F. E. Lykes Foundation


"Public spaces reflect the way a city feels about itself..."    Norma Gene Lykes

The F. E. Lykes Foundation (formerly the Frederick E. & Velma Lykes Foundation) was established in 1974 as an independent family foundation focused on charitable giving for Human Services, primarily in the Tampa Bay area. The majority of gifts concentrate on education, the environment, natural resources, and youth activities.

The current focus of the F. E. Lykes Foundation is to enhance public spaces and community environments. Staying true to that mission, the Foundation has concentrated on enhancing several city parks by providing more seating, shade trees, landscaping and recreational options. Additional areas of support have included public art projects, neighborhood improvements, and Parks & Recreation programs through Tampa community centers. 

The Foundation is lead by Norma Gene Lykes, President, and governed by Ms. Lykes and her Board of Directors.

Application forms are not required, however letters of interest may be sent to: 301 W. Platt Street #407, Tampa FL 33606.