A 2015 study supported by The Children’s Campaign in Florida shows that civil citations increase public safety, improve youth opportunities and save lots of taxpayer money. In this session you’ll learn more about how civil citation programs work; how they can make a significant impact on improving future life opportunities for youth in education, employment, housing and much more; and the role philanthropy can play to help increase and strengthen the use of civil citation programs in Florida.
With funding from Gulf Coast, the Sheriff’s Office has hired two full-time “re-entry navigators,” who will connect inmates to reintegration programs before and after they leave the county jail.
Looking for a way to aid and support the Bradenton Police Department, a local organization has started a new charitable fund. The Manatee Community Foundation, together with the Bradenton Police Department, established the Bradenton Blue Foundation, which opened Friday.
An established, ex-offender re-entry organization, looking to build tiny homes in South St. Petersburg, has won a $50,000 Big Idea Grant awarded by the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay.
The Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-entry Coalition won the award for its Second Chance Tiny House Manufacturing Company, which will train people coming out of jails and prisons for construction jobs, says Wilma Norton, the Foundation’s VP of Marketing and Communications.
The Florida Bar, The Florida Supreme Court and The Florida Bar Foundation have joined forces to encourage attorneys to “up their pro bono game” through the promotion of the One Campaign: “One Client. One Attorney. One Promise.”
Grant money from the Central Florida Foundation will provide trauma training Friday for 24 community leaders, following the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Twenty-four attendees will be able to take what they've learned back to their teams.
Five months after the Pulse shooting, the Central Florida Foundation is investing in community healing. It’s been handing out grants to directly help survivors and now it’s given out two more grants: The first grant, $50,000 to the Friends Talking Faith radio show, for special programs and community forums to help the healing process. And $6,000 to the Trauma Resource Institute to help train first responders and community leaders in the wake of tragedy.
In this week's "What's Brewing with Stephanie,"a local advocacy organization is trying to tackle a disturbing issue. It is something terrible that is happening in our own backyards, sex trafficking. The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Greater Palm Beaches is teaming up with another local program to empower women and put a stop to sex trafficking.
By creating a tribe of our annual community impact grant recipients and working closely with them, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation enhances the potential of each organization to discover a shared desire to accomplish change in the world and take action to make that change a reality.