Grantmaking Outcomes

Community Impact Grants – Tracking the Success of Our Grantmaking

Like all grantmakers, we want to maximize the impact of our grant dollars and be more effective at achieving our mission of connecting donor gifts with community needs.  We want to know that the work of the nonprofit agencies to which we award grants is making a difference in people’s lives and shaping a better quality of life in Collier County.

Our Community Impact grants focus on specific areas of community needs identified through our research and data collection; we call this our Vital Signs Report.  These priority areas of community need include arts, environment, education, health, human services/basic needs and at-risk women & girls.

In 2016, the Foundation convened community leaders who formed a Grants Performance & Outcomes Committee to evaluate the Foundation grants made. The Committee is chaired by Pat Aiken-O’Neill, CFCC Board member, along with John Kenny, Tom Lear, Rose Murphy, Peggy Monson, Delores Sorey, and Glenda Struthers. Together, they conduct site visits, identify outcomes and make recommendations for future grantmaking. Last year the committee visited 12 nonporfits providing need programs in our community. See the committee’s 2016 Report on Program Grant Outcomes.

Some High Impact Grants

Read more about grants from our Fundholders that impact our community.

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View More of Our Grants

How do we know?

Every organization that receives a grant from the Foundation for programs and services must provide a final outcome report.  Visit our NONPROFIT DIRECTORY for in-depth, frequently-updated information about nonprofits serving our area.  You can also make a donation directly to that organization from the NONPROFIT DIRECTORY.