Black-Led Organizations At Work in Pinellas County (Please Help Grow this List)

– By Gypsy C. Gallardo,  CEO, The 2020 Plan & One Community Plan

The wave of national protests following the murder of George Floyd has led to a flurry of philanthropic interest in the black community, particularly from our white brothers and sisters.

People from all walks of life want to do something (anything) to help. But few people – black or white – are aware of the expansive field of organizations working to advance the African American community. Even fewer are connected enough to reach out to organizations that represent their passion.

In an effort to bridge that divide, the One Community Plan is working to develop an online roster of the black-led organizations involved with community advancement efforts in Pinellas County.

I’ve listed over 100 black-led organizations below and am asking readers to help grow this list! If you or someone you know is leading an organization that should be added to this list, please do two things:

  1. Email us at (send the name of the organization, one sentence about what the organization does, and your website address). This info will be used to create links in the list below; and we will repost this article with brief descriptions of each organization’s work and focus.

  2. Once you’ve done that, please hop over to Green Book of Tampa Bay to list your organization in this online directory, which has hundreds of businesses and organizations registered.

100+ Black-Led Organizations at Work in the Community (To Start)

In alpha order by name of organization / Includes several for-profits that are extensively engaged in community advancement

  1. 1Pier Project

  2. 16th Street Business Association

  3. 2020 Plan/One Community Plan (The)

  4. 2020 Emerging Leaders

  5. 49th Street Association (Emerging)

  6. 8 Kings Collective (The)

  7. Advantage Village Academy

  8. African American Heritage Association of St. Petersburg

  9. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

  10. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

  11. Artz 4 Life Academy

  12. Arts Conservatory for Teens

  13. Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

  14. Bay Area Legal Services

  15. Bayou Highlands Neighborhood Association

  16. Bethel Community Foundation

  17. Black Nurses Rock

  18. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast

  19. Bright Community Trust

  20. Burg Cares (The)

  21. CDC of Tampa

  22. Childs Park Neighborhood Association

  23. Citizens Alliance for Progress

  24. Clearwater Urban Leadership Coalition

  25. Collective Empowerment Group of the Tampa Bay Area

  26. Community Development & Training Center

  27. Concerned Organizations for Quality Education for Black Students (COQEBS)

  28. Cross & Anvil Human Services

  29. Crossroad Consulting Benefit Corporation

  30. Cultured Books

  31. DAB Community Services

  32. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

  33. Deuces Live

  34. Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

  35. First Downs 4 Life

  36. Florida Public Service Union

  37. Ford Christian Academy

  38. Fred G. Minnis Bar Association

  39. Front Porch Community Development Association

  40. Gathering of Pastors (The)

  41. Gathering of Women (The)

  42. Green Book of Tampa Bay

  43. Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services

  44. I Support Youth

  45. Inclusive St Pete MBE Accelerator

  46. Inclusivity

  47. Infinite Potential

  48. Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

  49. International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement

  50. James Insurance Solutions

  51. James B. Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center


  53. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

  54. Kidz World

  55. Lawyers Matter Task Force

  56. Legacy 56

  57. Make it Out Foundation

  58. Mainframe (The)

  59. Men in the Making

  60. MLK Business District Association

  61. Mothers of Minors (M.O.M.)

  62. Mount Zion Human Services

  63. Mt. Zion Christian Academy

  64. My Brothers & Sisters Keepers

  65. My Daughter’s Keepers

  66. My Sister’s Place

  67. Nat’l Association of Black Accountants – Tampa Bay Professional Chapter

  68. Nat’l Association of Black Journalists – Tampa Bay Chapter

  69. Nat’l Council of Negro Women – Metropolitan Section

  70. Nat’l Forum for Black Public Administrators – Tampa Bay Area Chapter

  71. National Organization of Women

  72. National Trust for the Development of African American Men (The)

  73. Neighborhood Home Solutions

  74. New Deal (The)

  75. Next STEPP Pregnancy Center

  76. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

  77. On the Beat St. Pete/Power Plug Radio

  78. One Community Grocery Co-op

  79. Panhellenic Council (The)

  80. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

  81. Pinellas County Community Remembrance Project Coalition (The)

  82. Pinellas County Schools District Monitoring  Advisory Committee

  83. Pinellas County Democratic Black Caucus

  84. Pinellas County Urban League

  85. Pinellas Opportunity Council

  86. Power Broker Media Group

  87. Pretty Young Bosses

  88. Rise Development Corporation (subsidiary of the St. Petersburg Housing Authority)

  89. Sandra Fury DaCosta Foundation

  90. Sankofa Vision Group

  91. Save Our Southside

  92. Seven x 7 Faith Coalition

  93. Shirley Proctor Puller Foundation (The)

  94. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

  95. Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boule)

  96. Southside Christian Schools

  97. Southside Community PTA

  98. Starling School

  99. St. Jude Great Commission CDC

  100. St. Petersburg Branch NAACP

  101. St. Petersburg Bulletin News

  102. St. Petersburg Business League

  103. St. Petersburg Chapter of The Links

  104. St. Petersburg College

  105. St. Petersburg Housing Authority

  106. St. Petersburg Social Justice Center

  107. Starling School

  108. Stetson University College of Law

  109. Studio@620

  110. Suncoast Urban Development

  111. Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association

  112. Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation

  113. Tampa Bay Black Business Initiative Fund

  114. Upper Pinellas Clearwater Branch NAACP

  115. Urban League Young Professionals

  116. VISION Investors

  117. We Care LF

  118. Weekly Challenger (The)

  119. Well for Life (The)

  120. Wrap Around Services (WAS) Collaborative

  121. Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County

  122. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

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