16 Mar 2020 Community Foundations of Collier County and Southwest Florida Launch Coronavirus Relief Funds
Naples, FL (March 16, 2020) – The Community Foundation of Collier County and the Southwest Florida Community Foundation have each activated emergency relief funds: CFCC’s Collier Comes Together Fund and SWFLCF’s Emergency Relief Fund to collect donations to aid in Coronavirus relief.
The Funds will complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address the outbreak as effectively as possible. Donations to this fund will help rapidly deploy resources to basic needs and healthcare nonprofit organizations to support their programs as well as their staff at the front lines of our community’s coronavirus outbreak.
Donors are assured that help will reach its intended cause. As Community Foundations are 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations are tax-deductible.
“We know our community is passionate about supporting our area in times of crisis. With our collaboration with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, we can help support our nonprofits who will in turn provide aid to the community,” said Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Community Foundation of Collier County President & CEO. “As the community’s philanthropic first responder, we are committed to identifying and supporting the needs of our residents and providing aid where it is needed most.”
To give to the funds:
For Collier County: https://bit.ly/2TY2mCV
For Southwest Florida: CLICK HERE or text GIVESWFL to 444999.
About the Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County is a tax-exempt, public, charitable organization, established in 1985 to increase and focus private philanthropy in the area. Today, the Community Foundation of Collier County manages more than 750 funds, collaborates with hundreds of nonprofits, holds $225 million in assets and has distributed over $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and community programs since its inception. The Community Foundation of Collier County is one of Florida’s fastest growing community foundations. For good. Forever. Learn more at cfcollier.org or call 239-649-5000.
About the Southwest Florida Community Foundation
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For more information, call 239-274-5900 or visit www.floridacommunity.com