The mission of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is to improve population health of community members in Pinellas County by addressing the social determinants of health through an equity lens. The Foundation invests in the community through research, convening, equity education and grantmaking. We award funds based on ideas that we come to us from the community, informed by data that reflects community need. The best way to start a conversation about Foundation support is by reaching out to our Community Investment team at 727-865-4650 or email at grants@healthystpete.foundation.

Over the past three years, the Foundation has committed over $18m dollars in community investments. Grant investments will continue to be made in the active Transformative and Empowerment Grants.

In 2019, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg will not be holding a new competitive grantmaking round. Instead, the Foundation will invest in the community through research, convening, equity education and grantmaking. We award funds based on ideas that come to us from the community, informed by data that reflects community need. We encourage you to reach out to our Community Investment team at 727-865-4650 or email grants@healthystpete.foundation to share how we can support your work connect you to resources. We are committed to open dialogue and listening to the community.

In addition to investments in research, convenings and programs, the Foundation hosts opportunities to learn and grow as a community that prioritizes health equity. Our speaker series, Speakers Who Inspire, brings national thinkers and authors to St. Petersburg to advance our understanding and discourse about equity. We also host an intensive training course called Courageous Conversation about Race: Beyond Diversity, for approximately 300 county residents each year. This two-day seminar was developed by Pacific Educational Group, a consulting group committed to forging racial equity.

Finally, the Foundation is also focusing on the creation of the Center for Health Equity. The Center will open in the fall and will serve as a hub for collaboration where cross-sector groups can come together the research, learn and create proposals to advance health equity and create positive social change.

If you would like to learn more about the Center for Health Equity and share your ideas for ways to engage with the Foundation there, please contact Community Impact Manager Marcus Brooks at Marcus@healthystpete.foundation.