In 2022 Center State CEO awarded "It Takes a Village Daycare" a small business grant through the growth & equity fund.

John Peter, owner, Peter’s Discount Liquor, wished to support other small businesses, which led him to become a founding contributor to the CenterState CEO Growth + Equity Fund. Through his donation to the CenterState CEO Foundation, Peter has helped support entrepreneurs achieve new levels of growth, such as Tanika Jones, owner of It Takes a Village Family Daycare. Jones (left), and Peter (right) stand in front of the facility that will house her new daycare center. Peter’s donation in support of the Growth + Equity Fund enabled Jones to access a mini “ignition” grant to cover soft costs related to renovating her new facility.