Somebody Cares Foundation

Do you seek to make an eternal difference with the resources God has entrusted to you?  Would you  like to lower your tax burden and eliminate the complexity that often comes with giving?

We can help.

The Somebody Cares Tampa Bay Foundation (SCTBF) partners with The National Christian Foundation. Since 1982, this network has helped thousands of people give close to a billion dollars to the work of God's Kingdom.  Now, SCTBF and NCF are making it possible for you to give in ways you never imagined possible – with a much greater impact.

SCTBF can accept nearly any type of gift – not only cash and stocks, but also "complex" assets such as real estate and business interests.  CLF will manage and liquidate these complex assets for you (and even work with your professional advisor) and then send the net proceeds to SCTBF to support our work.

Such gifts generally provide you with tax savings that bring tremendous benefits to you and to SCTBF.

Innovative ways to give

  • Real estate – land, houses or other properties
  • Restricted securities – publicly traded securities that may have sale restrictions
  • Business interests – ownership in closely-held businesses, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability companies or Sub-chapter S corporations
  • Loan notes – money owed to you through loan notes
  • Estate gifts – proceeds from wills, trusts or life insurance policies
  • Retirement plans – 401Ks, IRAs or pension plans
  • Life insurance – term, whole, universal or variable
  • Personal property – royalties, copyrights, patents or precious metals like gold


Many of our events and special programs are operated by our staff and volunteers. These volunteers help Somebody Cares Tampa Bay reach further and do more than it could on its own. Be a part of a caring community in Tampa Bay!

Somebody Cares Tampa Bay only exists as an effective organization because of its volunteer base. People filled with Christ's love are God's and our biggest assets. Together, we are accomplishing God-sized goals; we are able to do something bigger than ourselves. In doing so, you receive personal fulfillment by developing your gifts, confirming God's call on your life and being a part of transforming lives.

There are many ways to helpt. Please let us know where you would best fit in. Remember, God is looking for availability, not ability.

Some areas where volunteers are needed:

  • CareFest project evaluators
  • CareFest volunteer
  • Community liaisons
  • Data entry
  • Event coordination
  • Event help
  • Phone calling
  • Photo and video editing
  • Prayer intecessors
  • Publicity

To get started, contact us at We welcome your participation and look forward to working with you soon.

Invest in Our Ministry

Looking for an easy way to help support Somebody Cares Tampa Bay?  Look no further than Thrivent Choice, Thrivent Financials member-advised charitable outreach program.

We are pleased to announce that Somebody Cares Tampa Bay was selected to be part of Thrivent Financials Thrivent Choice Program.  By directing Choice Dollars, eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable grant funding from Thrivent.

If you are a Thrivent Member and have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to Somebody Cares Tampa Bay.  We plan to use these monies to help with the ongoing programs we do year round such as CareFest, Back to School, and our food program.

Go to today and select us as your choice!  If you want to know more about Thrivent and how to participate in this program, contact 800-847-4836 and say "Thrivent Choice" when prompted so you can  get information to a local Thrivent Representative.