The Patterson Foundation provided a $200,000 matching gift to strengthen its international partner NetHope’s mission to install additional Wi-Fi hotspots in refugee camps throughout Greece, Serbia and Slovenia — catalyzing a $400,000 total investment for the expanded effort. The NetHope-led Syrian Refugee Connectivity Alliance has brought Wi-Fi to approximately 500,000 people in 76 camps since October 2015, in close collaboration with the U.N. Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and its Connectivity for Refugees dedicated program.
New College Spanish Professor Sonia Labrador- Rodriguez received grants from the Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities for her Cubano-American Community Project, which focuses on Cuban peopleþÄôs history and relationship with the West Florida region.
By creating a tribe of our annual community impact grant recipients and working closely with them, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation enhances the potential of each organization to discover a shared desire to accomplish change in the world and take action to make that change a reality.