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.
Communicating and sharing a clear vision around specific issues or topics and working together to find solutions to issues.
Using equity data as a lens to influence our work and education members around the need and benefits of diversity and inclusion in philanthropy and supported systems.
To be bold and speak with conviction on issues that affect the philanthropic sector and the systems it supports.
Be a proactive voice on critical federal, state, and regional philanthropic matters and targeted priority issues.
Commitment to learn, grow, and elicit feedback for continuous improvement.
Our cornerstone and daily reminder of the 'why' philanthropy is important in Florida and why we strive to support the communities we live in and serve
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.