Community Foundation of Collier County receives $350,000 from the Brynne & Robert Coletti Fund of the Farmer Family Foundation to Aid Coronavirus Relief

04/21/2020

The Community Foundation of Collier County’s Collier Comes Together Coronavirus Relief Fund is honored to receive a $350,000 gift from the Brynne & Robert Coletti Fund of the Farmer Family Foundation to support Coronavirus relief.  Through their Fund, Brynne & Bob Coletti provide philanthropic support for charities, nonprofits, and educational institutions nationwide. They have also… Read the full story…

Standing Behind Our Veterans

11/17/2020

Two Home Base SWFL grants focus on boosting the physical and mental health of vets, military personnel, and their families, and improving local clinical care for PTSD   The Community Foundation of Collier County has supported and respected local vets, active military personnel, and their family members this year through two grants to Home Base… Read the full story…

Shelter from the Storm

11/17/2020

Rob’s Group Home at Youth Haven paves the road to independence for displaced teens   Imagine you are in high school, but you’re on your own: without a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or trusted legal guardian in your life. That’s the hard reality for 1,000 unaccompanied minors in Collier County today. Since 1972, Youth Haven… Read the full story…

Eviction Buster

11/17/2020

  Legal Aid Service of Collier County is helping financially strained residents stay in their homes and apartments thanks to the addition of a new attorney funded by a CFCC grant   Who are you going to call if you are facing eviction due to the financial effects of COVID-19? In the first five days… Read the full story…

Wilderness Adventures

11/17/2020

Bringing the Corkscrew Swamp to the classroom   When schools shut down, and annual field trips were abruptly halted in the spring, the Community Foundation of Collier County stepped in with a $25,000 grant to bring the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary to local fifth-grade students. For a decade, Corkscrew has taught local students about its… Read the full story…

A Brighter Future

11/17/2020

Christ Child Habitat Scholarship recipient Marthe Auguste reflects on the importance of higher education   Marthe Auguste, one of six children in her Immokalee family, is a freshman at the University of Central Florida this pandemic-challenged fall semester. Though it means online courses, Auguste is thrilled that she received a Christ Child Habitat Scholarship to… Read the full story…

Hand in Hand

11/17/2020

Community foundations network to ensure good work spreads nationally and internationally in times of natural disasters Collier County has lived through the devastation a powerful hurricane can leave in its wake. Following Hurricane Irma—which made a scarring landfall locally in 2017—the Community Foundation of Collier County established an emergency relief fund that substantially boosted recovery… Read the full story…

Stronger Together

11/17/2020

The Community Foundation has addressed the pandemic crisis since it dawned and continues bracing for its impacts early next year   You did it! Your support of the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Collier Comes Together Coronavirus Relief Fund with $1.87 million in donations has made a profound impact in the community as it continues… Read the full story…

Charitable Giving: Keeping the IRS Happy

10/29/2020

      As the Dean of my college once noted: “if you want to get an “A” on your exam, give your Professor exactly what he or she wants to see.”  Deceptively simple advice — but also elegantly effective. The same concept applies to properly deducting charitable gifts (such as gifts to the Community… Read the full story…

Stability for Challenging Times: The Benefits of Permanent Life Insurance

10/29/2020

          In volatile economic times like the ones we’ve seen recently, it’s not surprising that people want something they can count on— a stable financial asset that will be there to help them meet important financial needs, no matter what. For many, that vehicle is permanent life insurance. Permanent life insurance… Read the full story…

Stand By Me

08/26/2020

The Moorings Park Foundation’s scholarship offers a hand-up to a dedicated employee Tiliane Coicou Saint-Hillien has been dedicated to Moorings Park for 17 years, and the Moorings Park Foundation has been committed to investing in the licensed practical nurse’s goal of building her career. Saint-Hillien, 46, has received two scholarships from the foundation, the first… Read the full story…