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…

Empowering Everglades Stewards

03/01/2019

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

03/01/2019

Courtesy of:  Robin Hamilton, Financial Advisor Branch Name: Morgan Stanley Naples Phone Number: 239-449-7863 Web Address: http://fa.morganstanley.com/themosaicgroup 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…

How can you take action on Florida’s climate change and conservation?

03/01/2019

By Carlos Batlle and Sharon Treiser, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, Naples The relationships that societies develop with the environment are complex. In Florida, rising sea levels, warmer temperatures on land and in water, and changes in seasonal rainfall patterns and storm events have already begun to show their wide-reaching impact on the region’s citizens, businesses… Read the full story…

Domicile and Charitable Contributions: Is There A Link?

03/01/2019

By Brad A. Galbraith, Board Certified Wills Trusts and Estates Attorney Cold weather, ever-increasing state and local income, and property taxes, and new limitations on state and local income tax deductions are driving more Northerners to Collier County.  We all have these people as our clients and we often address their questions about Florida Domicile. … Read the full story…

Give Where You Live Collier Raises Almost $5.5 million in 24 hours

02/22/2019

The fifth anniversary of Give Where You Live Collier generated 2,221 donations, including 1394 made online, and raised a total of $5,464,847—representing a 39% increase over last year’s total of $3,917,731. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live Collier, gave 40 Collier County… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes over $3.7 Million in Grants during 2018-19 Second Quarter

02/01/2019

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $3,786,571 in grants in the second quarter of 2018-19 fiscal year (October 1-December 31, 2018) to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training bringing the total distributions for the first half of the fiscal year to $6,324,623. The distributions included $12,500 from donor-advised funds,… Read the full story…