A letter from the Knight Foundation on their efforts to address the coronavirus situation
The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has received almost $800,000 in cash and commitments for its newly created COVID-19 Response Fund.
The Patterson Foundation has committed up to $1 million to bolster Season of Sharing. The commitment includes an immediate $500,000 contribution, along with an additional dollar-for-dollar match that will go up to $500,000.
On Friday, the United Way of Central Florida and the Give Well Community Foundation announced the United Community Relief Fund.
The Charlotte Community Foundation held a conference call Friday and various nonprofits, churches and businesses participated. The goal was to share information and work together as a team to setup a central location for residents seeking help.
The school was selected to participate in the Margin & Mission Ignition, an initiative of the The Patterson Foundation.
The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation have each activated emergency relief funds: CFCC's Collier Comes Together Fund and SWFLCF's Emergency Relief Fund to collect donations to aid in Coronavirus relief.
The grant from Florida Blue Foundation will allow FHN to create an innovative community care management program called Aligning Care Across Escambia.
In February, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Kenton to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County so he can help lead the CSCBC in pursuing its mission: to provide leadership, advocacy and resources to enhance children’s lives and empower them to become responsible, productive adults.
Publix Super Markets established a program to allow customers and associates at its Tennessee stores to make donations to a relief fund for those impacted by recent weather events.
The Esserman-Knight Journalism Prize of $2.5 million celebrates South Florida reporting that holds the powerful to account.
The Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation (HNF) Movement is Medicine™ is expanding across the US with its latest Summit announced for March 21, 2020 in Winter Park, Florida.
The Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition (SNAC) is offering up to $150,000 in scholarships to encourage more nurses and prospective nursing students to earn their bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN) and ensure safe, high-quality nursing care in the Sarasota, Charlotte, Manatee and Desoto counties region.
Northwest Florida Career Pathways is a new resource to provide students and families with easily accessible, comprehensive information about education and career options made possible through a five-year grant from the Gulf Power Foundation
Community Foundation of Tampa Bay multiplies impact of The Virginia & David Baldwin Foundation's generous gift.
The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys honored the tremendous efforts of volunteers from 83 nonprofits throughout the Keys.
Make your plans to take part in the urban orchard planting on March 14th at Sara Sims Park in Boynton.
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.
Over 63 enriching programs for your children. Online registration starts Saturday, Feb 29 at 9am.
The Vice President of the Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Committee is working to raise more money for scholarship funds that are specifically for black students, such as the Helios Education Foundation grant.
The hope of the $33.1 million pool is to generate $150 million in investments for projects that address climate change, affordable housing or small businesses led by minority entrepreneurs or headquartered in low-income areas.
Monthly developmental and leadership courses for nonprofits from the Edyth Bush Institute are on tap for Ocala.
For the 22nd consecutive year, Great Place to Work and Fortune have honored JM Family Enterprises as one of the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
Join Knight Foundation and PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan starting at 9 a.m. ET This Tuesday Feb. 25th for the livestream of the 2020 Knight Media Forum,
The Knight Media Forum is the premier gathering for funders and media leaders working to strengthen local news, community and democracy.
Results of a Knight Foundation study to assess the respresentation of women and racial or ethnic minorities among investment firms used by the countries top 50 charitable foundations.
Pinellas County Urban League (PCUL) will be expanding its health program to cover all of Pinellas County with help from new partners and more funding from a substantial charitable.
With a goal and vision to restore the mangrove bayou, and an endowment fund to ensure its care for years to come, initial funding for the walkway was catalyzed through the generosity of the Barancik Foundation.
JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus Announce Honorees of the 2020 African-American Achievers Awards
The story of how three community playgrounds found a new life thanks to three Indian River County parents, the City of Vero Beach, and the Indian River Community Foundation.
Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is collaborating with The Patterson Foundation to offer three free staged readings of a new one-act play “Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: A Walk to Respect.”
The survey and focus groups should help the OUAC determine current and future needs for potentially hundreds more who haven’t come in.
The Central Florida Foundation and the Central Florida Regional Housing Trust on Feb. 5 announced the creation of the $100 million Housing Impact Fund in an effort to address Orlando's affordable housing crisis.
The Johnson Scholarship Foundation has named entrepreneur Robert A. Krause the Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1.
The 2020 Florida Blue Foundation Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards will be held on May 4-5, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Southwest Florida Community Foundation scholarships are available for all students who are seeking or continuing education at vocational/technical colleges, community colleges, state colleges and universities.
Iconic Oceanographer To Discuss “Saving Our Seas” at Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s Annual Better Together Event on March 13 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.
