A History of Civil Rights & Social Change in Pinellas County

Explore the History Site

Advancing Anti-Racist Practices and Policies

To Improve the Lives of All Pinellas County Residents

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg believes that race 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.

Join the Movement

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 race 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 race equity initiatives and fuels community through relationships, connections to support networks, research and data, access to technology, and physical space.

Take Action Together

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.

View Local Impact

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.

2020 Annual Report

Last year split our collective consciousness into “before George Floyd” and after. The motivation for change we felt in the aftermath can be the launching point for a much brighter world, built on a bedrock of race equity. The 2020 Annual Report explores more than 45 community-led initiatives and their impacts, and explains how the Foundation has honed its mission to focus on race equity.

Read the Full Report

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.

Explore the history site


Recent Highlights

BIPOC Leadership Initiative Launches

Sep 19, 2022News

‘Dream in Black and Brown’ — A BIPOC Young People Leadership Initiative — Launches The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Young People Leadership Initiative is a measurable and transformative program created by The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. This initiative connects BIPOC youth to opportunities which accelerate race equity, build community, and […]

Read More

Pinellas County Social Action Funding Grant

Apr 8, 2022News

(Information distributed on behalf of Pinellas County Human Services.) Jennifer Wright Administrative Support Specialist Pinellas County Human Services 440 Court Street, 2nd Floor Clearwater, FL 33756 (727)464-8432 jenwright@pinellascounty.org — Pinellas County Human Services is accepting applications for Social Action Funding Grants through 12:00 am on Saturday, April 30, 2022.   The Social Action Grant Program provides funding […]

Read More

Press Release: Racism Costs Everyone

Mar 14, 2022News,Press Release

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release March 14, 2022 Contact: Shannon Kalahar Director of Strategic Communications 727-741-5440 (call or text) shannon@healthystpete.foundation Racism Costs Everyone: Economic Expert Makes Cents of Equity for White and Residents of Color at Free Event ST. PETERSBURG, Florida – Heather McGhee, renowned economist and NY Times best selling author, will give a […]

Read More

Join our Community of Changemakers

It is through our collective actions and ideas that we will achieve race 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!