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May 1, 2015
The Better Boardroom: A Seminar on Family Foundation Trusteeship
Presented by FPN, National Center for Family Philanthropy, Southeastern Council of Foundations and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County
9:00 - 11:30 am

May 4-6, 2015
Catalyzing Large Scale Change: The Funder's Role in Collective Impact
Collective Impact Forum

New Orleans, LA

May 5, 2015
FPN South Florida Grantmakers Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fort Lauderdale 

May 5, 2015
How Foundant Can Help You Get on the Map
2:00 - 3:00 pm

May 6, 2015
Homes for All Housing Summit
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

May 7, 2015
Tampa Bay Funders Forum Luncheon

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The Miami Coalition for the Homeless was organized in 1987 to promote community efforts preventing and ending homelessness in South Florida by establishing alliances with agencies and organizations. Since 2001, MCH has been distributing a national endowment of twenty million dollars to various organizations whose missions are fighting to end and prevent homelessness in South Florida. The coalition has also funded several community prevention initiatives, and has sponsored numerous conferences and educational efforts that target issues related to homelessness. Their work concentrates on advocacy, prevention and informational services to enhance already existing community efforts and fill identifiable gaps.


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

What's New

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, our CEO shares about the power of the Forum Network on advancing public policy. That power of was on display again in March when nearly 200 representatives of foundations and other philanthropic organizations converged on Washington, D.C. for Foundations on the Hill. People from 31 states held more than 260 meetings with House and Senate members to tell their personal stories about the value of philanthropy in their states and districts, and to highlight important federal policies that can strengthen and grow philanthropy. [Read More]

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

FPN's Florida Health Funders member affinity group presented a briefing on April 15 in Tallahassee to help inform policymakers and stakeholders with up-to-date information about health coverage for Florida's children. The briefing was presented by Joan Alker from Georgetown University, who is a national expert on health issues affecting low-income families. The briefing was held as part of the children’s advocacy week during the Florida legislative session to bring together the state’s child advocacy community and draw attention to the policy needs of children. [Read More]

FPN Issues Statement on Extending Healthcare Coverage in Florida

With the Florida Legislature in session and healthcare coverage being an important topic, Florida Philanthropic Network, through our Florida Health Funders (FHF) member affinity group, has adopted the following position statement on the issue: Extending healthcare coverage to more Floridians is crucial to the state’s future. As philanthropic funders of health in the state of Florida, we witness daily the importance of healthcare coverage and its positive effects on our residents, businesses and economy. Florida Philanthropic Network’s Florida Health Funders group encourages Floridians to become educated on the funding of healthcare and to raise their voices on this critical issue. [Read More]

FPN Leads Team to Advocate for Philanthropy on Capitol Hill

FPN provided a strong voice for Florida philanthropy in Washington, DC a few weeks ago when we led our state's delegation for the 2015 Foundations on the Hill event. The Florida team held 23 meetings with members of our state's congressional delegation and their staffs, where we stressed to them the value and impact of philanthropy in our state. [Read More]



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What's New

Network News: April 2015

FPN Sponsorship Opportunities

2015 Summit Recap

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

FPN Webinar Archive: Public Policy Update

FPN Webinar Archive: Policy Update: Changes to the Solicitations of Contributions Act

Congress Passes "America Gives More Act of 2015"

FPN Welcomes New Board Members & Officers, Honors Outgoing Board Member & Chair

FPN Helps Launch Florida Charitable Advisory Partnership to Advise State Charity Regulators

FPN Featured on The Philanthropy Show

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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