Through this lens, the St. Petersburg Foundation invests in and accelerates innovative, scalable, and sustainable organizations and ideas. We make change happen by fortifying our region’s leading change-makers with capacity-building grants & seed capital, shared services & expert guidance and research-driven leadership education.
In order to tackle head-on the gap that exists between identified community needs and concrete community solutions, we activate our expert network around alliance-building, awareness-enhancement and organizational transformation.
$500K+ IN ASSETS
WE BELIEVE OUR COMMUNITY’S PASSION AND VISION IS STRONG AND THAT WE CAN hELP UNLEASH THAT STRENGTH THROUGH BETTER OPERATING.
Economic vitality and equity. Workforce development. Innovation and infrastructure. Civic quality.
Time and gain, data and reporting show that these are the critical challenges facing not only St. Petersburg, but communities across the nation. Immeasurable resources are spent analyzing the trends and inputs that drive these issues. And the recommendations to address these challenges are remarkably similar: convene community conversations. Identify national best practices. Develop online user experience. Seek opportunities to collaborate.
Yet convening, identifying, developing, and seeking will not solve these issues.
Real work will, and the St. Petersburg Foundation will do the work that:
We will work with, within, and between nonprofits and civic entities to go beyond “developing” and “seeking.” We will improve nonprofits so they may improve our community.
We’ve gathered a core team of professionals and partners with the know-how to help our community tackle critical issues. This talented stable of leaders is ready to help make change happen in this way: rolling up our sleeves to work on these problems not as outsiders but as experts wanting to drive change.
Here’s how we’ll do it: