Who We Are

The 2020 Plan is led by a network of 100 partners, and backed by funders such as Allegany Franciscan Ministries, United Way Suncoast and Bon Secours Mission Fund, as well as business leaders from the St. Petersburg Chamber and St. Petersburg Economic Development Corporation.

The plan is endorsed by city, county, state and federal officials and was named as one of the top five priorities of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, following his election in 2013.

The plan is implemented by service providers who excel in the interventions needed to move the poverty needle. They include Pinellas Opportunity Council, Pinellas County Urban League, Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition, Tampa Bay Black Business Investment Corporation, Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, and others. The plan is endorsed by city, county, state and federal officials and was named as one of the top five priorities of St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, following his election in 2013.

3 layers of leadership

  1. The 2020 Core Team of 13 community leaders includes nine founders of the vision.
  2. The 2020 Plan Taskforce of 60 leaders meets quarterly to review progress, recommend changes and synthesize resources.
  3. The 2020 Partner Network of 100 key leaders and organizations contribute time, talent or treasure to 2020-supported projects.

5 facts about the 2020 “Organization”

  1. We are not a traditional 501c3 agency. The Pinellas County Urban League has served as 2020’s fiscal home since 2013. Our office space is donated by St. Petersburg College.
  2. 2020 has paid staff, thanks to funding from Allegany Franciscan Ministries.
  3. Our annual operating budget was $100,000 for 2016 and is $155,000 for 2017, funded by Allegany, the City of St. Petersburg and the St. Petersburg Chamber.
  4. 92% of the funding 2020 has helped raise went to our partners to fund programs to put more people on a path out of poverty.
  5. 8% of the funding 2020 has helped raise went to 2020’s core operations (staff, fiscal agent fees, supplies, etc.)