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

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.