This year's summit will focus on three areas: voter education and civic service; citizen engagement with local government; and intergenerational civic engagement.
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is coming home to Denver in June 2017. In many respects, Denver, Colo., is the birthplace of the GLR Campaign. In June 2012, 14 communities were recognized with the coveted title of All-America City for their focus on grade-level reading. And 124 communities signed on as Charter Members of the GLR Community Network.
Florida Philanthropic Network is proud to announce a new opportunity for Community Foundations of Florida (CFF) members as part of a partnership with Helios Education Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. With their support, FPN is launching College Access & Success Initiative, a new, two-year grant-funded project that builds on the success of the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) and its mission to create and strengthen a statewide network that catalyzes and supports communities to improve college & career preparation, access and completion for all students.
Join FPN President & CEO Stacy Carlson, Ph.D., Community Foundations Consultant Donnell Mersereau and FCAN Executive Director Laurie Meggesin to learn more about the College Access & Success Initiative.
presented by FPN and EPIP Florida
Join Florida philanthropy leaders for an open dialogue on philanthropy's role in advancing diversity, equity & inclusion in our field, our work and our communities. Our members will be engaging in four conversations over four days in four communities across the state: Tampa Bay, Orlando, Jacksonville & Fort Lauderdale.
Giving Days help community foundations raise their profile, and increase awareness of the valuable roles they play in their cities.
FPN community foundations members met for the Community Foundations of Florida Summer Meeting June 8-9, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Sessions included resources around peer learning exchange, Florida community foundation trends, Florida KIDS COUNT, LGBTQ giving circles and community funds and collective innovation.
Isaiah Oliver, a grantmaker born and raised in Flint, Michigan, will talk about how the local funding community is responding to the current water crisis in Flint and the work still to come. He’ll share lessons learned from the frontlines and board room, where staff are changing the way they think about transparency in their work and their role in the region as they plan for the future. He’ll offer advice applicable to any grantmaker about key roles we can play in emergent, controversial or complex issues facing our communities.
As issues around diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural competency have risen to the forefront, many grantmakers are trying to make their processes more equitable, both in terms of dollars awarded and in who receives the money. But, from the perspective of grassroots organizations led by and serving communities of color, common foundation and nonprofit practices can feel disingenuous and even counterproductive to this goal. If grantmakers want marginalized communities to be engaged, they need to fund, trust and support them directly, believes Vu Le.
A number of arts and non-arts funders have recognized the power of arts and culture to help tackle community development challenges and opportunities. In this session we’ll gain some insights into what is being learned from a national effort to develop tools and methods to better understand how, and under what conditions, the integration of arts and culture into comprehensive community development can contribute to economic, social, physical and cultural changes that generate greater opportunity for people in low-income neighborhoods.