Florida Philanthropic Network's Communications Affinity Group (CAG) offers FPN members an opportunity to interact and connect with other staff and board members who have communications responsibilities for their grantmaking organizations. The group typically meets in-person at least once a year, in conjunction with FPN’s annual conference, and has periodic conference calls and webinars.
Florida Philanthropic Network’s Corporate Funders Roundtable offers FPN’s Corporate members the opportunity to learn, network with each other and access programming which specifically addresses their needs as corporate gratnmakers. The group is open only to FPN’s corporate members and typically meets in person at least once a year, in conjunction with FPN’s annual conference. Zoom meetings are also held periodically.
FPN manages and support several member networks, including Tampa Bay Funders Forum (TBFF), which is a network of grantmakers who are based in and/or focused on supporting organizations, causes and communities in the Tampa Bay region. Participants in the TBFF network represent private family foundations, private independent foundations, corporate grantmakers, community foundations and other grantmakers. The TBFF network includes more than 100 individuals from 56 organizations, representing CEOs, board members and staff members of all types.
FPN provides numerous educational and networking opportunities for the TBFF network throughout the year, including five educational and networking luncheons and other periodic learning and networking opportunities throughout the year. The luncheons feature discussions with key community leaders about critical community issues and needs. Recent programs have covered such issues as hunger, human trafficking, children in poverty, family and youth homelessness and education.
Florida Philanthropic Network's Education Affinity Group (EAG) is comprised of FPN members who share an interest in supporting education issues, organizations and needs in Florida. EAG offers Florida's education funders a space to learn from each other, work together to improve the state's education outcomes and be a voice for Florida philanthropy on key education policy issues.
The EAG will support a culture of high expectations for all students, in and out of school, from early childhood to postsecondary education, leading to career success.
In February 2019, FPN announced Braulio Colón as the new Education Affinity Group (EAG) Chair. Braulio is Vice President for Florida Student Success Initiatives for the Helios Education Foundation.
The work of FPN's Education Affinity Group is supported in part through the generosity of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Helios Education Foundation.
Florida Philanthropic Network's Florida Health Funders (FHF) member affinity group is comprised of FPN members who share an interest in supporting health issues, organizations and needs in Florida. The group works to be a voice for philanthropy on important health policy issues for the state.
The work of FPN's FHF is supported in part through the generosity of Allegany Franciscan Ministries, Florida Blue Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Health Foundation of South Florida, Healthy St. Petersburg, Quantum Foundation, Space Coast Health Foundation and Winter Park Health Foundation.
Who Can Participate in Florida Health Funders?
As with all FPN affinity groups, ongoing participation in FPN's Florida Health Funders is open to staff and board members of FPN member organizations only. The group may decide, on occasion, to open up individual events to the broader community for learning opportunities and dialogues.
Florida Health Funders Chair; Eileen Coogan, Allegany Franciscan Ministries
Community foundations inspire philanthropy and strengthen communities.
Community Foundations of Florida (CFF), a member network of FPN, represents 25 community foundations working together to promote philanthropy in our neighborhoods and throughout Florida. These foundations hold more than $2.95 billion in charitable assets and give $310 million each year to support the vital work of nonprofits in our communities.
Florida's community foundations connect people who care with causes that matter to make a difference in their communities.
Each Florida community foundation offers a simple, powerful and highly personal approach to charitable giving. Across the state, donors and their professional advisors—attorneys, accountants, financial planners, insurance agents, and others—choose to work with their local community foundation to meet their charitable goals while gaining maximum tax advantage for their giving.
Community foundations provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving through:
Florida's community foundations can support you and your clients at every step in the charitable giving process.
We can help you:
Ten reasons advisors welcome community foundations as a partner in helping their clients:
Florida Philanthropic Network's Grants Managers Affinity Group (GMAG) offers FPN members an opportunity to interact and connect with other staff and board members of foundations and other grantmaking organizations who have grants management responsibilities. The group typically meets in-person once a year, in conjunction with FPN’s annual conference, has quarterly Zoom meetings with guest presenters and monthly GMAG check-in Zoom meetings for members to share best practices, updates and learn from one another.
GMAG chairs for 2021; Cecilia Rivas-Gonzalez, Frederick A. Deluca Foundation, Heidi Findley, Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation and Laura Simmelink, Community Foundation of Collier County.