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Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc.

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Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc.

(formerly St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc.)

P.O. Box 1121

Saint Petersburg, FL United States 33731-1121

URL: www.tampabay.com/company/times-fund

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $12,963,201

Total giving: $377,986

EIN

596142547

Additional Contact Information

Application address: Attn.: Jounice Nealy-Brown, Tampa Bay Times, 490 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701-4204; E-mail for Jounice Nealy-Brown: nealybrown@tampabay.com

Background

Incorporated in 1953 in DC - The St. Petersburg Times Fund, Inc. was originally established in 1953 as the Poynter Fund.

Purpose and Activities

The fund provides grants to non-profit organizations in these general categories: education, arts/culture, social services and journalism. The focus is primarily on helping to improve the quality of life in West Central Florida, specifically the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus. .

Program Area(s)

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

Barnes Scholarships

Scholarships of $2,500 to seniors in a public or private high school from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties of West Central FL, with an interest in a journalism career (print broadcast on-line). This scholarship may be renewed annually over four years of full-time undergraduate study.

Career Journalism Scholarships

Scholarships of $2,500 per year to seniors in a public or private high school from Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus counties of West Central FL, with an interest in a journalism career (print broadcast on-line). This scholarship may be renewed annually over four years of full-time undergraduate study.

Grants to Individuals Program

Undergraduate scholarships to students residing in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, Citrus, and Pasco counties, FL pursuing a career in journalism or newspaper related.

Fields of Interest

Subjects
  • Arts and culture
  • Communication media
  • Education
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Graduate and professional education
  • Human services
  • Information and Communications
  • Journalism
  • News and public information
  • Philanthropy
  • Publishing
  • Secondary education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $12,963,201 (market value)

Gifts received: $5,109

Expenditures: $583,542

Total giving: $377,986

Qualifying distributions: $556,294