Category: News

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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Anchors Collaborative: Small Business Development Program

Jul 28, 2023Economic Equity and Justice,Neighbors of the Center,News,Race Equity,Small Business Owners

We’re excited to share that our St. Petersburg Anchors Collaborative will host its first ever Small Business Development Program this fall! A group of up to eight small business owners in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) will have the opportunity to take part in a series of trainings designed to help them […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Supportive Equity Connections of Tampa Bay

Jul 28, 2023Funders & Philanthropists,News,Non-Profit Professionals

Esther Matthews has a knack for writing grants. She’s been honing her craft for twenty years — and volunteering her time to help nonprofits for about as long. Her interest in grant writing started when she worked at the Sanderlin Center, grew through years of helping nonprofits apply for funds, and continues today with her […]

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An Honor and Privilege to Serve

Jul 12, 2023News

Last month, I officially began my service as President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. I am both honored and privileged to answer this special call to serve. As a member of the original Bayfront Health team that helped conceive of and form the Foundation, serving in this role is a […]

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Don’t have time to read the full BIPOC Mental Health Scan? We’ve got you!

Jun 29, 2023Blog,Data Informed Features,Mental Health,News

Below we answer five key questions to break down some of the report’s most important information.   1. Why was the BIPOC mental health scan done and what was its purpose? The purpose of the scan, which was conducted on the Foundation’s behalf by Dr. Keesha Benson and Dr. Stephanie Reed, is to better understand […]

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Funded Partner Spotlight: Collective Empowerment Group of the Tampa Bay Area

Jun 29, 2023Blog,Economic Equity and Justice,Faith & Spiritual Leaders,News

About a decade ago, Imam Askia Muhammad Aquil had just finished up a Community Real Estate Development (CRED) course at USF and was looking for his next step. A passionate activist and advocate with a background in community housing, he was wrestling with a big question: How could he help uplift neighborhoods struggling with legacies […]

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St. Petersburg Anchors Initiative Hosts Career Fair

Jun 9, 2023News,Press Release

Hiring Event Connects Local Job Seekers to Employers Interviewing On Site  (St. Petersburg, FL – June 8, 2023) The St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions Initiative will host their #GetHiredStPete Career Fair on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Pinellas Technical College. Anchor members, which include Bayfront Health, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital, HCA Florida […]

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