PCF Operating Grants

Pinellas Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $20,000

Anticipated deadline: Jun 30, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense

Location of project: Pinellas County, Florida

Location of residency: Pinellas County, Florida

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About this funder:



Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Pinellas Community Foundation (PCF) is changing lives and improving the quality of life in Pinellas County through grants to a variety of nonprofit organizations. The diversity of nonprofit agencies and the causes PCF supports are a reflection of the deep and broad-ranging charitable visions shared by benevolent PCF donors like you.

The Pinellas Community Foundation provides grants to carefully vetted 501(c)(3) nonprofit agencies right here in our community that support:

  • Affordable housing initiatives
  • Youth and families
  • Women’s issues
  • People with disabilities
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Arts, education and cultural enrichment programs
  • College scholarships

Funding Priorities

The PCF Board of Governors has identified four core areas as priorities to be considered in this funding process:

Improving Health

  • Access to healthcare
  • Access to behavioral health

Advancing Education

  • Providing scholarships
  • Outreach and community education
  • Educational programming
  • Literacy
  • Early learning

Promoting Arts and Culture

  • Improve cultural awareness
  • Enhance public access to arts

Enhancing Quality of Life

  • Aging
  • Access to affordable housing
  • Financial assistance programming
  • Food security
  • Homelessness
  • Access to justice
  • Access to resources
  • Trauma

Grant Funding Tiers

Operating Grants funding request amounts will be based upon organizational operating budget size which serves Pinellas County and is not inclusive of major one-time or non-routine capital expenditures.

  • Organizations with budgets less than $500,000 may seek up to $10,000, but the average grant will be $5,000.
  • Organizations with budgets between $500,000 to $2,500,000 may seek up to $10,000.
  • Organizations with budgets greater than $2,500,000 may seek up to $20,000, but the average grant will be $15,000.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Must be 501(c)(3)
  • Physical presence must be in Pinellas County
  • All funds must be spent in Pinellas County
  • Incorporated and operating for a minimum of one year
  • All funding is awarded on a competitive basis regardless of historical funding awards and based upon direct service
  • Organizations with multiple programs or sub-organizations can only submit one application in each of Operating and Capital


  • Funds may not be requested for previously completed projects
  • Animal welfare organizations, hospitals, schools, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and foundations are not eligible to apply