Speer Dream Foundation awards more than $2.3 million in grants during inaugural disbursement

Speer Dream Foundation, a St. Petersburg faith-based philanthropic organization, awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to twenty-one local nonprofit organizations serving the local community.

Lisa Vickers, chief executive officer of the Speer Dream Foundation, says that the foundation, “is dedicated to making a difference in our community. We are driven to transform lives, build communities and enact positive change.”

The Speer Dream Foundation focuses on four key pillars: education, military and first responder assistance, medical support and community outreach by supporting nonprofit organizations in the Tampa Bay area semiannually.

Nonprofits receiving grant awards include:

Angels Against Abuse

Big Cat Habitat

Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts

Brookwood Florida

EmpowHERment

Fisher House Foundation Inc.

Florida Elks Charities

Florida Resurrection House

Hands Across The Bay

Heroes of the St. Pete Police & Fire Rescue

Keswick Christian School

Pinellas Sheriff’s Police Athletic League (PAL)

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Foundation, Inc

Reach St. Pete

Ready For Life

St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation

St. Petersburg College Foundation (First Steps Scholarship)

The Kind Mouse

The Magic Yarn Project

The YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg

USMMA Sailing Foundation (Warrior Sailing)

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