County Information Desk:
- Pinellas County Care Fund:
Help make a difference in the community!
To meet the needs of our community, Pinellas County invites you to “help us help our neighbors”. The Pinellas County Care Fund accepts donations to help with basic necessities such as water or electric bills. The helping hand provided through the fund can be the difference when faced with financial hardship. The Pinellas County Care Fund will provide emergency financial assistance to eligible Pinellas County adults and seniors one time per year.
Individuals and businesses in Pinellas County can donate to the Pinellas County Care Fund to provide emergency assistance. Your donation is tax deductible and can make a significant difference in our community. Secure donations can be made online on the donation button above.
Donations by check should be made out to Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners and sent to Pinellas Human Services, Attn: Pinellas County Care Fund, 440 Court Street, 2nd Floor, Clearwater, Florida 33756.
Help us provide extra needs!
Through the Animal Welfare Trust Fund, our citizens are able to donate directly to the animals under our care. The donations that have so generously been shared are used for the extra medications and direct-care items for our cats and dogs that we might not otherwise be able to provide.
This fund was established to provide for the receipt of gifts, grants and awards of money from either public or private donors to be placed in a trust and appropriated for the exclusive use, welfare and benefit of domestic animals within Pinellas County. The Trust Fund makes it possible to care for a larger number of animals and provides special needs such as:
- Comfortable kennels
- Improved ventilation and quarantine/isolation facilities.
- Special dietary food
- Toys to prevent boredom
Help preserve Pinellas County’s Historical Home.
General Donations Heritage Village – Heritage Village is a 21-acre living history museum located in the heart of Pinellas County. The natural pine and palmetto landscape is home to some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings. More than 31 historic structures and features, some dating back to the 19th century, include a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store as well as a variety of historic homes. Donations help maintain the structures and grounds.
Green Benches at Heritage Village – Green benches dot the landscape at Heritage Village. They were designed in the spirit of those once-popular benches in downtown St. Petersburg. The benches at Heritage Village provide a place to rest while strolling the winding paths among the historic buildings; to chat about the exciting and interesting things you see; to enjoy performances at stages during festivals; and to contemplate in this special environment. You can help preserve this wonderful vestige of our past by becoming a Green Bench Supporter. A plaque on a bench plus a prominently displayed recognition sign will be a visual expression of your commitment to preserving our past for future generations. Each bench is $500 which contributes to help support the ongoing restoration and interpretation of our historic structures.Turner Bungalow Restoration at Heritage Village – The Turner bungalow was moved from 801 S. Fort Harrison in downtown Clearwater to Heritage Village in January 2014. The historic structure was the home of Alfred Cleveland and Amber Clark Turner and remained in the family throughout its history. The 1915 home is of the distinct Florida vernacular bungalow style of that time period. Heritage Village is seeking donations to restore and preserve the historic value of the structure, providing visitors the opportunity to enjoy and learn from this important piece of Clearwater’s history and the history of Florida vernacular architecture. All donations of $100 or more will have a plaque placed inside the structure once restored. Donations will be used to restore and preserve the historic value of the structure.
Help insure the beauty of our gardens.
The Florida Botanical Gardens inspires and educates visitors by showcasing flora, fauna and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques. For more information you can reach the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation office at (727) 582-2117. Donations are used to help maintain the gardens, provide new and replacement plantings to keep the gardens in bloom year-round and help cover the cost of repairs and new expansion projects.
- Parks & Preserves:
Help our parks and preserves for eveyone to enjoy.
Please call (727) 582-2100, select "0" for donations for the following:
Parks Donations - Parks and Conservation Resources is a department dedicated to the preservation of the county’s most treasured assets: park land, environmentally sensitive land, healthy air and the history of Pinellas County, with ongoing education to partner with professionals and the public as we work toward this common goal. Our team is committed to using green practices to maintain our quality of life, using a conservative approach in the use of funds to ensure the sustainability of essential services. Donations are welcome to help us in maintaining the County park land and preserves.
Wall Springs Park Tower Replacement – Wall Springs is a historical, natural spring, once used as a spa and bathing area, complete with a viewing area, boardwalk and information display serves as the centerpiece of this 210-acre park that is connected to the Pinellas Trail. The 35-foot observation tower which provided a scenic view of the Gulf of Mexico was destroyed by arson on September 11, 2013. Donations will used to help in the construction of the new structure to replace the tower which will include an ADA ramp.
Weedon Island Preserve - Weedon Island Preserve is an expansive 3,190-acre natural area located on Tampa Bay. This coastal system, comprised of aquatic and upland ecosystems, is home to numerous species of native plants and animals, an educational facility and a rich cultural history. Indigenous peoples occupied this site for thousands of years. Today, the preserve protects this wide diversity of natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. Weedon Island Preserve is also a well-known birding and fishing site. Donations help with preserving the grounds and maintaining the onsite education center.
Brooker Creek Preserve - Brooker Creek Preserve is approximately 8,700 acres, and the largest natural area in Pinellas County. It consists primarily of forested wetlands and pine flatwoods. Bordered by dense urban development, the Preserve provides both a unique refuge for native flora and fauna as well as an opportunity for citizens to explore the natural beauty of wild Florida. The preserve also serves to protect a significant portion of the Brooker Creek Watershed. Hiking and equestrian trails provide visitors an opportunity to explore the preserve’s many ecosystems. Donations help with preserving the grounds and maintaining the onsite education center.
Land Management – Parks and Conservation Resources manages the county's environmentally sensitive lands using sound resource management practices that promote the quality of ecosystems native to the county. Management practices focus on maintaining or enhancing the natural biological diversity. Donations help with restoration projects, resource-based recreation and ecological monitoring.
- Pinellas County 4-H Club / University of Florida:
Help our youth.
For more information contact the Extension office at (727) 582-2597.
The 4-H program strives to offer school age children the opportunity to learn about topics they enjoy in an inclusive environment. This means a 4-H member makes new friends and feels safe to be oneself while learning and participating in 4-H activities. Research has shown that youth who are involved in 4-H activities are less likely to become involved in negative activities and more likely to do better in school and plan to go to college. Donations help with staffing and program supplies.