Community Foundation of Collier County

For Good. Forever.

aka CFCC   |   Naples, FL   |  www.cfcollier.org

Mission

Working with donors, we inspire ideas, ignite action, and mobilize resources to address community needs in Collier County. For Good. Forever.

Ruling year info

1985

President/CEO

Eileen Connolly-Keesler

Main address

1110 Pine Ridge Road Suite 200

Naples, FL 34108 USA

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Formerly known as

Naples Area Foundation Inc.

EIN

59-2396243

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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Donor Services

The Foundation currently manages over 700 funds established by charitable individuals, corporations and organizations. These funds provide both donor directed grants and grants that address the community's needs and issues. These funds include, among others, Donor Advised Funds, Field of Interest Funds, Scholarship Funds, Designated Funds and Nonprofit Agency Funds. Fund assets are managed professionally with oversight from an investment advisory committee to sustain grantmaking and community leadership into the future. Our team of philanthropic experts can provide information on the many nonprofits located in Collier County. We also maintain an online directory of nonprofits that provide services to the citizens of Collier County. This directory assists donors in identifying the organizations they might be interested in supporting. The Foundation also provides customized community needs reporting to our fund holders and research to assure that all beneficiaries are qualified charities as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. We coordinate all acknowledgments for the funds and document all grants. Services also include providing detailed grant evaluations, quarterly fund statements of all activities of the fund, including grantmaking, contributions and investment return. If the donor desires, the Foundation provides on-line fund management through our DonorCentral program. The Foundation is committed to providing excellent services to all of our donors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Community Foundation of Collier County is accredited by and complies with The National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. These standards represent a community foundation’s commitment to going above and beyond federal and state requirements to demonstrate accountability and excellence to communities, policymakers, and the public. In its grantmaking, the Foundation operates a broad grants program to multiple grantees that is not limited by mission to a single focus or cause or exclusively to the interests of a particular constituency, and widely disseminates grant guidelines to ensure the fullest possible participation from the community it serves.
The Foundation awards some grants from its discretionary resources through open, competitive processes that address the changing needs of the community. In FY19 the grantmaking focus areas were: Arts & Environment, Education & Employment, Healthcare & Mental Health, Human Services, and Capacity-Building Grants. In order to create a positive impact, the Foundation selects its focus areas and grantees based on community needs and gaps in services as identified by the data contained in an annual Vital Signs report and the Community Needs Assessment. Moreover, the Foundation strives to mobilize community resources by engaging donors and other funders to co-invest in the grant and/or scholarship process. The grantmaking program includes over 60 scholarship opportunities to support students of all ages. The Foundation performs due diligence to ensure that grants will be used for charitable purposes and assesses the impact of its grantmaking.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Women's Foundation of Collier County (WFCC) fund was created as a field of interest endowment fund, which has grown to over $1.3 million. The mission of the Women's Foundation of Collier County is to alleviate unmet needs and empower women and girls in Collier County. Started in 1996, the Women's Foundation grants are primarily focused on disadvantaged girls, women as caregivers and at-risk senior women. In fiscal year 2019, programs consisted of: the Power of the Purse Event, Women of Initiative Awards, Junior Women of Initiative mentoring program, and the WFCC grantmaking program.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of grants awarded

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donor-advised funds

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Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) has four ultimate goals: 1. Leverage CFCC's influence and resources to grow assets. 2. Provide grants to meet high priority community needs. 3. Gather, use and broadly share knowledge about the community and its needs. 4. Educate donors and the community about the needs in Collier County.

Four broad strategies are based on the Foundation's major goals: 1. Fully engage with CFCC's donors to understand their needs and interests, to influence and be influenced by their interests, and to increase their total giving. 2. Undertake a specific, focused and sustained plan to strategically reach out to professional advisors who support planned giving. 3. Align CFCC's grantmaking programs to strategically impact highest priority community needs according to the most recent Community Needs Assessment. 4. Improve marketing and communication efforts to attract donors who will create endowed funds. The transfer of wealth in the U.S. by 2052 is expected to be $1.4 trillion dollars. In Florida, it is expected that $322 billion will change hands by 2020. In Collier County, it is expected that $14.7 billion will change hands by 2020. If $734 million of the transfer (approx 5%) was endowed, $34 million would be available each year for community improvements - forever. In order to capitalize on this transfer, the Foundation must engage donors in community issues and involve professional advisors - estate planners, attorneys, financial planners and accountants who work with charitable individuals - in the work of the Community Foundation. Donors with advised funds will be introduced to hundreds of nonprofits serving Collier County in a variety of ways, such as donor briefings on issues, site visits and through their introduction to Vital Signs - collected by the Community Foundation to measure the impact of its grantmaking. Highest priority needs are evaluated annually. Donors are encouraged to create unrestricted or field of interest funds to address local needs.

The Community Foundation of Collier County has 33 years of experience serving as a public charity in Collier County. It currently holds $170 million dollars and manages more than 600 philanthropic funds, including 90 local Agency Endowment Funds. The Foundation has granted $130 million to nonprofits from its funds including  approx.12 million in FY18 alone. Approximately 50 percent or $6m of those dollars were granted to Collier County nonprofits from donor funds, unrestricted grants and scholarships. The Foundation also launched multiple initiatives during past 33 years and engaged thousands of donors in supporting community issues.

For the past 33 years, the Community Foundation of Collier County has grown as a philanthropic resource for donors and nonprofits in our community. In 2016, the Foundation's board launched a new strategic plan which sharply focused its efforts on building a community endowment and providing grants and leadership that help solve community problems and improve life in Collier County. The goal is to reach $250,000 million in assets in three years. As of June 1, 2016, assets have reached more than $170,000 million and the number of new Funds have grown by 10%. Approx. $12 million in grants were made during FY 2018. More than 90 nonprofit agencies have established endowment funds at the Community Foundation, further ensuring their long-term sustainability. The Foundation wants to continue to build endowed funds for donors and nonprofits and encourage donors to become more involved in community issues. By building on our past success, we will continue to increase grants to community organizations and improve the life of residents of Collier County.

Financials

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Community Foundation of Collier County

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Jerrol Tostrud


Board co-chair

Mr. James Morey

Mary Beth Johns

RN, Managing Member, Aging and Family Solutions

Marsha Murphy

Retired, Public Office, Community Volunteer

Mary Lynn Myers

Immediate Past Chair, Retired Accountant, Community Volunteer

George Abounader

Board Treasurer, Retired Educator, Charter School Expert

Jerrol (Jerry) Tostrud

Board Chair, Retired Publisher

James Morey

Chair-Elect, Retired

Patricia Aiken-O'Neill

Retired Attorney

Lynn Martin

Community Volunteer

Myra Williams

Community Volunteer

David Watson

Community School of Naples

Todd Bradley

Attorney

Jorge Camina

Healthcare

Rob Funderburg

Board Secretary, Banking, Finance

Brad Galbraith

Investment, Legal

John Costigan

Investment, Legal

Allyson Richards

Business

Bradley Rigor

Legal

Michael Schroeder

Investment

John K. Paul

Banker

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes