Florida Philanthropic Network

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Our Mission for Florida

  1. Foster cooperation and collaboration among business, government and nonprofit organizations.
  2. Advance sound public policy that includes nonprofit sector perspectives.
  3. Promote and develop philanthropy in Florida.

Our Vision for Florida

The vision of Florida Philanthropic Network is for Florida to be successful in modeling and facilitating cooperation and collaboration among all sectors - business, government and nonprofit, to promote the best interest of all Floridians.

Who We Are
Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of nearly 120 philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs - from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola - who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $430 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members share a commitment to promoting philanthropy, fostering collaboration and advancing public policy by Florida, in Florida.

What We Do
Florida Philanthropic Network connects Florida grantmakers to one another through educational programs, networking, regional convenings, online opportunities and much more. We provide news, information and resources to the philanthropy community in Florida, advocate on behalf of philanthropy locally and nationally, and commission objective research on the nonprofit and philanthropy sector to disseminate to public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Why We Do It
Complex problems demand dynamic solutions.  Florida Philanthropic Network believes that systemic change will occur through collaboration, cooperation, education, research and sound public policy. If we combine forces, we will build a unified voice for the nonprofit sector in Florida that will advance this theory of change to improve the quality of life for all Floridians.


> 2013 FPN Highlights (PDF)

> FPN's Strategic Plan 2013-2015 (PDF)

Financial Information

> 2013 Form 990 (PDF)

> 2012 Form 990 (PDF)

> 2011 Form 990 (PDF)

> 2010 Form 990 (PDF)

Forum LogoFlorida Philanthropic Network is a member of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, a network of regional associations of grantmakers across the country.

Our History

In 2001, seven Florida foundation leaders - Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Dade Community Foundation (now The Miami Foundation), Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, Jessie Ball duPont Fund, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation - shared a vision of, and commitment to, the importance of cooperative, collaborative relationships between business, government and nonprofits. Their leadership led to a vision of a united Florida with foundations, government and business leaders devoted to cooperation and collaboration that would more effectively leverage contributions of each sector. The Network founders believed that innovative leadership and a unified voice were necessary to effectively promote philanthropy, foster collaboration and advance public policy.

FPN News

August 21, 2015
Florida Philanthropic Network Calls for Statewide Goal for Post-Secondary Education Attainment

May 21, 2015
FPN & Funders Together Launch Joint Affinity Group on Homelessness

May 8, 2015
FPN Launches Florida Women's Funding Alliance

February 17, 2015
Florida Philanthropic Network Announces New Board Members, Officers

April 23, 2014
Florida Governor and Cabinet Honor Florida Community Foundations

February 27, 2014
Two Florida Philanthropy Leaders Join Florida Philanthropic Network Board of Directors

November 27, 2013
Florida Philanthropic Network Joins National #GivingTuesday Movement to Encourage Giving

August 7, 2013
FPN President David Biemesderfer Elected Chair of Nation's Largest Philanthropy Network

June 13, 2013
New Report Examines How Affordable Care Act Could Impact Florida and the Role for Philanthropy

February 11, 2013
Florida Philanthropy Leaders Join Florida Philanthropic Network Board of Directors

May 22, 2012
Florida Philanthropic Network and Donors Forum of South Florida Announce Merger

February 7, 2012
Florida Foundation Giving Expected to Be Stable in 2012

August 4, 2011
FPN President David Biemesderfer Elected Vice Chair of National Philanthropy Board

February 9, 2011
Florida Foundation Giving Expected to Grow in 2011, After Several Up-and-Down Years

December 16, 2010
Florida Philanthropic Network Receives National Funding for Aging Initiative

October 27, 2010
Tampa Bay Funders Forum Merges With Florida Philanthropic Network

October 4, 2010
Florida Philanthropic Network Sponsors October 20 Florida Gubernatorial Debate

September 20, 2010
Maggie Osborn Appointed Vice President of Florida Philanthropic Network

August 2, 2010
FPN President David Biemesderfer Named to National Philanthropy Board

July 9, 2010
FPN President David Biemesderfer Appointed to Florida Chamber Foundation Caucus

April 16, 2010
David Biemesderfer Named President & CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network

March 3, 2010
Three Florida Philanthropy Leaders Join Florida Philanthropic Network Board

February 24, 2010
FPN Meets With Haitian Ambassador

February 16, 2010
Florida Giving Grew Through 2007, But Declined in 2008-2009 and Likely to Stabilize in 2010, New FPN Report Shows

September 24, 2009
Nikia Kaiza Named Inaugural FPN-Anchin Center Research Fellow

July 17, 2009
FPN, Florida Attorney General Co-Sponsor Gang Prevention Convening

June 15, 2009
FPN's Katie Ensign Appointed to Florida Advisory Committee on Economic Security

March 26, 2009
Florida Grantmakers Discuss Key Issues on Capitol Hill

January 30, 2009
FPN and Community Foundations of Florida Merge

January 24, 2009
At 2009 FPN Summit, Government & Philanthropy Leaders Urge Stronger Partnership


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What's New

Webinar Archive: New Federal Guidance Highlights Importance of Nonprofit "Overhead" Expenses

Florida Philanthropy Comes Together to End Homelessness

FPN Blog: To Enhance Oversight of Charities, Letís Build on the Good Work Already Being Done

Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices - 2015 Edition

Webinar Archive: State of Health Care Enrollment in Florida

Nepal Earthquake Response, Relief & Recovery

New Effort Brings Together Funders Working to End Homelessness in Florida

Transforming the Lives of Floridaís Women & Girls Through a Collective Philanthropic Voice

Welcome New FPN Members

The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches
West Palm Beach, FL

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Sarasota, 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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