Ann Curry to be Guest Speaker at 2017 Power of the Purse Event


Ann Curry will be the guest speaker at the 5th Annual Women’s Foundation of Collier County Power of the Purse Luncheon on Friday, December 1, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Ann is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist, a former NBC News Network anchor, and an international correspondent. She has won… Read the full story…

Nonprofits are Vital to Collier County’s Economy and Make the Community More Attractive for Investment


Think about the nonprofit you volunteer with and the charities you donate to, and you personally know the social rewards these organizations bring to our community and how they are impacting lives, from the very young to most senior. Now, consider the economic impact nonprofits have in creating jobs and building value because they play… Read the full story…

Profits for Good


Financial success and social welfare are not mutually exclusive. One innovative company in Immokalee shows us the way. The small agricultural town of Immokalee in eastern Collier County may be an unlikely place for the newest trend in venture-capital circles, but one company there is at the vanguard of social investing. Tamiami Angel Funds, a… Read the full story…

Community Foundation of Collier County to Receive $50,000 Challenge Grant from Florida Philanthropic Network


The Community Foundation of Collier County has been selected as a recipient of a $50,000 challenge grant from Florida Philanthropic Network as part of its College Access & Success Initiative. As part of the grant, the Community Foundation will engage and sustain Future Ready Collier efforts to enhance local college-going culture and support statewide efforts… Read the full story…

Education: Pathway to Succuess


The Community Foundation of Collier County is building scholarship opportunities to bolster the success of local high school students’ academic careers-boosting the local economy and breaking families out of poverty.  Click here to read the entire report.

CFCC Board Chair Jen Walker receives GNL Distinguished Leadership Award


The Community Foundation is thrilled to announce that Jen Walker, our Board Chair and past GNL President, is being honored as the 2017 recipient of the Greater Naples Leadership Annual Distinguished Leadership Award. The GNL Distinguished Leadership Award is given annually to a member who strongly exemplifies the mission of the organization–to provide proven leaders… Read the full story…

Website connects students to scholarships


By Emily Burris, ABC-7 Weekend Anchor Click here to watch the video College graduates are leaving school with debt higher than ever before. The Institute of College Access and Success said the average undergrad faced just over $30,000 in loans in 2015. Those students will pay about $300 a month for more than 10 years…. Read the full story…

Give Where You Live Collier Raises Over $4 million in 24 hours


The third annual giving day in Collier County, Give Where You Live Collier, generated 1,847 donations and a total of $4,010,231.  Hosted by the Community Foundation of Collier County and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation, Give Where You Live Collier, gave 40 Collier County non-profits a much-needed boost with donations and a $500,000 matching… Read the full story…

Senior Issue Paper


Click here to read the Status of Seniors in Collier County as published in the Naples Daily News

Contest Underway to Name Scholarship Connect Mascot


Collier County high school seniors are invited to submit potential names for the Scholarship Connector’s diploma-holding, graduation cap-wearing Florida panther mascot. The student that comes up with the most creative name for the panther will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college or technical school of their choice. “Our mascot needs a name that students… Read the full story…