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Tampa is the perfect example of the saying "Big city, small town." It takes over 40 minutes to drive from the bottom of South Tampa to Fletcher Ave near USF in North Tampa. With almost 400,000 people living within the city limits, it’s easy to run into the same person multiple times during the week. Therefore, the more people you meet, the more involved you become in the community. The more involved you become in the community, the more you care about our city and the things that make us locals.

To consider yourself a local means you have to be in on what’s going on in town. If you’re looking to meet other locals like yourself, head to one of the non-profit organization parties. There’s always an abundance of fun, food, and friends at non-profit events, so get connected!

Here’s our list of local non-profits in Tampa Bay that are near and dear to the community's heart:

Metropolitan Ministries

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165 E. Frances Ave. , Tampa FL, 33602
Our services are designed to help children and families, no matter how serious their needs. Whether they need to get off the streets at night, or they're...

onbikes

PO Box 2985 , Tampa FL, 33601
onbikes is a Tampa based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed in 2011 when a group of friends organized a community bike ride during the winter...

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

324 N Dale Mabry Hwy #203, , Tampa FL, 33609
888-773-9474 www.twitter.com/makeawishsfla www.youtube.com/makeawishsfla www.instagram.com/makeawishsfla

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

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3607 North Armenia Avenue , Tampa FL, 33607
Find information about having pets in Tampa, lost & found pets, adopting pets in Tampa & much more. Many volunteer opportunities are available through...

USF Alumni Association

4202 E Fowler Ave, ALC 100 , Tampa FL, 33620
The USF Alumni Association is a self-funded, nonprofit organization comprised of former students and friends of the University of South Florida. We help...

American Heart Association-Tampa Bay

11207 Blue Heron Blvd N , Saint Petersburg FL, 33716
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six...