The Plus Projec+ awards grants to LGBTQ+ community

The Plus Projec+, a fund within the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, has awarded its first-ever grants -- totaling $54,900 -- to Community Tampa Bay, Metro Inclusive Health, Equality Florida Institute, Youth Improvement Services, AIDS Service Association of Pinellas and League of Women Voters of Florida. 

The awards were presented via a Facebook Live event on Tuesday, July 21, and can be viewed here.
The grant details are as follows:The Plus Projec+ is a foundation-based funding resource created by and for the LGBTQ+ community in Tampa Bay. The vision is to be an innovative and inclusive funding source for organizations serving the Tampa Bay LGBTQ+ community and to provide an enduring means for increasing awareness and enhancing effectiveness for those organizations.

Contributions to The Plus Projec+ help meet immediate needs in the LGBTQ+ population and support an endowment to ensure a permanent, reliable revenue stream to address emerging needs in the sector.

Jennifer R. Malin is Senior Director, Strategic Communications, at the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. Founded in 1990, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay connects donors, nonprofits, community and business leaders, professional advisors, volunteers, and residents to make the maximum positive impact in the Tampa Bay region. For 30 years, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay has been dedicated to making giving easy and meaningful for donors as a way to strengthen nonprofit organizations and build a better, more vibrant community.

A previously published story in 83 Degrees about The Plus Projec+.

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