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It feels like summer because things are heating up outside and inside Collaboratory. Last week alone we attended a cocktail party for the LGBT Community Fund of Southwest Florida, hosted a...

The thirty-something skateboarders served as a Venice Beach Boardwalk choir of sorts. Their cathedral was the small skate park just a few hundred feet away from the famous Venice Muscle Beach. It’s...

I wait with anticipation for “this time last year” photo alerts on my phone. Sometimes I feel let down when it is a misguided shot of my shoe from 2016, but...

The Foundation team and our co-collaborators in Collaboratory are coming together in celebration of Earth Day. Our staff has formed a Green Team as we seek ways to continually have...

Floridians learn to be creative in marking the seasons.  Since nature does not provide the obvious clues in the form of fall foliage, snow days and cherry blossom blooms, we...

Springing Into Action. Spring has definitely sprung at the Foundation and we are seeing lots of action and collaboration happening in our region. This season we partnered with our Midwestern...

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted friends from the Battle Creek Community Foundation for the Inaugural C3 Luncheon, Calhoun County Connections. Community Foundation CEOs Sarah Owen, of Southwest Florida, and...

The first cup of my vacation coffee was bitter and full of grounds.  As my family planned a week of high adventure, going as fast as they could down mountains,...

Happy New Year from our team. We hope your 2019 is off to a great start, and we also hope to see you more this year helping to create change...

In one of Fort Myers’ most historic structures on Sunday sprung one of its most forward-thinking initiatives—the Collaboratory, the new headquarters of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and, the organization...

Honored for outstanding evaluation practice and dedication to the evaluation field Cindy Banyai, Ph.D., Evaluation and Design Advisor to the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and Principal, Banyai Evaluation & Consulting, was...

If the weather in Southwest Florida dips below 60 degrees I pull out my winter wear. Coats, sweaters, scarves, tights and boots all emerge from my closet and I am...

by Katie Leone, Impact and Sustainability Manager, Southwest Florida Community Foundation When I was little, I loved participating in our church’s charitable toy drive. My mom would let me choose the...