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Funders Together Florida

Funders Together Florida (FTF) is a member affinity group of Florida funders working to end homelessness in the state. It is a partnership of Florida Philanthropic Network and Funders Together to End Homelessness (FTEH), a national network of funders focused on homelessness. FTF is comprised of members of both FPN and FTEH who are interested in working collectively to prevent and end homelessness in Florida through leadership, education and policy; strategic communication and grantmaking; and the effective promotion and replication of promising practices in their communities and across Florida.

Who Can Participate in Funders Together Florida? 

As with all FPN affinity groups, ongoing participation in Funders Together Florida is open to staff and board members of FPN member organizations only.  The group may decide, on occasion, to open up individual events to the broader community for learning opportunities and dialogues. 

What Are the Benefits of the Affinity Group?

  • Network with others in Florida who are working to end homelessness in Florida.
  • Participate in an ongoing forum for discussion of homelessness issues and topics.
  • Share information.
  • Exchange new ideas.
  • Find inspiration in your work.
  • Explore opportunities to work together with other Florida funders on homelessness issues.
  • Provide opportunities to hear and learn from experts.
  • Provide input for future FPN programming.

Funders Together Florida Resources, News & Events

June 17, 2018
Making Friends and Earning Trust

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.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:00pm
Homelessness Prevention-A Case Study from Montgomery County PA

This Funders Together to End Homelessness webinar highlights the research and evaluation of homelessness prevention conducted by HealthSpark Foundation and Your Way Home Montgomery County, PA. We will learn what prevention means to the Foundation and why those chose to fund this project.

Our panelists will discuss how they went through the process of setting goals for this research, their approach in reaching out to community members and stakeholders for input, and detail their findings. We will have an in-depth discussion on the local replication of prevention models and the pilot programs currently being launched around eviction prevention and school based prevention.  

March 12, 2018
Six months after Irma: Navy vet loses home, gets help from local organizations

There are still 65 families without a permanent home on the First Coast. But several community partners came together and developed Florida's First Coast Relief Fund, which includes United Way, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, the duPont Foundation and private donors. This fund allowed organizations like Jewish Family, who work within the financial assistance system, to be able to get resources quickly to those most impacted by Hurricane Irma.

March 07, 2018
Season of Sharing celebrates another generous year

Dubbing this year’s campaign the equivalent of “3,000 hugs to 3,400 people,” Community Foundation of Sarasota County CEO Roxie Jerde thanked a roomful of donors and collaborating nonprofits Wednesday for again boosting the Season of Sharing drive’s total to over $2 million for the fifth straight year.