Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc. (CDC of Tampa) creates opportunities for people to build prosperous futures and vibrant communities. We create opportunities by deploying comprehensive community development strategies that connect workforce development, housing and real estate with education, resident leadership and community safety to drive economic prosperity.
The Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund created the Racial Equity Grant Fund to build power within communities that have been historically overlooked and purposefully disadvantaged because of systemic racism. We have committed $100,000 annually to this program.
We seek to:
- Invest in those communities most impacted by systemic racism and oppression;
- Support 501(c)(3) organizations making an impact in the areas of housing, workforce development, health equity, criminal justice reform, education and youth development;
- Support anti-racist organizations and leadership.
The mission of the Community Remembrance Project Coalition (“Pinellas Remembers”) is to bear witness to the legacy of racial terror, epitomized by lynching’s in America, in alignment with the Equal Justice Initiative.
This year marks the League of Women Voters’ 100 year anniversary as a voting rights organization born of the women’s suffrage movement. Our local League of Women Voter of the St. Petersburg Area (LWVSPA) leverages our strong legacy as a voter protection, education, and empowerment organization to effectively support community issues that affect all citizens such as election protection, voting rights, voter education, and an accurate census. We are a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
The Pinellas County Urban League works to provide economic empowerment, educational opportunities and the guarantee of civil rights in Pinellas county focusing on economic development, education, housing, and health.
The mission of People Empowering & Restoring Communities (PERC) is to help the offender become and remain an ex-offender, reunited with family through advocacy, education, programming, and comprehensive service delivery and referral.