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Foundation Now Taking Winter Grant Applications

The Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants since 2000 and is committed to helping non-profit organizations serve disadvantaged youth in Central Florida


In July, Buccaneers.com shared the story of Everyday Blessings, a small foster care facility in Thonotosassa that recently reaped the benefits of a Glazer Family Foundation grant.  The funds received by the organization allowed it to replace an outdated water system without losing the ability to run a valued summer camp for the organization's children.

This past spring, the Foundation received more than 150 applications for the summer cycle of grants.  In the coming weeks, Glazer Family Foundation Co-President Darcie Glazer Kassewitz will join all of the summer 2011 grant recipients for a special event at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' headquarters, One Buccaneer Place.  The day will include an awards lunch and check presentation as well as a round-table discussion for recipients.  Good things will come of this latest cycle of grants, as they already have for Everyday Blessings.

"We were just so thrilled when we got the grant," said Pam Bell, operations director for Everyday Blessings.  "During the check presentation, we could just tell that Mrs. Kassewitz's heart was there, and that she really cares about the programs."

Now the Foundation is ready once again to help create success stories like the one enjoyed by Bell's organization and the dozens of others that have benefited from the grant program.  .

The Glazer Family Foundation is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Winter Grant Cycle. The Foundation awards grants each summer and winter to Central Florida programs focused on the health, safety, recreation and education of disadvantaged youth. In 2010, 12 nonprofit organizations received grants through the biannual program.

Grants are awarded to organizations to fund programs serving disadvantaged children and their families. This grant process highlights the needs of the community and allows the Foundation to partner with organizations that focus on the welfare of underserved youth and families. Since its inception in 2000 the Glazer Family Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in grants.

To apply now for a 2011 winter grant, click here.

Founded in 1999, the Glazer Family Foundation assists charitable and educational programs in the Central Florida region that work with youth and families to create positive social and economic development within the community. Since its launch, the Foundation has donated millions of dollars in grants, tickets and merchandise throughout the Tampa Bay area. Most recently, the Foundation donated $5 million toward the construction of a new children's museum in downtown Tampa, which opened on September 25, 2010 and is named the Glazer Children's Museum.

The grant application will be open from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, 2011. To learn more about the Foundation's programs, please visit www.GlazerFamilyFoundation.org.

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