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$2.7 Million in Grant Funding for COVID-19 Relief

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Latest Grants from Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, Gulf Coast Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund Target Mental-Health Needs, Childcare for First Responders, Financial Assistance for Displaced Workers, and More


Foundations and Donors Grant Over $1.8 Million For Covid-19 Relief

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Gulf Coast Community Foundation and Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation have awarded over $880,000 in grants from their joint COVID-19 Response Initiative, providing relief to nonprofit organizations leading the region’s COVID-19 assistance efforts.


Fighting Hunger One Brown Paper Bag at a Time

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It may be hard to imagine that in a place like Collier County, many families struggle with food insecurity. When a person or family is food insecure, they do not have reliable access to adequate/nutritious sustenance. According to the Community Foundation of Collier County, approximately 12.5 percent or 42,000 of residents are food insecure. And in the 2015-2016 school year, 62 percent of Collier County Public School students were eligible for free and reduced lunch. For many students, school lunch is the only food they get in a day.

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