Grant Recipient Directory

Your generosity is changing lives and improving life in Pinellas County through grants and distributions made to a wide array of non-profit entities. The diversity of community causes speaks to the deep and varied charitable visions shared by you and your fellow donors.

The following list reflects grants awarded through Pinellas Community Foundation. The following list is a combination of:

  • grants awarded through discretionary grant programs
  • field of interest grants
  • distributions from both designated and agency endowment funds
  • distributions from Donor Advised Funds

Environment and Animals

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Friends of Strays

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Lowry Park Zoo

Pinellas Animal Foundation for the Pet Professor Program

Southeastern Guide Dogs

SPCA of Tampa Bay

The Institute at Renfrew

The Florida Aquarium

Arts, Culture & History

American Stage

Creative Clay

Dunedin Fine Art Center


Great Explorations

Leepa Rattner Museum of Art

Morean Art Center

Museum of Fine Arts

Palm Harbor Historical Society

Ruth Eckerd Hall Inc.

Schenectady County Historical Society

St. Petersburg Arts Alliance

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation

Tampa Bay Symphony

The Florida Orchestra Inc.


Academy Prep Center of Tampa

Albany Academy

Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf Inc.

Bridging the Achievement Gap

College Fund of Pinellas County Inc.

Crossnore School & Children’s Home, Crossnore, NC

Junior Achievement of West Central Florida

Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

Literacy Council of St. Petersburg

Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas

North Bay Christian Academy

PACE Center for Girls Pinellas

Pinellas County Education Foundation

The Preschool Experience DBA Community Preschool

The Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation


Warren J. Bowman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded by USF Health, Stetson University, and St. Petersburg College

Joy Ann Harris Scholarships
Awarded by St. Petersburg College

Logan Kushner Scholarships
Awarded by Stetson University

Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarships
For children of letter carriers attending public college and universities in Florida

Robert Merrill Scholarship
Awarded by University of Vermont

Dennison Rusinow Memorial Scholarship
For graduates of St. Petersburg High School whose families are from the countries  encompassed by the former country of Yugoslavia

Kiernan Schoonmaker Memoria Scholarship
First Generation Matching Grant Program from St. Petersburg College

Aneta I. Thomas Scholarship
Awarded by Trine University

Faith and Religious

Crystal Beach Community Church

First United Methodist Church

Florida United Methodist Church

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School

OMF International (U.S.)

St. John’s Episcopal Church

Tampa Korean United Methodist Church

Family Services

2-1-1 Tampa Bay Cares Inc.

ALPHA House of Pinellas County Inc.

Benedict Haven (Catholic Charities St. Petersburg)

Boley Centers Inc.

CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse)

Citizens Alliance for Progress Inc.

Community Law Program

Community Service Foundation

Community Tampa Bay

Crisis Center of Tampa Bay

Daystar Life Center Inc.

Disability Achievement Center

Family Resources

Feeding America Tampa Bay

Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services

Gulf Coast Legal Services

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties

Happy Workers Learning Center

Heart Gallery of Pinellas and Pasco

Hispanic Outreach Center

HEP – Homeless Emergency Project

House of Mercy and Encouragement

Kimberly Home Pregnancy Resource Center

Lighthouse of Pinellas Inc.

Meals on Wheels of Tampa

Metropolitan Ministries

Operation PAR Inc.


Pinellas County Urban League

RCS – Religious Community Services Inc.

Ready for Life

Sailability Greater Tampa Bay

Salvation Army – Clearwater Corps

Shepherd’s Village Inc.

South Central Community Action Program

Tampa Metro YMCA (Campo Family YMCA)

The Arc Tampa Bay

United Methodist Cooperative Ministries / Suncoast

YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

YMCA of the Suncoast

YWCA of Tampa Bay Inc.

Health Services

AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP)

American Cancer Association

American Heart Association

Arthritis Foundation

Clearwater Free Clinic Inc.

Hospice of the Florida Suncoast

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Foundation

Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation – Tampa Bay Chapter

Morton Plant Hospital

Morton Plant Mease Foundation

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Sloan Kettering Research Institute

St. Anthony’s Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Petersburg Free Clinic

Suncoast PACE Empath Health

Tampa Bay Research Institute

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute

Public Communications


WUSF Public Radio and Television

Youth Programs

A Kids Place of Tampa Bay

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay Inc.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast

Brookwood Florida – Central Inc.

Christian Outreach Center

Clothes to Kids Inc.

Crystal Beach Youth Center

Eckerd Youth Alternatives “Raising Hope”

Father Flanagan’s Boys Home

Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches

Girls Incorporated of Pinellas

Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL)

Police Athletic League of St. Petersburg Inc.

R’Club Child Care Inc.

Suncoast Voices for Children

The Children’s Home

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David Bender

David Bender

Manager of Grants and Projects