Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF COLLIER COUNTY

Naples, FL

Mission

The Community Foundation of Collier County is a 501(c)3 public charity. The mission is to improve the quality of life in Collier County by connecting donors to community needs and providing leadership on critical community issues. 

Ruling Year

1985

Principal Officer

Eileen Connolly-Keesler

Main Address

1110 Pine Ridge Road Suite 200

Naples, FL 34108 USA

Formerly Known As

Naples Area Foundation Inc.

Keywords

Community, Foundation, Grant, Collier County, CFCC, CFCollier, CFCC, donor advised funds, grants, funder, philanthropy, women, woman

EIN

59-2396243

 Number

8107921685

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Number of organizations applying for grants

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Community Grantmaking

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Donor Services

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Donor Advised Funds

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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.

The Community Foundation of Collier County communicates the results of its grantmaking to its donors, financial advisors, and the philanthropic community. We measure our success by the amount of grant-generating assets we raise each year, the number of donors that create named Funds and the impact we have on the organizations that we serve in Collier County and the impact of our grantmaking reported to us by nonprofit grantees. Our goal to reach $250 million in assets by 2020, increase grant dollars to nonprofits serving Collier County and provide leadership on community issues. Our impact on the community nonprofits we serve is measured by their responses to annual nonprofit surveys and outcomes reported from grants awarded. As assets grow, the potential grant and scholarship dollars from new funds will allow the Foundation to have even more impact in Collier County. The Foundation provides donors and the community with Vital Signs, or indicators of community need that are updated each year. The needs are updated each year and the impact of grants on the Top Ten Vital Signs are measured. They include: 1. Access to mental health services; 2. Programs to help close the achievement gap for Collier County's diverse students; 3. Increased nonprofit capacity, leadership and collaboration; 4. Increased volunteerism and education in the arts and environment; 5. Rental assistance and food for families living near poverty level; 6. Prevention of human trafficking and abuse offenses; 7. Access to early childhood programs; 8. Programs to increase students' access to college and workforce training; 9. Prevention of teen births to girls 18 and under. 10. Access to senior services and social networks.

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. 

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