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Giving in Florida 2012Giving in Florida: The State of Philanthropy in the Sunshine State, 2012 Edition
February 2012

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This FPN research report provides the latest facts, figures and trends for charitable giving by Florida individuals, foundations and corporations. 

Key Findings

Among the report's key findings:

Giving by Foundations & Corporations

> Foundation and corporate giving in Florida totaled $1.37 billion in 2009, a decrease of 8.3% from 2008 and a larger drop than the national average.
> Giving by Florida's foundations and other grantmakers is expected to have declined by about 8% in 2010, stabilized in 2011 and to remain flat in 2012.
> 24.1% of Florida foundation grants went to public affairs/society benefit, followed by human services (16.8%), health (16.5%) and arts & culture (14.2%).
> Slightly more than half (53.5%) of Florida foundation grants came from the state's Southeast region, followed by Central Florida (12.1%), Central West Florida/Tampa Bay region (11.3%) and Northeast Florida (9.4%).
> 56.9% of Florida foundation grants went outside of Florida.

Total Charitable Giving

> Individuals, foundations and corporate givers in Florida gave $14.2 billion in charitable contributions in 2009, an 8.6% decline from 2008. 
> Individual Floridians accounted for 74.3% of the state's charitable giving, with charitable bequests comprising 16.0% and foundations, corporations and other grantmakers comprising 9.7%.

Giving by Individuals

> Individual Floridians gave $10.5 billion to charity in 2009, down 8.8% from 2008, as the economic recession in Florida and nation continued to take its toll on people's capacity to give.

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> Download the Report: Click here to download Giving in Florida, 2012 Edition (PDF - 20 pages).


> FPN News Release: Florida's Charitable Giving Hit Hard by Recession, But Outlook Is Brighter

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Previous Reports

> 2012 Florida Grantmaking Outlook Report (PDF - 4 pages).
> Giving in Florida, 2011 Edition (PDF - 20 pages).
> Giving in Florida, 2010 Edition (PDF - 20 pages).


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