Tampa Bay Disaster Relief Fund
The Board of Governors and staff of Pinellas Community Foundation hope that you and your family are safe, your power is restored, and your immediate needs are being met.
Irma wreaked havoc in many ways and the most vulnerable groups in Pinellas are feeling the impact more than others.
In preparation for Hurricane Irma, and potential future natural disasters. Pinellas Community Foundation, United Way Suncoast, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete, as well as United Way of Pasco County, United Way of Hernando County and United Way of Citrus County, joined forces to create the Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund (TBDisasterFund).
To provide the much-needed aid, now and throughout the recovery effort, the members of the TBDisasterFund Collaborative contributed over $1 million. These funds will immediately help provide grants to qualified 501(c)(3) charities engaged in recovery efforts.
Funds will be distributed fairly to help with the community’s most pressing recovery needs. The TBDisasterFund will offer support to the following counties: Pinellas, Desoto, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Sarasota.
Already at work, the TBDisasterFund disbursed a $100,000 grant to Feeding Tampa Bay, which held a food distribution event at Tropicana Field. More events like this are scheduled throughout Tampa Bay.
You too can help!
Pinellas Community Foundation
5200 East Bay Drive, Suite 202
Clearwater, FL 33764
Donations may be cash, checks or credit cards. Should you have highly-appreciated stock you wish to donate and realize maximum tax benefits, Pinellas Community Foundation will assist in you in the transfer of funds.
100% of funds raised will go to those in need.
To learn more, visit www.TBDisasterFund.org, or call Pinellas Community Foundation at 727-531-0058.