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.

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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

Funded Partner Spotlight: Life From Inside Out!

Jan 31, 2024Blog,News

As someone who served time in the carceral system, John Bailey says he’s seen struggles with re-entry and recidivism first-hand. “Guys would talk about how hard it was, some were afraid to go home because they didn’t feel prepared, and they’d end up back in prison” he explained. As a 2024 funded partner, Bailey hopes […]

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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and Bayfront Health Announce their 2023 and 2024 Funded Partners

Jan 24, 2024News

The two are jointly awarding $4.8 million to 30 nonprofits working in South St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL – The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and Bayfront Health have jointly awarded $4.8 million in grants to 30 community organizations for 2023 and 2024. The grant awards, which are the result of a partnership announced […]

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Staff Reflections on 2023

Dec 21, 2023Blog,News

This past year, the Foundation re-opened our Center for Health Equity – and co-created roughly 80 equity-focused events. We deepened our work with our local hospitals and the city through our Anchors Collaborative, working with partners like Pinellas County Urban League and Career Source Pinellas to hold job fairs and training opportunities for South St. […]

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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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