Grants Provided

Annual Commitment

Organizations and schools focusing on the educational achievement of children and youth are provided funding for program, operational 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 65+ years that the Conn Memorial Foundation has been in existence, the Foundation has funded over 2,700 grants totaling over $40,000,000 to local organizations. Each year the Foundation awards approximately 30 grants totaling nearly $900,000. A list of many of the organizations and projects that have received support from the Foundation are listed below.

Funded Organizations

Academy Prep

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Academy Prep Center of Tampa is a rigorous private middle school for students qualifying for needs-based scholarships. 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

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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

Champions for Children

Champions for Children builds stronger families in the Tampa Bay region through its child abuse prevention and family education programs that provide resources, activities and opportunities that enhance positive early childhood development and support for families.

Cornerstone Family Ministries

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

Cornerstone Kids Inc.

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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.

Corpus Christi Catholic School

Corpus Christi Catholic School

Corpus Christi Catholic School (Pre-K through 8th Grade) was founded in 1964 and has a long legacy of academic excellence and a strong Catholic identity. CCCS is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference.

Cristo Rey Tampa

Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School

A college preparatory education coupled with a Corporate Work Study experience that prepares students from limited economic means to succeed to and through college and life.

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

ELCHC is a 501-C3 organization that specializes in the funding and delivery of quality early childhood care and education and after-school programs and services to the children and families of Hillsborough County.


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Easterseals has the nation’s largest network of child development centers for infants through preschool that meet the needs of students (with and without disabilities) in order to prepare preschoolers for school or to support current students to achieve at their highest level.

Girl Scouts

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

Hillsborough County Public Schools

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Preparing students for life by providing an education and the supports that enable each student to excel as a successful and responsible citizen.

Metropolitan Ministries

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Metropolitan Ministries cares for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in our community through services that alleviate suffering, promote dignity and instill self-sufficiency. Conn supports the PromiseLand Early Education Center.

Nativity Catholic School

Nativity Catholic School

Fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and nationally recognized for Excellence and Innovation in Catholic Education, Nativity provides students a safe and inviting learning environment, along with a Christ-centered, rigorous academic program.

Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay

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

OASIS Opportunities

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OASIS provides clothing and fundamental necessities for at-risk and low-income students in Hillsborough County.



At RCMA, we make the dreams of children in migrant working and low-income families our focus. From early childhood education to health care assistance to supplying WiFi hotspots and tablets for homework, we take a holistic approach that cares for the entire child – including a helping hand for their parents.

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School has served the Tampa community since 1896 and seeks to provide academic excellence in a quality Catholic setting to children of varied backgrounds from EC4/VPK through 8th grade.

Sunrise Children’s Services

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The mission of Sunrise Children's Services 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 Learning Center

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The Learning Center (TLC) connects children with nature through learning environments that provide daily opportunities for exploration, experimentation, discovery, play and learning.


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As the lead partner agency of the Sulphur Springs K-8 Community Partnership School for over 10 years, the Y's services are embedded in alignment with the school to provide year-round support for students.

Scholarship Partners

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

NLC/UT Nonprofit Management

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