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…

Community Foundation of Collier County supports Captains For Clean Water with a $7,500 Grant

05/20/2020

The Community Foundation of Collier County is proud to support the Captains For Clean Water (CFCW) Fishing Guide Relief Fund with a $7,500 grant to help boat captains who have been affected by COVID-19. The pandemic has caused many captains to lose the majority of the seasonal business they rely on to support their families… Read the full story…

Greater Impact & Benefits in Charitable Gifts Now

05/13/2020

Albert Einstein once said “in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” Likewise, today’s challenging times present a great opportunity to consider charitable giving. As always, charitable gifting benefits the donor by generating a positive impact on causes that matter to them; bestowing income tax savings during life and creating long term estate tax savings…. Read the full story…

Put Your Philanthropy to Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic

05/13/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global crisis of a magnitude few have experienced before. Across Florida we’ve seen our medical, educational and economic systems tested. The role of philanthropy has never been more important and local donors, both experienced and new, are looking for ways to give quickly and effectively. As this pandemic continues… Read the full story…

Life Insurance as a Part of Your Investment Portfolio

05/13/2020

When considering life insurance, many fail to think about how it fits into a holistic financial plan.  Most imagine conventional life insurance needs such as caring for family members, passing along a legacy, or addressing estate taxes.  Yet, the role life insurance can play in a financial plan extends to tax planning and investment management. … Read the full story…

Collier Gives in Record Amounts for 2020 Give Where You Live

05/06/2020

After the curtain came down on the record-breaking 2020 Give Where You Live, we took a look back behind the scenes for the impacts — and beneficiaries are as enthusiastic as the donors. “Our team is honored to be involved with two incredible foundations – The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M…. Read the full story…

Every Step of the Way

05/06/2020

Jobs evaporated following the statewide stay-at-home order that went into effect on April 3, closing restaurants, bars, hotels, shops, and nonessential businesses, thrusting families living paycheck-to-paycheck into turmoil. Without hesitation, the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Collier Comes Together Coronavirus Relief Fund stepped in with a $30,000 grant to Salvation Army Naples to provide immediate… Read the full story…

Legal Relief in Unprecedented Times

05/06/2020

Job loss, divorce and domestic violence, and eviction are life-changing challenges for anyone, especially low-income Collier County residents who don’t have the financial resources for legal assistance. To handle the expected increase in cases spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, Legal Aid Services of Collier County received a $70,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier… Read the full story…

Essential Collaborations

05/06/2020

Marco Island is a quiet, affluent island community, but it is certainly not immune to the forces of natural and economic calamities. Employees at one of Collier County’s top employers, J.W. Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, were out of work after hotel occupancy fell below 5 percent in late March and early April as vacationers… Read the full story…

Getting the Word Out About Expanded Counseling Services

05/06/2020

At the onset of the pandemic, the David Lawrence Center, now known as David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health, pivoted overnight to support the community’s mental health and substance abuse needs. In a few days, the organization underwent an information technology redesign so 100 clinicians could begin offering virtual and telephone counseling support to meet… Read the full story…

Connecting With Students @ Home

05/06/2020

Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) faced an unprecedented challenge on March 30, when it replaced classroom teaching with online learning for its 48,000 students. Getting laptops into the hands of all pupils was the first step, but more than 1,000 students could not access their courses through the Canvas Learning Management System because they didn’t… Read the full story…