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Matt Spence

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay
Vice President, Community Impact
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Matt Spence joined the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay as its Vice President, Community Impact in February 2016. He oversees the Foundation’s grants program, which has provided nearly $200 million in funding to nonprofits since the organization’s founding in 1990. In addition, Matt plays a key role in a variety of partnerships and community impact efforts throughout the Tampa Bay region, including the Hunger Action Alliance, Thrive by 5 Pinellas, and the Tampa Bay Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Matt’s passion for social enterprise has helped to build the local ecosystem through grant opportunities, education programs, speaking engagements and personal involvement in the development of new social enterprises across the region. Matt is a two-time graduate of Florida State University with a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and a Bachelor’s in Political Science. He also holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Texas. He serves on the board of the Social Enterprise Alliance –Tampa Bay chapter and Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay chapter, is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, a Leadership Pinellas graduate and volunteers with the YMCA of the Suncoast, Clearwater Chargers Soccer Club and St. Cecelia Church and School.Matt grew up in the Tampa Bay area and resides in Pinellas County with his wife and three sons.