Community Foundation of Collier County Receives National Recognition

01/03/2017

Local Organization Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards The Community Foundation of Collier County recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, Chair of the… Read the full story…

Bentley Village Foundation, in Collaboration with the Community Foundation of Collier County, Awards $33,000 in Wings Employee Scholarships

01/03/2017

The Bentley Village Foundation Wings Scholarship Program recently awarded approximately $33,000 to 11 Wings Employee Scholarship recipients.  These scholarships are managed by the Community Foundation of Collier County. “The winners, seven employees and four employee dependents, were selected on a competitive basis and range in age from 18 to 51,” said Dr. Janys Foley, Bentley… Read the full story…

Bright Student, Brighter Future

10/28/2016

A unique partnership between the Community Foundation and Community School of Naples eases tuition for a stellar student in need of financial assistance. Ashley Cruz is a remarkable student. She maintains a 4.0 grade-point average, was elevated to a higher math level, is a cheery ambassador to new students and inspires her peers through random… Read the full story…

Education and Workforce Training Grant Applications due October 27, 2016

10/18/2016

Applications for Education and Workforce Training Grants through the Community Foundation of Collier County are due on October 27, 2016. The desired outcome under this grant program is that citizens succeed in programs providing education and workforce training. Grants will be made to nonprofit organizations that offer programs for populations that do not have access… Read the full story…

A year of giving: Foundation distributes over $12 million

10/18/2016

The Community Foundation of Collier County distributed a record $12.7 million to nonprofit organizations during FY16 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016). Here is a list of the top grants that will benefit Collier County children, families and adults in need―cutting across all of the Foundation’s program areas: Naples Zoo – STEAM programs Title 1 schools… Read the full story…

New Foundation Board members

10/18/2016

Three new additions to the Community Foundation of Collier County Board of Trustees began three-year terms on July 1, 2016. Here’s a snapshot of the professionalism that Patricia Aiken-O’Neill, J.D., James F. Morey, and John Paul are bringing to the table.  Patricia Aiken-O’Neill, J.D. Patricia Aiken-O’Neill served for 22 years as President/CEO of the Eye Bank… Read the full story…

A tireless vision ignited in childhood

10/18/2016

Retired orthoptist Rachael Klein is on a mission: for all local children to be screened and treated early in life for lazy eye so they can face life with confidence and experience the world in a clearer light. Klein has already donated $7,000 through her field of interest fund at the Community Foundation of Collier… Read the full story…

Elizabeth Smart to be Keynote Speaker at 2016 Power of the Purse Event

10/17/2016

Elizabeth Smart will be the keynote speaker at the annual Women’s Foundation of Collier County Power of the Purse event on Friday, December 2,  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Ritz Carlton, Naples Beach Resort. Elizabeth Smart will not only tell the personal story of her abduction at age 14, but also discuss topics… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Announces the 2016-17 Celebration of Philanthropy Honorees

09/22/2016

The Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County are proud to announce the 2016-17 Celebration of Philanthropy honorees who will be recognized for their dedication to the community and their philanthropic service at the annual Celebration of Philanthropy event on Friday, November 4, 2016, 11:30am to 1:30pm, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort…. Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes over $12 million to Nonprofit Organizations

08/22/2016

The Community Foundation of Collier County distributed a record $12,725,838 in distributions to nonprofit organizations during FY16 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016).  This represents an increase of approximately 19% over the Foundation’s previous fiscal year which totaled over $10.3 million. Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation president & CEO said, “We live in an incredibly philanthropic community… Read the full story…