Category: News

Foundation Announces Joni James as Senior Impact Director

Dec 7, 2017News

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg has named Joni James as Senior Impact Director, a new position at the Foundation, now in its third year. James joins the senior leadership team and will be responsible for helping align operations and resources across activities for the highest impact on the Foundation’s mission– to end differences in health due to social or structural disadvantages and improve population health.

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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Makes 9 Empowerment Grants to Pinellas County Nonprofits

Nov 13, 2017News

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg awarded 9 grants totaling more than $771,515 to nonprofits working to advance health equity for residents of Pinellas County.

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Jonathan M. Ellen, M.D. Elected Chair, Katurah Jenkins-Hall, PhD, Vice Chair of Foundation Board of Trustees

Oct 25, 2017News

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg announced the election of Jonathan M. Ellen, M.D., as Chair of its Board of Trustees. Dr. Ellen is president and vice dean of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. He succeeds founding Board Chair Steven C. Dupré, who served from April 2013 to September 2017. Mr. Dupré is an attorney with Carlton Fields in Tampa.

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Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg Grants $405,794 to Support Capacity-Building Projects at 29 Nonprofits

May 30, 2017News

Twenty-nine nonprofit organizations have received grants ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 to support one-time projects that will enhance their ability to improve organizational capacity and advance community health and health equity in South Pinellas County.

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2017 Grantmaking Kicks Off With Capacity Building Mini Grants, Application Period for Grants Opens Today

Mar 1, 2017News

The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is encouraging proposals for projects that will deliver needed improvement for organizations working to improve the health of residents in South Pinellas County. The first of three planned funding rounds in 2017 launches today with a published RFP, open application, and a webinar to guide nonprofits interested in applying.

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Foundation Announces Karen Chassin as Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Feb 9, 2017News

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Chassin as Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Karen’s responsibilities include communications, marketing, advocacy and public affairs strategies for the Foundation.

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Foundation Announces New Board Members and Key Staff Appointments

Feb 9, 2017News

With the addition of four additional Trustees and two new staff members, the Foundation’s Board is now fully seated and key staff positions have been filled.

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Inaugural 2016 Funded Partners Announced

Jun 24, 2016News

The Foundation has completed its first grantmaking cycle entitled Healthy Beginnings. Please click the link below for access to the details of our various investments in the population health of Southern Pinellas County. We are elated about our new funded partners and confident in our forthcoming progress together. View Media Release

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Working Together for a Healthier Community

Jun 23, 2016News

Click the button below to read the Tampa Bay Times Op-ed article “Working Together for a Healthier Community”, written by Foundation CEO Randall H. Russell. Read Article at

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Inaugural Grant Partners to be Announced

May 1, 2016News

The Foundation will announce our 2016 Inaugural Grant Partners on June 23, 2016! This will be the conclusion of our first grantmaking cycle. Please continue to check our website and your email inbox for updates.

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