Together we can live fuller, longer, happier lives with fewer health concerns.

Did you know?

In Pinellas County, with a minimum wage of $8.05, affordable rent is $419 a month and a zero-bedroom is $610 a month.

How can this be?

Children in Pinellas County experience higher rates of child abuse and foster care than elsewhere in the state.

It’s hard to imagine…

There are approximately 7,000 chronically hungry children in Pinellas County.

A startling statistic…

90.7% of adults surveyed did not meet the daily recommendation for fruit or vegetable consumption.

A sobering fact…

In 2012, 31.1% of Pinellas youth reported illicit drug use.

A dangerous trend…

Rates of adult obesity in Pinellas County are higher than the state average.

On top of that…

The number of suicide deaths was higher among 12-18 year olds in Pinellas County than in the state.

Lastly…

Every 32 hours in Pinellas County, someone dies of a drug overdose.

Can you imagine a community where every person can achieve optimal health, regardless of race, ethnicity, income level, gender or gender expression, geography or myriad other traits or life circumstances? That’s health equity, and it’s the vision that drives us. In partnership with many individuals and organizations in Pinellas County, we are working to end differences in health that are systemic and structural in nature.

Purpose + Mission

Learn about the Foundation and our commitment to the community.

2017 Grantmaking

Check on the current and upcoming grantmaking opportunities.

Health Equity

What do we mean by health equity and why is it important?

For more information, you can ACCESS FOUNDATION DOCUMENTS HERE.

We believe that collaboration
gives us strength.

The primary aim of the Foundation is to improve overall community health by focusing on communities with the highest needs and the least available resources. 

We Believe innovative approaches that demonstrate an understanding of underlying causes, systems approaches and a commitment to prevention will strengthen our community.

We Believe that making opportunities available for community members to improve their physical, mental and social well-being leads to a vibrant future.

We Believe in the principles that govern healthy relationships and that programs that demonstrate dependability, honesty and transparency will benefit our community.

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FUNDING VALUES

Let’s make a difference together

 

Convening

Bringing cross-sector stakeholders and experts together to identify community needs, collaborate on program ideas, build relationships and establish best practices is a top priority of the Foundation.

Communications

Public information campaigns in support of the Foundation’s mission of advancing health equity will be implemented in 2017. Stay tuned for more on this!

Collaboration

Collaborations with other funders and advocates to address our community’s most important needs is a top priority of ours.

Resources

The Foundation is committed to being a vital community resource and has developed an online library for nonprofits, government agencies and other stakeholders to access and utilize. The library will continue to grow and will include vetted information that can be used as documentation of needs for a variety of topics in our community.

VIEW OUR ENTIRE LIBRARY OF RESOURCES