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COMMUNITY GRANTS

Over the last few years, our Tampa Kiwanis Foundation has provided financial support averaging $120,000 per year to charities throughout Tampa Bay.  Since its inception in the early 1960’s, the Foundation has contributed more than $2 million to the Tampa / Hillsborough community.  This does not include the “in-kind” value of the time of our club member and youth volunteers.

Our community impact includes:

  • Grants to local nonprofits that focus on serving children in Hillsborough County ($50,000 – $60,000 per year)
  • College Scholarships ($20,000 – $25,000 per year that is matched by the Hillsborough Education Foundation)
  • Support for the charitable activities of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa including the Club’s major emphasis programs ($40,000 -$50,000 per year)
  • The Children’s Christmas Party
  • Youth –Child Priority One
  • Be Wise Immunize Back to School Program
  • Citizenship services activities including:
      • Building ramps for disabled citizens
      • Youth leadership awards
      • Support for the Elderly
      • Sponsored youth programs

For more about our Foundation and grant opportunities, click here.

View the grant requirements here. 

If you are interested in applying for a Tampa Kiwanis Foundation grant please complete the grant application here. 

Foundation Grant Guidelines 

Program areas and priorities:The Tampa Kiwanis Foundation has established these primary focus areas for funding through its Foundation Grant Program: Young Children/Families in Distress/Community Service.

Geographic focus: Grants focus on organizations in Hillsborough County that support children and the elderly.

Grant limitations:Grants are notmade to the following types of organizations or activities:

  • Organizations that are not designated tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Direct grants to individuals or families
  • Political candidates or organizations
  • Religious organizations
  • Organizations with a limited constituency, such as fraternal or social groups
  • Athletic organizations
  • Operating funds for organizations

Guidelines for submitting proposals: There is no deadline for submitting proposals, which are reviewed on a monthly basis.
Please allow four to six weeks for a response. 

Prior approval of grant requests does not guarantee continued funding or approval of subsequent requests.

Proposals should be sent to:

Mr. Dave Rogoff, President  ~ daverogoff@yahoo.com

Tampa Kiwanis Foundation ~ Admin@TampaKiwanis.com
4523 W. Kennedy Blvd #185, FL 33609

The following information must be included in your proposal:

 Official name of your organization

 Complete mailing address
 Phone number
 Email address
  Brief general description of your organization’s purpose and major activities
 Purpose of your request. Include target and projection of number of people to be served. Amount of funds being requested and the total project budget (We will not grant funding requests for operating expenses).
 Dates and amounts of any previous grants from the Tampa Kiwanis Foundation

Also, please include the following items with your proposal:

 Current Operating Budget
 List of current board of directors
 List of current corporate contributors
 IRS letter of tax-exempt certification
 Letter of support from a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa
 Describe if there is potential for the Kiwanis Club providing ‘hands on’ assistance with this project
 Describe how the Kiwanis Club of Tampa will be recognized for providing a grant
 Identify the measurement of success for your project. (NOTE: Successful grantees are required to providea 6-month report to document that the grant is being used ANDa 12-month report of progress in meeting the measurement of success. Grant recipients will be given directions for this reporting). 

COMMUNITY GRANTS Awarded

Grants issued by the Tampa Kiwanis Foundation from 2007-2018 in alphabetical order by organization name: 

