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Knight grant pushes planning efforts for Frenchtown history

Release Date: 
04/10/2018

A $50,000 Knight Foundation grant will jump start planning efforts to create permanent historical markers in Frenchtown, one of the state's oldest primarily black neighborhood. 

The Community Foundation of North Florida notified the Riley House Museum that its "Souls To Lead The Way" application was awarded a one-year grant. Grant coordinators want to replace worn Frenchtown street banners on Macomb Street with historical markers, possibly similar to the ones that line Cascades Park. 

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Study: Women earning less, working less than previous decade

Release Date: 
04/09/2018

Fewer women are working in Florida – and they’re earning less than they were a decade ago, according to a new report released Monday.

Florida Women’s Funding Alliance, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Status of Women in the States and the Florida Philanthropic Network have reported Monday that in Florida the wage gap – the difference between earnings of men and women — is getting narrower but only due to lower overall earnings. The median annual earning for women is $35,000, making Florida rank at 38 in the country.

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Florida Receives a D+ on Women’s Employment and Earnings, with Wide Disparities by County

Release Date: 
04/09/2018

TAMPA, Fla. – A new county-level analysis of the status of women in Florida finds that the state receives a D+ and ranks 36th in the nation on the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) Employment and Earnings Index—which scores states based on the share of women in the labor force, women’s median annual earnings, the gender wage gap and the share of employed women in professional or managerial occupations. The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings, released by IWPR in partnership with Florida Philanthropic Network (FPN) and Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that Florida’s grade for women’s employment and earnings has worsened since 2004 and reveals wide disparities in women’s status by county and by race and ethnicity.

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Generous $15000 Gift Will Prevent Broward County Struggling Seniors From Losing Pets

Release Date: 
04/04/2018

A $15,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Broward will enable the Pet Project for Pets to prevent 100 financially challenged local seniors from losing the pets they love. The announcement was made in a media release. 'People Together Forever' is the mission of The Pet Project ...

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