The Community Foundation of Collier County opened the Care for Collier Fund with the assistance of local government and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to support emerging community causes. The Fund’s initial cause will be to provide relief for red tide hardship for small business owners in Collier County who have lost income due to the severity of the ongoing red tide crisis in Southwest Florida.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has selected Christine Stobaugh, CPA, as its new Chief Financial Officer.
The trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund awarded International Social Service, USA (ISS-USA) a $64,020 grant to provide social services for families separated across country borders. The grant was among 29 awards, valued at $1.7 million, made by the trustees during their summer meeting.
Jennifer Abbott has been tapped by Manatee Community Foundation as its new Director of Philanthropy. Abbott will lead the foundation’s partnerships with current and future donors, professional advisors, and community investors to increase transformational charitable giving in Manatee County.
Since 1973, the Foundation has awarded more than $111 million to 876 nonprofit organizations, primarily in the areas of human services, education and health care, with a limited interest in the arts.
Allegany Franciscan Ministries Celebrates its 20th Anniversary with $6.5 Million in Grants and Investments.
The grants and investments are across the state and especially in the six communities in which Allegany Franciscan Ministries serves – Miami-Dade, Martin, St. Lucie, Palm Beach, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties in FY18.
LGBT Community Fund for NE Florida of The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida conducted an extensive survey recently.
Survey of LGBTI residents of Northeast Florida: 75% report everyday discrimination, while most of those who are "out" report acceptance. Review the summarized findings.
On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. The public has 60 days – until August 7 – to submit comments.
This is one of the few opportunities for philanthropy to make its case that the citizenship question should be removed from the census questionnaire.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has played a consistent part in convening and coordinating the many partners from government, law enforcement and nonprofit social services involved in our homeless crisis.
Business, economic development and education leaders as well as elected officials from across the state were in Tampa this week for the Learners to Earners summit hosted by the Florida Chamber of Commerce. The two-day conference focused on early learning initiatives that could bolster the state’s “cradle to workforce” pipeline.