Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes Record Grant Amount in 2018-19 Fiscal Year

08/12/2019

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed almost $19 million in grants in the 2018-19 fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training. The final total of $18, 890,346 represents a 3% increase over last year and a record amount of distributions for the Foundation…. Read the full story…

Meet Our New Staff Members

06/25/2019

Our exceptional team has gotten even better with the addition of three new staff members this year! We welcomed Laura Simmelink – Senior Director of Programs, Meredith Nassif Doupé – Director of Donor Services, and Julie Howe Van Tongeren – Vice President of Development. Laura’s primary role is to provide leadership and oversight of all… Read the full story…

Professional Advisor Council Connector

06/24/2019

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

06/21/2019

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

05/22/2019

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

04/30/2019

  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

04/25/2019

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

04/15/2019

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

03/01/2019

“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

03/01/2019

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…