Kresge secures $33.1 million for national loan guarantees backing public investments.
Watch the Channel 5 (NBC) public affairs show ‘To the Point’ discusses the 2020 Census in Florida.
As the political stakes become clearer, more states are trying to motivate residents to participate in the 2020 census this spring. Florida is among the red states now pushing to boost participation.
Champions For Learning would like to encourage students in 10th grade from public or independent high schools in Collier County, to apply for the Champions For Learning College and Career Preparation Program.
The National Children’s Alliance recently awarded a $25,000 Mental Health Program Improvement Grant for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and a $46,000 Domestic Trafficking Victims Funds Training Grant to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
The Paul E. and Klare N. Reinhold Foundation, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Celebrate Clay awards, a longstanding community service awards program that recognizes remarkable organizations and individuals serving the Clay County community.
The Pensacola Children’s Museum opened a new exhibit sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities. This interactive and educational exhibit will stay open at PCM for the next five years.
New research compares efforts to encourage students to re-enroll in college with information alone or with tuition waivers. The financial incentives appear to work better.
In March, Gulf Coast Community Foundation will welcome Dr. Sylvia Earle to Sarasota for a conversation about the state of our seas and how she believes we can save them.
This year is the 100th anniversary of women securing the right to vote in the US. The Polk County History Center is marking this momentous milestone with an exhibit chronicling the women’s suffrage movement on national and local levels, featuring women who led the movement.
The Census 2020 is one of the most important pieces of data collection that directly will affect Central Florida’s next 10 years.
The Florida Healthcare Association and AARP are talking to anyone who will listen. Their message: pay attention to long-term care.
The Kresge Foundation awarded SPC a $50,000 planning grant for Advancing Student Transportation Solutions to understand student transportation challenges and barriers.
Sarasota County Foundations Join Together in a guest editorial focused on a Force for Good—amplifying the “ripple effect” created by Chuck and Margie Barancik. Read how Roxie Jerde, Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Mark S. Pritchett, Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation, and Carol Butera, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, honor the Barancik’s legacy.
The Knight Foundation recently asked four leading scholars and community leaders to consider this question, “What is the most important trend that will transform how Americans think about community over the next decade. Responses focus on how immigration, faith, neighborhoods and quality of life are changing across the nation.
Chuck and Margery Barancik’s passing at this time of giving should be an inspiration and reminder of the reason we’re all here: to make the world a better place for all.
MIAMI - Francisco L. Borges, chairman and managing partner of Landmark Partners, LLC, two-time Connecticut state treasurer, and former Hartford deputy mayor, has become the new chair of the John S. and James L.
The second cycle of Tau Grants will support outreach for the 2020 Census and/or Voter Registration for organizations, programs, or initiatives working in targeted communities that have historically low rates of participation in the Census and voter turnout.
Jessie Ball duPont Fund elected respected public theologian Reverend Jennifer Bailey as an individual trustee. Jen will serve an initial five-year term beginning in January 2020.
The Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation unanimously voted Brian M. Butler, longtime Central Florida resident, and leader with a passion for philanthropy, to its board of directors.
What began as a small group of communities working together to find solutions for one of the major obstacles in the pathway out of poverty — the failure to read on grade-level by the end of third grade — has become a massive network of communities and cross-sector entities aligned in their commitment toward creating better futures for children and families through the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign).
Approximately 2.9 million family caregivers provided an estimated 2.4 billion hours of care per year worth a staggering $31 billion to their parents, spouses, partners, and friends in 2017, according to latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series.
The Community Foundation of Collier County Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Fund has granted $96,000 to Samaritan's Purse, a nonprofit dedicated to the needs of individuals in crisis, to rebuild six homes in Grand Bahama and Great Abaco Islands at $16,000 per home/family.
Platinum-selling country music legend Marty Stuart will be the special guest on the 77th running of the CSX Santa Train on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Mike Kennedy has been appointed Senior Vice President of Community Investment for the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. In this position Kennedy will develop and implement the foundation's overall community investment grant strategy, partnering to ensure the greatest impact is made for the Community Foundation’s donors and initiatives.
The PYC Satori Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the Community Foundation of Northwest Florida Inc. The nonprofit Satori Foundation encourages and promotes interest in sailing and yachting, and develops educational and training programs for the two sports.
Florida Trend magazine recently released its first “Florida 500” list, naming Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation Chairman, Rick Walsh, and President and CEO, David A. Odahowski among Florida's 500 most influential executives.
The Florida Blue Foundation has posted nomination applications for the 2019 Sapphire Awards - Recognizing Excellence and Innovation in Community Health. The receiptants will receive recognition at the 2019 Community Health Symposium and Sapphire Awards, May 9-10, 2019 being held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Conference Center.
