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

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

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.

Alpha House of Tampa

Alpha House of Tampa offers homeless pregnant women and mothers with young children safe housing and the tools they need to become self-sufficient and effective responsible parents.

Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Tampa

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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.

Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation / Youth Development Park

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to build character and teach critical life lessons to at-risk young people living in America’s most distressed communities through sports-themed programs.

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.

Community Tampa Bay

Community Tampa Bay’s vision is a community free from all forms of discrimination.

Computer Mentors

Computer Mentors works within the community to not only ignite a passion within children for careers in I.T., but also to benefit the surrounding economy.

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.


Our mission is to engage communities, strengthen families and protect children.

Dream Center

Empowering our community to lead powerful and purpose-filled lives.

Easter Seals

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


Frameworks provides social and emotional learning programs and workshops for youth in grades K­-12, as well as, to those adults and educators who support their academic, relationship, workplace, and life success.

Girl Scouts

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

Hillsborough County Public Schools


Hillsborough Education Foundation

Our Vision is that Hillsborough County will be recognized for its excellent public schools and as a community committed to having every one of its students succeed.

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.


PCAT is an after- school literacy program for underserved children and families living in severely distressed neighborhoods in Hillsborough County, Florida.

Powerstories Theatre

The Powerstories mission is staging true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide.



St. John Presbyterian Learning Center


St. Peter Claver School


Starting Right, Now

We intercede at a critical juncture in a child’s life, breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

Tampa Urban Young Life

Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.

The Children's Home

From the moment we opened our doors, our core value has been to care for children when no one else could or would. This care sparks hope and promise for a better tomorrow...a tomorrow that’s better for children and families, and ultimately the entire community.


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.

Voices for Children

Voices for Children of Tampa Bay, Inc. provides support and advocacy for the abused, neglected, and abandoned children in our community.


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

Scholarship partners

We partner with a variety of organiztions including:

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.

Hillsborough Education Foundation

Our Vision is that Hillsborough County will be recognized for its excellent public schools and as a community committed to having every one of its students succeed.

Monterey High School (LA)

To promote success for all.

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.