Community Needs Assessment Study
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 ten strategic areas that address our community’s major needs. It can be examined more closely at the following links:
Your passion. Your Collier.
As a direct result of the Community Needs Assessment, the Community Foundation launched the $15.5 million
Your passion. Your Collier. campaign to address needs in the following strategic areas: mental health & substance abuse, housing & hunger, education & employment, seniors & veterans, environment & accessibility, and crisis & disaster relief.
What's Your Passion?
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.
Studies are pointless unless we follow them up with action...
How Do We Spark Change?
We play a unique and essential role in our community.
From funding Future Ready Collier to responding to Hurricane Irma, we are at the table for every significant conversation happening about Collier County.
We create public-private partnerships, support strategic plans, and conduct major studies that lead to real action and positive change in our community.
To learn more, please contact
Julie Van Tongeren
Vice President of Development