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Florida Philanthropic Network conducts regular research on Florida philanthropy and grantmaking, as well as periodic research on the state's nonprofit sector, to help inform the work of people working in the field or with the field.

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Florida Grantmaking & Philanthropy Research

FL Philanthropy At A Glance   Florida Philanthropy At A Glance
March 2014

This two-page fact sheet provides an easy-to-read overview of the last facts and figures on philanthropy in Florida.
Download the fact sheet (PDF). 
2012 Florida Grantmaking Outlook Report
  2012 Florida Grantmaking Outlook Report
February 2012

This FPN research report offers an outlook for Florida grantmaking in 2012, based on FPN's statewide survey of Florida foundations and corporate grantmakers.
 Read more or download the report (PDF - 4 pages).
Giving in Florida 2012 Edition     Giving in Florida: The State of Philanthropy in the Sunshine State, 2012 Edition
February 2012

The latest facts, figures and trends on charitable giving in Florida, including information on giving by Florida foundations, corporations and individuals.
 Read more or download the report (PDF - 20 pages).
Sunshine State Survey Cover   Third Annual Sunshine State Survey
"Floridians' Charitable Giving & Views on Nonprofit Leadership"
January 2009

The vast majority of Floridians made financial contributions to charitable organizations in 2008, and most gave the same or more to charity in 2008 than in previous year.  That's one of the key findings of Leadership Florida's Third Annual Sunshine State Survey, a statewide survey of Florida residents that included questions on charitable giving for the first time in the survey's history.
 Read more or download the report.

Florida Foundations Cover   Florida's Largest Foundations
January 2009

This FPN research update provides the latest data on Florida's 258 largest foundations. The update includes rankings of Florida's largest private foundations by region, in terms of both assets and grants paid, rankings of the state's largest community foundations, and other details of the grantmaking patterns of these foundations.
Read more or download the report.

Philanthropy in the Sunshine StatePhilanthropy in the Sunshine State
November 2003

The first statewide overview of philanthropy in Florida, this 32-page report gives a comprehensive look at Florida foundations and individual donors. The report also looks at the scope and focus of charitable giving, comparing Florida to other southeastern states and to the nation.  Download the
introduction or the full study.

Other Research

EIS 08Florida's Nonprofit Sector: An Economic Force
February 2008
This 2008 economic impact study conducted by Dr. Lester Salamon at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Civil Society presents statewide and regional research on the employment, revenue and expenditures of Florida's nonprofit organizations.
 Read more or download the report.

The Disposition of Federal Dollars in Florida’s Social Services: Informing a Federal Funding Maximization Strategy
June 2003

In a report prepared for Florida Philanthropic Network, the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., examined 11 Florida programs to determine how well the fourth most populous state with the highest concentration of elderly residents was using federal dollars in social-service programs during the past decade. The report includes: demographics, fiscal and political context and a snapshot of Florida revenue and expenditures.  Download the
executive summary or the full study.


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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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