Two leaders in Florida's philanthropy field have joined the Board of Directors of Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers. At its meeting on January 29, 2014, FPN's Board of Directors elected Miguel Milanes, Allegany Franciscan Ministries, and Ashley Smith Juarez, Emily Balz Smith Foundation, to three-year terms on the Board.
Did you know that one of the best predictors of high school graduation and career success is whether or not a child can read proficiently by the end of third grade?
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation established its first scholarship fund in 1980 and now administers 61 individual scholarship funds, and awards over $400,000 in scholarships annually to students in Southwest Florida.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, continuing to work with the software maker’s board in selecting a new CEO, says his philanthropic work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is where he will continue to devote “the biggest part of my time.”
On Jan. 15 Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced his legislative proposal to revise Florida's laws regulating charities and charitable solicitation.
On Jan. 15, 2014, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced his legislative proposal to revise Florida's laws regulating charities and charitable solicitation. FPN supports the Commissioner's proposal.
“Place-based grantmaking” has become a popular term in philanthropic circles over the last several years.
Florida Philanthropic Network, a statewide association of grantmakers, has joined hundreds of Florida nonprofits in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to transform how people think about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways and help create a better world. Taking place on December 3, 2013, #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national day dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are synonymous with holiday shopping.