The most important reason that 100 Shares Tampa Bay exists is to foster the next step of growth in established local ministries by awarding significant grants to qualified organizations. We can't do that without your support!
Grants will be awarded to select Christian ministry(s) that will use the grant funds to serve Pinellas/Hillsborough counties to expand an existing program or establish a new initiative. Please give careful attention to all requested information as you complete your Letter of Intent.
Founded in early 2014 by a small group of ladies with a big vision -- the vision to bring 100 like-minded, generous women together to support community ministries with their mission in the greater Tampa Bay area. The result would be the availability each year of a significant contribution of $100,000 or more. This money would be awarded in the form of grants to selected non-profits that proclaim the gospel of Christ and meet the needs of those they serve. This would enable the ministries to move forward to a new level of service.
Ministries just like this one, in other cities, have been able to award nearly a million dollars to deserving Christian ministries over the last 7 years. The grant recipients have varied from ministries to inner-city children, Christian education of underprivileged children, home heating/utility resources for the widowed, elderly, and much more.
As a partner, you will be able to choose your level of involvement. You may only want to participate with the annual contribution and commitment to prayer. You may wish to participate in the site-visits of the semi-finalists, offering your recommendations. Your input will help to make an informed and educated decision as to the grant recipient. We hope you will join us at the Spring Coffee and Fall Lunch where you will have an opportunity to hear from the ministries and celebrate with us as we award the grants.
June 15, 2017
Join us for an informational coffee in Tampa.
Meet the 2017 100 Shares Tampa Bay Grant Award Winner
There was a buzz of excitement in the air as everyone was eagerly waiting for the 100 Shares Tampa Bay Grant Winner announcement. After site-visits were completed, input from our partners collected and much prayer from our trustees the decision was made to award $50,000.00 to The Next STEPP Life Center.
2017 Annual Spring Grant Award Luncheon
What seemed like an impossible dream early last year has become a reality. We will be awarding $50,000.00 to one of the following organizations: Created Women, Good Samaritan Mission, The Next STEPP, Fresh Start Ministries.