Fair, proportionate voting representation in our democracy depends on valid census data. That’s why the census is required by the U.S. Constitution. Federal agencies rely on census and American Community Service (ACS) data to monitor discrimination and implement civil rights laws that protect voting rights, equal employment opportunity, and more. Census and ACS data also determine federal funding for health care, education, housing, food and income security, rural access to broadband, and other services. Communities of color, urban and rural low-income households, immigrants, and young children are all at risk of being missed at disproportionately high rates. Being undercounted deprives already vulnerable communities of fair representation and vital community resources.
FPN's FOTH18 Toolkit prepares Florida Philanthropic Network members to educate on issues affecting Florida grantmakers; encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues; and connect with grantmakers from outside Florida and learn how they are approaching policy in their home states. FPN's FOTH18 Toolkit includes a one-pager and expanded sections like, Why are we here?, Co-Investors in the Community (Key Issues) and Being Social at FOTH. The 2018 Toolkit also introduces FPN's Advocacy Libs – fill-in-the-blank templates to help craft messaging for elected officials on key issues!
Florida Health Funders wishes to promote shared learning and conversations around health-related topics. In order to design effective programs to do this, FPN conducted a survey regarding desired learning and preferred learning methods. See the attached PDF for the full report.
At this juncture in its lifespan, the Florida Health Funders member affinity group is developing a new strategic action plan to engage health grantmakers throughout Florida in more intentional and impactful ways. The FHF ad hoc Strategic Directions Work Group has spent considerable time this year planning and has decided to focus on two efforts in 2018: promoting shared learning and conversation among its members and developing a leadership voice with the vision of becoming a trusted credible voice that informs public policy at the local, regional, and state level. This proposal seeks funding for research and planning to achieve this vision.
List of FEMA Liaisons and their geographic assignments. FPN members should feel free to reach out with any questions and/or to connect on Hurricane Irma Disaster Response. Some of them have already made some great connections and are working very collaboratively.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With a declared State of Emergency in response to the terrorist attack in Orlando, Commissioner Adam H. Putnam announced that strengthened laws governing charitable organizations are now in effect in an effort to prevent unscrupulous individuals or organizations from taking advantage of this tragedy. Floridians looking to make donations should visit FreshFromFlorida.com, where they can research charitable organizations by using the department’s Gift Givers’ Guide.
FPN community foundations members met for the Community Foundations of Florida Summer Meeting June 8-9, 2016 in Orlando, FL. Sessions included resources around peer learning exchange, Florida community foundation trends, Florida KIDS COUNT, LGBTQ giving circles and community funds and collective innovation.
Giving by Florida’s foundations reached a record-high $1.5 billion in 2013, increasing 15 percent from the previous year and 50 percent over a 10-year period, according to a new report by Florida Philanthropic Network, Florida’s statewide association of grantmakers. When adding in giving by individual Floridians, charitable giving in Florida totaled $16.3 billion.
In addition to FPN educational programs and convenings, FPN family foundation members also have access to participate in monthly family foundation webinars, in partnership with the National Center on Family Philanthropy. Family foundations can access a family philanthropy knowledge center, which is the world’s largest online library exclusively for giving families and those who work with them, in partnership with the National Center on Family Philanthropy.
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