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Grants Provided


annual commitment

Organizations focusing on the educational achievement of children and youth are provided funding for program, operational, capital, and capacity building needs based on the decisions of the Board of Directors. The Foundation funds on an annual cycle and has two grant review periods a year as outlined in the application process section of this website. Over the 60 years that Conn Memorial Foundation has been in existence, the Foundation has provided over $34,000,000 in grants to local organizations.  Each year the Foundation awards approximately 30 to 40 grants totaling nearly $1 million. A list of many of the organizations and projects that have received support from the Foundation are listed below.

funded organizations

A Brighter Community; Academy Prep; Alpha House of Tampa; Big Brothers & Big Sisters; Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay; Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation/Youth Development Park;  Champions for Children/Layla's House; The Children's Home; Community Tampa Bay; Computer Mentors; Cornerstone Kids; Cornerstone Ministries; Devereux; Dream Center; Easter Seals; Hillsborough County Public Schools; Frameworks; Girl Scouts;  Nonprofit Leadership Center Tampa Bay;  Metropolitan Ministries; OASIS;  PCAT; Powerstories Theatre; St. John Presbyterian Learning Center; St. Peter Claver School; UCP; Voices for Children; YMCA; Tampa Urban Young Life; Starting Right, Now; SERVE; Hillsborough Public Schools; Hillsborough Education Foundation.

Scholarships are provided to organizations, not individuals, to further the mission of building both individual and organizational capacity.

Scholarship partners

Boys & Girls Clubs; Monterey High School (LA); Hillsborough Education Foundation; NLC/UT Nonprofit Management 


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