TAMPA, FL., March 1, 2023 – The Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation is now accepting applications from qualified non-profits to receive their 2023 grant awards. Smith and Associates’ community giving program is designed to build strong partnerships with non-profit organizations, civic organizations, and other local organizations striving to make a difference. The non-profits should focus on the three identified pillars of need: Housing, Community Vibrancy, and Positive Education/Mental Well-Being. For each element, funding priority is given to at-risk, vulnerable, and special-needs populations.
To apply for a grant from the Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, the organization must:
● be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code
● be based in or serving Hillsborough and/or Pinellas counties
● exhibit strong management and sound leadership
● file an IRS form 990 from 2018 or later
Smith has a 54-year legacy of giving back to the communities served by focusing on three elements: Volunteerism, Sponsorships, and Foundation Grants. Through its giving program, the company has donated $1.5M to community organizations, served the community with over 30,000 volunteer hours, and awarded over $240,000 in grant funding since the Foundation launch in the Spring of 2021.
“The grant funding allows us to help a more diverse network of non-profits, often awarding multi-year grants to give us a greater impact and more connection with the organizations. We strive to empower equality, nurture well-being, improve access, and be a responsible corporate citizen to building a strong sense of community,” says Bob Glaser, President & CEO, Smith & Associates Real Estate.
The annual grant application process opens on March 1 and closes on March 31. Click here to apply. The Foundation is hosted through the Community Foundation Tampa Bay. Please note: You must create a Community Foundation Tampa Bay account before accessing the application.
For more information on the Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, visit the website at https://www.smithandassociates.com/foundation-grant-application/.
About Smith & Associates Real Estate
Founded in 1969, Smith & Associates Real Estate is Tampa Bay’s largest independent and locally-owned real estate brokerage, with a commitment to exceptional service and superior market knowledge. Deeply embedded in the community and comprised of five strategically located offices & six new development sales galleries in the Tampa Bay area, along with a London office at Mayfair International Realty. The company employs 267 associates, an annual sales volume of $2.15 billion, and over 2,359 transactions a year. Smith & Associates Real Estate is the number one luxury brokerage firm of $1M + residences with 12.9% of the market share and an average price of $2.12M* (*average of luxury transactions as of December 31, 2022). The company completes six daily transactions and is a nationally recognized leader in the Real Estate industry. Through its philanthropic giving program, Smith has donated $1.5M to community organizations. In 2022, Smith staff and associates spent over 1,000 hours volunteering at non-profit organizations. International affiliations with Luxury Portfolio International and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World ensure that Smith’s Tampa Bay listings attract a global audience.
For more information on Smith & Associates Real Estate, please visit smithandassociates.com.
For more about Smith giving, https://www.smithandassociates.com/smith-foundation/
Community Foundation Tampa Bay
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