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Tampa Bay Community Network

813-977-5200
Located on the upper level of University Mall, 2200 E Fowler Ave
Tampa FL

Tampa Bay Community Network is a service of Speak Up Tampa Bay, a 501c3 non-profit organization. TBCN's award-winning staff produces ten community-oriented series, public service announcements and video productions of all types. The organization provides video production services, training, studios, edit suites and the equipment and production crew needed for individuals and non-profits to get their messages out on the Internet and local cable television. Viewers can find TBCN programs on Verizon cable channels 30 and 36, Bright House Networks channels 949 and 950 and Comcast channel 20 – as well as via watchus.tbcn.org

Tampa Bay Harvest

727-538-7777
13620 49th Street N
Clearwater FL 33762

Our Mission - A food recovery and transportation charity operating in the Tampa Bay, Florida area. The organization's mission statement is: "Working to end hunger in our community " Contact us at: Voice Mail 727-538-7777 Line 1

Tampa Bay Orchid Society

Tampa Garden Club
Tampa FL

The Tampa Bay Orchid Society is an affiliate of the American Orchid Society and was established in 1981. Our goal is to promote the interest, education, culture, conservation, and artistic use of orchids. The public is invited to attend our monthly meetings, member education series, our guest speaker programs, field trips, and orchid shows.

Tampa Bay Technology Forum (TBTF)

813.341.8283

TBTF is a 501(c) non-profit membership association committed to connecting and growing the technology community in Tampa Bay. We do this through: events, education, networking, advocacy and philanthropy programs. We are a catalyst for the inspiration and leadership that is transforming our region into a world-class center for technology entrepreneurship, business innovation and educational excellence. Currently the TBTF Foundation is working feverishly with the at-risk youth in our community to give them opportunities within the world of technology and to bridge what has become known as the "digital divide.” Working with such incredible organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Junior Achievement and the Education Foundations of Hillsborough and Pinellas County, the Foundation has already made great strides in bridging this gap. Through donations of both money and time, our members have outfitted computer labs in our area Boys and Girls clubs, and awarded over forty college or vocational school scholarships to at-risk kids interested in pursuing careers in STEM. Our mentoring program has matched up kids with local area business leaders who work with them to understand the connections between academic success and their future career paths.

Tampa Bay Watch, Inc

727.867.8166
3000 Pinellas Bayway South
Tierra Verde FL 33715

A non-profit environmental stewardship program for the Tampa Bay estuary, devoted exclusively to the scientific and charitable purpose of monitoring, restoring and protecting the marine and wetland environments of the bay. Incorporated in 1993, Tampa Bay Watch performs habitat restoration and protection activities throughout the year, relying heavily on the efforts of community volunteers. Our programs seek to build citizen awareness, concern and participation through educational outreach. Tampa Bay Watch has proven highly effective in mobilizing the Tampa Bay community to participate in restoration and protection activities. So far, more than 75,000 volunteers have joined forces with Tampa Bay Watch to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. Individuals from community groups, scout troops, public and private schools and other associations have participated in salt marsh plantings, oyster reef construction projects, seagrass transplanting, storm drain markings, coastal cleanups and wildlife rescue demonstrating environmental activism in its purest form.

Tampa Family Health Centers

813-405-3939

Tampa Family Health Centers (TFHC) is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing quality and affordable primary health care to residents of Hillsborough County since 1984. Focusing on comprehensive services that include internal medicine, pediatric care, family practice, and OB/GYN services, TFHC operates 12 health care facilities, as well as a mobile medical van and a mobile dental van. For more information, please visit the website by clicking on "Tampa Family Health Centers".

Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA

813-224-9622

At the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA, strengthening the Tampa community is our cause. We believe lasting personal and social change only comes about when we all work together to invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. From childcare and sports to teen mentoring and healthy cooking courses, the Y ensures every individual – regardless of age, income or background – has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive.

Tampa Theatre

813-274-8982
711 Franklin Street
Tampa FL 33602

Tampa's Historic Downtown Theatre - Concerts, Movies & more!

Tampabay Cat Alliance, Inc

727-859-2208

A Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando & Hillsborough Counties to rescue and re-home unwanted cats and kittens. Helping one cat at a time find a loving home.

