were formed before 2003; a total of 251 foundations were formed in
2003 and 2004.
surprised at the downturn, given changes in the economy during this
period”, said Jo Anne Chester Bander, President of From the Source.
“The good news is that foundations are still forming at a healthy rate
and contributing new funds to good organizations and important
recent downward trend is something to monitor, I think the overall
growth of foundations during this time period is astonishing. These
foundations were created amidst the tragedy of 9/11, the dot.com
failures, and an economic recession,” stated Kimberly Hughes,
President of the
Information Resource Center, a
consulting firm specializing in information management and research.
FROM THE SOURCE
participated in Florida’s 21st Century Foundations
because From the Source values information—what it generates and what
others contribute. More than just another consulting company, From
the Source and its website are a place where every visitor’s
information and ideas are welcome. The comments and ideas of our
visitors will help shape the evolution of From the Source,
particularly in the area of artisan food and sustainable
development. We welcome your comments and participation.
Please use the form available by
Ideas & Resources" to send us information about your
favorite farmers markets, artisan food products and suggestions and
ideas for feature articles and sections. Please let us know what you
think about Florida’s 21st Century Foundations and what
additional information you want. As quickly as we collect your
suggestions, we will post them to the appropriate place on this site.
From the Source
incorporates the life experiences, skills, values and professional
relationships of its principal and founder, Jo Anne Bander. In
Bander’s words, “what shapes our lives is a set of experiences
filtered over time. I became interested in economic development in
college and responded by going to work first for the Agency for
International Development and then Model Cities program. There is a
link between economic development and everything else I have done
professionally. Those links are shaping From the Source.”