Grow Smarter Pivots Foundation Funding to Address Small Business and St. Petersburg Residents
Grow Smarter St. Petersburg, an equitable economic development initiative based at the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and primarily funded by the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg, will be redirecting an estimated $151,741 of awarded funds towards COVID-19 relief efforts in the community.
Across the South, Here’s How Local Funders Have Mobilized to Respond to COVID-19
Compared to elsewhere in the country, some southern states and jurisdictions were slower to issue shelter-in-place orders and resistant to closing local businesses as COVID-19 emerged as a threat last month. Now, there are growing moves across the region to loosen restrictions, with Georgia’s governor allowing many businesses to reopen this week—a move that’s been […]
COVID-19 closes schools, community respond with love lunches
School closures due to COVID-19 have impacted life for Pinellas County residents in many ways. As families strive to find alternatives to childcare, move towards virtual education, and manage employment concerns, a group of local leaders has united to alleviate one problem: access to nutritious meals. Read More at The Weekly Challenger
Coalition of Tampa Bay nonprofits establish resiliency fund to address COVID-19 community needs
Four local social service agencies activated The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund to help local nonprofits respond to the needs of residents negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus and resulting economic crisis. Read More at Florida Politics
Nearly $1 million Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund Activated
A unique partnership has been launched to help the critical organizations that provide assistance to the most vulnerable of our local residents being affected by the COVID-19 public health crisis. The Tampa Bay Resiliency Fund (TBRF) is a new strategic collaboration of the Pinellas Community Foundation, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg and United Way Suncoast with nearly $1 million of funding assistance available to nonprofit 501(c) organizations and governmental agencies.
An arts relief fund has been created in Pinellas County
If you’re an artist, organization or business in the local arts community, you could benefit from the new Pinellas Arts Community Relief Fund. Read More at Tampa Bay Times
Emerging Needs, and the Safer at Home Order
The potential scale of the COVID-19 pandemic is now clear. Pinellas County has instituted Resolution # 20-20, COVID-19 SAFER AT HOME Order. This development is designed to safeguard the community, but its impact on people of color will be disproportionately negative.
COVID-19 Precautions and Initial Actions
Foundation office operating virtually, Center for Health Equity is closed. In light of the rapidly evolving health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the following precautions and actions…