Foundation Support

The Straz Center’s world-class programming is only possible with the assistance of a broad and diverse family of supporters. Private foundations, together with family foundations and community foundations, are key partners in the Center’s success.

Grants from local, regional and national foundations provide support for general operations, specific programs, arts education initiatives, and capital renewal projects.  The Straz Center works closely with grant makers to identify opportunities and programs that will help them best meet their objectives. 

Whether directed toward daily operations or designated programs, foundation grants help us raise the quality of life in our community, introduce youth to the power of the performing arts, and leverage our potential as a job creator and economic catalyst. 

The Straz Center recognizes foundation supporters in its publications and other forums, as appropriate.

For more information about foundation giving, please contact Donna McBride, Senior Director of Grants and Government Relations, at 813.222.1034 or

Foundation Support

Why Grants Matter


Public Advocacy

The Straz Center was conceived and built by a strong public/private partnership. In addition to our devoted individual, foundation and corporate supporters,  [more]