In 1997, Bethel Community Foundation (BFC), Inc. was filed as a private non-profit organization with the State of Florida. In 2002, BCF was the only recipient in the Tampa Bay area to receive Department of Juvenile Justice funding to institute an alternative diversion program designed to establish a neighborhood accountability board and a civil citation program. Board members were responsible for deciding appropriate sanctions ranging from formal apologies to victims, restitution or community service. The board could also order tutoring, family counseling or enforce a curfew. Regardless to say, this humble beginning provided a springboard for the current TIPS & CINS/FINS programs.

Bethel Community Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3), a non-profit tax-exempt agency. Non-Taxable contributions are welcomed.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will go directly toward helping those in need in your community.

Please make checks payable to Bethel Community Foundation, Inc.


Juvenile Welfare Board Children Services Council

State Department Juvenile Justice through Florida Network of Youth & Family Services