Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund

Award: Flexible, typically between $5,000 and $75,000. Application Window: TEMPORARILY CLOSED Distribution: Ongoing during times of crisis
Candidates: 501(c) organizations fulfilling charitable purposes and governmental agencies

The application window is currently paused while the Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund reviews and decides upon pending requests


Investment allocations from this fund will be made through a lens of serving the most vulnerable by race and socioeconomic status.

This is an evidence-informed response to a public health crisis, and our response will be led by the public health department’s epidemiology and staying abreast of the growing knowledge of best responses.


Services fitting within the funding priorities in the follow section must be provided in one or more of the following counties: Citrus, DeSoto, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota

  • Organizations recognized under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code
  • Other 501(c) organizations providing programming/services consistent with charitable purposes under Section 501(c)3 of the US Internal Revenue Code
  • Governmental agencies

Grant Amounts

The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund expects requests between $5,000 and $75,000. Requests smaller and larger than this may be considered depending on the ability to justify the request.

Requests at the higher end of this range must have a significant and sustained impact on the vulnerable community being served.

Funding Priorities

Funding allocations will be prioritized generally among the following three categories: protection of life, mitigation of additional harm, and strengthening nonprofits related to critical intervention services to the community.

Examples of Priorities:

Protection of Human Life
  • Emergency food, shelter and other basic needs
  • Access to health care services for uninsured and under-insured clients
Mitigation of Additional Harm
  • Strengthening community information systems related to safety during crisis (priority to bilingual information delivery)
  • Increasing health system capacity through alternative quarantine locations (ex. providing lodging assistance upon hospital discharge when patient has no viable housing plan)
  • Increasing access to telemedicine
  • Providing necessary services to vulnerable and at-risk populations (ex. food delivery for elderly population)
  • Critical legal aid services for vulnerable and at-risk populations
Strengthening Nonprofits Related to Critical Intervention Services to the Community
  • Technology and other resources to allow an organization to continue providing critical services (ex. Supporting the work of 2-1-1 services to be provided remotely, supporting telemedicine for nonprofit mental health providers)
  • Expansion of service capacity related to increased demand for direct services that aid the community during this COVID-19 crisis
Please note: requests that ask for funds to provide direct financial assistance to individuals will be considered only if the financial assistance is being provided to a community that does not qualify for available public financial assistance and your organization has a history of assisting that community.

Decision Timeline

Update, June 2, 2020: The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund is aiming to increase fundraising efforts. The application will remain open, but please note that decision times will be longer as the funding partners work to replenish the fund.

Due to the ever-changing nature of crises, The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund is not intended to operate like a typical grant cycle. At this time, there is no closing deadline for this funding cycle; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and will be prioritized based on how the request matches known community need and funds that are available, not on the speed with which the application is received.

If your organization does not receive a denial notification, it means the request is still under consideration. 


The open application period has currently been put on hold while the Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund reviews and decides upon pending requests.


Email tbrf@pinellascf.org or call 727-531-0058

Funding Partners