Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes over $7.1 Million in Grants during 2017-18 Fourth Quarter


The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $7,193,003 in grants in the fourth quarter of 2017-18 fiscal year (April 1-June 30, 2018) to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training bringing the total distributions for the fiscal year to $18,371,360.  That represents an increase of 66%. Distributions from the last quarter included… Read the full story…

Save the Date for our Community Foundation and Women’s Foundation of Collier County Events


  November 2, 2018 | 11:30am-1:30pm Grey Oaks Country Club     2018 Celebration of Philanthropy Honorees: Outstanding Corporation – presented to Rooms To Go Harvey Kapnick Award – presented to Nonprofits that worked with CFCC during Hurricane Irma.  (Baby Basics, Catholic Charities, Collier Senior Resources, Grace Place For Children & Families, Greater Marco Family YMCA, Guadalupe Center, Habitat for Humanity… Read the full story…

Protecting Sea Turtles from Savvy Predators


A small investment is making a huge impact on loggerhead nesting on Vanderbilt Beach A grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County assisted the Collier County Parks & Recreation, Sea Turtle Protection Program, in making cages to protect unhatched eggs from being eaten by raccoons, armadillos and coyotes. And the success rate of the… Read the full story…

Teaching the teachers for stronger outcomes


Three local early childhood educators received tuition assistance from the Naples Alliance for Children Early Childhood Teacher Education Fund to sharpen their knowledge and upgrade their skills in providing high-quality education and care for Collier County’s youngest learners. The Guadalupe Center was granted $500 to equip pre-school teacher Nallely Gomez with the tool she needed… Read the full story…

To the sea, for the sea


Alexandra “Lexy” Isaksen is embarking on a journey spanning 6,500 nautical miles for her first “seamester” this fall at Eckerd College Lexy, 18, fervent about marine biology, is planning a career in restoring coral reefs and tackling the overwhelming problem of ocean pollution. The Barron Collier High School summa cum laude graduate is the recipient… Read the full story…

My Experience as a Community Foundation Intern


Gabriela Caballero finds CFCC Internship develops know-how for work and life College students are constantly pressured to add more experience to their resume. After 2 years of solely concentrating in my academics, I decided it was time to enhance my skills in a workplace more relevant to my career. Through several networks, I found the… Read the full story…

The Community Foundation of Collier County Announces New Board Members for 2018-2019


The Community Foundation of Collier County announced the addition of four new members to the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Jorge Camina, John M. Costigan, R. Robert Funderburg, and Brad A. Galbraith joined the Board for a three-year term on July 1, 2018. Former Board Members, Brian V. McAvoy and Mario Valle became Trustees Emeriti. “The… Read the full story…

Community Foundation Connector Spring 2018 Newsletter


Click here to read the 2018 Spring Newsletter for the latest news and stories from the Community Foundation of Collier County

Community Foundation of Collier County Grants $57,870 from Changing Needs Fund to Four Local Nonprofits during the Healthcare Grant Cycle


The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $57,870 in grants in April 2018 to nonprofit agencies from its Changing Needs Fund which is designed to be a safety net to help meet the changing needs of the community during the recent Healthcare Grant Cycle. David Lawrence Center, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in… Read the full story…

Women’s Foundation of Collier County Awarded $60,000 in Scholarships at 2018 Women of Initiative Honorees Luncheon


The Women’s Foundation of Collier County, a fund at the Community Foundation of Collier County, awarded twelve $5,000 scholarships for local women at the 2018 Women of Initiative Honorees Luncheon. The Women of Initiative Scholarship Fund was founded by Women of Initiative alumnae in honor of the 20th anniversary of the awards. The scholarship is… Read the full story…