Matt Spence | Panelist

Matt Spence | Panelist

Vice President, Community Impact, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

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 non-profits since the organization’s founding in 1990. Matt also plays a vital 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.  He was previously the Director of Planning and Development for the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County and Special Projects Manager at the Juvenile Welfare Board. 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.  Matt serves on the board of the Social Enterprise Alliance –Tampa Bay chapter and Social Venture Partners Tampa Bay chapter and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.  He is a Leadership Pinellas graduate and volunteers with the YMCA of the Suncoast, Clearwater Chargers Soccer Club, and St. Cecelia Church and School.