Who We Are
100 Shares Tampa Bay (100STB) was founded in early 2014 by a small group with a big vision. It was a vision of uniting women to give a significant contribution each year to a viable Christian ministry in the greater Tampa Bay area. The idea was to gather 100 + women who would each give $1,000 annually. The result would be the availability each year of a significant contribution of $100,000 or more. This money would be awarded in the form of grants to selected organizations, enabling the ministries to move forward to a new level of service. Since our inception we have made seven grants totaling nearly $300,000! We are so excited and honored that you are considering joining us on this journey!
Ministries just like this one, in other cities, have been able to award nearly a million dollars to wonderful Christian ministries over the last 8 years. The grant recipients have varied from ministries to inner-city children, Christian education of underprivileged pre-school aged children, home heating/utility resources for the widowed elderly and much more.
As a partner, you will be able to choose your level of involvement. You may only want to participate with the annual contribution. You may wish to participate in the site-visits of the finalists, offering your recommendations and opinions, helping to make an informed and educated decision as to the worthiness of that organization to receive the grant they have requested. We hope you will join us at the Spring Lunch and Fall Coffee where you will have an opportunity to hear from the ministries and celebrate with us as we award the grants.
As our founding group prayed about "why this" and "why now", we agreed that we felt God was calling us to leave a legacy…a legacy of generosity and sacrifice….to meet the needs of the poor, needy and lost as well as to help mold the hearts and minds of our generation and the next. We want to be his hands and feet, helping those who are in the trenches on the front lines of battle. Won't you join us?
Those of us who are involved in 100 Shares Tampa Bay can attest to the strengthening of our faith already, just in these first few precious years, and we want you to experience that too. We look forward to your coming along side of 100STB as a partner.