APPLY FOR GRANT


Dear Ministries,

100 Shares Tampa Bay (100STB) was formed in 2014 to support the work of Christian non-profit ministries in the Tampa Bay (Pinellas and/or Hillsborough) area.  Grants are awarded to select Christian ministries that will use the grant funds to serve Pinellas/Hillsborough counties to expand an existing program or establish a new initiative.  This is an extremely important part of the mission of 100STB…our heart is to provide local ministries with the resources they need to move to the next level of ministry.  How exciting for all of us who get to be involved in this wonderful kingdom-building endeavor!

To date, 100STB has awarded 13 grants, for a total of $755,515…and our momentum continues! We are currently on track to reach our goal of granting a cumulative amount of $1.8 million by the year 2027. How exciting!

If your ministry meets the Grant Criteria below, we invite you to submit a Grant Application for any amount up to or equaling $100,000.  God has been incredibly faithful and gracious in providing grant funds for some incredible local ministries already and we look forward to all that He has planned in this next grant cycle.

Please pay close attention to the grant criteria and requirements.  Every year we are in the position of turning away wonderful ministries due to incomplete grant applications.  Please don’t let your ministry be one we need to turn away for a small oversight of the details.

We at 100STB will be praying that God will guide you in this process and we look forward to all He plans to do in furthering His Kingdom through 100 Shares Tampa Bay!

In His Service,

Tricia Collins

100 Shares Tampa Bay, Grants Chair


IMPORTANT: THE GRANT APPLICATION AND DETAILED BUDGET SPREADSHEET MUST BE DOWNLOADED TO YOUR COMPUTER AND SAVED ONTO YOUR DESKTOP BEFORE ANY INFORMATION IS ADDED.  YOU WILL SEND US YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FROM THE VERSION ON YOUR DESKTOP.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WORK DIRECTLY FROM THE PDF ON THE WEBSITE OR ALL YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE DELETED.

GRANT CRITERIA


  • Applicant must share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • Applicant must be a Christian non-profit ministry.
  • Applicant may not be a church.
  • Applicant must have a 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Status for two (2) years prior to the date of application.
  • Grant request amount must not exceed half of the applicant's current operating budget.
  • Grant request must not include on-going operating expenses, rent or endowment.
  • Grant request for advertising, marketing, consultant fees and salaries in total may not exceed 20% of the grant request amount.
  • Grant award may not be used for new construction.
  • Grant award may not be used to underwrite fundraising events.
  • Applicant will use grant funds to serve Pinellas and/or Hillsborough counties.
  • Applicant must download and use the Detailed Grant Budget template and submit as part of the completed Grant Application. No other Detailed Grant Budget formats will be accepted.
  • 1 hard copy of the Grant Application, Detailed Grant Budget, all required attachments (except photos and logo), and a thumb drive with all required items must be mailed to the address listed on the Grant Application by midnight of the grant application deadline. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.

IN ORDER FOR YOUR GRANT APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED, ALL REQUESTED INFORMATION MUST BE SUBMITTED. ADDITIONALLY, THE APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AS WELL AS THE BOARD CHAIR. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. REVISIONS OF ANY KIND MAY NOT BE MADE ONCE A GRANT APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED.

GRANT SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARD


  • Four finalists will be chosen from the grant applications received.
  • The finalists will be invited to share their ministries and how their grant request will benefit their organization at the Fall Partner event in October 2022.
  • Site visits for the four finalists will be conducted January thru March 2023 with two visits at each ministry. Site visits must be able to accommodate at least 50 partners per visit.
  • At least one board member must be present during each site visit.
  • Grant award will be presented at the Partner Event in April 2023.
  • Grant recipients are required to send progress reports (template will be provided) to the Grants Chair in September and March following receipt of grant funds. Reports should include a statement of expenditures for grant funds spent to date. Final report is sent when funds are spent according to grant application timeline. Include 2-4 related photos.
  • Grant recipient(s) must be present at the Partner Event in April when receiving the grant and the following award year to present a report regarding the benefits of the grant awarded.

ALL GRANT QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO OUR GRANTS CHAIR, TRICIA COLLINS, AT GRANTS100STB@GMAIL.COM IN ADVANCE OF THE GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE.

2022-2023 GRANT SELECTION CALENDAR OF EVENTS


June 1, 2022
2023 Grant Application available

August 26, 2022
Grant Application Deadline, postmarked by end of day

October 2022
Announcement of Four Finalists

October 2022
Fall Partner Event

January 2023 - March 2023
Ministry Site Visits

April 2023
Announcement of Grant Winner

    APPLY FOR GRANT

    100 Shares Tampa Bay awards financial grants to selected Christian non-profit ministries in the Tampa Bay area who serve those in need and proclaim the Gospel. You are here, because you share our Statement of Faith. If you are interested in applying for a grant, you will need to provide information about your organization, the purpose of your request and description of your specific project. You can do this by downloading and completing our application for funds. Previous 100 Shares Tampa Bay Grant Recipients are welcome to be considered for another grant after a period of two (2) years from the year that the previous grant was awarded.

    THE PROCESS


    • 100 Shares Tampa Bay board Board of Trustees will review your application and contact those organizations selected to move forward in the process.

    • The board members will vote on finalists and present them to the partners at our fall coffee. 

    • Host a site visit with board members, partners and guests. 

    • After input by participating 100 Shares Tampa Bay partners during site visits and thorough, prayerful and thoughtful review by the board of trustees, all grant recipients will be selected and announced in April at our annual luncheon.

    Step One: Download The Form Below


    The grant application period has closed for 2021. Please check back in June when the new period will open.

    Step Two: Upload your Grant Application


    Tricia Collins at info@100sharestampabay.org and include in the subject line 100 Shares Tampa Bay - 2023