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Jessie Ball duPont Fund Selects Next President

Release Date: 
09/18/2018

Mari Kuraishi, co-founder of GlobalGiving, to take helm in January

The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund have selected Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of GlobalGiving, to be the Fund’s next president.   

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Climate Correction Conference

Release Date: 
08/27/2018

We are thrilled to announce the first ever Climate Correction conference hosted by VoLo Foundation at University of Central Florida in Orlando on October 11, 2018.

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Grantmakers in Aging Annual Conference

Release Date: 
08/22/2018

Grantmakers in Aging (GIA), one of the nation’s leading philanthropic organizations, will hold its Annual Conference, October 17-19, 2018 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis.   The Conference is titled “Wiser About Older: New Insights, New Programs for an Aging America”

We hope Florida Grantmakers will join us!  We have a special Region Funder's discount to encourage regional participation.

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Community Foundation of Collier County Opens Care For Collier Fund  to Support Red Tide Relief and Other Community Causes

Release Date: 
08/17/2018

The Community Foundation of Collier County opened the Care for Collier Fund with the assistance of local government and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to support emerging community causes.  The Fund’s initial cause will be to provide relief for red tide hardship for small business owners in Collier County who have lost income due to the severity of the ongoing red tide crisis in Southwest Florida.

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New Federal CHIP Law Should Help Florida’s Children

Release Date: 
06/05/2018

A new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families provides an overview of how recent changes to the federal CHIP law will impact children’s health coverage in Florida. The report, developed with the support of the Health Affinity funders of the Florida Philanthropic Network.

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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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Gender wage gap narrows in Florida, but equal pay still two decades away

Release Date: 
03/05/2018

A new Economic Status of Women in Florida fact sheet released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA) finds that Florida has dropped from the middle to the worst third in the nation for women's Employment & Earnings and has risen from the worst to the middle third for Poverty & Opportunity. Despite a narrowing gender wage gap, if current trends continue, women in Florida will not see equal pay until the year 2038.

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Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation Transfers Human Trafficking Data Program to State Attorney

Release Date: 
01/23/2018

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (January 23, 2018) – The Southwest Florida Women’s Foundation transferred today an innovative human trafficking data program to the State Attorney’s Office. The program was developed by the Women’s Foundation in cooperation with the Southwest Florida Human Task Force under the leadership of the 20th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office. 

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