Celebrating 65 Years!


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

More than just childcare, A Brighter Community (ABC) has been a neighborhood resource for more than 90 years; in fact, it is the oldest non-profit pre-school still running in the Tampa area.

Academy Prep

Academy Prep Center of Tampa is a rigorous private middle school for students qualifying for need-based scholarships in Tampa, Florida. Academy Prep students attend school 11 hours a day, 6 days a week, 11 months a year. Academic classes are taught separately by gender.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay provides safe environments for youth between the ages of 5-18 years during out of school time as an alternative to being on the streets or home alone.

Champions for Children / Layla's House

Layla’s House provides resources, activities and opportunities that enhance positive early childhood development and support for families with children ages 0-5 years.

Cornerstone Kids

The mission of Cornerstone Kids, Inc. is to reach at-risk inner city children and assist in their educational, spiritual, and emotional development in a safe, secure and nurturing environment.

Cornerstone Ministries

All disadvantaged children in our community will have access to nutritious food,quality safe early childhood care education and opportunities to connect to thesustaining love of Jesus Christ through a local church.

Easter Seals

Easterseals adult day services offer choices for young adults with disabilities who need a safe, supervised social daytime setting.

Girl Scouts

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Hillsborough County Public Schools


Metropolitan Ministries

We care for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency... as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ.

Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay's center for nonprofit education with a mission to develop and connect nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations and our community.


OASIS Network is a grassroots, volunteer-driven organization, serving underprivileged students in Hillsborough County.

St. John Presbyterian Learning Center



The mission of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay is to guide and assist families and individuals with any disability or other barriers to achieve their full potential, resulting in community inclusion and independence.


The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA was founded based on the core character values of: Faith, Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Scholarship partners

We provide scholarship funding, not to individuals, but through the following organizations

Boys & Girls Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

NLC/UT Nonprofit Management

The University of Tampa has developed a graduate-level program in nonprofit management in partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay.