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May 28, 2015
FPN Education Funders Affinity Group Convening
Learning for Action: Supporting the Florida Standards & New Assessments
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

May 29, 2015
Threads: Weaving the Fabric of a Stronger Future
A Conversation to Change the Way We Work As a Sector
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coral Gables

June 3, 2015
FPN Member Webinar
State of Health Care Enrollment in Florida
2:00 - 3:00 pm

June 11, 2015
Kick-Off Convening for Florida Funders Working to End Homelessness

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

June 16-17, 2015
Community Foundations of Florida Summer Meeting


June 17, 2015
Florida Women’s Funding Alliance Convening

2:00 - 4:30 pm

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The Balda Family Foundation's mission is to motivate, inspire and educate academically promising, at-risk and underserved youth in Brevard County through educational opportunities and college scholarships. The foundation was established in 2007 by Ricardo A. Balda and his four adult children. In 1955, at age 14, Mr. Balda immigrated to the United States from Ecuador with his parents and four siblings, he later went on to be the first in his family to receive a college degree. The Balda family has directly seen the positive impact a higher education can make, and as a result, the family places a strong emphasis on academic excellence and understands the important role education plays in permanently lifting one out of financial hardship.


Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.

What's New


New Effort Brings Together Funders Working to End Homelessness in Florida

On a single day and night in January 2014, Florida communities counted more than 41,000 people who were living on the street or in an emergency shelter, according to a recent report by Florida’s Council on Homelessness, while Florida’s public schools recently identified more than 70,000 students as homeless. A growing number of philanthropic organizations in Florida are working to tackle this serious societal issue, and they have now come together through FPN to tackle the state’s homelessness problem in a unique state-national partnership between FPN and Funders Together to End Homelessness. [Read More]

Transforming the Lives of Florida’s Women & Girls Through a Collective Philanthropic Voice

Florida Women's Funding AllianceFPN is pleased to announce and welcome our newest member affinity group, the Florida Women's Funding Alliance. The Alliance seeks to transform the lives of women and girls through FPN members' collective voice and resources. The Alliance is meeting the needs of our members who share an interest in catalyzing and strengthening women's philanthropy to improve the lives of women and girls in our state. [Read More]

The Power of a Network to Amplify Philanthropy’s Voice

As a follow-up to his recent post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog about the power of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers - the Forum Network - to advance philanthropy across the field, FPN President & CEO David Biemesderfer describes the power of the Forum Network in advancing public policy on the regional and national level (FPN is a Forum member). "When you bring the Forum Network's broad nationwide reach and deep regional connections together with the knowledge and expertise of a national philanthropic organization, like the Foundation Center or the Council on Foundations, good things can happen to advance philanthropy in our country," Biemesderfer writes. [Read More]



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What's New

Network News: May 2015

FPN Issues Statement on Extending Healthcare Coverage in Florida

2015 Summit Recap

FPN Briefs Policymakers and Stakeholders on State of Children’s Health Coverage in Florida

FPN Leads Team to Advocate for Philanthropy on Capitol Hill

New Thinking about Networks Makes the Field Better, Stronger, More Effective

FPN Webinar Archive: Streamline the Grant Application Process with Simplify

Senator Rubio Releases Tax Reform Plan That Preserves Charitable Deduction

FPN Webinar Archive: How to Get on the Map by Sharing Your Grants Data

FPN Webinar Archive: The Florida ALICE Report & How Philanthropy Can Take Action

Welcome New FPN Members

The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach, FL

United Way Suncoast
Tampa, FL; Sarasota, FL

Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation
Orlando, FL

FPN Leadership Circle

FPN is grateful to the followng members for their support of FPN's mission and work, above their annual dues investment, of $5,000 or more in 2014:

Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Inc.

Bank of America

Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties

Community Foundation of Tampa Bay 

Jessie Ball duPont Fund

Florida Blue Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Health Foundation of South Florida

Helios Education Foundation

JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Quantum Foundation

Wells Fargo

Winter Park Health Foundation

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