Investing in Racial Equity to Achieve Health Equity

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is honored to support local organizations working to advance health and racial equity in our community. We have awarded roughly $31 million in grant funding since our inception. Learn more about our funded partners below.

2023-2024 Funded Partners

The Foundation has partnered with Bayfront Health to jointly award $4.8 million in grant funding to groups working on Mental Health and Wellness for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and Economic Equity and Justice. All work focuses on the three zip codes of the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area. Funding categories include:

  • Capacity Building (up to $10,000)
  • Professional Development/Training (up to $100,000)
  • Programmatic Operations (up to $250,000)
  • Multi-Sector Collaboration (up to $500,000)
View the 2023-2024 Funded Partners

2020-2022 Funded Partners

In 2020, the Foundation temporarily shifted to a “listen and learn” strategic investments model to award grant funds. From 2020 to early 2023, the Foundation funded the following types of awards:

  • Community Investments/Grants
  • Capacity-Building Grants
  • Responsive Grants


2018-2019 Funded Partners

2018-2019 grant cycles were composed of three tiers.

  • Capacity-Building Mini-Grants invested in short-term activities and projects that strengthen the organization and improved their impact, efficiency and/or effectiveness in the community.
  • Empowerment Grants offered small-to-midsized organizations an opportunity to enhance the impact of their work in one or more areas of the social determinants of health, with a focus on improving population health.
  • Multi-year Transformative Grants focused on initiatives driven to create systems change to improve health equity.
View the 2018-2019 Funded Partners

2016-2017 Funded Partners

The Foundation’s inaugural grant round, Healthy Beginnings, awarded $3.9 million in grants to 19 local organizations working across the spectrum of social and environmental determinants of health in 2016. The following year they launched Healthy Communities grant cycles which contained Mini Capacity Building Grants, Transformative Grants, and Empowerment Grants. The 2017 cycle provided 29 organizations with $405,794 in grants to support one-time projects that will enhance their ability to advance community health.

View the 2016-2017 Funded Partners

2015 Listening Sessions

The Listening Tour was the Foundation’s top priority in the summer of 2015. Over 200 St. Petersburg residents and 70 St. Petersburg social service organizations shared their insights about about the health and well-being of our community. Listening activities have informed changes to the Foundation’s strategies and initiatives since it’s inception, and individuals are encouraged to get in touch.

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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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