Coming Together

A top priority of the Foundation is to bring cross-sector stakeholders and organizations together to connect and collaborate on program ideas, identify needs, build relationships in a safe space and streamline efforts. The Foundation’s role is to provide a safe, comfortable, friendly environment where convening can occur and the best information can be pulled into the room.

Listening

We began with community and service provider listening sessions to find out what “healthy living” means to individuals and families in St. Petersburg and to obtain input on what it will take for St. Petersburg to be the healthiest city in the U.S.  See the summaries of the listening sessions HERE and be on the lookout for more opportunities to engage with the Foundation.

Connecting and collaborating

We will bring cross-sector stakeholders and organizations together to connect and collaborate on program ideas, identify community needs, build relationships in a safe space and streamline efforts. This collaboration is a top priority of the Foundation.

Facilitating community dialogue

The Foundation will serve as a facilitator and a resource to our community in providing a space for brainstorming, building trust, learning together, sharing resources and information, listening to each other and ultimately working together to improve population health in our community. The Foundation’s role is to provide a safe, comfortable, friendly environment where convening can occur, pulling the best information into the room.

Funding initiatives

We strive to work with our potential grantees to “get to a yes” as much as it is possible. We will invite organizations with shared interests and similar applications in to discuss possible collaborative funding opportunities and initiatives.