Friends of DeSoto National Memorial, Inc.
The DeSoto National Memorial commemorates the arrival of Hernando de Soto and the Conquistadors on the North American continent for the first major exploration of the southeastern U.S. Friends of DeSoto National Memorial encourages visitors to experience the natural beauty of Florida, in addition to learning about the arrival of Europeans through the eyes of the Conquistadors and the local indigenous population.
Friends of DeSoto National Memorial was awarded a 2011 Every Day Capacity Building Grant:
Project Summary: Friends of De Soto has accomplished much in the arena of educational and cultural programming for De Soto National Memorial. They would like to do more by generating increased funding and community support for the land. To do so, the board needs professional training to become more effective and improve their ability to strategize and implement planning for fundraising and friend-raising.
Friends will use their grant funds to hire a consultant to facilitate a three-day board of directors training retreat. Focus topics will include building community partnerships, strategic planning and fundraising.
Visit the Every Day Capacity Building Grant page to learn more about funding opportunities for Friends Groups.