Giving Back to the Tampa Bay Community

Music may be our differentiator, but philanthropy is our soul. At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, we take giving back to our community a main part of our mission. Throughout the year, you’ll find the staff and local celebs strumming up support for causes that help to make our world a better place. Since 1971, the Hard Rock brand has been committed to a wide range of international philanthropic causes and activities.  As Hard Rockers, our actions are guided by our mottos: Love All - Serve All, All is One, Take Time To Be Kind, Save The Planet.

Community Involvement

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is dedicated to giving back to the community we call home. Throughout the years, the company has partnered with various organizations in helping to make a difference in the lives around us through charitable work, donations, partnerships, sponsorships and volunteerism. In addition to our partnerships with the 20 Tampa Bay non-profit charities, we are also proud supporters of the following community organizations.

St. Pete Pride
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Yankees
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Rowdies
The Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women
Metropolitan Ministries
Hands Across The Bay
Tampa Tarpons
13 Ugly Men
Dean Guitars
The Angelus
Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Hard Rock Heals Foundation

Since our doors first opened on June 14, 1971, the Hard Rock International mission has been to do well by doing good in the communities we serve. We have donated millions to causes including autism awareness, cancer prevention, human trafficking, hunger, drought, and disaster relief.Hard Rock Heals Foundation provides grants and assistance to individuals whose goal is to heal through the power of music. Partnerships with like-minded, music-centric organizations allows Hard Rock Heals Foundation the opportunity to improve lives and promote wellness.

In 2016 Hard Rock International created the Hard Rock Heals Foundation, an internal brand segment committed to championing the message that music is power. Focused on funding music-centric health and wellness programs worldwide, Hard Rock Heals Foundation seeks to partner with organizations immersed in music philanthropy.

Music is energy; it inspires, connects, and restores. Through both internal campaigns and consumer facing programs we invite the world to join our effort to improve lives and heal through the power of music.

We know that positive change is possible. Through our unique platform of worldwide cafes, hotels casinos, our passionate guests, a world-class roster of artists ambassadors and the incredible team of Hard Rockers we will make the world a better place for us all.

Learn more on the history of Hard Rock.

Charitable Contributions

For 2020, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has continued its tradition of partnering with Tampa Bay non-profit organizations that embody passion and dedication in advocating honorable efforts to support the Tampa Bay community.

Below is the full list of the 20 Tampa Bay non-profit organizations. In addition to sponsoring one initiative for each organization chosen, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will sell limited edition memorabilia item at the Hard Rock Store and Rock Shop in which 100% of the sales will be donated to the selected non-profits. 

As an added bonus, all proceeds from sales of the 2020 Seminole Hard Rock Girls calendars will be split among the 20 charities. 

American Cancer Society

A nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Visit cancer.org

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay 

To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens.

Visit bgctampa.org

Children's Dream Fund

The Children's Dream Fund grants dreams to children ages 3-18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, and who live in West Central Florida.

Visit childrensdreamfund.org

Derrick Brooks Charities

Provide educational opportunities for socio-economically challenged youth that will instill, inspire, broaden and develop cultural and social vision outside of the walls in which they live, to ensure that these young people have every chance to develop into the strong, productive leaders of tomorrow.

Visit db55.org

Feeding Tampa Bay

We change lives one meal at a time by leading our community in the fight against hunger.

Visit feedingtampabay.org

Glazer Children's Museum 

To create a learning laboratory where children play, discover, and connect with the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.

Visit glazermuseum.org

Grady Goat Foundation

Providing a way to support animals and inspiring children facing their own physical, mental, or economic adversity.

Visit gradygoat.org

Hands Across The Bay

Assist and mentor hardworking families in need, advocate for change, support other organizations, and spread love with various acts of kindness.

Visit handsacrossthebay.org

Heels to Heal

Dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence receive resources necessary for healing.

Visit heelstoheal.org

Humane Society of Tampa Bay

Dedicated to ending animal homelessness and providing care and comfort for companion animals in need.

Visit humanesocietytampa.org

JDRF Tampa Bay

To accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

Visit jdrf.org

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Our mission is to promote a culture of environmental stewardship through volunteer and educational opportunities.

Visit keeptampabaybeautiful.org

Make-A-Wish Southern Florida

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Visit sfla.wish.org

Mike Alstott Family Foundation

Assist others in uplifting the minds, hearts and spirits of families and children on their way to realizing their full potential through various events, assistance programs, and celebrations.

Visit mikealstottfamilyfoundation.org

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Collaborate with leading hospitals across the nation and funds clinical trials to find a faster cure for pediatric cancer.

Visit nationalpcf.org

Tampa General Hospital Foundation

Enhances the health and wellness of our community and everyone who walks through our doors by raising awareness and generating philanthropic and volunteer support for the programs and services of Tampa General Hospital.

Visit tgh.org

The Stano Foundation

Support our Armed Forces, Veterans, and their families through program based initiatives focused on enhancing their comfort and quality of life by providing them with a piece of home.

Visit stano.org

St. Pete Pride

Promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Tampa Bay and throughout the State of Florida by way of cultural and educational programs and activities.

Visit stpetepride.com

The Straz Center

To inspire, educate and enrich our entire community through the transformative power of the performing arts. We envision the Straz Center as a welcoming international cultural institute renowned for innovative, creativity and celebration of the human spirit.

Visit strazcenter.org

13 Ugly Men

To support the Tampa Bay community through hands on volunteerism efforts and large-scale events that raise awareness and funds for local charities.

Visit 13uglymen.com