We are the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, composed of local professionals whose primary job responsibilities include grant planning, proposal writing and/or resource development. Over 55 Members include a broad representation from non-profit human service agencies, local government, independent for-profit consultants, schools, colleges and universities, funding sources and those seeking funding. Formed in 1993 as the Pinellas Grants Collaborative, the name was changed in 2006 to reflect the organization's regional membership. Incorporated as a 501(c)(6), we are now known as the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, Inc.

We provide a forum for resource sharing and mentoring as well as networking opportunities and professional development.

We encourage you to explore our website and join our collaboration of professional grant writers!


Our Next Meeting: 

January 8, 2019 9:00 am

Featured Presentation: Successful Strategies for Corporate Fundraising

Location: Family Resources Center

5180 62nd Avenue N. Pinellas Park, FL 33781


Speaker: Martin Bimler

Speaker Bio: Martin Bimler, CFRE, has worked in marketing and development for nearly 20 years, in both for-profit and nonprofit settings. He has raised more than $20 million from private sources and has worked with local and national foundations. Martin currently serves as a Grant Development Specialist for WestCare Foundation, as the President of the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, and as President of the Southeast Chapter of ALDE.




Upcoming trainings & webinars:


Upcoming local events:



Upcoming Conferences:

GPA Annual Conference


Washington Hilton,

Washington, DC

November 6-9, 2019


Our mission is to enable grant professionals to respond more effectively to funding opportunities.

Statement of Purpose

promote professionalism and excellence in the field. We enable grant professionals to:

  • Enhance skills in grant and proposal writing
  • Assist in resource identification
  • Maintain a peer network
  • Promote partnerships and collaborations
  • Access education and training

Support the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay

The Grants Collaborative (GCTB) is a nonprofit, 501(c) 6 organization that promotes professional development and collaboration among organizations to advance the work of nonprofits in the Tampa Bay area. Donations to the GCTB are non tax-deductible as charitable contributions. If you are designating your gift in honor or memory of someone, please be sure to list their information in the box below. Thank you for your support! 




If you are submitting your membership payment online, please email our Treasurer Claire Cohn (clairewcohn@gmail.com) when you pay online.

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