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 web site and join our collaboration of professional grant writers!


Our Next Meeting: 

December 12, 2017

9:00 am

Annual Breakfast
St. Petersburg College Innovation Hall (Present's Dining Room) 
6021 142nd Ave Clearwater, FL 33760
Members: breakfast included with annual membership
Non-members: $25 for breakfast
Send RSVP's to: robinsonmich@pcsb.org 

Community Resource: Tampa Bay Disaster Relief Fund

What is the Tampa Bay Disaster Relief Fund? 
In 2008, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay established the relief fund to be prepared for a hurricane or other disaster. In 2017, while preparing for Hurricane Irma, several other large regional funders came together with the Community Foundation to create a unique partnership.  All funders agreed to collect donations and provide assistance for recovery and rebuilding through a collaborative response initiative. Tax-deductible donations to this fund can be accepted online through any of the partner websites and can be designated for specific areas or for general long-term relief efforts.  Grant-making activities from the pooled funds will be conducted through a collaborative and coordinated process.

Who are the funding Partners?
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
Pinellas County Community Foundation 
United Way Citrus County
United Way Hernando County
United Way Pasco County
United Way Suncoast

How does the Fund define relief efforts?
The initial focus of this fund is designed to address immediate unmet needs such as basic health and safety needs that require immediate financial assistance.  Future grants will support intermediate and long-term unmet needs including shelter and housing needs, food and supplies, healthcare, transportation, child care, facility needs of social service agencies, and other purposes approved by the advisory committee and consistent with the Fund's charitable purposes.

What types of organizations can receive funding?
Only, private, nonprofit entities recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) and to which contributions are tax deductible pursuant to 26 170(c)(2) can apply to the receive funding. Each applicant’s 501(c)(3) status will be verified with the IRS. 

What types of organizations are ineligible? 
Relief efforts carried out by government or for-profit businesses are not eligible. Also, efforts not for relief, recovery or rebuilding needs of survivors, their family members, rescue personnel and relief workers directly impacted by a disaster would not be eligible.

How will applicants be evaluated? 
Eligible organizations will submit grant applications to include plans for use of funds to provide clients with direct assistance to meet their disaster-caused immediate, intermediate and long-term needs. Applications will be evaluated by a committee comprised of representatives from each funding partner, all advised by representatives from emergency relief serving organizations with experience in this area.

To apply for funding, please visit http://www.cftampabay.org/irma


Upcoming local events:

Information is Power: Data to support community change. 11/16 &17th 
St. Petersburg, FL


Upcoming Conferences:

GPA Annual Conference


Paradise Point Resort

San Diego, CA

November 8-11, 2017


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


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

Membership Application  ( PDF)  (Word)
Membership Organizations  (PDF)  (Word)