Patricia Douglas is the immediate past Board Chair of the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and is Chair of the Community Impact (Grants) Committee. Prior to serving as Board Chair, she served as Chair of the Finance, Community Impact, and Marketing Committees. Patricia also served on the Search Committee in 2012 and helped organize and conduct a nationwide search to hire the Foundation’s current CEO.

Patricia also serves on the Board of Trustees of Academy Prep Center of Tampa and Quantum Leap Farms, and serves several other nonprofits, promoting philanthropy and community investment. Patricia earned a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin School of Law in 1987 and practiced commercial and construction litigation as a partner in the Tampa firm of Bush Ross for nearly twenty years. Most recently, Patricia graduated from the Harvard Business School Executive Education program, Governing for Nonprofit Excellence, and works with trustees to develop skills in leadership and governance.


Leveraging Small Grants for Big Impact

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Kenji Treanor, Patricia Douglas, Shirley Fredricks, Carmela Castellano-Garcia

Domino effect. Snowballing. Chain reaction. Ripple effect. Reverberation. There are plenty of ways to describe this simple truth: small actions can have big results. This webinar will feature the stories of foundations that have created out-sized impact with their relatively small grants. Whether it’s health care, education, or the environment, the foundations and funds featured in this webinar have harnessed… Read More