It’s Not What You Have
It’s What You Give

There are so many non-profits trying to make our communities better. Our foundation-which focuses on organizations in Tampa Bay, Florida and Long Island, New York-exists to help make their journey a little bit easier.

Mission Statement

Their Mission
Is Ours

Our Foundation was established to keep Francis and Gertrude Levett’s passions and charitable, public-minded spirit alive by providing support to local non-profits that primarily advance childhood education, medical research, and community well-being.

Francis and Gertrude Levett started a busing company for the local school districts on Long Island, New York prior to living in St. Petersburg, Florida. They loved these two communities, and their wish was to improve both through service and philanthropy.

Previous Grants

Those We've Helped


Southeastern Guide Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dogs trains working dogs who provide life changing aid to veterans and children with disabilities. With help from our grant, they were able to buy maintenance equipment for their grounds as well as top of the line equipment for dogs and their owners.

Visit Southeastern Guide Dogs


Lighthouse of Pinellas

The Lighthouse is dedicated to providing support, training, and aid to visually impaired children, teens, and adults. Thanks to our grant, they were able to purchase a van for the safe transportation of clients, as well as a state-of-the-art training center which prepares their teenage clients for work in IT and manufacturing.

Visit Lighthouse of Pinellas


The Lion’s Eye Institute

Lion’s Eye is the leading institution for ocular science, giving the gift of vision to people in need. With our grant, they were able to outfit their Mobile Cornea Training Lab with instruments to train surgeons for cornea transplant procedures.

Visit The Lion's Eye Institute


St. Petersburg Free Clinic

The Free Clinic is a not-for-profit agency providing food, shelter, and health care to its community. With assistance from our grant, they were able to establish a free dental program that provides smiles and relief to people beneath the poverty line.

Visit St. Petersburg Free Clinic


Hospice of Florida Suncoast

With the help of our grant, the Hospice was empowered to buy iPads for patients. These tablets served as a way to connect those in hospice care with their far off family, and with the world around them.

Visit Hospice of Florida Suncoast


Circle Of Heroes

In honor of veterans from all branches of the military, the Circle of Heroes is a one-of-a-kind underwater memorial just off the Pinellas county coast. It serves as a unique and therapeutic place of remembrance for veterans who use diving as therapy, as well as the general public.

Visit Circle of Heroes


Kind Mouse Productions

Kind Mouse helps in the battle against child food scarcity in Tampa Bay. Utilizing our grant, they were able to secure the tools they needed to distribute food to kids in need. They also bolstered the technology behind their Mouse Vision initiative, which teaches children video production skills they can use to make a living, all while helping other local nonprofits.

Visit Kind Mouse Productions


The Waldorf School

The Waldorf School of Garden City is a private education institution rigorously preparing students for college using an innovative and multi sensory approach to learning. With the help of our grant, they were able to add multiple Smart Board systems to their school, directly aiding their library and language learning programs with intuitive, interactive tools.

Visit Waldorf School

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