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A Note from Sarah

Dear Friends,

I hope this note finds you well. I look forward to connecting with you, our friends and steadfast supporters, to share an overview of the Foundation activities over this past year. Please click on the image above to watch a brief personal video, and scroll down to read more about the work of your Foundation this past year.

In Gratitude,

Sarah Owen
President & CEO
Southwest Florida Community Foundation

Let’s Connect

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

$93.5M

69%2015

$94.2M

69.8%2016

$112.2M

83%2017

$126.7M

93.9%2018

$134.9M

100%2019

Financials

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2019 Favorites

A Year in Review

Want to read more, see more? Click on the story boxes below.

Gary Aubuchon, Dawn Marie Driscoll, Hugh Kinsey, Myra Walters, Chris Ressler, Howie Leland, Robbie Roepstorff, Pat Dobbins, Chauncey Goss, Guy Whitesman
LEED PLAQUE PRESENTED BY SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BRANCH OF US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
Photo by Kinfay Moroti
ON THE TABLE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA 2019 PHOTO GALLERY
Dan Pallotta in front of Bolder Board crowd at Collaboratory
AUTHOR AND TED SPEAKER DAN PALLOTTA TO LEAD BOARD TRAINING SEMINAR
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS $739,676 IN SCHOLARSHIPS
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MICHIGAN FRIENDS CONNECT AT FOUNDATION LUNCHEON
2019 Grantees
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS $596,923 TO LOCAL NONPROFITS
SWFL Community Foundation offices 2018
WRITING TO YOU, WITH A NEW VIEW
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A COMMUNITY LOVE POEM
left to right: Rob Moher, Greg Tolley, Jennifer Roberts, Mike Savarese, Robert Gregerson, Myra Williams, Heather Skaza-Acosta, Sarah Owen, Tessa LeSage
GROWING CLIMATE SOLUTIONS – PATH TO POSITIVE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP LAUNCHES

Mapping Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY IS AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WE DO. WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON IT SINCE 2015 AND IT BECAME EVEN MORE INTEGRATED THIS YEAR.

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation understands that working toward a more sustainable future in our region is a powerful tool in efforts to protect and enhance our quality of life. It is also true that global change starts at the local level, magnifying the importance of our success right here in Southwest Florida. Click below to see how we have aligned our cause areas with the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Storytelling

Party in the Park Collaboratory Opening

A Journey to Citizenship

Compassionate judges, passionate pitches

Captains for Clean Water Moves in to Collaboratory

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