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 $37,000,000 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

A Brighter Community

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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

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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

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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. As part of Growing Up Great in Town 'n' Country, Champions for Childrens provides resources, activities and opportunities that enhance positive early childhood development and support for families with children ages 0-5 years.

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.

Cornerstone Ministries

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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.


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Easterseals has the nation’s largest network of child development centers for infants through preschool (0-5 years of age). In these settings educators meet the needs of students (with and without disabilities) through the use of specialized approaches and instruction to prepare preschoolers for entry into the school system 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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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... as an expression of the ongoing ministry of Jesus Christ. Conn supports the PromiseLand Early Education Center.

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 Network

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

St. John Presbyterian Learning Center

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In 2013, we embarked on a journey to reconnect children with nature by introducing the concept of well-designed, nature-inspired learning environments that provide daily opportunities for exploration, experimentation, discovery, play and learning.


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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.


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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:

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.