Category: News

Funded Partner Spotlight: The Modern Griot Corporation

Jun 28, 2024News

When Modern Griot Corporation Founder Lola Morgan lost her brother in 2016, her family didn’t have the resources to process their grief and work toward healing. Eight years later, Morgan is a certified mental health first aid practitioner and life coach who offers others what she wishes someone had offered her. “After losing my brother, […]

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Juneteenth Events

Jun 13, 2024News

On June 19, 1865, more than two months after the Civil War officially ended, Union troops arrived in Galveston, TX, to inform enslaved people there (and the people who enslaved them) that they were free. Described as a second independence day, Juneteenth commemorates the day when enslaved people in the farthest reaches of the South […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: SailFuture

Apr 30, 2024News

Ten years ago, SailFuture Co-Founder and CEO Mike Long was a student at New College of Florida when his former high school principal, who had expelled him, reached out with an invitation. “I was really lucky to be where I was at in my life based on the choices I had made when I was […]

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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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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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