The DeBartolo Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of the Tampa Bay area’s most underserved populations. By providing educational scholarships, supporting grassroots organizations, and creating financial assistance programs like the Spirit of Humanity Award, we offer hope and a helping hand to the members of our community who need it most.


For nearly two decades, we have strengthened the community by helping youth, veterans, animals, and local grassroots organizations that share our mission and values.

These are times of great excitement in our Tampa Bay community. Just take a glance around and you’ll see. Our home is experiencing something of a renaissance as it expands and grows. The impressive Water Street/Channelside development is transforming downtown, Tampa International Airport’s expansion project is improving an already highly-rated gateway, and the area’s beauty is drawing more and more new residents and visitors each month.

But being one of the nation’s fastest-growing areas also means the needs of our community are growing. Local charitable organizations, including the DeBartolo Family Foundation, must continue to grow to meet those demands. That is why we all have to do more, give more, and find more ways to step up for our community. With your help, we’re striving to keep up, continuing to make contributions to nonprofits and partner with community-focused groups that share our mission to help those who need it most.

From supporting education by providing both grants for teachers and college scholarships for future leaders, to partnering with organizations like the Humane Society of Tampa Bay to help keep animals safe and comfortable, to creating Community Grants for grassroots organizations that are making a difference here at home, the cycle of giving continues.

They say home is where the heart is, and ours will always be in Tampa Bay. Our family’s commitment to this community remains stronger than ever. We invite everyone to join us as we continue to strengthen the community by bringing people together through our passion for giving back.


Chief Executive Officer, DeBartolo Family Foundation