Give Day – Tampa Organizations To Note


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Give Day Tampa Bay is an annual program that fosters incredible amounts of community outreach and support. The non-profits in our city go above and beyond to provide education, activities and services to those in need. Their prescence is part of the reason our city has become such a beautiful place to live. With so many worthy causes to choose from, we thought we'd make a quick list for the Tampa community. These are just a few of the organizations to know, visit Give Day's website for a full list of organizations. 

 

Academy Prep Center – Tampa

Academy Prep's mission is "to inspire and empower students qualifying for need-based scholarships to become future community leaders through a rigorous middle school program coupled with ongoing graduate support.”

 

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

 

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue is the world's largest accredited sanctuary devoted to big cats. Their mission is to provide the best home we can for the cats in our care, end the exploitation and abuse of big cats in captivity, and prevent extinction.

 

Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium has served as a cultural and educational center that provides entertainment while inspiring stewardship about Tampa Bay's natural environment. 

 

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts 

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.

 

Glazer Children's Museum 

The mission of the Glazer Children's Museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. 

 

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Inc. (KTBB), a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide environmental education and volunteer opportunities that develop individual responsibility and environmental stewardship. Since 1989, KTBB has formed partnerships with local governments, corporations, schools, and neighborhood organizations to engage individuals and provide opportunities to enhance the community through volunteer participation.

 

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

Having fun while learning is a breeze at Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI), the largest science center in the southeast. MOSI offers more than 450 interactive science exhibits and displays on natural disasters, physics, astronomy and more. Experience what it's like to pedal a bicycle on a one-inch cable suspended 30 feet above the ground or lie on a bed-of-nails in Kids In Charge!, the largest children’s science center in the nation and home to the Saunders Planetarium. Then head outside to experience an adrenaline rush on MOSI’s Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line. MOSI is a non-profit, community-based institution and a leader in S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) education dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The Straz Center inspires audiences and artists to dream and discover, create and celebrate.

 

Tampa Bay Watch

Founded in 1993, Tampa Bay Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Tampa Bay estuary through scientific and educational programs. More than 10,000 youth and adult volunteers are involved each year in a variety of hands-on habitat restoration projects such as oyster dome and reef construction, salt marsh plantings and coastal cleanups to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. The efforts of Tampa Bay Watch to restore and protect the bay's habitat through stewardship and environmental education provide effective long- term improvements to the bay and empower our community with the knowledge to counteract our environmental problems.

 

Tampa Bay Wave

Tampa Bay WaVE is a 'by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs' non-profit helping entrepreneurs turn ideas into growing tech businesses in Tampa Bay.

 

Tampa Theatre

Tampa Theatre is an institution where people, preservation and film come together to create an organization that has earned the fierce loyalty of the community it serves. Built in 1926 as one of America's major motion picture palaces, Tampa Theatre was rescued from demolition in the 1970s by concerned citizens and the City of Tampa. Today, Tampa Theatre is the only nonprofit film and cultural center in the Tampa Bay area that is dedicated to presenting independent, documentary and classic films, celebrating the art of filmmaking year-round.

 

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is committed to excellence in education, conservation and research. Our mission is to "Connect People with the Living Earth." The Zoo participates in nearly 90 Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, cooperative breeding and conservation programs managed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure the survival of selected wildlife species. Under these programs, zoos work to maintain a healthy captive population, support field research and habitat protection, educate visitors, and reintroduce species to their native habitat when possible.

 

WMNF Nathan B Stubbenfiled Foundation

WMNF is a listener-supported community radio station that celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to equality, peace and economic justice. WMNF provides broadcasts and other forums with a grassroots local emphasis, that promote creative, musical, and political vitality.

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. He is also a Realtor® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.