FPN partnered with Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families and Grantmakers in Health for a recent webinar discussion on the state of children's health coverage in Florida. This webinar gave Florida funders the opportunity to hear from those in the field working hard to build a comprehensive approach to covering kids and families in Florida.
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When I met with Florida’s congressional representatives and their staffs earlier this year to talk about issues of importance to philanthropy, time and time again people from both parties told me that comprehensive spending and tax reform is likely to happen in Washington in 2013 or 2014—no matter who wins the presidential election this fall. Since most legislative issues of interest to foundations and charitable giving concern federal tax legislation, if we want to be relevant the philanthropy sector should consider how to position and discuss these issues within a broader tax reform context. A new Urban Institute study can help.
Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy. FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs -- from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola -- who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $430 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members vary widely in size, type, years of existence and program interests, but they all share a commitment to building philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN is the only funder network that serves the entire state of Florida and only the state of Florida.
FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs
- from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola - who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $430 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens.
KIDS COUNT is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation to track the well-being of children in the United States. By providing high-quality data and trend analysis through its KIDS COUNT Data Center, the Foundation seeks to enrich local, state and national discussions concerning ways to secure better futures for all children — and to raise the visibility of children's issues through a nonpartisan, evidence-based lens.