We are the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, composed of local professionals whose primary job responsibilities include grant planning, proposal writing and/or resource development. Over 55 Members include a broad representation from non-profit human service agencies, local government, independent for-profit consultants, schools, colleges and universities, funding sources and those seeking funding. Formed in 1993 as the Pinellas Grants Collaborative, the name was changed in 2006 to reflect the organization's regional membership. Incorporated as a 501(c)(6), we are now known as the Grants Collaborative of Tampa Bay, Inc.

We provide a forum for resource sharing and mentoring as well as networking opportunities and professional development.

We encourage you to explore our web site and join our collaboration of professional grant writers!


Our Next Meeting: 

April 11, 2017

8:30 - 9:00 am networking 
9:00 -11:00 presentation and business meeting 
Family Resource Center conference room
5180 62nd Ave N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781


International Grants Professionals Day:

March 10, 2017


International Grant Professionals Day and Week is the annual celebration to recognize and show appreciation to all grant professionals. Take time to celebrate the administrators, consultants, managers, grant-makers and grant proposal developers for their beneficial contributions to people, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. It is a time to honor more than 1.5 million grant professionals around the world who seek, implement and award approximately$700 billion in grant funding each year. 

Celebrate Grant Professionals!

·         International Grant Professionals Day is March 10, 2017

·         International Grant Professionals Week is March 6-10, 2017

·         Each day of the week-long celebration is devoted to an aspect of the profession

·         Honoring grant seekers, grant makers, and grant project managers

Friday, March 10th – International Grant Professionals Day

1.    International Grant Professionals Day Event!

2.    Honoring Grant People

3.    Recognition and Appreciation Website/Photos/Stories

4.    Celebration of Projects/Awards/Contests

5.    Event webpage/web blog

International Grant Professionals Day will increase awareness internationally of the work grant professionals perform.  Events planned for this day encourage members, committees, Boards, Chapters, and individuals to celebrate, especially through social media, the profession and highlight important issues faced by grant professionals.


Monday, March 6th – Grant Profession Education & Awareness Day

1.     Education and Awareness

2.     Promoting the Grant Profession

3.     What we do (30-second speech) tools and back up docs

4.     Myth-busting and misnomers

5.     Importance of the Profession

6.     Grant Professional Impact Survey

7.     Analysis and Future Trends

Always striving to learn best practices, contributing to the field of knowledge, and sharing  the vision of a better future, grant professionals are now being recognized on an international scale for their role in moving the needle, providing capacity for nonprofits and volunteer organizations to fulfill their mission, vision and goals on the world stage.


More Info can be found at http://www.grantprofessionals.org/igpd


Upcoming Conferences:

Southern Regional Conference

Morrow Center

Morrow, GA

June 15-16, 2017

*Presenters needed



8th Annual GPA South Florida Regional Conference

July 15, 2016

Location: Nova Southeastern University























Our mission is to enable grant professionals to respond more effectively to funding opportunities.

Statement of Purpose

promote professionalism and excellence in the field. We enable grant professionals to:

  • Enhance skills in grant and proposal writing
  • Assist in resource identification
  • Maintain a peer network
  • Promote partnerships and collaborations
  • Access education and training


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Membership Application  ( PDF)  (Word)
Membership Organizations  (PDF)  (Word)