The South City Foundation is working in partnership with the Tallahassee Housing Authority and Columbia Residential to redevelop the Orange Avenue Apartments, a central housing development in the heart of South City. This investment will create opportunities for high-quality, mixed income housing where all residents can thrive, and also serves as a catalyst for private development throughout the southside.


The South City Foundation is establishing a seamless cradle-to-career education pipeline that ensures student growth, learning, and achievement at every level. This would not be possible without the strong support, leadership and guidance from Leon County Schools and Whole Child Leon.


The South City Foundation is facilitating on-going dialogue with all south side health stakeholders to introduce community wellness programs and facilities located and accessible within South City that promote healthy living and productive lives.

Investing in Tomorrow

“South City” is a historic community in Tallahassee, Florida, nestled among many south side neighborhoods and bordering a promising commercial district. Once a central hub for many residents, the area has languished over the years from a lack of economic development and inadequate public infrastructure. Despite the economic and health challenges of the area, South City’s location near downtown and the availability of vacant lots make it a prime community for redevelopment and reinvestment without displacement.

South City Foundation Vision Statement

Empowering Tallahassee’s historic South City to improve the quality of life for all, where neighbors play, learn and prosper.