  • A Kid’s Place of Tampa Bay: Half of the cost of building a storage facility (2010-2011)
  • Alpha House of Tampa Bay: Renovations to Maternity Residence (2014-2015), Paint & Materials (2015-2016), and Renovations to Building (2013-2014)
  • Bailey Elementary: ELL Program (2016-2016)
  • Bartel’s Elementary School: Two smart boards for the media center (2011-2012)
  • Bay Area Youth Services: Gym Shoes/Uniforms/School Supplies – 20 Students (2015-2016)
  • Beat NB: Support a Child’s Drug Costs for One Year (2016-2017)
  • Bob Gilberton YMCA: Y Achievers Program (2016-2017)
  • Bob Sierra Family YMCA: Infant Swim Program (2013-2015), Remodel a teaching kitchen (Yr 1-5) (2007-2012)
  • Bowers/Whitley Career Center: HART Bus passes for disadvantaged students (2012-2013)
  • Boy Scout Troop #315: Funding for weekend camping trip due to economic hardship (2008-2010) and Washington DC Trip (2014-2015)
  • Boy’s & Girls Club: Expand “Tune in to Reading” program to two more Boys/Girls Club locations to reach students, grades 2-5 (2017-2018), Kiwanis Reading Room – Wilbert Davis Boys & Girls Club (2013-2016), Healthy Habits Culinary program (2012-2013) and Project Learn (2011-2012).
  • Brandon Kiwanis Club: Stuff the Bus Campaign (2008-2010)
  • CDC of Tampa / Safe & Sound Hillsborough: Materials to fund “train the trainer” workshop sessions to identify mental health concerns in students
  • Champions For Children: Kids on the Block Program (2015-2016)
  • Children’s Cancer Center: Honorarium for Jesuit Key Club 50-year anniversary to fund their Outreach program (2017-2018) and General Fund Donation (2013-2014)
  • Children’s Home Network: Upgrade Vocational Tech Learning Center (2016-2017)
  • Connected by 25 (CBY25): Reach for the Stars Scholarship (2013-2014) and GED Scholarships (2013-2014)
  • Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: 2014 Counseling/Therapy Grant for 2 Families (2013-2014)
  • Cristo Rey Tampa High School-V : One student scholarship for Step Up For Students program (2017-2018)
  • Crossover Center: New fencing for the center (2007-2008)
  • Current of Tampa Bay, Inc.: Support 2 Laundry Projects in the Bears/22nd Ave Area (2016-2017)
  • DACCO: Civil Citation Pilot Program (2015-2016)
  • Early Childhood: Council of Hills. County (2016-2017)
  • Easter Seals Florida, Inc.: Strengthen young children’s skills at Murray Child Development Center (2017-2018) and STEM Program and Supplies (2014-2016)
  • Eckerd Youth Alternatives: Tutor stipend funding for GED students (2008-2009)
  • Eddie Taghap: Fund Key Club member trip to Green Mountain Music Camp (2010-2011)
  • Family Healthcare Foundation: Financial assistance for families struggling to pay health insurance (CHIP coverage for 1 or 3 months) (2017-2018
  • Florida Key Club: Send Key Club presidents to the annual convention (2007-2008)
  • Foster Grandparent Program: Seniors in service program (senior volunteers at schools) (2007-2008)
  • Friends of Joshua House Foundation: Remove old playground (2012-2013) and Life Enrichment Program (2016-2017)
  • Gift of Adoption: Assist with adoption costs for Hillsborough couple (2009-2010)
  • Girl Scouts of West Central Florida: Get Real Program – Young Middle School (2015-2016)
  • Giving Hope Through Faith: Funded 49 “Box of Smiles” for pediatric cancer patients (2010-2011)
  • Good Samaritan Mission: Children’s Christmas Presents (2015-2016)
  • GracePoint Foundation: Update the outdoor play areas of the Menendez Exceptional Center to be used by middle school children, ie. play courts, benches, tables, fences. (2017-2018)
  • Greater Tampa Bay Area Council: Flaming Arrow Archery Range Rehabilitation (storm damage) (2017-2018)
  • Gulf Ridge Council Boy Scouts: Equipment and uniforms for underprivileged troops (2009-2010)
  • Habitat for Humanity: Collaboration with Jesuit Key Club to build “Nancy’s Home” (2008-2009)
  • Haines Project: Air Conditioning for Ramp Family (2013-2014)
  • HCPS Security & Emergency Mgmt,: Purchase 600 Teddy bears for children that have been traumatized (2017-2018)
  • Hillsborough Assoc. of Retarded Children: Carpeting removal and flooring replacement (2011-2012)
  • Hillsborough Community College: 2 Scholarships for low-income single parents (2008-2009) and Conscious Discipline Learning Model (2016-2017)
