Charitable Giving Tips for Year-End

11/08/2019

It’s hard to believe, but the countdown is on to make your year-end charitable gifts. Due to deadlines imposed by various custodians and brokerage firms, it’s important to make decisions quickly and to implement as soon as possible. Many of these institutions will not guarantee gifts will be processed after December 15. Here are some… Read the full story…

Embracing Florida’s Veteran Community

11/08/2019

By Carlos Batlle and Sharon R. Treiser, J.P. Morgan Private Bank Naples Help at the home front When military members return home, they should have an actual place to call home. Yet, with veterans returning home each day, the issue of veteran homelessness remains a concern. In 2017, the number of homeless veterans in the… Read the full story…

What is a Stretch IRA?

11/08/2019

Have you heard about the Setting Every Community Up For Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019, or the SECURE Act, and its proposed provisions for retirement savings plans? In May, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the SECURE Act, which aims to provide Americans with more opportunities to save for retirement. The Act, if passed, may… Read the full story…

English Literacy is a Family Affair

10/30/2019

CFCC grant helps provides English Literacy classes to parents — while their children are being cared for Some non-profits might look at toddlers of parents seeking English literacy skills as a problem: How can we afford to provide babysitting while parents attend classes? But the Literacy Volunteers of Collier County (LVCC) regards the situation as… Read the full story…

A Bright Start for All

10/30/2019

CFCC Grant benefits affordable access to quality childcare  Imagine all children, no matter their family’s financial ability, starting their day in brightly decorated classrooms, abounding with activity and learning opportunities led by caring and engaged teachers. This vision of the Greater Naples YMCA works to strengthen and serve the Collier County community by focusing on youth… Read the full story…

The Sky is the Limit

10/30/2019

Scholarship Connector takes Katherine Hamilton to amazing places Receiving the Doris Reynolds Naples Daily News Journalism Scholarship has been life changing. The simple phrase “life changing” feels like an understatement as I try to encapsulate in a few paragraphs the complete 180-degree turn-around the scholarship has caused in my life. I was an above average… Read the full story…

The Community Foundation of Collier County Announces New Board Members for 2019-2020

10/30/2019

The Community Foundation of Collier County announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Trustees.  Bradley G. Rigor, Allyson Richards, and Michael J. Schroeder joined the Board for a three-year term on July 1, 2019. Former Board Members, Kathleen Kapnick, T. Robert Bulloch, and Jennifer B. Walker became Trustees Emeriti. The Community… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes $3 Million in Grants in First Quarter 2019-20 Fiscal Year

10/14/2019

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $3,061,694 in 527 grants in the first quarter of the 2019-20 fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training. Of the $1,028,144 distributed from donor-advised fund grants, 74% ($763,783) stayed in Collier County to benefit organizations and students… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County Distributes Record Grant Amount in 2018-19 Fiscal Year

08/12/2019

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed almost $19 million in grants in the 2018-19 fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 to nonprofit agencies and scholarships for secondary education and specialized training. The final total of $18, 890,346 represents a 3% increase over last year and a record amount of distributions for the Foundation…. Read the full story…

Meet Our New Staff Members

06/25/2019

Our exceptional team has gotten even better with the addition of three new staff members this year! We welcomed Laura Simmelink – Senior Director of Programs, Meredith Nassif Doupé – Director of Donor Services, and Julie Howe Van Tongeren – Vice President of Development. Laura’s primary role is to provide leadership and oversight of all… Read the full story…