The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida was founded in 2008 to address the educational and development needs of Florida’s business community. FAIF is recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charitable foundation to which tax deductible contributions may be made, as provided by law. FAIF is governed by an independent board of directors. FAIF does not engage in any political activities.
Florida businesses cannot afford to rely on public opportunities alone to train and prepare their future employees and leaders. FAIF will foster programs that identify business needs today and create solutions that will last into the future.

FAIF’s Mission

  • Promoting and supporting any and all initiatives, projects, campaigns or other endeavors that will strengthen Florida’s business community and economy
  • Promoting and advancing principles of a free market enterprise
  • Educating individual and corporate citizens about business principles that lead to continued and greater economic strength and prosperity

FAIF’s Program Concepts for Education, Workforce and Business Development and Recognition

  • Recognize Florida’s top business leaders and public officials who advance the principles of the free market enterprise system throughout the state
  • Host leadership training institutes for Florida business leaders
  • Foster public-private partnerships to increase academic excellence and rigor
  • Create forums to identify effective schools and model programs
  • Create both public and private public policy research institutes through universities, colleges and individuals
  • Produce various research reports, which focus on facts and policy implications of issues facing the business community
  • Compile recognition publications and programs recognizing the best business research being conducted at Florida colleges and universities
  • Develop school business curricula, designed to promote entrepreneurial literacy and better understanding of the free market system
Once you have reviewed this information, we are confident you will want to be a part of in these programs and opportunities. We welcome your participation and suggestions as we move forward. Your contributions to FAIF are tax deductible and can be made by visiting or contacting our executive director, Steve Trickey at (850) 224-7173.