Amid exponential growth in its community impact and operational needs, the Barancik Foundation hired Jessica Polk for the newly created position of operations manager. In 2018, the Foundation increased its grantmaking by 50 percent and launched three new initiatives—First 1,000 Days Sarasota County, Teacher Recruitment|Retention and Mental Health Environmental Scan.
The $300,000 ADA-compliant bus, which was purchased with support from the Quantum Foundation, features two fully equipped exam rooms.
The Harold E. and Ruth M. Niles Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded Lighthouse of Manasota a $10,000 grant
As part of the SCORE Library Series, a panel discussion was hosted on, “Giving Back is Good for Business,” at the Main Branch in downtown Bradenton. Discover what the panelist shared.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected Christine Stobaugh, CPA, as its new Chief Financial Officer.
The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund awarded International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) a $64,020 grant to provide social services for families separated across country borders. The grant was among 29 awards, valued at $1.7 million, made by the trustees during their summer meeting.
Jennifer Abbott has been tapped by Manatee Community Foundation as its new Director of Philanthropy. Abbott will lead the foundation’s partnerships with current and future donors, professional advisors, and community investors to increase transformational charitable giving in Manatee County.
LGBT Community Fund for NE Florida of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida conducted an extensive survey recently.
Survey of LGBTI residents of Northeast Florida: 75% report everyday discrimination, while most of those who are "out" report acceptance. Review the summarized findings.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has played a consistent part in convening and coordinating the many partners from government, law enforcement and nonprofit social services involved in our homeless crisis.
Business, economic development and education leaders as well as elected officials from across the state were in Tampa this week for the Learners to Earners summit hosted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The two-day conference focused on early learning initiatives that could bolster the state’s “cradle to workforce” pipeline.
Introducing Thrive by Five Pinellas - A community impact initiative aimed at preparing Pinellas County children for kindergarten.
Central Florida's leaders in education, with funding from Helios Education Foundation, launched the Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED)
While Florida has made strides in reducing the number of uninsured children, a national health-care expert warned Thursday that those gains are likely stalling, and she put part of the blame on increased scrutiny of immigration status. This is the summary from the recent webinar.
Mariette Brodeur, J.D. has joined The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida as Gift Planning Officer.
In June, UF Health Jacksonville will open a new center to provide advanced care for epilepsy patients.
Approximately 3,300 Southwest Florida residents will have free access to comprehensive dental care with the expansion of the We Care Dental Clinic.
Industry, higher-education and government leaders serving on the National Commission on Financing 21st Century Higher Education, which is funded by the Lumina Foundation, identified specific policy recommendations to prepare states for a strong economic future. Read their takeaways for state leaders.
A new report by FPN finds that Florida women are suffering growing rates of suicide, chronic disease and abuse, a problem made worse by gaps in insurance coverage and poverty in certain communities.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla: Emphasizing the importance of workforce development and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Duke Energy recently awarded more than $1.56 million in grants to 46 Florida-based programs.
Children in Manatee who participate in Reading Scores! this summer can receive a bevy of prizes for every six books they read.
Florida Power and Light surprised Luis Andreu with the robotics scholarship, which helps students get involved with STEM education programs.
Florida Blue Foundation announced the continuation of the Florida Health Literacy Initiative at the 34th Florida Literacy Conference.
Fourteen programs across the state of Florida have been awarded a one-year, 5,000 grant for the implementation of a health literacy program to benefit their Adult Education, ESOL, and family literacy students.
A new $10,000 grant will help Daytona State College design a system that recognizes work-based experience and non-traditional business and industry certifications for students to pursue an associate of science degree in Industrial Management Technology.
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the Catalyst are teaming up to bring you the brightest minds in nonprofit, social enterprise and ...
Through Helios Education Foundation's Florida Regional Student Success initiative a new program.
Program shows remarkable results in bringing children up to grade level in reading proficiency.
The Tampa Bay community donated more than $1.76 million during Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour online giving challenge held May 1.
Why the Lumina Foundation Is Betting Big on New Kinds of Credentials (EdSurge News). Meet Sequoia Capital VC Michael Moritz, Who Just Gave the ...
The 2019 Aspen Prize is generously funded by the Joyce Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, and the Siemens Foundation. Three Florida colleges — Indian River State College, Broward College, and Miami Dade College — are ...
An interactive art project called the Echo Quilt has been selected for a $30,000 grant from the Gobioff Foundation
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg brought together hundreds of people today to discuss the state of non-profits in Pinellas.
Health Foundation of South Florida, the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health, promotes from within.