Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation

Supporting Latino Students at Hillsborough Community College,  University of South Florida, and University of Tampa Since 1994

About the Foundation

The Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago was established in 1972. In 1994, the members of the Krewe formalized their philanthropic commitments by creating the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization committed to the enrichment of the local Tampa Bay Area community. The Foundation’s Mission is “To support college scholarships and other educational enhancements for qualified Latino students at higher educational institutions in the state of Florida.” Currently the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Foundation provides scholarships to over 63 local college students at the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College but the goal is to continue to expand that number reflecting the continued expansion of the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and its unyielding commitment to the unique heritage of the Tampa Bay Area.

A Message from the President

The Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation has been honored to serve our community by providing support for hard working qualified Latino students in pursuit of the American Dream.  All contributions we receive are channeled directly into the fulfilment of our mission and we are an all volunteer organization with marginal administrative expenses.  We recognize there are many great philanthropic options in the Bay Area and we hope that you will choose to partner with us in our pursuit to maximize educational opportunities offered to exceptional students in our community!

In 1994, the members of the Krewe formalized their philanthropic commitments by creating the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation which is an independent 501(c)(3) organization committed to the enrichment of the local Tampa Bay Area community. Currently the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Fondation provides scholarships to over 72 local college students at the University of Tampa, the University of South Florida, and Hillsborough Community College but the goal is to continue to expand that number reflecting the continued expansion of the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts and its unyielding commitment to the unique heritage of the Tampa Bay Area.
Sincerely,
Dr. Ray Ortiz
President

Our Approach

We work with the Krewe of the Knights of Sant’ Yago, the University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and Hillsborough Community College to promote excellent opportunities in education for Latino students who need it most.

Real Students, Real Results

Many of our scholarship recipients are first-generation college students. Many came to America as children or teenagers, facing many personal and professional challenges. Learn their stories and what drives them to succeed.

Mentorship Program
Ongoing Scholarship Support
Community Awareness
Networking Opportunities

Interested in Learning More, Donating, or Applying for a Scholarship?

The University of South Florida, University of Tampa, and Hillsborough Community College award scholarships from funds raised by the Krewe of Sant’ Yago Education Foundation independently. You can find out more by contacting us or your institution of choice.