2017-05-18 / Top News

Dozens of nonprofits receive Community Foundation grants

The Community Foundation of Collier County has distributed $1,604,894 in 314 grants made to nonprofit agencies in the third quarter of the foundation’s fiscal year (Jan. 1-March 31). More than $1.1 million, including $50,000 to New Horizons of Southwest Florida, $36,000 to Collier Harvest and $30,000 to Naples United Church of Christ, came from donor advised funds.

¦ Education and workforce grants – $14,450 to Friends of Foster Children Forever; $11,000 to Fun Time Early Leaning Academy; $11,000 to Collier Child Care Resources; $11,000 to The Immokalee Foundation; and $12,415 to New Horizons of Southwest Florida.

¦ Human services grants – $19,000 to The Salvation Army; $19,000 to St Matthews House; $15,000 to The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida; $4,000 to Guadalupe Social Services; and $3,000 to Grace Place for Children & Families.

Remaining dollars were awarded for capacity building grants to: Audubon of the Western Everglades, Blind Sailing Unlimited, Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, Estuary Conservation Association Inc., First Things Foundation, Friends of Rookery Bay, Gargiulo Education Center, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, League of Women Voters of Collier County Education Fund, Marco Island Historical Society, Naples Orchid Society Inc., Panira Healthcare Services, Project Help, Residential Options of Florida, Royal Palm Academy, Survive & Thrive, Temple Shalom of Naples, TheatreZone, United Arts Council of Collier County, YMCA of the Palms/Greater Naples YMCA and Young Audiences of SWFL.

Total distributions included grants made to nonprofit agencies in Collier County and throughout the United States.

“We track the vital signs and know how pressing the needs are in terms of homelessness, hunger, health care, the arts, the environment and issues facing women and girls in Collier County,” Eileen Connolly-Keesler, president and CEO of the foundation, said. “These grants fuel programs that meet these local challenges and improve the quality of life in our community.” ¦

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