The Community Foundation provides grant dollars to nonprofits for programs that have measurable results in addressing changing community needs and grants dollars to support nonprofit capacity building to ensure that nonprofits have the tools needed to operate using best practices.
We also work with Community Grantmakers who have established a Field-of-Interest Fund at the Community Foundation to support their grant program. Deadlines will be announced throughout the 2019 fiscal year.
All applicants must complete a Profile in the NONPROFIT DIRECTORY, a key resource for donors and committee members when reviewing your organization’s application. Please contact Mary George at email@example.com if you need log-in credentials to create a new Profile or click on “forgot password” if you need a new password. Your NONPROFIT PROFILE is used as the cover page for your application. The information gives grant committee members a better understanding of the scope of your organization, its mission, programs, and long-term goals. Tip – use brief statements or bullet points to describe your programs and long-term goals whenever possible.
We do NOT fund the following:
The Community Foundation of Collier County’s strategic plan ties its grantmaking to relevant community information from the most recent Community Needs Assessment funded by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.
Applications are due September 4 through online portal. Decisions will be made on October 1.
Application deadline is September 17 and February 11. Decisions will be made within 30 days.
Application deadline is October 1, 2018. Decisions will be made February 1, 2019.
Employment & Education
Access to affordable childcare and preschool programs
Eliminating barriers preventing post-secondary options, particularly vocational education
Job training & education
Social Services & Housing
Housing for low-income elderly, people with disabilities and low-income residents
Prevention of homelessness
Affordable assisted living options for low-income elderly
Environment & the Arts
Access to affordable arts and cultural programming
Education and awareness about water quality, sea-level rise, conservation and the threats to the environment
Healthcare and Mental Health
Access to affordable healthcare and mental health services
Access to affordable addiction treatment programs
Affordable assisted living options for people with mental health issues
1. A Profile in the NONPROFIT DIRECTORY powered by GuideStar.
2. NEW – A completed “Survey” on your Program Outcomes through our new Partner Platform- Mission Measurement. This online service provides a portal for any nonprofit to enter and report on its outcomes and includes an Badge on your GuideStar Profile upon completion of the Survey. Read more about the Partnership at Moving from Overhead to Outcomes.
3. Completing the Survey is a requirement for Program Grant Applicants and a new tool to collect final reports for Grantees. Click Survey to complete the Survey. Use the following code when prompted – CFCC118. The average time to complete the survey is two hours.
4. A short, completed Program Grant Application describing your request for Program funding.