Gadgets for Good

Donate your unwanted electronics to support members of our local community who do not have access to technology! The Gadgets for Good curbside/no contact drop-off will take place on Saturday, August 15 … Read More

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

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

Job Growth Since the Recession

St. Petersburg’s job growth has been slow to recover since the Great Recession. Between 2008 and 2011, St. Petersburg lost nearly 19,000 jobs. Only until recently have the job counts … Read More

The Five Conditions of Collective Impact

You have probably heard that Grow Smarter uses a Collective Impact approach to create equitable economic growth. But what is Collective Impact? Collective Impact was first introduced by a Stanford … Read More