Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.
Policymakers and Stakeholders on State of Children’s Health
Coverage in Florida
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.
Statement on Extending Healthcare Coverage in Florida
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.
FPN Leads Team to
Advocate for Philanthropy on Capitol Hill
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
Recap of FPN's
2015 Statewide Summit on Philanthropy
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
Visit the 2015
Summit recap page for pictures, videos and other Summit
information and resources.