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About CFY

The CFY Story

Established in 1972, CFY proudly supports youth athletics programs and organizations with an emphasis on skill-building activities, reaching over 10,000 children annually and expanding. Funding efforts are aimed at providing the children of Pinellas County the opportunity to participate in their chosen activity unhindered by costs.


CFY’s grant program funds thousands of participant registration fees, supports the purchase of equipment upgrades and safety measures, and assists qualified athletes striving to reach higher levels of competition on a regional/national level. This program offers community-based support to organizations who work with the under-served youth.


In 2022 CFY’s growth included the continue expansion of the ROJ Postsecondary Scholarship program. New for 2022 CFY provided funding assistance for youth arts and culture programming, and support for many other community initiatives. This serves as a dynamic resource committed to creating lasting impacts in the lives of children.

Our Mission

Our mission is to elevate the youth of Pinellas County through access to athletics and other skill-building programs where children from all backgrounds can learn, play, and grow together.
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CFY has an endowment with enough resources to offset its administrative cost, allowing 100% of all funds generated be directed back into the community to make the greatest impact on the families we serve.

Did you know?

“CFY” stands for Clearwater For Youth, with roots that date back to 1966. Before becoming a grant funder for other youth organizations, Clearwater For Youth’s founding members organized youth programming in Clearwater, offering a wide variety of activities including football, swimming, gymnastics, cheerleading, tennis, and many others. An organization unlike any other in its time, Clearwater For Youth brought together local business leaders, city officials, and families under one simple motto: What helps youth helps Clearwater.
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