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To provide ample time for submissions, the Cape Coral Community Foundation will extend the deadline for ENPYs nominations to Monday, Sept. 25 at 5 p.m. The inaugural Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly presentation will feature outstanding nonprofit organizations, leaders and business partners within Southwest Florida. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers. As Southwest Florida recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Irma, thousands … Continue reading

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One scholarship of $750 is awarded annually to the teacher who best exemplifies the dedication to the principles and high professional standards of Helen and Edward Brancati. Who May Apply: Any teacher employed by an accredited school in the United States. Classroom teachers seeking post graduate education, or needing funds for required continuing education classes, workshops or conferences as well as for certification courses. Applicants may not use this scholarship money for post graduate classes … Continue reading

Senior Issues Initiative To help drive creative new ways to keep seniors productive and connected to their communities, the Cape Coral Community Foundation support programs designed to help seniors live independently as they age. The medical, social, transportation, housing and service needs of Lee County’s older citizens are intensifying just as resources to support them are in decline. To begin to meet this challenge, over the past five years Community Foundation has placed a greater … Continue reading

The Global Center for Generosity at Cape Coral Community Foundation partners with community-minded companies that use their employees’ time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in our community. Wicked Dolphin is a fountain of inspiration for generous companies and community humanitarians. Here are five things every company can learn from Wicked Dolphin and drive greater social impact in our community: Wicked Dolphin is a generous responsible company driven by values-driven leadership. … Continue reading

The mission of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. is to serve people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. Our local Goodwill helps people with disabilities and disadvantages in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades Counties. Our services are designed to give folks the tools they need to become more independent. Our programs include employment services, disability-accessible housing, mentoring, special education, small business training, and community outreach services. Upcoming Events … Continue reading

Grant money is available for arts, animals, human services, sports & recreation, education, women, veterans, children and faith-based programs. Every Southwest Floridian has hit the same problem: you don’t know how to write compelling grant proposals that connect your mission to foundation guidelines, expectations, requirements and approval processes. You have an even greater challenge – you can’t find an email or phone number for a grant maker that you want to get in touch with. … Continue reading

“As a local professional involved in the business and nonprofit community in Southwest Florida, I am well aware of the great work the Foundation has done and continues to do on a regional basis,” says Dean Piccirillo, Principal Senior Financial Advisor for HBKS Wealth Advisors. “I am also very excited about some of the new initiatives begun by this board of directors as they look to build upon the Foundation’s long history of success by … Continue reading