The funds support education, the arts, children and youth, the homelessness and hunger, the elderly, animal rescue, workforce development, conservation, faith-based organizations and many other causes donors believe in – all to make Tampa Bay a better place to live and work.
Our expert staff will work with you to find the right fund for you. Our three primary vehicles for your philanthropic activities:
Donor Advised Funds
A Donor Advised Fund gives you a convenient, versatile way to make charitable contributions when and how you want. You can make an initial donation — and claim the maximum benefits allowed by law – then take your time to decide which nonprofit organizations or activities you want to support. It’s a great choice if you want to spread your giving over time and among a variety of causes.
A Family Foundation helps you turn your personal philanthropy into a family tradition. You get all the practical benefits of a Donor Advised Fund with the ability to share your charitable values across the generations. A Family Foundation with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay also garners a more favorable tax treatment and lower operating expenses than a private foundation.
A Community Endowment can take several forms:
Agency Reserve Funds
An Agency Reserve Fund allows nonprofit organizations to place their reserve funds with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for long-term growth while still allowing flexible access to the money. An Agency Reserve Fund can be a stepping stone to a permanent endowment for nonprofits without an endowment or a flexible complement to an existing endowment.