CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund (TBRF), a new strategic collaboration of Pinellas Community Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and United Way Suncoast, is now accepting applications for nearly $1 million of available funding. Nonprofit 501(c) organizations and governmental agencies are eligible to receive assistance.
This unique partnership has been launched to help the critical organizations that provide assistance to the most vulnerable of our local residents being affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis. Funding allocations will be prioritized generally among the following three categories: protection of human life, mitigation of additional harm, and strengthening nonprofits related to critical intervention services to the community.
For more information or to donate, visit www.pinellascf.org/TBRF.
About TBRF: The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund (TBRF) is a new strategic collaboration of the Pinellas Community Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and United Way Suncoast with nearly $1 million of funding assistance available to nonprofit 501(c) organizations and governmental agencies. The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund also provides a trusted and reliable way to donate to recovery efforts and 100% of the funds collected thorough this effort will be directed to address immediate and mid- to long-term needs through the provision of grants to select nonprofits. In addition to the nearly $1 million startup fund, the organizations will mutually collect donations and provide assistance through this resiliency initiative that will support organizations in Desoto, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Pinellas Community Foundation is serving as the fiscal agent for this fund. For more information or to donate, visitwww.pinellascf.org/TBRF.
Background on the collaboration partners:
Pinellas Community Foundation
Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) was founded in 1969. With over $100 million in charitable assets, PCF seeks effective solutions for Pinellas County’s most challenging social, environmental and educational issues, while supporting the advancement of arts and culture. PCF is the only charitable foundation providing donors with customizable giving opportunities to enhance the quality of life for Pinellas County residents. More than 262 charitable organizations have received $55 million in donor-funded grants to support their community programs. PCF’s mission is made possible thanks to the generosity of donors. For information, call 727-531-0058 or visit www.pinellascf.org.
Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Allegany Franciscan Ministries seeks to improve the overall health of individuals and communities. A member of Trinity Health, Allegany grew out of the health care ministries of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, New York. In addition to awarding grants, Allegany Franciscan Ministries’ staff and volunteers work collaboratively with community partners and other funders to create healthier, safer, and more connected places where the most vulnerable residents can prosper. For more information, call 727-507-9668 or visit www.afmfl.org.
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
The Foundation for a Health St. Petersburg is a private foundation working with the communities of Pinellas County to eradicate inequality, achieve racial equity to advance health equity, and improve population health. The Foundation inspires and empowers people, organizations, ideas, and relationships to ensure that every person equitably achieves optimal health and well-being. For more information, call 727-865-4650 or visit www.healthystpete.foundation.
United Way Suncoast
United Way Suncoast staff, volunteers and trusted community partners fight for the education and financial stability of every person in our community because everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Across DeSoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas and Sarasota counties United Way Suncoast works to break the cycle of generational poverty through educational programs that give children the skills to succeed and help adults achieve long-term financial stability, as well as provide support services to those who need it most. For more information, call 813-274-0900 or visit www.unitedwaysuncoast.org.