Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide membership network of 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 $435 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.
recognizes the importance of philanthropic leadership serving as a
courageous voice on issues impacting the state and sector.
FPN strives to create a culture that is inclusive and respectful of diverse perspectives, ideas and opinion.
FPN appreciates that strategic partnerships and collaboration develops stronger solutions for the state’s most pressing issues.
seeks to advance philanthropy through member access to knowledge,
innovations and skills development that informs decision making among
its members as well as positions the sector as a critical thought leader
on issues impacting Florida.
imbues transparent and accountable approaches to business and
relationships and serves as an honest broker role in the sharing of
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.