Non-Profit Project Application

Deadline:  Monday, July 1

We are pleased to inform you that Tampa Connection is accepting applications from nonprofit agencies located in the Tampa Bay area for our 2019/2020 Tampa Connection program!  Further information is included below. If your nonprofit agency is interested in having a project considered by our Board of Directors, we encourage you to submit an application as soon as possible.

About Us

Since 1986, Tampa Connection has prepared more than 2000 young professionals to become active volunteers and leaders in the Tampa Bay community while building lasting relationships with peers in varying industries.  The program, consisting of program learning days and execution of a project for a local nonprofit, encourages leadership development, community awareness and personal growth.

About the Projects

Each year, local nonprofits submit project proposals to the Tampa Connection Board of Directors for consideration. A limited number of agency projects are selected to be carried out by the Tampa Connection class members during the program year (August – May).  Project teams, consisting of approximately 12-15 members, are asked to take full responsibility for the planning and implementation of the projects selected, and work with the nonprofit throughout the process. Examples of past projects can be found here: Examples of Projects. The most successful projects had the following characteristics:

  • Tangible
  • Well defined by the agency
  • Goal oriented
  • Achievable within 6 months

Fundraising under any capacity for the nonprofit agency is not an acceptable project for the Tampa Connection class members.  Any applications with a fundraising component will not be considered.  Additionally, the nonprofit agency is responsible for funding seed money or supplies for the project.

Please note that our class members typically do not have the skills to create websites. Agencies looking for this type of project or any other technology type of project will be asked to have a technology employee available from the agency directly. Material and information can be gathered, but coding and creation will most likely be outside of the skillset of the class members.

If your organization would like to submit a project idea for our consideration, please complete an application online (see link below) by July 1, 2019.   If you have questions regarding project ideas or need additional guidance, please

All nonprofit project applications will be reviewed and discussed by the Tampa Connection Board on July 9, 2019.  All applicants will be notified whether they were selected as a finalist after the July 9 meeting. All project finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation to the board members on July 25, 2019 in the afternoon. If chosen for the program, agencies are expected to attend our Purpose and Projects program on September 19, 2019 (Date subject to change) to explain your project and expectations to the Tampa Connection class members who will be working on your project. Agencies are also expected to attend monthly team meetings to ensure project is on track and meeting the needs of the agency.

No applications will be accepted after July 1, 2019.

We encourage you to be creative in identifying a meaningful project that would benefit your organization and utilize this resource to the fullest.

Please pass this application along to the appropriate person who handles these types of requests within your organization, or, alternatively, please provide us with contact information for the appropriate person at

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