Your Passion. Your Collier.
A year-long community needs assessment study (CNA) project initiated by the Community Foundation and the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation presented a detailed portrait of Collier County and its residents. The 2017 survey report informed the Community Foundation’s discretionary grant-making resources on partners and programs in five strategic areas that address our community’s major needs.
This survey report was created because we know you care about needs in our community and how we can meet them. It can be examined more closely at the following links:
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Raise awareness through public education and provide funding for support services to address the growing need in our community.
Education & Employment
Education and Employment
Support the operations of Future Ready Collier to increase scholarships and internships and increase the number of career-focused opportunities to build our workforce and stimulate economic development.
The Community Foundation of Collier County has been connecting people who care to causes that matter, growing charitable legacies, and funding nonprofit organizations to improve the quality of life in Collier County for 35 years. We connect with hundreds of local nonprofits to make Collier County a better place and conduct significant studies that lead to real change in the community— like the 2017 Community Needs and Assets Assessment initiative with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and 30 other community partners.
As a direct result, the Community Foundation has launched the $15.5 million Your Passion. Your Collier. campaign to address mental health & substance abuse, housing & hunger, education & employment, seniors & veterans, environment & accessibility, and crisis and disaster relief.