Thirty-One Local Nonprofits Receive City Grant to Support Pandemic Recovery 

City Grant NonprofitsThe City of Largo, along with municipalities across the United States, received American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support local recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen overall community health and resilience. In February 2022, the Largo City Commission prioritized ARPA funding during an annual retreat with a focus on city facility and infrastructure projects, critical services addressing basic needs from housing to mental health to internet access, as well as $1 million for community-led grants.  

As a follow-up to the community-led grant funding priority, City team members created a Safety Net Grant program for local nonprofits that support Largo residents. In December 2022, $650,000 in grant funding was awarded to 31 nonprofits. Collectively, these nonprofit organizations provide a wide array of services to address mental health, food security, education across all ages, housing support, domestic violence support, substance use services, childcare, and eldercare. 

Congratulations to the following local nonprofits that successfully applied for this funding! We appreciate all that you do to build the community of choice in Tampa Bay. 
 
  • Abundant Life Church and Outreach Ministries
  • Adoption Related Services of Pinellas, Inc.
  • Arden Courts of Largo FL, LLC
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast
  • Caring & Sharing Center for independent Living, Inc.
  • Creative Pinellas, Inc.
  • Directions for Mental Health, Inc.
  • Eight O'Clock Theatre, Inc.
  • EmpowHERment Community Center
  • Florida Dream Center, Inc.
  • Friends of Ridgecrest, Inc.
  • Girls Inc. of Pinellas
  • Good Neighbors Inc.
  • Greater Ridgecrest Area Youth Development Initiative
  • Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services
  • H.E.L.P Ministries Inc.
  • High Point Community Pride
  • Hope Villages of America  
  • Kiwanis Club of Largo Mid-Pinellas Foundation, Inc.
  • Largo For Youth, Inc.
  • Neighborly Care Network, Inc.  
  • Personal Enrichment through Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • PTA Florida Congress
  • Ready for Life, Inc.
  • Remember Me NFP 
  • Restoring Life Outreach Ministries
  • Suncoast Performing Arts Foundation
  • The Kind Mouse Productions, Inc.  
  • Unidos Mexicanos en la Florida Inc.
  • Young Life
  • Young Men's Christian Association of the Suncoast
These nonprofits serve community members across Largo and beyond. View the interactive map that shows the nonprofit centers that were awarded Largo’s Safety Net Grant.