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: Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay

Mar 29, 2024Blog,News

Every month, 250 adopted Grandmas, Grandpas, Nanas and Pop-pops report to elementary school classrooms throughout the community. Part of the Foster Grandparents Program operated by Foundation funded partner Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, these dedicated 55+ volunteers aid teachers, mentor students, support schools, and, in the process, perhaps help themselves. “I get a lot […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Hope Villages of America

Feb 29, 2024News

In the next few months, Hope Villages of America will expand their work to South St. Petersburg, offering culturally responsive services to BIPOC women experiencing domestic violence. “We’ve got decades of experience doing this work, we’re here to make a difference and change people’s lives,” said Hope Villages CEO Nick DiCeglie. “We’re honored and privileged […]

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Just Heal, Bro: The Black Men’s Mental Health Tour

Feb 29, 2024News

On Sunday, February 18, more than 150 Black men from our city filled the Foundation’s Center for Health Equity, converting the day into a sacred space of healing, brotherhood, community, and support. In an affinity space reserved exclusively for Black men, they shared. They listened. They linked arms. They spoke about healing. The afternoon was […]

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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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