The Straz Center’s world-class performances and arts education programs are only possible with the assistance of a broad and diverse family of supporters. Private foundations and government agencies are key partners in our success.

Grants from local, regional and national public partners and foundations play a tremendous role in our ability to sustain on-going programs and fuel our innovative spirit. The opportunities are numerous and varied, from funding general operations, arts education initiatives and outreach programs, to special accessibility projects and capital renewal needs.

The Straz Center works closely with all funders to identify relevant programs that align with their objectives. In appreciation, the Straz Center recognizes foundation and government agency donors in its publications.

Foundations and public partners may direct their gift to the area of greatest need or apply it to a specific program. For more information on designating your gift, please visit:

•    Arts education and outreach
•    Opera Tampa

For more information about foundation giving, please contact Donna McBride, Senior Director of Grants and Government Relations, or call (813) 222-1034.

Public Advocacy

The Straz Center was conceived and built by a strong public/private partnership. We encourage our patrons, students, donors, residents and visitors to Tampa Bay to communicate the value of our services and programs with our public officials:
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