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FPN Advocacy & Public Policy

Florida Philanthropic Network plays an active role in representing philanthropy in Florida and in advocating on behalf of philanthropy in Florida. FPN focuses its public policy work on the state level, but also is active in representing philanthropy with Florida's congressional delegation.
 

FPN's Public Policy Principles

Six basic principles drive the public policy work of Florida Philanthropic Network.
 
Principles regarding philanthropy's right to participate in the public square:
  • Advocate for full participation of foundations, corporate giving programs and nonprofits in public policy dialogue and advocacy that affects their organizations, communities and the people they serve.
  • Recognize and support the role of foundations as stewards of resources for the public good to strengthen and improve the health and vitality of communities and residents.

Principles regarding the philanthropy field and what we expect of ourselves:

  • Encourage charitable giving.
  • Encourage the growth, maintenance and vitality of foundations and corporate giving programs.
  • Promote the ethical disposition of private resources for the public good.
  • Ensure the ability of grantmakers and FPN itself to fully perform their roles as equitable employers.

Advocacy & Public Policy Resources

#FOTH20: Florida Philanthropy

Publication date: 
03/2020

A one-page handout distributed during the 2020 Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) about the well-being of Florida residents, the scale of investments by state grantmakers, and Florida philanthropy's agenda.

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Status of Florida Girls

Publication date: 
09/2019

This collection of research studies commissioned by the Florida Women's Funding Alliance, an Affinity Group of FPN, and conducted by the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center have uncovered significant rates of violence and victimization among certain segments of girls in their communities, particularly girls of color and those identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual or unsure.

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