What We Do

Effecting Change for Good

In partnership with our donors, the Community Foundation of Collier County supports local nonprofits to meet community needs and serves as a civic leader. We partner with multiple stakeholders and our role differs for each.

Donor Partner

We partner with donors or their professional advisors to help them reach their charitable goals. We share our expertise, facilitate connections and provide education on area nonprofits and the logistics of giving.

Grant Maker

The Community Foundation of Collier County funds and supports local nonprofits through financial grants and assistance with establishing and maintaining endowment funds.

Community Builder

The Community Foundation serves as a collaborator, convener and catalyst to address community issues. We invest in a long-term vision and bring diverse people and organizations together to address local issues and needs.

What We Offer

Personalized Service

Giving is easy, flexible and tailored to donor wishes. Donations may be made as cash, stocks, property, bequests and more. Donors may create a personal legacy by establishing a charitable fund in their name or the name of a loved one and may be personally involved in recommending the uses of their gift.

Local Expertise

Our staff has an in-depth understanding of the issues and opportunities that shape the community. We help donors learn more about the nonprofit agencies and programs that impact the areas that donors care about most.

Community Leadership

Our business is community building. We partner with community leaders and local influencers to identify community needs and take action for the benefit of Collier County.

Community Needs Assessment

The 2017 community needs assessment study — initiated by the Community Foundation and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation — gives a clear view of Collier County and the needs of its residents. Data includes demographic and socio-economic characteristics, as well as an appraisal of economic, physical, service and social environments. The study also analyzes foundational issues that impact quality of life and county assets. This survey was conducted because we know residents — seasonal or year-round — care about needs in our community and how we can meet them.