This month the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg awarded 21 nonprofit organizations grants ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 to support much-needed organizational improvements in areas such as technology, infrastructure, marketing, communications, training and planning. The grants are part of the Foundation’s investment in nonprofits in Pinellas County that are working to address social issues and problems that lead to health disparities and poor health outcomes.
The first countywide assessment of the nonprofit sector, released by the Foundation in May, revealed that many nonprofits in Pinellas County lack access to unrestricted funds to make improvements in their organizations that would help them fulfill their missions and better serve the public. These grants are designed to provide the flexible funds needed to pursue such projects over the next three to nine months.
View a complete list of how the 21 organizations will use a total of $398,341.
The findings of the Nonprofit Assessment Report, created in partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Center of Tampa Bay, offered a current snapshot into Pinellas County’s nonprofit sector strengths and challenges. The objective of these capacity-building mini-grants is to help fill some of the unmet needs that nonprofits in our area are faced with.
The needs identified in the assessment have also led the Foundation to invest in a Board Development Summit, fundraising trainings and individual agency assessments, in partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Center. Information on these opportunities will be available soon.
About the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a private foundation formed in 2013 following the sale of the nonprofit Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. It is the steward of almost $180 million in assets to support health equity in Pinellas County. The Foundation inspires and empowers people, ideas, information exchange, organizations and relationships to end differences in health due to social or structural disadvantages and improve population health.