The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library

727-345-1869
5501 28th Ave S
Gulfport FL 33707

The Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library is a non-profit organization established to enhance the development of library services by fostering community support for literacy and learning. Currently the Book Shop is open and just teeming with books at great prices. There are new arrivals every day. Library hours are Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm and Saturday from 10am until 4pm

The Florida Orchestra

244 2nd Avenue North, Suite 420
St. Petersburg

The Florida Orchestra enriches the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music, ensuring that future generations will continue to enjoy this legacy that so magnificently celebrates the human spirit. Administration: (727) 892-3331 Fax: (727) 892-3338 The Florida Orchestra Ticket Center (727) 892-3337 or 800-662-7286 Fax: (727) 820-8617 ticketcenter@floridaorchestra.org Ticket Center Hours: Monday through Friday 9-5pm.

The Florida West Coast Avian Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 18145
Sarasota FL 34276

~ We invite you to join us at one of our monthly meetings to exchange information and experiences in a casual and friendly atmosphere. *** Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, currently at the Shrine of the Master Church, Davis Hall, 2710 Browning St., Sarasota, FL 34237. *** The purpose of the club is to: ¨ Educate the public and membership on the care and keeping of exotic caged birds. ¨ Encourage an interest in and appreciation for exotic birds. ¨ Bring together bird fanciers of all kinds. ¨ Protect and care for all areas of aviculture including birds’ natural habitats and environments. ¨ To enhance the science of aviculture. ¨ Mutually assist one another in maintaining healthy birds. ¨ Rescue and adoption of exotic birds

The Francis House

813-237-3066
4703 North Florida Avenue
Tampa FL 33603

Founded in 1990 by Sister Anne Dougherty of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegheny, Francis House has been providing support services to the Tampa Bay HIV/AIDS community for almost twenty years. Our mission is to respond with compassion and justice to the spiritual, emotional, educational and physical well being of individuals and families infected, affected and at-risk for HIV/AIDS.

The Gluten-Free for Life Expo, Inc.

727-280-5207
Carolanne LeBlanc, 101 Imperial Palm Drive
Largo FL 33771

The Gluten-Free for Life Expo, Inc. is a Florida based Non-Profit dedicated to the support and education of individuals and families living and coping with Celiac Disease and Gluten-Intolerance. The Gluten-Free in Florida Support Group meets monthly in Largo, Florida. And the Gluten-Free for Life Expo is an annual event held each March in St. Petersburg, Florida. Both events are open to the public. ~ FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/glutenfree.inflorida ~ Meeting: 4th Saturday of every month except December at Imperial Palms, East Clubhouse

The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation, Inc.

727-592-1933
5501 27th Ave. South
Gulfport FL 33707

GMSCF's mission is to financially help support and enhance programs and services offered at and through the Gulfport Senior Center. The Center serves residents year round from Gulfport, St. Petersburg, Pasadena, the Beaches, and elsewhere. It provides a safe, secure, and mentally/physically stimulating environment for learning and socialization. Fundraising for the Senior Center is to ensure its on-going present services and to develop new recreational, social and health related programs. The Center's activities benefit not only the Center's participants, but also their loved ones, and families through being a widely used community resource. The Foundation guarantees that 100% of donation is used to fund the Foundation..

The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation

727-784-5487
4660 Orange Grove Way
Palm Harbor FL 34684

The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation's mission is to provide scholarship funds to students in need so they may continue their education in art or music. The Jennifer Nolletti Memorial Art Foundation is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2008. It is funded through donations from individuals who agree that art and music are essential to the development of well-rounded individuals who can think outside the box.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation®

Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Est. in 1980 when a group of caring individuals helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the U.S. and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants more than 12,600 wishes a year and has granted more than 177,000 wishes in the U.S. since inception. The Central and Northern Florida chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® includes 54 counties serving the upper half of the state. It includes the northeast region, including Jacksonville; the central region serving Orlando and the surrounding counties; the Sarasota region, including Charlotte, Manatee, Hardee, and DeSoto counties, and the Suncoast region in Tampa Bay, consisting of Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties.

The Ophelia Project of Tampa Bay

Mission To inspire an emotionally, physically and socially safe culture for all girls by promoting gender-specific best practices in youth programs, community education and professional training, and through the coordination of community resources. We are founded on the principle that caring, committed people can build a safer community by creating awareness, developing programs, providing education, and engaging individuals, schools and organizations in a cooperative, collective effort. Vision The Tampa Bay area will become a model community that is recognized nationally as a safe place for girls to grow and thrive.