  • Hillsborough Education Foundation: One four-year scholarships (Yr 1- 3 – 1 from misc. grants & 1 from scholarship budget) (2010-2013), STEM Fair (2012-2013), Stock the Shelves for Teaching Tools Store (2013-2014), Scholarship funding (2008-2010), Brewster Tech Center- 20 computers (2010-2011), and Hugo Schmidt FirsTech Learning Lounge (2010-2011)
  • Hillsborough Scholarship Foundation: Provide several HCC students with enough funds to complete their last class required for graduation(2017-2018)
  • Hope International Ministries: Toddler Playground (2014-2015)
  • Idlewild Baptist Church: Seeton home improvement project (2011-2012)
  • Jesuit Key Club: Reimburse key club member for toys to Costa Rica children (2007-2008)
  • King High School: Reading ROCKS! Program (2015-2016)
  • Kiwanis Club Division #14: Assist with disaster relief trailer purchase (2008-2010)
  • Kiwanis Read ‘n’ Rise/Scholastic books: Build Reading Rooms at Local Schools – St. Peter Claver (2012-2013)
  • LaVoy Exceptional Center: Supplement Cost to Construct New Playground (2013-2014)
  • Lifelink Legacy Fund: Memorial contribution for Sam Choate (2012-2013)
  • Mental Health Care, Inc.: Window treatments for the center (2007-2008)
  • National Organization for Transplants: To purchase a computer system, software and printer (2009-2010)
  • New Life Village: Partner with Jesuit Key Club to complete/furnish one apartment at New Life Village (2012-2013)
  • NextGen Alliance: Purchase Curriculum for Teen Pregnancy Education (2014-2015)
  • Olin Mott Tutor-a-Bull: Incentive to USF College Students to work with at risk students (Olin Mott Fndtn. match) (2013-2014)
  • Ophelia Project: Fund marketing budget for Boy’s Initiative (2007-2008)
  • Playsmart, Inc: Summer Program for Lower Income Middle-School Kids (2013-2014)
  • Project Link: Here I Stand Conference and Here I Stand Conference (2014-2015)
  • Ramp and Construction Committee: Purchase of construction tools (2009-2011)
  • Salesian Youth Center: Summer Camp Sponsorship’s (2009-2010 & 2013-2017)
  • Salvation Army Hope House: Purchase of Beds for Hope House (2014-2015)
  • Scholarship Committee: Scholarship presentation guest lunches and recipient plaques (2009-2010)
  • Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay: Foster grandparent program/seniors volunteer in schools (2009-2010)
  • St. Peter Claver Catholic School: Rebuild Pre-School Playground (2013-2014) and Partial Fund Intercom Safety System (2015-2016)
  • Starting Right, Now: Fund 37 Children to Attend Mindfulness Rational Living Class (2016-2017) and , Furnish/Remodel Haven Poe Runaway Shelter (2013-2014)
  • Success 4 Kids & Families: Toys for 200 infants to Healthy Start families to keep engaged with the program (2017-2018)
  • Tampa Bay Tech Key Club: Send Tampa Bay Tech Key Club members to the Intl. Convention (2009-2010)
  • Tampa Crossroads: Athena House remodeling of front porch and balcony (2009-2010)
  • Tampa Heights YMCA: Transportation to HCC Ybor City Campus Teen Achiever’s Summer Camp (2011-2013)
  • Tampa Housing Authority: Academic Assistance Through Tutoring (2014-2015)
  • Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA: To build a playground at Layla’s House Learning Center (Yr 1-2) (2010-2012)
  • The Children’s Home: Build ‘Ropes course’ (2012-2013) and 10 Week Summer Program for 25 Kids (2013-2014)
  • The League of Women Voters: Hillsborough County Commission on the Status of Women (2012-2013)
  • University Area CDC: Support 70 Children to Attend Dreamcatchers Camp (2016-2017)
  • University of South Florida Foundation: Sligh Middle School Tutorial program (2007-2010)
  • USF CKI: Zone E Eliminate Project luncheon (2011-2012)
  • USF College of Education: Children’s Festival for Hillsborough County (2010-2011)
  • USF Tutor a Bull: Sligh Middle School tutoring program with USF Education students (2011-2012)
  • USO Tampa: Children’s Corner at VA Hospital (2012-2013)
  • Visions of Hope: Emergency Fund for Everyday Expenses (2014-2015)
  • Voices for Children of Tampa Bay: Guardian ad Litem program (2007-2009)(2015-2016), General donation to Children’s Needs fund (2012-2013), Fund Guardian ad Litem Training Program (2013-2015)
  • Warming the World: Purchase Yarn, Looms, Shipping Costs for Premature baby head caps in US & Africa (2013-2014)
  • Wheels of Success: Provide 1 Family with a Vehicle (2016-2017)
  • Ybor Museum: Donation for Kiwanis lunch (2007-2008)
  • YMCA: Renovation of outdoor field (2007-2008)
  • YMCA Teen Achiever Program: Summer Program Transportation Costs for 20-30 Kids (2013-2014) and 7 Week Summer Program (2014-2015