Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida

Mission & History


Our Mission

Building Philanthropy for a Better Florida.

Our Values

FPN 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

FPN 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.

FPN imbues transparent and accountable approaches to business and relationships and serves as an honest broker role in the sharing of information.

Who We Are

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Information

View FPN's Form 990s


Florida Philanthropic Network is a member of United Philanthropy Forum, a network of national and regional philanthropy-serving organizations across the country.