Donor Advised Funds Allow Donor’s Gifts Achieve the Greatest Good

08/31/2018

Published in the Naples Daily News 9/3/18 Right now, somewhere in Collier County, there are two families who may never meet—and yet will profoundly influence each other. One needs a little extra help and may struggle to get by—like far too many do in our county. The other has been fortunate enough to provide for… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Announces the 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy Honorees

08/27/2018

The Trustees Emeriti of the Community Foundation of Collier County are proud to announce the 2018 Celebration of Philanthropy honorees who will be recognized for their dedication to the community and their philanthropic service at the annual Celebration of Philanthropy event on Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:30am to 1:30pm, at Grey Oaks Country Club. Four… Read the full story…

Senior Director of Programs Job Opening

08/21/2018

The Community Foundation of Collier County seeks a Senior Director of Programs.  The Community Foundation is located in Naples, Florida.  We have over $170 million in assets and since 1985 have done over $130 million in grantmaking.  We are seeking an individual with 5-7 years of experience in grantmaking and program development.  This position is… Read the full story…

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

08/09/2018

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

08/08/2018

  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

08/08/2018

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

08/08/2018

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

08/08/2018

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

08/08/2018

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

08/07/2018

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…