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Charitable giving is on an upward trajectory in Florida as are the needs of people and charitable community projects serving everything from the arts to animal shelters to disease and healthcare. More than one in 10 workers are employed by mission-driven organizations, making the growing nonprofit sector one of the state's leading employers. In the Tampa Bay region, more than 10,000 nonprofits go about the business of pursuing a social mission. 

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For Good: Clearwater-based social enterprise helps immigrants gain financial literacy

Tampa Bay is one of the top 25 destinations in the U.S. for new immigrants from around the world. Project Prosper teaches them how navigate the often-complicated world of finance, banking and credit.

Students learn about agriculture via large scale art at Greco Middle School.

Agriculture, art merge in middle school mural project

A grant from the NHL and the National Dairy Council help fuel creativity and healthy environment for kids, teens at a Temple Terrace middle school.

Color St. Pete at the Arts Conservatory for Teens to encourage local and global unity.

For Good: Arts Conservatory for Teens changes lives forever

If all the world’s a stage, the nonprofit Arts Conservatory for Teens prepares St. Petersburg youth to take it by storm.

Bolt of Southeastern Guide Dogs

For Good: Tampa community raises funds for Southeastern Guide Dogs

A popular annual fundraiser at the JC Newman Cigar Company in Ybor City raises awareness and funding for the Southeastern Guide Dogs based in Palmetto.

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For Good: Officer Friendly volunteers read to tots, improving early literacy

Officer Friendly, volunteers from Pinellas County law enforcement agencies, including the Clearwater Police Department, tackles literacy issues among young children while conveying respect for adults and the helpful role of police officers.
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