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Since 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been a true catalyst for non-profit growth in the area.

Since its inception, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits, businesses and individuals in the bay area. Like the more than 700 other community foundations across the country, and more than 1,700 around the world, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is run by and for residents of the region, making it a deeply local operation. Some of the Community Foundation’s many initiatives include partnering with LEAP Tampa Bay to promote a better-educated workforce; awarding $50,000 to the Second Chance Tiny House Manufacturing Company, which provides ex-offenders with work that can sustain a family; and the well-known Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour day of online giving that raised $1.76 million in 2018. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is an indispensable, prodigious asset to the nonprofit community.

Since 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been a true catalyst for non-profit growth in the area.

Since its inception, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to nonprofits, businesses and individuals in the bay area. Like the more than 700 other community foundations across the country, and more than 1,700 around the world, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is run by and for residents of the region, making it a deeply local operation. Some of the Community Foundation’s many initiatives include partnering with LEAP Tampa Bay to promote a better-educated workforce; awarding $50,000 to the Second Chance Tiny House Manufacturing Company, which provides ex-offenders with work that can sustain a family; and the well-known Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour day of online giving that raised $1.76 million in 2018. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is an indispensable, prodigious asset to the nonprofit community.

Company Overview

Company Name

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

Year Established

1990

Number of Employees

21

Profile

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit, tax-exempt grant making organization that works with individuals, corporations, private foundations and nonprofit agencies to support the charitable needs of the Tampa Bay area. The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB) staff and its Board of Trustees are very serious about properly managing the millions of philanthropic dollars they work with. The Foundation's staff maintains high standards of stewardship by managing resources to maximize philanthropic contributions, while simultaneously being sure to actively avoid excessive compensation and unreasonable or superfluous expenses. The Community Foundation works diligently to achieve its mission through grants, endowments, agency reserve funds, community initiatives and leadership and nonprofit capacity building. Affiliate councils of the Foundation include the South Shore Council; the Pasco/Hernando Council; and the Piinellas Council.

Awards & Accolades

2006: The Foundation achieves National Standards by the Council on Foundations 2007: The Foundation receives four stars with Charity Navigator 2008: The Foundation receives four stars with Charity Navigator 2009: The Foundation receives four stars with Charity Navigator 2010: The Foundation receives four stars with Charity Navigator 2012: The Foundation is re-certified as achieving National Standards by the Council on Foundations

Core values/mission statement

Their mission is to build a better community through creative philanthropy, vision and leadership. Their vision is to be the leading facilitator of philanthropy in our community and a resourceful leader in making a difference through effective community investing.

Company Leadership

Betty Castor

Chair

Ms. Castor has devoted much of her life to public service, most notably as President of the University of South Florida, Florida Commissioner of Education and President and CEO of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Her public career began with her election to the Hillsborough County Commission. Subsequently, she served three terms in the Florida Senate. She is a founding member of the USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy and a past member of the Hillsborough Education Foundation. She is a member of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations. She received her BA from Rowan College and her Master’s degree from the University of Miami. She is married to Samuel P. Bell III.

Marlene Spalten

President and CEO

Marlene Spalten joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as its President and CEO in October 2012. With an objective of significantly increasing philanthropy in the region, she was listed on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “25 People to Watch in 2013." Since its inception in 1990, CFTB has distributed $200 million in grants while building assets to almost $215 million through community leadership, philanthropic services and creative grant making. Marlene serves on the Boards of the Florida Philanthropic Network, the Florida College Access Network and Community Foundations of Florida. She is a peer reviewer for the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations Accreditation Program.

Kory Burkley

Vice President and CFO

Kory Burkley joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay in 2017. He previously was Director of Finance for IMA World Health and a Senior Financial Analyst for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Kory has a BS in Finance from Creighton University and an MBA from the University of Denver.

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