God has given generously to us in an amazing variety of creative and wonderful ways. Just take a trip from the beach with its crashing waves to a mountain range with snow-topped peaks. If that isn’t enough, just wonder at the gentle beauty of a peacock.


Then compare it to the plain appearance but great strength of an elephant.


God has shown us how creative He can be! Remember that we are made in His image – so we can be creatively generous too. Our goal is to help you find some of the different ways you can give, many with tax benefits over just writing a check. We want to help you find your passion and then give so that your generosity best helps the kingdom of God and His people. 

Please read through the ideas listed in the drop down menu above. If we can help, give us a call at (813) 264-8713. Your generosity makes a difference in people’s lives and in His kingdom! Look below to see how it already has made a difference.


Lighting Up a Field
Through the generous donations of many people, God allowed The Idlewild Foundation to raise the funds to light the ball fields of the Ken Whitten Sports Complex at Idlewild Baptist Church. This has added many hours of additional available time for sports practice and activities and has greatly increased the outreach capabilities of the recreation ministry of Idlewild Baptist Church.
Hope Starts Here
In mid-2018 The Idlewild Foundation was asked for a grant of $100,000 to allow One More Child to complete the purchase of 17 acres to develop a Compassion Center. This Center will allow them to better minister to the needs of the Sulpher Springs area. We said yes and the purchase was completed. Groundbreaking began in late 2022! This is the bright future of hope for an area in Tampa that has struggled with a lack of opportunities, a lack of support, and especially a lack of compassion. That is changing!
A Growing Foster Care Community
In 2020, The Idlewild Foundation started supporting Tampa Bay area foster care ministries and the foster care ministry of Idlewild Baptist Church. We serve through our Fund 1:27 and a wide variety of support and services. These have helped Idlewild's foster care ministry nearly double in size and numbers. We love the support God has allowed us to offer. And we love and honor the service our foster parents are doing for "the least of these."