Professional Advisor Council Connector


Click here to read all the latest news from our Professional Advisor Council in the 2019 PAC Newsletter

Community Foundation of Collier County Summer Newsletter


Click here to read the latest news and stories from the Community Foundation of Collier County in the Summer 2019 Connector. 

Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes $2.4 Million in Grants during 2018-19 Third Quarter


The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $2,399,284 in 296 grants in the third quarter of 2018-19 fiscal year (January 1-March 31, 2019) to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training bringing the total distributions for the first three quarters of the fiscal year to $8,723,907.  The distributions included $10,000 from… Read the full story…

CFCC Distributes $5.5 million to 40 Give Where You Live Collier Nonprofits


  The Community Foundation of Collier County distributed $5,433,262 in checks to the 40 nonprofits that participated in the 2019 Give Where You Live Collier event at a post-event meeting held at the Community Foundation on April 23. Each nonprofit’s check included matching grant amounts from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the Community… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Gives Arbor Day Grant to Plant Trees in Immokalee


The Community Foundation of Collier County has granted $10,000 to Collier County Parks and Recreation for the Immokalee Sports Complex to provide 56 trees in honor of Arbor Day. This project will provide much-needed shade in the now barren area surrounding spectator bleachers at the park. Barry Williams, Collier County Parks & Recreation Department Director said, “We… Read the full story…

Scholarship Assistant Opportunity at the Community Foundation


The Community Foundation of Collier County, located in Naples, Florida, seeks a Scholarship Assistant.  The Community Foundation was established in 1985. We have over $186 million in assets and have distributed over $137 million in grantmaking and scholarships since inception.  This position will report to the Education/Scholarship Director. Summary of Responsibilities This full-time position provides high-quality customer service… Read the full story…

Debilitating accident motivates Joy Tashjian to focus on helping others


“Six years ago, I returned to school as an adult learner to pursue an Associate’s Degree in nursing. My decision was influenced by two significant life events. I chose to make a career change from teaching to nursing following a car accident that left me disabled for over a year. During my time in rehabilitation,… Read the full story…

Walk in My Shoes


Two funds at the Community Foundation are supplying geriatric simulators to Lorenzo Walker nursing school students so they can experience the effects of age-related physical changes. Diminishing eyesight, stiffness, tingling in the fingers and feet—the students in nursing programs at both Lorenzo Walker Technical High School and Lorenzo Walker Technical College will soon discover in… Read the full story…

Empowering Everglades Stewards


The Everglades Literacy Program has been taught to more than 3,000 teachers in the state since it was launched by its first grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County five years ago. The Everglades Foundation’s program trains teachers in a standards-based curriculum to foster a deeper understanding in K-12 students of the unique and… Read the full story…

Giving with Purpose: Tips for Effective Philanthropy


Courtesy of:  Robin Hamilton, Financial Advisor Branch Name: Morgan Stanley Naples Phone Number: 239-449-7863 Web Address: Giving with Purpose: Tips for Effective Philanthropy Historically, charitable giving rises about one-third as fast as the stock market.1 In 2017, Americans gave over $410 billion to charity, with the majority of charitable dollars going to religion, education… Read the full story…