Special Interests Grants

Faith Mission Fund

History

The Faith Mission Christian Fund was established in 2001 by Faith Mission, Inc., a nonprofit agency that was founded in Tampa in 1923 to provide a home for children without other means of support. By the 1940’s, the home had been moved to Crystal Beach and served the community as a religious center for conferences, a missionary rest home, a day camp for children, and later, a retirement home for seniors of modest income. Today, the Crystal Beach Youth Center is the home’s sole proprietor.

In 2000, the Board of Faith Mission, Inc. sold all of the Faith Mission property, except the Youth Center, to Pinellas County to make way for a park. Proceeds from the sale placed with the Pinellas Community Foundation established the Faith Mission Christian Fund to support the establishment of healthy and stable family situations.

Eligibility

This grant is by invitation only. If you would like to be included for consideration, please check the following requirements:

  • 501(c)(3) organizations or houses of faith.
  • Serve Crystal Beach or surrounding areas (Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs).
  • Programs must benefit community youth and/or the elderly.
  • In keeping with the intent expressed by the donor, special consideration will be given to projects and programs that promote stable and nourishing family environments.
  • Applicants need not be faith-based, but must serve a purpose consistent with tradiational Christian values

 

If you fulfill the above requirements, you must complete a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) during the next application window.

Award Amounts

Faith Mission Grant awardees will receive up to $10,000 for an approved project or program.

Grant Conditions

​The following is expected of grantees upon award:

  • All funds are to be expended within Pinellas County
  • The PCF logo must be posted on website with link to www.pinellascf.org (using current website address and logo).
  • PCF name and logo must appear on collateral, letterhead and other external marketing materials that feature sponsors (where appropriate)
  • The opportunity to present to the nonprofit agency’s board of directors regarding partnerships and opportunities with PCF.
  • An invitation for up to 4 PCF board members and/or staff on an annual tour of facilities, if requested

 

Exceptions to any of the above conditions must be made in writing and agreed upon by both PCF and the applicant before the application deadline.

Important Dates

Application Timeline

The next application will open on September 1, 2020 and the deadline is 11:59 pm on September 30, 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the date above. Only online submissions are accepted. Please remember to click the submit button prior to the deadline. Applications in the system that are not submitted will be marked abandoned at the deadline.

Award Distribution

Announcements about the Faith Mission Grants will be made in mid-December with checks to successful grantees following shortly thereafter.

Application Format and Access

Grant applications are based on storytelling, as our goal is to tell the stories of our community. Who can better tell the story of our communities than the organizations that work with them?

Access to the online application system can be found by clicking the APPLY NOW link at the bottom of this page during the application period.

Questions and Deadline

Questions regarding application content will only be answered up to one week before the application deadline. After this point, only technology-related questions regarding the grants platform will be answered.

If you have any questions or technological problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to PCF staff. Please see Important Dates above to view grant deadlines. Do not wait until the last week to begin the application.

Applications must be submitted during the application period. Only online submissions are accepted. Please remember to click the submit button prior to the deadline. Applications in the system that are not submitted will be marked abandoned at the deadline.

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David Bender

Manager of Grants and Projects

Environmental Grant

Cathleen W. Grant Field of Interest Fund for Environmental Protection

Concerned about the preservation of a clean, healthy environment, Cathleen Wells established a fund to safeguard and improve Pinellas County’s natural resources.

Eligibility

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations based in Pinellas County dedicated to making the county a better place to live or visit by improving the environment.

Award Amounts

Successful grant awardees will receive $3,500 for their project or program.

Grant Conditions

​The following is expected of grantees upon award:

  • All funds are to be expended within Pinellas County
  • The PCF logo must be posted on website with link to www.pinellascf.org (using current website address and logo).
  • PCF name and logo must appear on collateral, letterhead and other external marketing materials that feature sponsors (where appropriate)
  • The opportunity to present to the nonprofit agency’s board of directors regarding partnerships and opportunities with PCF.
  • An invitation for up to 4 PCF board members and/or staff on an annual tour of facilities, if requested

 

Exceptions to any of the above conditions must be made in writing and agreed upon by both PCF and the applicant before the application deadline.

Important Dates

Application Timeline

The 2020 application will open on July 1, 2020, and the deadline is 5:00 pm, July 31, 2020.

Applications must be submitted by the date above. Only online submissions are accepted. Please remember to click the submit button prior to the deadline. Applications in the system that are not submitted will be marked abandoned at the deadline.

Award Distribution

Announcements about the Environmental Grant will be made in mid December with checks to successful grantees to follow shortly thereafter.

Application Format and Access

Grant applications are based on storytelling, as our goal is to tell the stories of our community. Who can better tell the story of our communities than the organizations that work with them?

Access to the online application system can be found by clicking the APPLY NOW link at the bottom of this page during the application period.

Questions and Deadline

Questions regarding application content will only be answered up to one week before the application deadline. After this point, only technology-related questions regarding the grants platform will be answered.

If you have any questions or technological problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to PCF staff. Please see Important Dates above to view grant deadlines. Do not wait until the last week to begin the application.

Applications must be submitted during the application period. Only online submissions are accepted. Please remember to click the submit button prior to the deadline. Applications in the system that are not submitted will be marked abandoned at the deadline.

Public Communications Grant

Cathleen W. Grant Field of Interest Fund for Public Communications

Thanks to the generosity of Cathleen W. Grant, public media will continue to enrich listeners and viewers across the Bay Area for generations to come.

Eligibility

Applicants must be nonprofit telecommunications organizations based in the Tampa Bay area and dedicated to providing programs of high quality, diversity, creativity, excellence and innovation. Such organizations have included WUSF Radio, WUSF television and WEDU television.

Award Amounts

Successful grant awardees will receive $3,500 for their project or program.

Grant Conditions

​The following is expected of grantees upon award:

  • The PCF logo must be posted on website with link to www.pinellascf.org (using current website address and logo).
  • PCF name and logo must appear on collateral, letterhead and other external marketing materials that feature sponsors (where appropriate)
  • The opportunity to present to the nonprofit agency’s board of directors regarding partnerships and opportunities with PCF.
  • An invitation for up to 4 PCF board members and/or staff on an annual tour of facilities, if requested

 

Exceptions to any of the above conditions must be made in writing and agreed upon by both PCF and the applicant before the application deadline.

Important Dates

Application Timeline

The 2019 application has closed. The next application will open around July 2021.

Award Distribution

Announcements about the Communications Grant will be made in mid-December with checks to successful grantees following shortly thereafter.

Application Format and Access

Grant applications are based on storytelling, as our goal is to tell the stories of our community. Who can better tell the story of our communities than the organizations that work with them?

Access to the online application system can be found by clicking the APPLY NOW link at the bottom of this page during the application period.

Questions and Deadline

Questions regarding application content will only be answered up to one week before the application deadline. After this point, only technology-related questions regarding the grants platform will be answered.

If you have any questions or technological problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to PCF staff. Please see Important Dates above to view grant deadlines. Do not wait until the last week to begin the application.

Applications must be submitted during the application period. Only online submissions are accepted. Please remember to click the submit button prior to the deadline. Applications in the system that are not submitted will be marked abandoned at the deadline.