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Available Funding Opportunities for Local Nonprofits

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Year-end fundraising isn’t the only source of income for nonprofits before the end of 2021. The following funding opportunities are available to local and/or Florida-based nonprofit organizations now.

Win $10,000 from the Florida Blue Foundation

For the fifth consecutive year, the Florida Blue Foundation is giving away $10,000 to five Florida-based nonprofit organizations as part of its #FloridaGives campaign.

Nonprofits can enter between November 8-14, 2021, by posting on Twitter and/or Instagram with the following information:

  • Name of your nonprofit
  • Why you are grateful for this nonprofit
  • Tag #FloridaGives and Florida Blue (@FLBlue on Twitter & @Florida.Blue on Instagram)

Share and post throughout the week to increase your organization’s chance of winning. If you do not have Twitter or Instagram, you can submit your favorite Florida-based nonprofit’s name and why you are grateful for them on Florida Blue’s campaign webpage.

Winners will be selected at random and announced on GivingTuesday, November 30, 2021.

Learn more and see all rules and regulations here.

Working Capital Loans from Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

In response to the ongoing need for working capital loans to complement grant funding, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is investing $2 million to support nonprofits working to advance race equity in Pinellas County.

In partnership with the Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation, Inc., the Pinellas Working Capital Loan Fund will offer reasonable and ready access to working capital through an interest-free, zero-fee loan program. Nonprofits can use funds to sustain operations, improve services and/or make strategic investments.

The Foundation hopes access to this financing will allow more nonprofits to seek local, state and federal grants (and other revenue sources) to magnify available resources.

Nonprofits must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Tax-exempt public charity under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Incorporated and active for more than one year
  • Advance racial equity in Pinellas County
  • Prior year expenses were less than $15 million

The Foundation will accept grant applications on a continual basis until funds are allocated.

Learn more and apply now.

Community Investment Grants Now Available from United Way Suncoast

United Way Suncoast has opened its competitive community investment process for programs seeking funding in early learning, youth success and financial stability projects. Grants will be awarded to qualifying organizations serving Florida communities in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and/or DeSoto Counties, and will provide funding for three years (July 2022-June 2025).

Letters of intent are due by December 15, 2021.

Learn more here, including information on funding priorities, funding guidelines, an outline of the full application and process and upcoming info sessions.

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