will serve as community champions for change for future generations. Being a Connector will give you the opportunity to: Grow your business with like-minded professionals. Strengthen the lives of those less fortunate in our community. Build a better YOUth!

Donate to Raising Hope

Eckerd Connects started the Eckerd Connects’ Raising Hope Program to provide abused and neglected children in the Tampa Bay area with emergency supplies like clothing and toiletries along with comfort items, like a teddy bear.

Open your home to a foster youth

Prospective foster parents work with local community organizations to complete the licensing process, below are some of the steps they will take you on your journey to becoming a foster parent. You can always call 1-83-FosterFL or 1-833-678-3735 to get more of your questions answered and to be connected with local resources. To qualify as a potential foster parent you must: Attend an orientation. Complete FREE foster parent educational resource hours. Have a child abuse and fingerprint-based, criminal background check. Participate in a home inspection. Participate in a home study to review your readiness for fostering in your home.

Bright Futures Scholarship Program Volunteers

Pinellas County is proud to offer opportunities for high school students to meet the requirements for a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. Our simple service projects teach young people responsibility and leadership, plus reinforce positive values and good citizenship.

Foster a fur baby(or senior)

Not quite ready to adopt a new cat or dog but interested in a short-term commitment? We have just the program for you. Our foster parents provide a safe and loving environment for kittens, puppies, dogs and cats until they are ready to be adopted. Our greatest foster needs are: mom cats with litters and orphaned kittens and litters. Fostering is flexible enough for most lifestyles and all veterinary care. Medication and care supplies are provided by Pinellas County Animal Services. The foster parent provides affection, we provide the rest. By taking one of our animals into your home on a temporary basis you provide that animal with a safe environment as they get ready to find a forever home

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The St. Pete Catalyst

The Catalyst honors its name by aggregating & curating the sparks that propel the St Pete engine.  It is a modern news platform, powered by community sourced content and augmented with directed coverage.  Bring your news, your perspective and your spark to the St Pete Catalyst and take your seat at the table.

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