Community Foundation of Collier County Receives $20,000 From BankUnited to Assist Hurricane Irma Victims

09/21/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County has received a $20,000 donation from BankUnited in Miami Lakes, FL for the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims in Collier County and the nonprofits that support them. BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Provides $225,000 for Immediate Assistance to Hurricane Irma Victims

09/19/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County,  in partnership with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the United Way of Collier County, has purchased $150,000 in Visa/MasterCard gift cards to be distributed to Hurricane Irma victims from donations to the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to help with immediate needs for food, water, gas,… Read the full story…

Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund Designated to Support Victims of Hurricane Irma

09/08/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County,  in close collaboration with the City of Naples and Collier County Emergency Management, Collier County Sheriff’s Office, City of Naples Police Department, Marco Island Police Department and the United Way of Collier County has established the Collier Comes Together Disaster Relief Fund to provide assistance to Hurricane Irma victims. … Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Announces 4th Quarter Grant Distributions of over $5.6 Million for a Yearly Total of over $11 Million

08/29/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $5,601,588 in 293 grants in the 4th quarter of the Foundation’s fiscal year (April 1 – June 30, 2017) to nonprofit agencies for a fiscal year total of $11,054,951 (July 1, 2016-June 30,2017).  78% of the 4th quarter grants, $4,375,099, were made to nonprofits serving Collier County…. Read the full story…

Cutting a New Philanthropic Archetype

08/09/2017

By Sharon R. Treiser, Vice President/Private Banker and Carlos Batlle, Managing Director/Wealth Advisor J.P. Morgan Private Bank Over the course of history, successful individuals and families have pondered how best to give back and help the communities around them. In 1889 Andrew Carnegie penned “The Gospel of Wealth,” perhaps one of the most influential essays… Read the full story…

Academic Achievement

08/09/2017

The Immokalee Foundation helps young, struggling students become better readers, opening new chapters in their futures. The Immokalee Readers Program is an intensive literacy initiative that is chipping away at poverty by increasing elementary students’ reading comprehension while fostering real-world professional skills in high school tutors. The Immokalee Foundation’s reading program boosts reading gains for… Read the full story…

A Note From Our Scholarship Recipient: Emily Black

08/09/2017

Dear Edith and John Meli Scholarship Donor, My name is Emily Black and I was the recipient of your scholarship through The Community Foundation of Collier County this past year. Thanks to you, my first year of college at The University of Notre Dame was a memorable one, filled with successes and learning experiences that… Read the full story…

Part-Time Scholarship Assistant Position Available

07/27/2017

The Community Foundation is looking for a part-time Scholarship Assistant.  This part-time position provides high quality customer service and administrative support. He/she will input and process the coordination of information entered in the Scholarship Website, work with students, process scholarship information, assist in identifying scholarship providers in our community, execute general correspondence through Constant Contact… Read the full story…

The Community Foundation of Collier County Announces New Board Members for 2017-2018

07/24/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County announced the addition of 4 new members to the Board of Trustees and a one year Trustee Emeriti seat.  Erika Aron, Todd Bradley, Lynn Martin, and Myra Williams joined the Board for a three-year term on July 1, 2017. Brad Havemeier is a Trustee Emeriti and has been elected to… Read the full story…

Record Number of Scholarships Awarded By Community Foundation of Collier County and Collier County Public Schools

07/05/2017

The Community Foundation of Collier County, in partnership with the Collier County Public School District, is pleased to report that a record amount of $35,329,335 in scholarship monies were raised and awarded this year to Collier County college-bound and continuing education students. This total represents an increase from $34,288,972, distributed in 2015-2016.  Opportunities Of the… Read the full story…