Inspired giving

Contribute to one of these featured funds, which support a range of projects, scholarships and initiatives throughout our community.

 

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1st Lt. Dimitri del Castillo Fund
Established 2016

The fund provides scholarships to the children or spouses of Army Rangers killed in action or training in memory of 1st Lt. Dimitri del Castillo, 24, of Tampa, who died on June 25, 2011, in Afghanistan.

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Coach Billy Turner Scholarship Fund
Established 2017

This fund will provide scholarship to student athletes who exemplify the values of Coach Turner, who was a head football coach in Hillsborough County for 38 years and has the most wins in county history with 254 victories. He succumbed to cancer after a four-year battle on June 9, 2017. 

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Andrew Lutes Endowment for Gracepoint
Established 2017

“We would like to respectfully ask you to consider joining us on this journey to support mental health services for children in crisis in our community.

This endowment will benefit all critical services and programs for children at Gracepoint. If the support from this endowment can save the life of even just ONE child, then somehow, someway, our son Andrew’s death makes more sense. On behalf of the entire Lutes family, I thank you for your consideration.”  – Bill Lutes 

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Tampa Bay Disaster Relief Fund

Established 2008

The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay established a disaster relief fund to be prepared for a hurricane or other disaster. Tax-deductible donations to this fund can be accepted online and could be designated for specific areas or for general long-term relief efforts. 

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2020 Fund
Established 2015

The 2020 Fund supports the city-community partnership efforts to reduce poverty in south St. Petersburg by 30% by the 2020 Census.

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Artists in Action Fund
Established 2016

The Artists in Action Fund supports arts organizations that give underserved youth greater access to the arts.

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Athena Society Women's Education  Fund
Established 1997

The fund supports the education of women residing in Hillsborough County through scholarships.

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Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund
Established 2011

The Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund promotes arts, athletics, and altruism in today’s youth through scholarships for promising leaders, athletes, and artists. It was established after Calyx and Beau's tragic deaths.

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E.J. Salcines Statue Fund
Established 2016

The fund was created by the Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Council to receive and disburse money to design, build, install and dedicate a statue honoring the Hon. E.J. Salcines

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Friends of Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival (RPPF)
Established 2016

This fund supports the tuition-free festival for aspiring classical pianists in high school and college. The annual festival features instruction by a multi-generation international and renowned faculty and embraces creative and holistic concepts in learning, health and human potential. The RPPF Ambassador Performance Series presents these young artists in concert throughout Tampa Bay. 

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All Sports Community Root to the Fruit Legacy Fund
Established 2016

The fund, established by former NFL superstar Tyrone Keys, offers first generation college-bound students and student athletes the opportunity to attend college or successfully pursue other career options with the assistance of mentors.

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Cindy Ruff Memorial Fund
Established 2015

The Cindy Ruff Memorial Fund supports the education of young women who play basketball at Plant High.

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Encore Tampa Bay Initiative
Established 2014

Encore Tampa Bay focuses on creating resources and pathways for boomer adults to explore options and retool for meaningful paid work or volunteer service in the second half of life.

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The Sun City Center Fund
Established 2016

The fund supports efforts to improve the lives of those who live in Sun City Center.

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Jay Wolf Memorial Fund
Established 2014

Created by his family and friends who loved him, this fund benefits emerging musicians like Jay who was passionate about music.

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Tampa-Hillsborough County Children's Library Foundation
Established 2016

The endowment was created by donors Jim and Joann Duffy to support free programs for children under 12 years old to be held within the Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library system.

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Mary Petro Food & Medicine Fund
Established 2009

When she died in 2009 at 96, Mary Petro left her estate to establish a fund that would help her former neighbors in Sun City Center and Kings Point who need assistance with food and medicine. The Mary Petro Fund for Food and Medicine is administered by the United Community Church of Sun City Center.

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Premier 1000 of Pasco County Fund
Established 2014

The fund supports charitable efforts in Pasco County, determined annually by contributors.

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Robert T. Giordano Fund for Visual Arts Education
Established 2015

This memorial fund, in honor of artist and arts advocate Rob Giordano, supports visual arts education efforts.

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Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay
Established 2014

Social Venture Partners invest time, talent and funding to address social issues in our community.

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Teddy Dupay for Kids
Established 2016

The fund supports educational opportunities for children in the Tampa Bay area.

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Women's Fund
Established 2005

The Women’s Fund was founded to support the special needs and interests of women, encourage the advancement and full participation of women in the community, create opportunities for women to become leaders in philanthropy and benefit future generations. 

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St. Petersburg Arts Endowment
Established 2015

The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance made the initial contribution to this endowment to build a fund that will support and continue to grow the arts in St. Petersburg for generations. 

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RAE of Hope Fund
Established 2017

The RAE of Hope Fund is named in honor of Ruth Alida Elozory by her brother Cody. This endowment provides support to Floridian families who adopt children from overseas who may have special needs.

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