GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Learn more at givingtuesday.org
The impact of COVID-19 on life around the globe is extraordinary, and nonprofits are no exception to the disruption. GivingTuesday is an opportunity to help promote and support these organizations during this time. Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in building and maintaining a healthy community by providing critical services that contribute to economic stability and mobility.
To celebrate #GivingTuesday at The Greenhouse, we’ve compiled the following list of resources for local nonprofit organizations and their supporters to Spark Action in St. Pete!
- Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our nonprofit community has been immediate and continues to grow. The Nonprofit Needs Request Form is one new way that the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay is working to help nonprofits in our community. Learn more to add a request: https://cftampabay.org/nonprofitneed/
- Pinellas CARES Nonprofit Partnership Fund
This fund supports nonprofit organizations to cover increased demand for supplies and programs from the impacts of COVID-19. The program will focus on nonprofit agencies that provide community services in the areas of food, homelessness, behavioral health, and legal aid for housing. Grant approvals will be overseen by local committees including representatives from Pinellas County, PCF Board of Governors and other local partners.
- Nonprofit Connect at The Greenhouse
Nonprofit organizations are addressing the world’s greatest social, environmental and economic challenges. In Pinellas County, the number one capacity-related concern for nonprofits, outside of funding, is organizational relationship and networks, according to a 2018 study conducted by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. Nonprofit Connect is a monthly event designed to connect nonprofit organizations in the St. Petersburg community while driving innovation and sustainability through collaborative content sessions. Join us every second Friday of the month!
- Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete
By placing racial equity at the forefront, Pinellas County can become a healthier, fairer and more prosperous community. You can learn more about racial discrimination and how structural racism limits public access to education, housing, medical case, healthy food, employment opportunities, and more. Once you’re equipped with the knowledge, share your visions and ideas to make meaningful and long-lasting impacts within Pinellas County. Or, if you’d rather listen in on our community’s visions and ideas for a healthier future, embark on a listening tour.
- St. Pete Small Biz Map
Are you a nonprofit in St. Pete? Add your nonprofit location to the St. Pete Small Biz map to help direct the community to your organization and resources!
- Green Book of Tampa Bay
Green Book supports black people and black communities, through economic means. It is a website directory – like Yelp – of black-owned businesses, searchable by location, name and service category. Add your organization to their listing
By volunteering, you can give something back, make a difference to the people around you, develop new skills, and learn more about issues affecting your community. Connect with nonprofits in your community! Give time to learning what nonprofit organizations are in Pinellas County and how you can support their missions.
You’ve got the power and the passion to transform your community. By lending our voice to advocate for the causes and issues we care about, we can all be activists who affect the kind of change that can take place in our local community!
Nonprofits are working tirelessly every day to make a difference. Donate to a local nonprofit in honor of GivingTuesday.
Collect toiletries, books, clothes, food, etc. Just about anything could help a local charity organization. Be sure to check with the nonprofit you are collecting for to meet their needs.
- The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay instituted a nonprofit needs list at the beginning of the crisis to showcase local nonprofits’ most pressing needs. The list shows their fundholders, partners and the community at large what the needs are and how they can help. https://cftampabay.org/nonprofitneedslist/