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Grant Opportunities for Community Partners

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Grant Opportunities for Community Partners

Below is a Listing of Grant Opportunities that the City has identified for Community Partners.   This listing will be updated monthly on the first of each month and are listed in Proposal Due Date Order and will remain until the Due date has passed.

Funding Opportunities

The Florida Blue Foundation – Healthy Communities Grant Program – Deadline: March 23, 2022

  • Our commitment to making a positive impact in the community is firmly rooted in our mission to help people and communities achieve better health. Working in partnership with nonprofit organizations, the Florida Blue Foundation addresses critical issues in local communities, opening new windows of opportunity to better enable our neighbors to reach their potential.
  • https://www.floridablue.com/foundation/community-investments

Nature’s Path – Gardens for Good Grant Program – Deadline: March 25, 2022

  • The Gardens for Good grant program support community gardens across North America that are growing organic food and doing good in their communities. To spread the love a little further in 2022, we will award 22 garden projects with $5,000 each this year!
  • Following the application period, your community will have the chance to vote for your garden from March 25th to April 1st .
  • https://www.naturespath.com/en-us/gardens-for-good

The Margaret McCartney & R. Parks Williams Foundation – Deadline: July 1, 2022

  • Vocational rehabilitation for the blind and other handicapped persons.
  • Educational purposes, provided, however, that such distributions shall not be made for capital improvements of educational facilities but rather shall be used by the educational institutions to establish scholarships for needy students.
  • Supplementing the needs for health and comfort of sick and elderly people being cared for by governmental or qualified private charitable organizations, such as county nursing homes.
  • Care and education of needy children through qualified children’s homes.
  • Prevention of cruelty to children.
  • Surgical and other treatment of cancer and/or heart disease to indigent or needy people in the Lake County community.
  • https://fdnweb.org/mccartneywilliams/

The NEA Foundation - Student Success Grants – Deadline: July 1, 2022


Forward Florida Action – Grassroots Grants – Deadline: Rolling

  • Forward Florida Action will be awarding grants up to $5000 to volunteer-led, self-organized community groups and churches working on voter registration.
  • https://www.forwardfla.com/grant/


McKeen Fund – McKeen Fund – Deadline: Rolling

  • The purpose of the McKeen Fund is to provide support to medical, educational and social service organizations and programs that address the needs of vulnerable children and their families, and the elderly.  In education, grants focus on pre-k through secondary education, as well as enrichment programs and supportive services.
  • The Fund provides grants to organizations which are tax-exempt and publicly supported under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service with an emphasis on giving to Florida, Massachusetts and New York.
  • http://www.mckeenfund.org/

BB&T – Nonprofit Grants – Deadline: Rolling

  • By building relationships within our communities, we're looking to address the challenges people face every day. Things like affordable housing, health care, and nutrition. Our grants also help with longer-term solutions, such as access to capital for small businesses, vocational training, and mentoring. 
  • https://www.bbt.com/about-us/community/cra/nonprofit-grants.html

Waste Management - Waste Management Charitable Giving - Deadline Rolling

  • Waste Management offers charitable gifts to promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization. Waste Management primarily supports environmental initiatives, including promoting parklands and green spaces for people to enjoy and play, and environmental education initiatives targeted at middle and high school students. Eligible entities include 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and public organizations. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • https://www.wm.com/us/en/inside-wm/social-impact/community-impact

If a Letter of Support is needed from the City of Tampa in support of a Funding Opportunity, please use the City of Tampa Grant Letter of Support Form Here. Reminder that any Letter of Support Request must be made no later than 30 days prior to the requested deadline.


City of Tampa Funding Opportunities

At various times throughout the year, City Departments may solicit bids to provide professional service, equipment, or other related services with grant funding. All non-Government entities seeking to provide expertise should monitor the websites for the Contract Administration Department, and the Purchasing Department for additional information.

  • Economic Opportunity Department - The purpose of the Economic Opportunity Department is responsible for coordinating and directing citywide redevelopment initiatives, community planning and marketing redevelopment opportunities to the private sector using professional staff and consulting resources. They have the following grant opportunities available for private entities. 
  • CRA Façade Improvement Program - The CRA Façade Improvement Program provides property owners with financial assistance (grant) to improve the appearance of their properties in designated areas of Tampa's Community Redevelopment Area (CRAs). The program is funded for fiscal year 2013 for Drew Park, East Tampa, and Ybor City.
  • Channel District Neighborhood Amenity Incentive Program - Designed to attract service providers to the Channel District, this program provides a reimbursement of up to $10,000 for fees paid to the City of Tampa related to construction of certain qualifying amenities.
  • Incentives - In additional to a favorable business tax structure, the City of Tampa participates in a variety of financial incentive programs to help businesses with bottom line results. Whether you are considering a business start-up, relocation or expansion, Tampa's incentive programs can help you achieve your goals.
    Several of Tampa's incentive programs are made available through various offices of the State of Florida, yet are jointly administered by the City of Tampa and the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation. 
  • Historic Trust Fund Grants - The Interstate Historic Preservation Trust Fund Grant Program was established from the proceeds generated from the sale of historic buildings impacted by Interstate-4 and Interstate-275 expansions. The purpose of the Trust Fund Grant Program is to enable the owners of historic properties to preserve the character and structure of those historic properties by providing exterior preservation funds for eligible owners and projects.

If there are any questions concerning funding opportunities, Please Feel Free to Contact the City of Tampa Grants Office.