The Doble Family Foundation was established in 2015 by John and Vicki Doble to provide a vehicle to give back to our community. Throughout their lives, service to country and community has been a big part of everything they do. John and Vicki felt that by establishing a foundation with written guidelines for giving, their legacy could live on beyond their years.
The purpose of the foundation is to promote education, encourage conservation, and support to local veterans causes.
Education: As many in the brewing industry are aware, the John G. Doble, III Memorial Scholarship was established in 2003 by the Florida Brewer’s Guild in reaction to the death of Johnny Doble. This scholarship provides tuition assistance to deserving recipients to attend the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology at the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago, America’s oldest brewing school. Johnny was a graduate of this course. Link to scholarship details. It is the hope of the Doble family to expand this scholarship in the future and maybe assist brewers to attend one of the local courses that are being developed by the University of South Florida.
Conservation: The protection and enhancement of our environment is a top priority for the Doble Family Foundation. Donations from the foundation will be specifically targeted to reef protection and enhancement, invasive species control, and, as needed, environmental clean-up. Past recipients of funds from the Doble family have included the Save the Reefs Foundation and the Florida Aquarium.
Local Veteran’s Causes: The Doble family is honored to assist veterans of all ages and disabilities to have the most productive life possible. Of specific interest is assistance to veterans returning from conflict with physical disabilities by providing for housing upgrades for accessibility and job placement assistance.
Should you care to learn more about the foundation, benefiting charities or financial disclosures, then please send a request through this website’s contact form.
About the logo: The six members of the Doble family are represented by hop leaves. The large intertwined leaves in the center represent John and Vicki Doble, the smaller leaves represent their sons Johnny, Mark, Mike, and David. Our departed brother Johnny is shown detached from the vine and hovering above the others. The 12 points around the outside of the logo represent the 12 grandchildren of John and Vicki Doble.
- Foundation Name: The Doble Family Foundation, Inc.
- Type of Corporation: Florida Not For Profit Corporation
- Tax Exempt Status: Application Pending with IRS
- Address: 13937 Monroe’s Business Park, Tampa, FL 33635
Applications for support are considered annually in January. Any application for support must be made in writing by December 31st and typically only 501(c)3 organizations receive donations.