The Woodson and Pinellas Community Foundation have joined forces to raise $40 million through a capital campaign for a new and expanded museum.
The existing museum operates in the former community center of Jordan Park, the site of one of our nation’s first African American developed public housing communities. As a result of The Woodson’s growth and popularity, the museum has exceeded the use of its current single-story, 4,000-square-foot facility.
In 2023, The City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Hines Development team reached an agreement to move forward with a new state-of-the-art ballpark and the transformative development of the Historic Gas Plant District, an 86-acre site where the team’s current stadium is located. This agreement includes expanding and relocating The Woodson African American Museum of Florida to this site.
Generous donations empower The Woodson to curate engaging exhibitions and develop diverse programming that immerses visitors in the rich tapestry of African American history and art. Your support not only sustains our mission but also enables us to weave compelling narratives, fostering a deeper appreciation for the cultural legacy we aim to share.
Levels of Giving
Learn how to make a donation by contacting us by email or phone 727-323-1104.
The museum is an IRS-designated 501(C)3 charitable organization. Our tax exempt certification is available on request, and we are authorized to solicit contributions for the State of Florida and Pinellas County. Contributions are acknowledged.
Show your support with our newest Black History Matters T-Shirt!
On May 3, 2008, The Woodson’s Legacy Garden was built behind the museum.
“Pave the Way” is a brick campaign dedicated to supporting The Woodson African American Museum of Florida. Bricks with the name of you, a loved one, or company will be engraved and placed into the pathway throughout the garden.
The Leadership Class of 2008 raised more than $40,000 in donations to provide 13,000 brick pavers, 1,200 plants, sod, mulch, irrigation and fencing. The garden now offers a beautiful outdoor space that serves as a centerpiece for the Jordan Park neighborhood.
With more than 400 bricks sponsored, a stroll along the meandering pathways includes a search for the names of family and friends.
The Woodson African American Museum of Florida welcomes involvement from residents in both the immediate community and the Tampa Bay area. There are many areas in which your contributions are possible and welcomed.
Credit Card / PayPal
Make payable to “Woodson Museum”.
Put “Woodson Warriors” on memo line, mail to:
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 9th Ave. So.,
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Sponsorship is needed for the work of the Museum. Individuals and organizations will be publicly acknowledged for their contributions. Museum staff, board members, and volunteers are available to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Corporate and individual sponsorships are available in the areas of: