Power2give Celebrates First Month, $23K Raised for the Arts
TAMPA, FL (March 17, 2014) – power2give.org, the new crowd-funding site for Tampa Bay’s nonprofit arts groups just celebrated its first month online and has raised more than $23,000 for cultural projects. Among those is the most recent fully funded project, “I Am River,” created by Community Stepping Stones (CSS).
The funds will finance a feature-length video of personal tales from the CSS students about Hillsborough River. Led by video professionals, the Community Stepping Stones teens will blend their stories into a final product – scripting, filming, editing, and even creating the music. The film will premier as part of an audio-visual exhibition & theater performance at HCC in August.
The Arts Council of Hillsborough County launched power2give.org/TampaBay last month with help from the Arts & Science Council of Charlotte, NC, and financial support from the Bank of America.
Since the site went live, arts supporters have clicked their way to raising money for projects happening from Dunedin to St. Petersburg across the Bay to north Hillsborough down to Ruskin. Those donations are helping to fund festivals, furniture, murals, stage sets and scholarships to bring the arts to underserved populations. The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts’ project, a site installation for the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, was the first project funded.
Local arts nonprofits can seek up to $10,000 per project in 90 days online. If the full amount is not raised in that time, any donations still go to the nonprofit. The Arts Council of Hillsborough County runs the site.
The Tampa Bay site has generated $23,450 through 193 donations since its launch last month. To view projects in need of support, visit power2give.org/TampaBay.
Terri Simons, Director of Program Services, Arts Council of Hillsborough County
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Visit the power2give project page for more details on CSS “I Am River” project: