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Community Foundation of Collier County Launches New Website and Donor Portal

Naples, FL (June 16, 2021) – The Community Foundation of Collier County has launched a new look online with a new website and donor portal providing increased access to information and an easier granting and donation process for fundholders and donors accessible at

The new website is easier to navigate, user-friendly, and makes information regarding community trends, philanthropic impact, and collaborative efforts more accessible. The site highlights critical community needs and how the Community Foundation addresses the areas of mental health & substance abuse, housing & hunger, education & employment, seniors & veterans, environment & accessibility, and crisis and disaster relief through its Your passion. Your Collier. campaign.

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Connecting Art & Humanity
Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 winner of the Annual Art of Philanthropy Award presented at the 62nd Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. This year the winning piece was selected by Foundation Vice President and Treasurer, Mary Ellen Hutcheson, and is based on a combination of a love for humanity and philanthropy at its very best.
The 2021 award goes to the unpretentious ‘Sharing Bowl’ by Mark Gardner of Saluda, North Carolina. Carved from a fallen maple tree, the ‘Sharing Bowl’ represents the abundance of nature to be shared. The ‘Sharing Bowl’ is also reminiscent of the classic children's story book "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein.

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Four new Board members and new Board executive leadership team named

(WEST PALM BEACH) Leadership for the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties announced new officers and members of the Board of Directors, elected at a recent meeting.

Board officers include Julie Fisher Cummings, Chair; Susan P. Brockway, Vice Chair; Dennis S. Hudson, III, Treasurer; and Christina M. Macfarland, Secretary, according to Danita D. Nias, President and CEO. New members include Anquan Boldin, Fabiola Brumley, Tammy Jackson-Moore and Meredith Trim.

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A total of $1.6 million granted in just six years by generous Beaches families
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – June 1, 2021—The Beaches Community Fund, an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, recently made more than $355,000 in grants to 17 Beaches-serving nonprofits that tackle the difficult issues facing their Beaches-area neighbors.  The three dozen Beaches-area families who make up this collective giving effort encountered a record setting number of applications in 2021 and responded enthusiastically by making grants to address issues in key areas. These latest grants bring the Fund’s Beaches-area investments to more than $1.6 million since the Fund was established in 2015.

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Women’s Giving Alliance Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Celebration By Granting More Than $580,000
Collective giving circle has awarded more than $7 million since 2001 to transform lives of women and girls in NE Florida
Jacksonville, Florida — May 20, 2021 - The Women’s Giving Alliance (WGA), an initiative of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, today kicked off its 20th Anniversary celebration at its annual Member Forum with the announcement of $587,500 in grants to 10 Northeast Florida nonprofits.

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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Awards more than $320,000 in Grants to Equitably Expand Access to Education and Health Care
Grants will support services among those who face barriers to receiving care and opportunities

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has awarded 16 nonprofit organizations grants of more than $320,000 in its second Equity and Access competitive grant cycle.  The support will enhance programs that care for underrepresented and geographically underserved populations within Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, and DeSoto counties that face longstanding and systemic barriers to education and healthcare services.

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Community Foundation of Sarasota County Appoints Vice President of Knowledge and Equity
Ranata Reeder will balance data with community input to bring awareness to inequities and guidance for building a more equitable region.

SARASOTA, FL – The Community Foundation of Sarasota County has created a new leadership position – Vice President of Knowledge and Equity – to assess community needs, better inform how philanthropy can directly impact the lives of individuals and families, and address long-term charitable investments to improve overall quality of life for area residents. This position will rely on data and input to guide efforts to build a thriving and equitable community in partnership with nonprofit, private, civic and government leaders, as well as conduct a thoughtful review of historic trends that bring awareness of and guidance to address inequities
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