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Joy McCann Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Joy McCann Foundation, Inc.

(formerly Culverhouse Family Foundation, Inc.)

1700 S. MacDill Ave., Ste. 360

Tampa, FL United States 33629-5244

Telephone: (813) 805-2775


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Business; Sports

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $14,123,726

Total giving: $815,658






Established in 1996 in FL - Founded by Joy McCann Culverhouse, a former owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a championship golfer who earned both Alabama and Florida state women's titles. She has also been a major supporter of the University of South Florida's Health Sciences Center, which fosters the development of high-impact clinical programs and research in swallowing disorders, allergy and immunology, breast cancer, as well as career development programs in medicine for minority students. She is also a major supporter of programs to foster academic achievement among student athletes.

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for: 1) efforts to build a more vibrant Tampa Bay Area, Florida, community, 2) excellence in medical, nursing and science education, research and patient care, 3) educational programs that nurture individual achievement, and 4) the role of the visual and performing arts in enhancing community life. .

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

The Joy McCann Professorship for Women in Medicine

Through an endowment at recipient institutions, the foundation provides enhancement support for a current woman faculty member in a school of medicine who is an outstanding mentor and leader in teaching, research, patient care and/or community service. Eligible institutions are identified and contacted by the foundation and requested to submit a proposal in accordance with the guidelines and criteria for the professorship. The primary criterion for the selection of a McCann Professor will be evidence of mentoring and leadership in the medical profession involving any or all of the areas of teaching, research, patient care, and community service. Each proposal to the foundation must include an institutional action plan to mentor women physicians in achieving successful academic careers. The foundation makes an endowment gift of $500,000 to the eligible institution whose proposal has been approved by the foundation. The income from the endowment must be used to reward a nominee who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring and leadership. The endowment must be used to enhance the work of the recipient and may not be used to replace institutional support. See foundation web site for further information on this professorship. .

The Joy McCann Professorships in Law

The foundation has established two Professorships in Law, one at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Boyd School of Law and one at Stetson University School of Law in Tampa, Florida. The professorships are named in honor of outstanding legal professionals admired by the foundation and seek to encourage, inspire and reward outstanding law school faculty during their academic careers. Through an endowment at the recipient institutions, the foundation provides enhancement support for a current faculty member who is: 1) a role model for ethical behavior and professionalism, 2) a leader in the school and in the faculty member’s field of study, and 3) a role model in the community for the profession, with documented evidence of model citizenship. See foundation web site for further information. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • University education
  • Youth development
  • Youth services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Male children and youth
  • Males
  • Multipurpose centers

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $14,123,726 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,132,474

Total giving: $815,658

Qualifying distributions: $966,011