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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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Funded Partner Spotlight: Florida Philanthropic Network

Nov 30, 2023News

While we award most of our grant funding to local nonprofits advancing health and racial equity in our St. Petersburg community, the Foundation also works with philanthropic organizations to further a focus on equity in philanthropy more broadly. Toward that end, we are active members of the Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) and support FPN as […]

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Family Friendly Business Awards

Nov 3, 2023News

The Foundation was recently designated a Platinum level Family Friendly Workplace at the Family Friendly Tampa Bay Business Awards in October. The award was created to honor companies that are taking the lead in supporting their workforce and community by implementing family-friendly policies like paid leave, health support, flexible schedules, professional development and training opportunities, […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Suncoast Center

Oct 31, 2023Mental Health

Be kind. Be curious. Be connected. These six words are the motto of the Zero Suicide Partners of Pinellas initiative – and they have the power to save lives, according to Kristin Mathre of Suncoast Center. “It’s such a foundational and powerful message,” said Mathre, who serves as the chief operating officer for Suncoast Center, […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Community EFX, Celebrated Not Tolerated

Sep 29, 2023News

LaShante Keys founded the nonprofit Community EFX in 2009 after struggling to find in his community the work he wanted to see done. He also wanted to serve as a role model and example to the younger generation. “It’s important to provide that exposure for the generation coming behind us, so they can say, look, […]

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Chief Strategy Officer Lisa Brody Honored With Justice Award

Sep 29, 2023News,Press Release

(St. Petersburg, FL – September 15, 2023) Longtime community attorney Lisa Brody was honored with the Minoru Yasui Justice Award at her alma mater, the University of Oregon Law School, on September 22, 2023. Brody, who currently serves as the chief strategy officer for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, was selected for the […]

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Marcus Brooks Honored at St. Petersburg NAACP Freedom Fund Gala

Sep 20, 2023News,Press Release

Foundation Leadership Team Member Named Next-Gen Trailblazer (St. Petersburg, FL – September 16, 2023) Marcus A. Brooks, a member of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg’s leadership team and the executive director of the Foundation’s Center for Health Equity, was honored with the Next-Gen Trailblazers award at the St. Petersburg NAACP’s 82nd Annual Freedom […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Bay Area Legal Services

Aug 31, 2023News

Bay Area Legal Services (BALS) Managing Attorney Pye Young oversees a variety of areas – from the group’s work with veterans, to its housing stability and eviction assistance work, to kinship care, to general civil legal assistance. The message she has for community members with legal questions is simple and clear. “When in doubt, call,” […]

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