Shepard Capital is proud to support these organizations, whose efforts are making an impact on many lives in the Tampa Bay area. We believe in making a difference by maximizing our efforts in community engagement.

Steps Forward  is a private-public partnership group committed to helping solve the chronic homeless problem. Steps Forward adheres to the Housing First methodology: provide housing first, and then combining that housing with supportive treatment services in mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment.

Steps Forward began its “housing first’’ strategy in 2013 with the purchase and renovation of the Cypress Landing apartments in Tampa, which provides permanent housing for chronically homeless residents. 

Since inception, Steps Forward has acquired and renovated over 150 units. Shepard Capital Partners provides financial management support to Steps Forward on a volunteer basis.


CRISP is a group of like-minded patriots dedicated to celebrating and honoring the service of the United States Military in the Tampa Bay area. This not-for-profit association is based on the military’s inherent values: Commitment, Respect, Integrity, Service and Pride. In 2020, CRISP and the City of Tampa dedicated a Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in MacDill Park to honor the Tampa area’s 300+ Gold Star families. A moving video of the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument dedication ceremony has been generously provided by The Lightning Foundation, who is also a Founding Member of CRISP:

In addition to initiatives to further improve MacDill Park, CRISP held a Memorial Day Ceremony open to the public in May of 2021 in the park and are planning a number of future events to honor those in current military service, as well as our veterans. Many Tampa Bay area families, businesses and foundations have become members of CRISP and we invite all those who share our passion to join us.

The Principals of Shepard Capital Partners were parting the CRISP Founding Team and Chris Reed currently serves as Chairman of the organization.

For more information on CRISP, please visit