Officers and Committee Chairs


Martin Bimler

WestCare Foundation


Program Chair

Ann Marie Frierson



Michelle Robinson

Pinellas County Schools


Events Chair 





Daniel Mineo 

United Way Suncoast


Website Chair

Shane Holman

The Florida Aquarium


Claire Cohn       

Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation, Inc.


Membership Chair

Lauryn Bacon

Hillsborough Community College


Past President
Jennifer Mcbride
St. Petersburg College


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Who Can Join the Grants Collaborative?

Anyone in the Tampa Bay region whose primary job responsibility includes grant planning, grant writing, and/or resource development OR any person interested in grant planning, grant writing, and/or resource development.

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Come JOIN us!

Prospective members may attend two meetings prior to joining. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at:

Member Networking at 8:30am ~ Meeting starts at 9:00am
Annual Membership Dues: $35.00

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly meetings (2nd Tuesday of each month beginning at 9:00am)
    • Hear local, state, and federal funding agency representatives speak about current and upcoming funding opportunities;
    • Hear experts speak on grant resource development topics;
    • Network with grant writers and fundraising professionals;
    • Develop vital partnerships and collaborations;
    • Share grant and fundraising information and resources;
    • Learn about job opportunities for grants writers and fundraisers.
  • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Attend grant writing and fundraising conferences and seminars;
    • Participate in professional development workshops;
    • Join the mentoring program for new grant writers or resource development professionals.
  • Code of Ethics ( Click to Read )
  • Collaborative's By-Laws ( Click to Read )
  • Collaborative's Strategic Plan 2011-2014 ( Click to Read )

Choose an option below


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How Can You Contribute to the Collaborative?

  • Attend monthly meetings;
  • Share resources and information;
  • Establish collaborative partnerships with members and stakeholders;
  • Provide training and expertise;
  • Become a mentor to a new grants or resource development professional;
  • Invite colleagues to become members;
  • Suggest speakers for our meetings.

2018 Committee Member Reports: 

 Report Document (PDF)


Membership Application: 

Download and mail in the membership form, or bring the new membership form to the next monthly meeting.

*If you are paying for membership using Paypal please email Claire Cohn @ when you submit the membership fee. This will connect your membership fee and application. 

Download a membership application ( Word )

Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, Inc.
c/o 1199 Mineola Circle
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

Email Grants Collaborative

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