Grants and Funding Opportunities

The Florida Blue Foundation: Mental WellBeing Goal: Advance mental well-being for families and community members to mitigate the stressors associated with issues that often impact entire families and/or communities Target Issues: … Read More

Million Dollar Mission

The Million Dollar Mission is a plan that launched in mid-April to encourage 50,000 locals to each spend at least $20 on a local business through a new online marketplace, … Read More

Resource Support and Community Investments

Grow Smarter’s goal is to build a vibrant, diversified economy that benefits all. Now more than ever, this mission is crucial. With the support of our community partners, Grow Smarter created a comprehensive response to COVID-19: one … Read More

St. Pete’s Business Resiliency Team

What is the BRT?  The Business Resiliency Team (BRT) program is a partnership between Grow Smarter, the St. Pete Chamber, and the Greenhouse. This team is comprised of Business Resiliency Navigators … Read More

Understanding St. Pete’s COVID Economy

Nearly 10,000 small businesses throughout St. Petersburg are currently working to adapt to the new COVID economy. Since mid-March, Grow Smarter has been collecting data on how these businesses are doing through a combination of conversations with … Read More

Grow Smarter is hiring an intern!

        Grow Smarter Social Media and Marketing Intern Grow Smarter is an inclusive, multi-sector initiative to create equitable economic growth in St. Petersburg. The initiative works is … Read More