Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.
Brings Together Funders Working to End Homelessness in Florida
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
Together to End Homelessness.
Lives of Florida’s Women & Girls Through a Collective
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.
The Power of a
Network to Amplify Philanthropy’s Voice
a follow-up to his recent
post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog about the
power of the
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.