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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 Phillips family's generosity and keen passion for helping people in the community led to the establishment of The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation in 1953 to support charitable needs in the Central Florida area. The family felt it was important to support programs that would correct the origins or causes of a problem, leading to the foundation’s motto "to help others help themselves." The foundation makes grants to charitable organizations that focus on educational programs, children and youth services, cultural programs, health or rehabilitative programs and social services. The foundation also supports nonprofit organizations that seek to preserve the free enterprise system and protect private property rights. Together with Dr. Phillips Inc., The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation has made grants, pledges and program-related investments in excess of $150 million.


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

What's New

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]

Recap of FPN's 2015 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy

This year's FPN Summit challenged Florida's philanthropic community to step up and take part in the next big conversations for our sector. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this a record-setting event. Visit the 2015 Summit recap page for pictures, videos and other Summit information and resources.



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What's New

Network News: March 2015

FPN Sponsorship Opportunities

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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