About Us

What is the Community Foundation of Collier County?  Depending on your relationship with us, the definition may vary. Formally, we are a tax-exempt, public, charitable foundation, established in 1985 to increase private philanthropy in Collier County. For donors, we are a charitable giving program and philanthropic partner. For nonprofits, we are a funder and supporter. For community leaders and other institutions, we are a collaborator, convener, catalyst, and an efficient pipeline to address community issues.

Join the conversation about what and who we are. Find out more about us by reading The Community Foundation of Collier County Connector Community Reports or visit with us. We will share with you data we’ve assembled and stories we’ve heard that remind us that by working together, we can and will continue to make a difference.…for good and forever.

Click below to read the September 2016 Gulfshore Life article, The New Philanthropy, featuring Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the Community Foundation and Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation of Collier County is in compliance with the National Standards for Community Foundations as set forth by the National Council on Foundations.