This Zoom discussion, hosted in partnership with the Florida Housing Coalition, will discuss the good, bad & ugly of Opportunity Zones. Our discussion will include an overview of Opportunity Zones, their impact on communities, and how funders can be involved. The Opportunity Zones incentive has the potential to attract substantial capital to designated communities across Florida. Created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones incentivize private investment in real estate and businesses in 427 designated census tracts, one or more of which lie in every Florida county.
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This webinar will include a brief overview of the potential health impacts of Census 2020, followed by presentations from Sabeen Perwaiz of the Florida Non-profit Alliance, Jonie James from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Pete, and Natalie Castellanos from Health Foundation for South Florida sharing what their respective foundations have done to support an accurate count. The session will end with an open discussion about what Florida’s health funders are doing, learning, and hearing about Census 2020 and how to support it.
These documents outline legislation passed during the 2019 regular legislative session
EAG Spring Meeting 2019 Meeting Resources (full packet) including:
More about the governor's 2019 education agenda as seen in the two recent executive orders on post-secondary attainment and K-12 standards
Florida education funders and education leaders gathered at Helios Education Foundation in Tampa for an extensive, facilitated planning session.
These are the materials referenced during FPN's EAG Fall 2018 Convening
Financial Aid Policies and Practices: Award Packaging and the Treatment of “Outside” Scholarships Zoom Webinar Recording.
Florida education funders and education leaders gathered at Central Florida Foundation in Orlando for presentations on Florida Policy Landscape for Early Success, Early Success Plans, High School Graduation Rates and Statistical Dissconnects, and Innovative Scholarships' Survey Results and Goals. In addition, Philanthropy's Role with the Florida Partnership for Attainment was discussed.
Florida Ranks 35th in the Nation for Women’s Health & Well-Being
New report shows wide disparities by race and ethnicity for chronic health issues such as diabetes and AIDS
A new county-level analysis of the health status of women in Florida, released by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in partnership with the Florida Women’s Funding Alliance (FWFA), finds that women in Florida have higher rates of AIDS and diabetes, slightly more days per month of poor mental health, and lower access to health insurance coverage than women in the United States overall. The report recommends policies that could address health disparities for women of color, increase the supply of quality mental healthcare providers, and support those with health issues and their caregivers through paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.
Florida overall received a C- on IWPR’s Health & Well-Being Composite Index—composed of nine health indicators that provide a basis for ranking and grading each state in the nation—but the report finds wide disparities in women’s status by county and by race and ethnicity.
The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions. Released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research in partnership with Florida Philanthropic Network and Florida Women’s Funding Alliance.
In this webcast, Julie Anderson, M.A., Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Women's Policy Research, and members of Florida Women's Funding Alliance discuss:
- New data on women's employment and earnings status in Florida
- Findings on wide disparities in the employment and earnings of women of color
- Updates on recommendations for policies and programs to reduce barriers and ensure equity in Florida women’s employment and earnings
What impact does the last legislative session have on our students, teachers and schools? Hear first hand in this 75 minute presentation that covers SB 7055 and 7026.
Hear directly from statewide and local leaders on the impact of major education legislation:
Women have made progress over the past several decades; there are, however, significant areas for improvement for women in Florida. Since the publication of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s 2004 report The Status of Women in the States, Florida’s grade for women’s employment and earnings has worsened from a C- to a D+. The Status of Women in Florida by County: Employment & Earnings examines data on women’s employment, earnings and occupations and trends over time, including research and analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions.
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.
Private entities and different levels of government have joined together to advance recovery many ways. Accomplishments include cleaning up, creating solutions to keep displaced survivors near home, developing recovery plans with communities and advancing financial help so Floridians could start repairing and rebuilding. Much has been accomplished but the recovery partnership will continue working together for the long haul. FEMA update
This brief teleconference with Maggie Osborn, Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at United Philanthropy Forum, covers key legislative issues and ways to create visibility for philanthropy on Capitol Hill.
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.
We all talk about how we want to be more collaborative with nonprofits, funders, sector leaders and community members, but finding the time and the motivation to work together, and to do it well, can be a struggle. One organization, however, is not only working collectively with key stakeholders, they are seeing results in their work because of this approach. CareerEdge Funders Collaborative offers a leading edge approach to workforce development by working with funders, industry partners and individual in the community by leveraging community assets and forming high-performing workforce partnerships. Mireya Eavey discusses how the organization started and speak to the results they have seen using a more collaborative approach to helping people in the community.
Presented by FPN's Grants Managers Affinity Group in partnership with PEAK Grantmaking
Florida grantmakers interested in supporting health issues, organizations and needs in Florida gathered at the #2018FPN Funders Together Florida meeting. Attendees discussed upcoming programming and direction for the coming year. Below are resources discussed during the meeting.