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Tampa Bay Funders Forum

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Centre Club

The May 2016 Tampa Bay Funders Forum (TBFF) will be the final installment of the 2015-2016 TBFF series until September. At this meeting FPN’s new President & CEO Stacy Carlson will be introduced as she shares her general vision for FPN moving forward. In addition to hearing from FPN’s new leader we will conclude a conversation which has taken shape over the past three TBFF luncheons.

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Key Findings: Business Ownership

Publication date: 
06/2017

This one-pager highlights key findings in business ownership from the Status of Women by County: Poverty & Opportunity report commissioned by FPN's Florida Women's Funding Alliance. Florida is among the states with the largest number of women-owned businesses and the greatest growth in women-owned businesses.

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The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity

Publication date: 
12/2016

The Status of Women in Florida by County: Poverty & Opportunity is one in a series of four publications on women’s status across Florida’s counties commissioned by the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, an affinity group of Florida Philanthropic Network. This report is released in tandem with “The Status of Women in Florida by County: Population & Diversity,” which analyzes the demographics of women and men in the state.

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The Patterson Foundation Contributes Half a Million Dollars to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Recovery Fund

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10/23/2018

The Patterson Foundation Contributes Half a Million Dollars to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Hurricane Recovery Fund.  The contribution will support medium- and long-term recovery efforts in the regions affected by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

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Wells Fargo Names Dawson Her Many Horses to Serve American Indian/Alaska Native Communities

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that it has hired veteran banker Dawson Her Many Horses to lead the bank’s services to American Indian/Alaska Native governments and tribally owned enterprises. The new hire comes on the heels of Wells Fargo’s recent announcement of a five-year, $50 million commitment to American Indian/Alaska Native communities to help address their unique economic, social, and environmental needs.

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Jessie duPont Fund loan to spur urban core development in Jacksonville

Release Date: 
03/30/2018

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund has invested $3 million in a Jacksonville nonprofit that promotes affordable housing, community facilities and small business development in Jacksonville’s urban core and surrounding areas.

That influx could lead to as much as $34 million in other financing to be used for the same purpose.

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Transit accessibility app wins $25000 prize package from Social Enterprise Accelerator

Release Date: 
03/16/2018

The Accelerator was launched in 2017 by the Central Florida Foundation, Entrepreneurs in Action, Rollins College, Downtown Credo, Clean the World, and the City of Orlando. It provides mentorship, legal advice, and cash investment for local social entrepreneurs that tackle social, environmental, and ...

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Fort Myers: 5 things to watch in 2018

Release Date: 
12/09/2017

A proposal for a high-tech hub in the heart of Fort Myers could be a catalyst for information technology and cybersecurity firms, something Fort Myers officials have been dreaming of for years.

A public and private partnership between the city and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is underway to build a regional technology hub.

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Hip, walkable 202-acre district planned near College Park could generate $151M in tax revenue

Release Date: 
12/06/2017

A proposed 202-acre redevelopment of an industrial area at the northwest corner of Princeton Street and Orange Blossom Trail goes before Orlando City Council Monday. The "Packing District" would go on under-developed industrial areas owned and operated by Dr. Phillips Charities, as well as a ...

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A massive development called the 'Packing District' is coming to College Park

Release Date: 
12/06/2017

The park is expected to be donated to the city by Dr. Phillips Charities. The plans also include a 100-acre parcel to be developed at a later date.According to the College Park Community Paper, the project is in conjunction with the city of Orlando, with Dr. Phillips Inc. contributing $12–$14 million to infrastructure costs. 

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