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Available Funding Opportunities for Local Nonprofits

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For Florida nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area, critical funding opportunities are now available to support your communities and advance your missions. Explore the latest opportunities:

$2.9 Million in Funding Available from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

Through October 6, 2023, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is accepting proposals for funding focused on mental health and wellness for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and economic equity and justice. Current funding categories include:

  • Capacity-building
  • Research
  • Professional development/training
  • Programmatic operations
  • Multi-sector collaboration

Nonprofits must serve Zip codes in South St. Petersburg, including 33705, 33711 and 33712. Proposed projects must also consider the impact of systems change in their work and advance access to health and social services; mental health; and exercise, nutrition and weight.

$2.5 Million in Grants to Support Pinellas County Nonprofit Infrastructure

Pinellas Community Foundation, in collaboration with the City of St. Petersburg, has launched an initiative to support the infrastructure of nonprofits through the establishment of a Shared Services Organization.

There is a total of $2.5 million available to support local nonprofits in areas such as:

  • Program design, planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation
  • Financial management 
  • Grant writing
  • Communications and marketing
  • Technology
  • Legal and other operational and administrative support
  • Leadership training for staff and board, including professional development

The application period is open through October 13, 2023, and winners will be selected in November.

Hurricane Idalia Relief Available

For Florida nonprofits affected by August’s Hurricane Idalia, Community Foundation Tampa Bay has expanded criteria for its Critical Needs List to include hurricane-related aid.

Now through November 2023, they will accept requests to meet greater demands for services to residents impacted by the storm as well as physical damage support.

The Critical Needs List is not a competitive grant process. It is an innovative way to share specific needs with Community Foundation Tampa Bay, its fundholders and other philanthropists in the Tampa Bay community.

Community Foundation Tampa Bay Launches Competitive Grant Process

Community Foundation Tampa Bay funds organizations and projects across the nonprofit spectrum with discretionary grants in five areas of focus: economic opportunity, environmental resiliency and sustainability, physical health and mental wellbeing, quality child and youth education, and vibrant and engaged communities.

The grant cycle opens on September 25, 2023, and letters of intent are due October 25, 2023.

Full applications are due by January 5, 2024.

Children’s Board of Hillsborough County Releases Three New Funding Opportunities

The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County is now accepting applications for its Leading, Uniting, and Investment Grants.

Nordstrom Cares to Award $2 Million to Nonprofits Nationwide

From October 1-31, 2023, Nordstrom will accept community grant applications from nonprofits across the U.S. that work in education, health care or human services. They intend to award $2 million to help provide basic needs to youth and their families in the following areas:


  • Literacy
  • Early Childhood Development¬†
  • High School Readiness + Graduation

Health Care

  • Preventative Care: for youth and their families
  • Supportive Health Services: ensuring that youth and their families are supported if a child requires long-term treatment

Human Services

  • Food
  • Shelter
  • Safety

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