The Straz Center’s world-class programming is only possible with the assistance of a broad and diverse family of supporters. Private foundations, together with family foundations and community foundations, are key partners in the Center’s success.

Grants from local, regional and national foundations provide support for general operations, specific programs, arts education initiatives, and capital renewal projects.  The Straz Center works closely with grant makers to identify opportunities and programs that will help them best meet their objectives.

Whether directed toward daily operations or designated programs, foundation grants help us raise the quality of life in our community, introduce youth to the power of the performing arts, and leverage our potential as a job creator and economic catalyst.

The Straz Center recognizes foundation supporters in its publications and other forums, as appropriate.

For more information about foundation giving, please contact Donna McBride, Senior Director of Grants and Government Relations, or call 813.222.1034.

Why Grants Matter

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Foundation grants are vital to the overall operations of the Straz Center. Grantmakers help us:

  • Bring the world’s best performing arts to our Tampa Bay community
  • Keep tickets to shows affordable year round
  • Offer outstanding training in dance, music and theater at competitive tuition prices
  • Provide arts education for underserved schools and agencies at no cost
  • Develop a creative workforce for tomorrow by teaching our young people today
  • Maintain assistance and services for patrons with special needs
  • Sustain and enhance our state-of-the-art facility

We welcome general operating, program-specific and capital improvement grants and will work closely with funders to identify opportunities that best meet their objectives.

If you are interested in supporting the Straz Center through a grant from your foundation, please contact Donna McBride or call 813.222.1034.

Public Advocacy

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The Straz Center was conceived and built by a strong public/private partnership.We encourage all our attendees, students and private supporters, residents and visitors to Tampa Bay to take the opportunity and share their value of our services and programs with our public officials:
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