The Salvation Army in Tampa/Hillsborough County has made a huge impact for men, women and children in need. The grants we manage year-round allows us to provide housing, services and training. Major and minor grant assistance provided
by federal, state and local governments, and corporate and family foundations include:
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Hillsborough County Affordable Housing Division Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)
HUD’s Emergency Shelter Grants Program funds assist to rehabilitate and operate emergency shelters and transitional shelters, provide essential social services and prevent homelessness. The Salvation Army in Hillsborough County provides 132 beds each night for emergency housing.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSG)
EFSG funding helps to meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout Tampa/Hillsborough County by providing food and shelter. In 2015, we provided nearly 79, 582 nights of lodging and 133,730 hot meals to homeless men, women and children in need.
Brighthouse provided an air-time grant for broadcast of a public service announcement showcasing our 22nd Annual Tree of Lights Breakfast and Just Desserts Reception, which helps fund services and programs year-round at our shelters.
Frank E. Duckwell Foundation
The Salvation Army in Tampa partnered with the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation who provided grant funds to purchase two convection ovens, replacing our 1970s circa ovens in our commercial kitchen which serves more than 135,000 meals to homeless men, women and children annually.
The Hobbs Foundation
The Hobbs Foundation provided a matching grant for improvements to the playground used by individuals and families residing at the Hope and Hospitality House, our transitional facilities for men and women.
Hillsborough County Transition Program Housing
The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners partnered with us to fund the Emergency Bridge Housing Program to ensure sufficient housing (75 beds), case management and bus passes are available to homeless men, women and children in unincorporated regions in Hillsborough County for up to 45 days. Extended stays are also available under special circumstances. This contract expires in September 2016.
The Joy McCann Foundation
Joy McCann Foundation funding helped provide volunteer coordination services and Community Impact Garden activities year-round. The Community Impact Garden produces hundreds of pounds of fresh produce and vegetables for use by our culinary staff to feed homeless men, women and children residing in our emergency and transitional housing facilities. Volunteer recruitment, retention and food sustainability has more than doubled since the foundation spearheaded this program.
The Lightning Foundation, in partnership with Jabil Circuit, awarded Salvation Army Tampa Advisory Board member and 2015 Volunteer of the Year Blake Twedt a $50,000 Lightning Community Hero Award on December 31, 2015. Mr. Twedt donated the funds to The Salvation Army Tampa Command to support services and programs for homeless women, men and children.
Publix Super Market Charities
Publix Super Market Charities partnered with The Salvation Army in Hillsborough County to purchase a new gas range for the shelter’s commercial kitchen, as well as provided general operational support funding.
Roy M. Speer Foundation
Roy M. Speer Foundation provided funds to help adult victims of human trafficking with temporary shelter, case management, medical screenings, therapy, life skills training, career counseling and referrals.
Tampa Electric Share, a program co-sponsored by Tampa Electric and The Salvation Army, provides hundreds of customers assistance each year to pay their electric bills in Hillsborough County. More than 2,000 individuals in poverty were served in 2015.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) -Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative (THHI)- Continuum of Care
The Salvation Army collaborates with HUD and THHI to provide quality, affordable housing for individuals and families in need. Hope House, transitional housing for single men, and the Hospitality House, transitional housing for single women and women with children, offer a safe and secure living housing for up to to two years (extended stays are available on a case-to-case basis.) These programs ensure residents have a friendly and safe living environment while transiting to permanent supportive housing.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The Salvation Army in Tampa partners with the Veteran’s Administration to provide adequate shelter and services for homeless men and women who have served in the Armed Services. Shelter (15 beds), case management, meals and transportation services are provided for up to 60 days. These services, funded by the VA, assist veterans while they seek employment and/or permanent housing.