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Nearly $1 million Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund Activated: Four agencies join forces for COVID-19 funding assistance

April 06, 2020

CLEARWATER, Fla. — A unique partnership has been launched to help the critical organizations that provide assistance to the most vulnerable of our local residents being affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund (TBRF) is a new strategic collaboration of the Pinellas Community Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and United Way Suncoast with nearly $1 million of funding assistance available to nonprofit 501(c) organizations and governmental agencies.  

The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund also provides a trusted and reliable way to donate to recovery efforts and 100% of the funds collected thorough this effort will be directed to address immediate and mid- to long-term needs through the provision of grants to select nonprofits. Distribution of funds will be overseen through a collaborative process by the funding partners above to ensure the funds are distributed fairly and equitably to address the community’s most serious needs.

In addition to the nearly $1 million startup fund, the organizations will mutually collect donations and provide assistance through this resiliency initiative that will support organizations in Desoto, Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

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