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Advancing Health, Elevating Equity

So that all Pinellas County residents can thrive

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg works to achieve racially equitable health outcomes and improve the determinants that shape them. We convene, lead, scale, and fund critical work to eliminate racial disparities, change systems, and strengthen our community.

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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.

2023 Annual Report

The year 2023 marked an exciting new chapter in our history as we identified our 2023 and 2024 priority focus areas, deepened our impact with a post-pandemic return to full staffing and new leadership, strengthened key partnerships, and expanded touchpoints for community engagement and collaboration. Read the full report to learn more about our work to advance health and empower equity in the South St. Petersburg community we’re proud to call home.

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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

Juneteenth Events

Jun 13, 2024News

On June 19, 1865, more than two months after the Civil War officially ended, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX, to inform enslaved people there (and the people who enslaved them) that they were free. Described as a second independence day, Juneteenth commemorates the day when enslaved people in the farthest reaches of the South […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Sanderlin Neighborhood and Family Center

May 26, 2024Education,Mental Health

On June 10, the Sanderlin Neighborhood and Family Center will welcome a group of 4- and 5-year-olds to their new voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classroom for Bootie Camp, a free summer enrichment program designed to prepare young learners for the upcoming year. Using a play-based learning curriculum, these 6 students will work with VPK teacher Marlo […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: SailFuture

Apr 30, 2024News

Ten years ago, SailFuture Co-Founder and CEO Mike Long was a student at New College of Florida when his former high school principal, who had expelled him, reached out with an invitation. “I was really lucky to be where I was at in my life based on the choices I had made when I was […]

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Join our Community of Changemakers

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

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