Volume 08 | March / April 2019
Pathways to Growth Monthly News & Updates
As we strive to help our clients maximize their impact and prepare for the future, we continue to grow and pursue excellence in all we do. And our Pathway to Growth has led us to the design of our new logo!
Meet Our Team
Sharon Fennell Kennedy joined the Pathways to Growth team as a writer and reviewer three years ago. She has dedicated over 26 years to serving nonprofits in many capacities, including grant writing (her passion), fundraising and event planning. Referring to her clients, Sharon states "What I enjoy the most is learning about what they do and how they positively impact our community. Most run on shoe string budgets; to successfully win grants that help them to carry on their missions is very, very rewarding."

Sharon and her husband John live in St. Petersburg. She immerses herself in the community and is active in many civic organizations including The Stuart Society (Museum of Fine Arts), St. Petersburg Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Woman’s Service League, Mayor’s Commission on Aging, St. Petersburg Preservation, and St. Petersburg Bridge Club.

Sharon practices yoga three times a week, walks 2 to 3 miles every other day, plays bridge when time permits and enjoys the company of family and friends.
Certificate in Grant Writing
Join our President Jule' Colvin as she leads NLC's Grant Writing Certificate course.

This interactive and practical training program is designed for those who seek to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment.

This program is specifically designed for those who are not grant writing professionals and who have little or no experience in grant writing.
Welcome to the P2G Family
Fresh Start Mentoring pairs volunteer mentors, who want to make life better for those who struggle to overcome the obstacles in their paths, with probationers who need guidance, encouragement and accountability. Fresh Start also provides coaching to at-risk youth in the Tampa Bay area.
PARC is a progressive leader in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. With over 40 programs, PARC offers many support services and programs to the individuals it serves.
Catch Up With Us
In Part 1 of our blog series AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT COMMON SEGMENTS OF GRANT PROPOSALS, writer, researcher and editor Ellen Stone discusses Cover Letters – What to Include and What to Leave Out. 
“Legacy Week”, sponsored by Pathways to Growth client The Florida Holocaust Museum, celebrates people and groups with different backgrounds coming together for the greater good. Pathways to Growth grant writer Sharon Fennell Kennedy shares her experience of attending the “Legacy Week – 2019” kickoff lecture given by Dr. Susannah Heschel, professor of Jewish studies at Dartmouth College. Dr. Susannah Heschel-Legacy Week 2019
Celebrating Winning Grants
Congratulations to all of our Pathways to Growth Clients who received notification of winning grants!
A Kid's Place received $20,960.38 from the Hillsborough County Children's Board and $24,000 from the Saunders Foundation to support the children living at A Kid's Place.

A Kid's Place also received a $50,000 donation in honor of Lightning Community Hero Award winners Fred and Laura Lay.


Cornerstone Family Ministries received $5,000 from the Saunders Family Foundation to provide financial aid to students in financial need.
A Brighter Community received $5,000 from the DeBartolo Family Foundation to provide need-based partial and full weekly scholarships for children ages 3, 4, or 5.
Home Share Pinellas, a program of The Local Community Housing Corporation, received $5,000 from the Pinellas Community Foundation to support their home Provider and Renter service.
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