The Tampa Bay Chamber Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Tampa Bay Chamber dedicated to serving our members and strengthening our community by building business success. The foundation provides ongoing leadership development and education programs that give our members unique opportunities for learning and growth.


Emerging Leaders

In an effort to recruit and retain talent in the greater Tampa area, this program encourages growth of young professionals (ages 21 to 35) through community service projects, public policy engagement, professional development and social interaction.


Leadership Tampa

An intensive nine-month course provides opportunities for members to participate in educational sessions, tours and candid conversations with influential members of the community.


Competitive Edge Series

Competitive Edge Series

Unique business and professional development classes introduce attendees to emerging business issues and offer new skill sets for practical application and implementation in their own businesses.


Education Connection

Education Connection

This program focuses on the collaboration between academia and the business community. The partnership creates new opportunities for internships within the Tampa Bay community, establishes a channel for locally applicable research partnerships, and provides a conduit for feedback on education curriculum.


Minority Business Accelerator

The Minority Business Accelerator is designed to aide Black and Hispanic businesses prepare for growth, by helping these businesses identify and overcome barriers, which often include limited access to capital, key decision makers, and information. By providing practical tools for change, program participants are positioned to increase capacity, create jobs and build wealth.