The Westchase Charitable Foundation (WCF) is a 501(c) 3 charity that provides financial assistance to families with children battling a serious illness or that have been faced with a devastating family tragedy.
The Foundation relies completely on fundraising events, as well as private and in-kind donations to help raise funds for its mission. The WCF is unique since most of its operating expenses are funded privately, so 100% of the net proceeds go directly to helping families most in need. No one with the organization is paid and all board members are volunteers.
The Foundation began in 2004 to help a local family with an 8-year old child battling terminal brain cancer, and its growth is due entirely to the countless supporters throughout our region. Since its inception, the WCF has provided over $300,000 in direct financial grants to families across the greater Tampa Bay area. While the Foundation has its roots in Westchase, over 90% of the actual grant recipients reside outside of the Westchase area.
The WCF is able to quickly provide a small glimmer of hope when these families face times of great despair. To momentarily forget about the next doctor visit…for their suffering child. The next bill…that they can’t afford. The darkness…when they have no electricity.
Through your generous support of the WCF’s annual Tampa Bay Woman of the Year fundraiser, you will be making a difference in the lives of families right here in Tampa Bay. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for joining us in helping those most in need.