If you're unsure if your idea would be considered creative placemaking please check out this page.

Treasure Tampa will fund a total of $30,000 in each grant cycle.  Depending on the applications received that can be for one creative placemaking project of $30,000, or for multiple projects that add up to $30,000.

Eligible creative placemaking projects can take many different forms. The project may be an installation of a new mural or sculpture, or it could be a new event centered around music, performance, or film. We are looking for you to be as creative as you can within the requirements established.

• Advertising
• Campaigning and fundraising activity.
• Projects that do not meet eligibility requirements.
• Individuals – There must be a 501(c)(3) involved as either a partner or fiscal sponsor/agent.
• Retrospective funding (work that has already been completed or started), deficits or loans
• Renovations and building work, including general repairs and refurbishment
• Projects which are unable to start within 6 months of the recipient being announced
• Projects that are solely education (classes) and do not include a component accessible to the general public.
• Scholarships
• Previously established festivals, events or installments.
• Projects that travel or have portions that occur outside the geographic area defined in the eligibility requirements.

The foundation, Gobioff Foundation, managing Treasure Tampa can only fund non-profit organizations. For-profit organizations, individual designers, and individual artists that are not a non-profit can still receive the initiative funding if they partner with a non-profit or use a non-profit fiscal agent.

Yes, the letter of interest submitted needs to identify the fiscal agent or sponsor who will serve. A fiscal agent or sponsor is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that is willing to accept money from us on your behalf.

Fiscal sponsors/agents are only considered part of the collaboration if they are actively involved in the project.

Yes! Any organization can be a partner on any number of creative placemaking projects.

We ask that there only be one application per project.

Projects from all artistic disciplines are eligible.

Yes, in fact we expect the artists to be paid.

Absolutely! Please keep in mind though that accessibility is considered by the panel, including how many members of the community will be able to attend/afford to attend.

Yes. However, administration salaries should be a minimal percentage (under %25) of the funding requested.

Tampa Treasure recognizes diversity as including all aspects of humanity such as race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, nationality, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, ability and age.


If this is your first online submission with the Gobioff Foundation please go to our online grants-management system to create an account.

You will need the following to get started:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  1. If you have your organizations login information please go to the Online Grant Management System login, and click on "Apply" in the top menu to fill out our Letter of Inquiry. If you don't see any options after that, we aren't currently accepting LOIs.
  2. Once your account is set up, your account dashboard is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can do the following:
    • Edit your contact information
    • Begin the application process
    • Access application drafts and submitted applications
    • View details and complete the report process for grant award

In addition to applying for a grant, you will also be able to:

  • Review your organization’s grant history
  • Fill out and submit progress and final reports
  • Track your grant application process
  • Communicate with the Gobioff Foundation when needed
  • Edit and update your organization’s contact information

No. At the bottom of the application is a “Save as Draft” button. We recommend you save your application often and before logging out. You can log in at a later time to continue working on your application. We strongly suggest that you cut and paste from your favorite word processing software. A Word Document of all the questions is available here.

All LOI and Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on the day of the deadline. You will not be able to submit your LOI or Applications after that and any incomplete/unsubmitted LOI or Applications will be archived.


For the best user experience when applying for a grant, we recommend using Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. It is fine to use Internet Explorer, but you may encounter some minor technical issues. Which browser would be most compatible with the Online Grants System?

For application questions that request an uploaded attachment, click the Browse button and then choose the desired document from your computer. The file name of the uploaded file will be indicated under the Browse button. Then save your application (button at the bottom of page). Pay attention to your file names – remove extra periods or replace them with a dash or underscore character.  If you need to add more than one please contact the Gobioff Foundation for additional help.

You should give each file a name that identifies your organization and the type of required document it represents. For example, a file representing your budget for the previous fiscal year could be named “OrgName-budget FY2012”. Do not use any symbols except for a period or a dash, as symbols can interfere with the upload process.

Using the fax tool is simple:

  1. To start, click the Fax to File link on the left hand side of the screen.
  2. Then click the Request a Fax # button and you will be presented with a toll-free fax number. You have this number for 20 minutes.
  3. Fax your document to the number provided. Send a separate fax for each document and do not include a cover sheet. All faxed documents will be automatically converted to a PDF. You have 20 minutes to fax your documents before the number expires.
  4. After you have faxed each separate document click the Finished Faxing button to see your list of files.
  5. Download your converted documents to your computer and save them.
  6. Upload the documents to the appropriate questions on the online form.

The file size limit is noted next to the Browse button and the system will not accept files greater than this limit. Some users have trouble with appropriate settings on a scanner and end up with larger file sizes. If these documents are converted using the Fax to File tool, the file size can be dramatically decreased.

There are two ways to remove an uploaded file from an application:

  1. Once the file has been uploaded a delete button will appear below the file name. Clicking Delete will remove the file.
  2. To replace the file a new file can be uploaded in its place. Simply upload the correct form to the question and the old uploaded form will be erased.

Applicants can only upload a single document in response to an upload question. If an applicant has more than one file they need to upload, they need to combine the files either electronically or via scanning. There are two methods applicants can use:

  1. If the files to be uploaded are in a format that is editable (such as Word or Excel), the applicant may take multiple Word documents or Excel sheets and combine them into one file.
  2. If the files are not easily edited (PDF or physical copies), they may be combined by utilizing the Fax-to-File tool. For example, sending two resumes in a fax would result in one PDF file containing both resumes.

There a few different reasons one may experience file upload issues:

  1. File names – Remove extra periods or replace them with a dash or underscore characters.
  2. File size – Files that exceed the maximum file size limit will cause an error. Compress the files or use Fax to File to create a smaller file.

No. We strongly suggest that you cut and paste from your favorite word processing software.

There are a few common reasons why this can happen:
• If you stay on one page for an extended period of time without saving, your account may “time out” without warning.
• A weak internet connection may momentarily disconnect your computer while you are working on the application.
As a safeguard, we recommend that you:
• Save your application often
• Cut and paste your application answers after each question into a Word document to save as backup.
To restore your edits, try:
• Re-loading your internet page, as sometimes the browser will cache an older version of your page.
• Logging out, wait a few minutes, and then log back in and re-open your application.


The more the merrier! Let's talk about how that might happen. Reach out to us from our Contact Us page.