JWB Faith-Based Mini-Grants

JWB Faith-Based Mini-Grants are designed to encourage collaboration and enhance the work of small faith-based organizations that have annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less and that provide services to support or strengthen children, youth, or families in Pinellas County.

This funding will be awarded to qualified, small faith-based organizations to start a new initiative, project, or program, or to enhance or expand an existing one.

      • Minimum Award Amount: $1,500
      • Maximum Award Amount: $5,000
      • Grant Period: November 15, 2018 to September 30, 2019
      • Deadline to Apply: October 10, 2018 at 12:00 Noon EST


Who Can Apply

      • Must be a faith-based tax-exempt organization
      • Must serve children or youth below age 18, or their families, who reside in Pinellas County, Florida
      • Must provide for the protection of children and youth by complying with all applicable laws and implementing regulations (i.e. background checks)
      • Must have a current fiscal year annual operating budget of $500,000 or less
      • Award preference for organizations who demonstrate partnerships


How To Apply

To be eligible for funding, you must complete the full application, to include a budget and proof of tax exemption, and submit by the application deadline of October 10, 2018 at 12:00 Noon EST.

Click below to request an application through our website.


Or you may request an application by contacting Lorrayne Hayes at 727.453.5654 or rfp@jwbpinellas.org.


Funding Workshops

Two optional funding workshops will be open to all potential applicants to attend. In addition, all questions and responses from the workshop will be posted on the Funding Opportunities page of the website.

Optional Funding Workshops

Monday, September 24, 2018 – 2:00 PM

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – 9:00 AM

Juvenile Welfare Board

14155 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760


Technical Assistance Review

An optional technical assistance review will be offered to all potential applicants. To request a review of your application contact Lorrayne Hayes at 727.453.5654 or rfp@jwbpinellas.org.


Funding Examples

    • Tutoring Programs: One-time start-up funds to pay for computers, desks, and chairs, or background checks for volunteers
    • Community Gardens: One-time start-up funds to purchase tools, materials, labor to install the materials, or background checks for volunteers
    • Childhood Hunger Initiatives: One-time funds needed to purchase a refrigerator, tables, and chairs in order to become a Summer BreakSpot site for hungry kids
    • Health Initiatives: Funding to support a youth health fair and to cover one-time expenses such as a DJ, promotional items, and food to serve at the event
    • Pre-K Education Initiatives: One-time funds to create a library, or to purchase curriculum and training for teachers to enhance an existing Pre-K program