Building Philanthropy to Build a Better Florida

Florida Health Funders

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 MinistriesFlorida Blue FoundationHealth Foundation of South FloridaQuantum FoundationSpace Coast Health Foundation and Winter Park Health Foundation.

Allegany Franciscan Ministries                       


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. 

What Are the Benefits of the Funders Group? 

Network with others in Florida who share your interest in supporting health issues.
Participate in an ongoing forum for discussion of health issues and topics. 
Share information. 
Exchange new ideas. 
Find inspiration in your work. 
Explore opportunities to work together with other Florida funders on health issues. 
Explore opportunities to provide a collective voice for health grantmakers in Florida. 
Provide opportunities to hear and learn from experts on health issues. 
Provide input for future FPN programming. 

Related Funders' News

May 01, 2018
Community partners come together for babies' first 1000 days

In Sarasota County, 52% of babies are born into low-income families who often lack stable housing, food, health insurance and other resources needed for a child's development. On April 25, 32 organizations led by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation launched the First 1,000 Days Sarasota County campaign, which will seek ways to support low-income families during their babies’ most critical period of development.

April 23, 2018
First 1000 Days Sarasota County Launches

First 1,000 Days Sarasota County is a collaborative initiative of 32 partners strategically led by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation and facilitated by Bill Little, the former director of the Florida Department of Health in Sarasota County. The initiative has pledged to raise $1 million for a three-year pilot program to connect families in need to a system of care. The initiative launches April 25 with an announcement at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Participating partners include All Faiths Food Bank, Coastal Behavioral Healthcare, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Jewish Family & Children's Service, the Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center and more.

April 20, 2018
Kriseman Make Health a Top Priority for St. Pete

Mayor Rick Kriseman issued an Executive Order on Thursday (April 19) related to the city’s St. Petersburg’s Healthy St. Pete initiative by establishing health as a consideration in all policies and projects.

The Executive Order, only the second issued during the mayor’s tenure, will help to accelerate and improve health equity and access in St. Petersburg. The Executive Order says, “It shall be the policy of the city of St. Petersburg to apply the consideration of health, health impacts, and the social determinants of health to the city’s decisionmaking, including policy development and implementation, budgeting and the delivery of services.”

April 12, 2018
Cape Coral autism center on track

Family Initiative's support for autism in Southwest Florida has already provided many residents in the area with benefits and programs for those on the spectrum.

Their ASD playgroup, provides a warm and welcoming environment for children ages 5-16 to build social skills and make new friends on a weekly basis. They also have partnered with the Alliance for the Arts to offer an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis Art and Play Class for students ages 8-17 that focuses on social communication, engagement with peers, and working together as a group.

"We can't thank The Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Rep. Dane Eagle enough for their support. We have been working on this project for over a year and truly owe them much gratitude," added Brown.

April 12, 2018
St. Petersburg College Announces Partnership with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg College (SPC) is pleased to announce a partnership with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB), an organization focused on connecting donors, nonprofit organizations and community leaders in an effort to make Tampa Bay a better place to live. Through this partnership, SPC was awarded a $15,000 grant to expand its mental health awareness efforts on campus.