Website connects students to scholarships


By Emily Burris, ABC-7 Weekend Anchor Click here to watch the video College graduates are leaving school with debt higher than ever before. The Institute of College Access and Success said the average undergrad faced just over $30,000 in loans in 2015. Those students will pay about $300 a month for more than 10 years…. Read the full story…

Give Where You Live Collier Raises Over $4 million in 24 hours


The third annual giving day in Collier County, Give Where You Live Collier, generated 1,847 donations and a total of $4,010,231.  Hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live Collier, gave 40 Collier County non-profits a much-needed boost with donations and a $500,000 matching… Read the full story…

Senior Issue Paper


Click here to read the Status of Seniors in Collier County as published in the Naples Daily News

Community Foundation of Collier County Receives National Recognition


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


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…

The Status of Women in Collier County


A lack of economic opportunity is holding women down in Collier County today – and if not adequately addressed – will continue well into the future. Read the Women’s Foundation of Collier County’s report to learn what’s going wrong – and what we can do to make it right.

Bright Student, Brighter Future


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


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


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


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…