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Connected

Dear Friends and Partners,

Normally this time of year we have many opportunities to meet in person to share what is happening in our lives and our community. In these days of social distancing I don’t want to miss the chance to stay in touch with you, our friends and steadfast supporters. I am excited to share an overview of the Foundation’s activities over this past year through our online Annual Report 2020.

I would love to hear from you as well, please reach out at [email protected]

In Gratitude,

Sarah Owen
President & CEO
Southwest Florida Community Foundation

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New Ways – Here’s How

What do you care about?
We have over 500 funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. With a fund at the Foundation, we become your partner in philanthropy.

It’s so easy to use your IRA Charitable Rollover here, why pay taxes if you don’t need the income? Click here so we can customize a fund for you. We also accept gifts of appreciated securities and property so you can convert stocks, homes or lots it into charitable dollars for your causes or favorite organizations.

We offer tax solutions.
Are you interested in “bunching” your philanthropy, taxes and write-offs into every other year so you can itemize? A donor advised fund is perfect for you.

Holiday Gifts on your mind? Why not make a gift in Honor of someone special? We will send them a beautiful card to let them know a gift was made in their name.

There are lots of ways to engage with us.

We are your concierge of philanthropy so consider us your go-to resource on impactful giving in Southwest Florida.

If you prefer not to start a fund, maybe you’ll consider giving to support our work in the community, or if you wish to give to established funds such as the Women’s Legacy Fund, the Environment, the Arts, etc…. we’ve got funds for these and other cause area fields of interest funds too.

Host or attend one of our annual On the Table gatherings held in October, gather people to convene around causes and opportunities in our community at Collaboratory. Click here if you are looking for ways to engage with us.

Let’s Connect Here!

Collaboratory is about connection. Bringing people together to share ideas. To seize opportunities. To develop collective solutions to Southwest Florida’s most pressing issues. In fact, connection is so at the heart of our mission, we built an entire building for the community to do just that.

There are things happening at Collaboratory all the time and we’d love to include you. Come take a tour and learn more about it. We’d love to see you here.

Foundation

Annual Report

 

TOTAL ASSETS

$94M

60%2016

$112M

76%2017

$124M

84%2018

$135M

92%2019

$147M

100%2020

Financials 2020

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Our Stories

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2020 Grantees - SWFL Community Foundation
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS OVER $700,000 TO LOCAL NONPROFITS IN ANNUAL COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS
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ON THE TABLE SURVEY RESULTS SHOW OPTIMISM AND ENGAGEMENT IN COMMUNITY
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS NONPROFITS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
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C3 LUNCHEON FEATURES PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIVE IMPACT FUND
Thrivability Virtual Fundraising Events and Galas Peer Learning Panel Discussion 5.21.2020
COLLABORATORY COMPLIMENTARY WEBINARS ON ADAPTING EVENTS & FUNDRAISING IN THE VIRTUAL SPACE
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION JOINS NATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND LIFTS GRANT RESTRICTIONS
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PHOTO ESSAY: A CONVERSATION ON STRUCTURAL RACISM AND IMPLICIT BIAS
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HURRICANE IRMA: SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S WAKEUP CALL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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MOVING FROM OUTRAGED REACTION TO COMMITTED RESPONSE

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Storytelling

Immigration Success Story: Evelyn Suarez, RN

Mayra’s Story of Immigration

Collaboratory: Sustainable Green Building

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On the Table Results

Partner

Stories

Family Initiative Home School
FAMILY INITIATIVE, INC., RALLIES IN CHALLENGING TIMES
Naples Senior Center
A CLOSED SENIOR CENTER WITH AN OPEN HEART IS DETERMINED TO SERVE DURING COVID-19
Teamwork Brighter Bites handing out food in Immokalee
BRIGHTER BITES DELIVERS LOVE WITH A SMILE IN IMMOKALEE
Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts-center-poses with veterans and staff members from the Home Base Program
HOME BASE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA’S MISSION FOR VETS: INNOVATE, ADAPT, OVERCOME
John Cassani sampling local waterways
CALUSA WATERKEEPER WORKS TO PROTECT REGION’S VITAL MARINE RESOURCES
Ricky hiking Panther Posse at CREW
ISOLATED SCHOOL KIDS SOAR WITH FGCU’S WINGS OF HOPE PROGRAM
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FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHILDREN, BEING SOCIALLY ISOLATED DOESN’T MEAN BEING ALONE
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EQUALITY FLORIDA INSTITUTE CREATES INCLUSIVE SCHOOL CULTURES FOR SWFL’S LGBTQ STUDENTS
Hands Up by Kristy Thomas starring Nemo Philor and Dena Galye
LEE COUNTY ALLIANCE OF THE ARTS’ ARTFUL RESPONSE TO TRYING TIMES
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RISING TO MEET THE HEIGHTENED CHALLENGE OF HUNGER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
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A LENS ON VULNERABLE COMMUNITY CARE: FLORIDA LIONS EYE CLINIC
Mixed race little patient showing her perfect toothy smile while sitting dentists chair
TAKING A BITE OUT OF THE RISKS TO CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH
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PROVIDING FRAGILE LIVES A HEALTHY START
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LEGAL AID SERVICE OF COLLIER COUNTY: A VOICE FOR IMMIGRANT RESIDENTS
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NONPROFIT SERVES DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING COMMUNITY
Johnny Kitchen - Residential Options of Florida Story
RAISING THE ROOF: INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
Immokalee Health Project Story
IMPROVING LIVES THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION AND SCREENINGS
SJC Boxing Mentor Program Story
GOING THE DISTANCE TO PROVIDE MENTORING FOR LOCAL YOUTH

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