The PinkCricket Center for Arts Education

727-823-7465
534 Central Avenue
St Petersburg FL 33701

A youth arts center in downtown St. Petersburg...The Mission: The PinkCricket Center for Arts Education is organized to provide youth equal access to arts education and the arts community; support creativity and individuality; facilitate community involvement in arts education; and reward achievements in the arts. ~ The PinkCricket Center for Arts Education is currently bi-locating (for the 2010 Summer Class sessions) at 534 Central Avenue and 475 Central Avenue, Suite 100, in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Sonia Plotnick Health Fund

(727)482-021
P.O. Box 530606
St. Petersburg FL 33747

The Sonia Plotnick Health Fund (SPHF) a nonprofit 501c3 organization. The fund is available to all women in need of financial help with their health care in the Florida counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Sarasota. The SPHF is administrated by an all volunteer board, we rent no office space or equipment and have no paid employees. The majority of our funds are reserved for the women who need them. The board reviews all applications monthly and provides funding based on need and available funds. Please visit our pages and links to learn more about preventative healthcare, volunteer, donate, apply for a grant and to learn more about the fund.

The Studio@620

727-895-6260
620 1st Ave S
St Petersburg FL 33701

The Studio@620 is a non-profit, membership based visual and performing arts center located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Our mission: To provide a place where people can experience artistic and educational programs in innovative ways. To bring people from diverse cultural backgrounds and experiences together as artists, audiences and volunteers. To work collaboratively with artistic, educational, and cultural organizations in and beyond our community. To develop artistic and educational programs that integrate a variety of art forms in order to encourage new cultural experiences both for the audience and the artists.

The Tampa Oratorio Singers

813-963-6329

We are a not-for-profit organization bringing classical choral music to the Tampa Bay Community for 41 years.

UVETS - United Veterans Assistance Services, Inc.

727-600-7458
2203 Lois Ave, Suite 900
Tampa FL 33607

UVETS - United Veterans Assistance Services, Inc. is a non-profit organization, strongly committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country. We coordinate and execute the process of renovating and restoring existing homes of veterans in financial distress. There is no cost to the valiant veterans we serve. More info on the website...

Venue Theatre and Venue Actors Studio

727-822-6194
9125 US 19 N (not for mail)
Pinellas Park FL

Venue Theatre and Actors Studio has been serving the actors and artists of Tampa Bay since 1992. Training is offered for students age 5 to adult in acting for stage, Commercials, TV and Film. The staff members are local professionals who share their training and expertise with the novice and newly professional to assure success. Venue also operates several performance companies which offer quality productions for the community: Venue Youth Theatre, Venue Studio Theatre, and Venue Ensemble Theatre. For information and schedules, call 727-822-6194, email venueactorstudio@gmail.com or visit the web site at www.VenueActorStudio.org. THE STUDIO is in the new BROYHILL FURNITURE PLAZA, 9125 US 19 N, Pinellas Park (at Mainlands Blvd.) One mile North of Gandy & Park Blvd. ALL MAIL TO THE OFFICE: 5124 Ninth Avenue N, St Petersburg, FL 33710

Veterans for Peace, Inc

727-525-8769
Jay Alexander, local contact

Veterans For Peace, Inc. (VFP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization dedicated to the abolishment of war. ~ STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: We, having dutifully served our nation, do hereby affirm our greater responsibility to serve the cause of world peace. To this end we will work, with others (a) To increase public awareness of the costs of war (b) To restrain our government from intervening, overtly and covertly, in the internal affairs of other nations (c) To end the arms race and to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons (d) To seek justice for veterans and victims of war (e) To abolish war as an instrument of national policy. To achieve these goals, members of Veterans For Peace pledge to use non-violent means and to maintain an organization that is both democratic and open with the understanding that all members are trusted to act in the best interests of the group for the larger purpose of world peace.

We Can Take It, Inc

727-525-8769
Jay Alexander, President & Founder

We Can Take It, Inc. (WTCI)is a grassroots campaign that asks America to TAKE ACTION to call on our Federal Government Policy Makers to re-establish the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps through H.R. 4318 .WTCI also will also to ask the United Nations to promote the CCC template around the world under the direction of the UN peacekeepers to promote peace and adovocate awareness of our world's environment.