Grants and Distributions

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) is changing lives and improving the quality of life in Pinellas County through grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations. The diversity of nonprofit agencies and the causes PCF supports are a reflection of the deep and broad-ranging charitable visions shared by benevolent PCF donors like you.

The Pinellas Community Foundation provides grants to carefully vetted 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies right here in our community that support:

  • Affordable housing initiatives
  • Youth and families
  • Women’s issues
  • People with disabilities
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Arts, education and cultural enrichment programs
  • College scholarships

Pinellas Community Foundation Discretionary Grant Programs

Operating Grants
Capital Improvement and Equipment Grants
Janet A. Huntley Arts Enrichment for Youth Grant
Theodore and Marian Tonne Grant for Cultural Outreach
Cathleen W. Grant Environmental Grant
Cathleen W. Grant Public Communications Grant
Faith Mission Fund

Granting Process

Donor giving translates to supporting Pinellas County needs through grants for a range of human services and cultural arts. Please see the new grant-making requirements and application process described below.


General Application and Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be 501(c)(3)
  2. NEW: Physical presence must be in Pinellas County
  3. All funds must be spent in Pinellas County
  4. NEW: Application completed online
  5. Overview of agency mission and operations, number of clients served per month or year
  6. Overview of intent and impact for use of funds
  7. New: Online Evaluation Report, due one year from receipt of grant distribution
  8. Photos from completed work or supported program
  9. NEW: All funding is awarded on a competitive basis regardless of historical funding awards and based upon direct service
  10. Funds may not be requested for previously completed projects
  11. NEW: Must agree to acknowledge Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) in external communication

Minimum Required Acknowledgements

  1. PCF logo must be posted on grantee website with link to (new website address and new logo)
  2. The new PCF logo must appear on collateral, letterhead and other external marketing materials that feature sponsors (where appropriate)
  3. Opportunity to present to the nonprofit agency’s board of directors regarding partnerships and opportunities with PCF
  4. Provide up to 3 PCF board memebrs and/or staff on annual tour of facilities
  5. Exceptions to the requirements must be made in writing with or before application

Grants Overview

Grant Type Eligibility Max Funding App Timeline Award Notification Payout Project Timeline
Operating All but animal welfare $10,000 7/1/18–
1/10/2019 1/15/19 1/1/19–
Capital Improvement All but animal welfare $20,000 7/1/18–
12/15/18 12/30/18 1/1/19–
Cultural Education & Outreach
Janet A. Huntley Music and Arts Public Education By invitation only $10,000 3/1/18–
5/15/18 6/1/18 10/1/18–
Theodore and Marian Tonne Grant for Cultural Outreach By invitation only $5,000 3/1/18–
5/15/18 6/1/18 10/1/18–
Other Areas of Interest
Faith Mission By invitation only $10,000 9/1/18–
12/15/18 12/31/18 1/1/19–
Environmental Grant Alternating Years $3,500 8/15/17–
12/15/19 12/31/19 1/1/20–
Public Communications Alternating Years $3,500 8/15/18–
12/15/18 12/31/18 1/1/19–


View an information webinar on the 2017 Grant Application process. You can begin applying by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the end of the page.

Program Evaluation

The appropriate board of governors’ grant committee reviews each application. For consideration, applicants must provide the following:

  • Accurate and feasible grant proposals with budget and detail
  • Complete applications, due to the high demand for funding, only complete applications will be considered


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