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Advancing Anti-Racist Practices and Policies

To Improve the Lives of All Pinellas County Residents

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg believes that racial equity will lead to health equity. The organization acts as a connector, a listener, and a source of fuel that accelerates the powerful work already being done to advance equity.

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Led by Community

Listening well means truly hearing the lived experience of those in our community. Community voices underscore what’s not working well, highlight where solutions are already underway, and shape meaningful action.

Current Partners

Focused on Race

Race is the biggest variable in health differences among residents in Pinellas County. Health equity is inseparable from racial equity so to build a healthier community, race must be at the forefront of our efforts and solutions.

Why Race Matters

Fueling for Change

The Foundation strategically invests money towards racial equity initiatives and fuels community through relationships, connections to support networks, research and data, access to technology, and physical space.

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Driven By Data

Problems are put into perspective by data. Equity data and analysis help illustrate the scale and impact of issues, can point to new connections, and ensure the solutions we invest in are doing the work they promised to do.

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A Vision of Equity

Equitable regions—where everyone in the community is able to live a long, healthy life—are more prosperous, and experience stronger, more sustained growth. By investing in equity, Pinellas County helps build a more stable, resilient community that is more likely to experience lasting social and economic success.

2022 Annual Report

The year of 2022 was a time of new beginnings, preparation, and growth at the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. We began the year continuing to serve as a COVID testing site through the worst of the winter’s Omicron surge. We ended 2022 with a refined focus for achieving our mission – and the groundwork laid to reopen our Center for Healthy Equity to the community a few weeks into 2023. Throughout it all, we remained focused on our charge to achieve health equity through racial equity. The report that follows highlights some of the Foundation’s 2022 work through grantmaking, strategic initiatives, convening, and preparation for the Center’s reopening.

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Looking Back to Move Forward

Today’s social change advocates can learn a great deal from stories about people who have previously stood together to challenge the status quo and fight for equity. This evolving project serves as an entry point for education, understanding, and further exploration into the history and opportunity for social change in Pinellas County.

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Recent Highlights

Marcus Brooks Honored at St. Petersburg NAACP Freedom Fund Gala

Sep 20, 2023News,Press Release

Foundation Leadership Team Member Named Next-Gen Trailblazer (St. Petersburg, FL – September 16, 2023) Marcus A. Brooks, a member of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg’s leadership team and the executive director of the Foundation’s Center for Health Equity, was honored with the Next-Gen Trailblazers award at the St. Petersburg NAACP’s 82nd Annual Freedom […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Bay Area Legal Services

Aug 31, 2023News

Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) Managing Attorney Pye Young oversees a variety of areas – from the group’s work with veterans, to its housing stability and eviction assistance work, to kinship care, to general civil legal assistance. The message she has for community members with legal questions is simple and clear. “When in doubt, call,” […]

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Anchors Collaborative: Small Business Development Program

Jul 28, 2023Economic Equity and Justice,Neighbors of the Center,News,Race Equity,Small Business Owners

We’re excited to share that our St. Petersburg Anchors Collaborative will host its first ever Small Business Development Program this fall! A group of up to eight small business owners in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) will have the opportunity to take part in a series of trainings designed to help them […]

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Join our Community of Changemakers

It is through our collective actions and ideas that we will achieve racial and healthy equity in Pinellas County. Keep pushing the movement forward. Connect with the Foundation to stay updated on opportunities, developments, and events around equity.

Thank you for your interest!