Foundation for Community Driven Innovation

Making the Future


The strength of FCDI’s mission emanates at its roots from the community in which it serves and include our wonderful associates and collaborative partners.

Home of ROBOTICON, our STEAM education showcase held each year at the University of South Florida Sun Dome Arena,  USF is a prime choice for graduating FIRST students and alumni interesting in pursuing interests in STEM and associated professional careers.

BB&T and SunTrust formed Truist with a shared purpose—to inspire and build better lives and communities. With our combined resources, collective passion, and commitment to innovation, we’re creating a better financial experience to help people and businesses achieve more.

Our co-hosts for Tampa Bay’s annual FIRST Robotics Competition live kick-off, and a generous supporter of many of our programs, SOFWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement between Doolittle Institute and the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). 

The Children’s Board of Hillsborough County proudly serves children and families.  The strategic focus of the Children’s Board is to work with organizations who share a common vision of offering support to children so they can lead a healthy, safe, and productive life.


Studio 7 Communications , in Oldsmar, FL, is our graphic design partner for FCDI programs, projects and events, including ROBOTICON, Gulf Coast Maker & Comic Con and AMRoC.

The Eureka! Factory is a team of consultants, makerspace designers, event producers and program planners that are selected, organized, and coordinated by the company according to client needs and the specific details of each project. Eureka! Factory has brought empowered learning and living events and programs to thousands throughout Tampa Bay area since 2013.

PLuGHiTz Live, our live coverage partner for our events and programs, is a multimedia company covering the worlds of gadgets, gaming, Internet and media. Via multiple platforms including The UpStream, F5 Live: Refreshing Technology and the Piltch Point podcasts, people can keep up-to-date with everything technology related.

The Community Enrichment Laboratory, the CEL, has been created to work diligently with University Community residents, the incredible institutions in the area, and supporters who understand that working intelligently together, we can tremendously impact this neighborhood and the wonderful families who call it their home.

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