Designated Funds

These funds support specific charitable organizations.

  • Art Society Fund – supporting the arts and culture in Cape Coral
  • Bonnie Biggs Fund – benefiting Hope Healthcare Services and their mission to serve individuals through Hospice House in Cape Coral
  • Cape Coral Youth Services Fund – providing access to programs for those under 18 to give them opportunities for a healthy, productive lifestyle and foster civic involvement
  • Carver Family Education Fund – providing scholarships for EMTs and paramedics
  • Dr. & Mrs. Stuart M. Mitchell Fund – supporting annual grants to nonprofits and Cape Coral Technical College
  • Earle & Boots Tolles Veterans Memorial Restoration Fund – preserving the Veterans memorials at Eco Park
  • Gustave C. & Marie L. Ferris Fund – funding nonprofits that assist battered women and children
  • Jeffrey Carson Elliott Fund – supporting nonprofits that serve clients with Down Syndrome and related illnesses
  • Liam J. Perk Endowment Fund – maintaining the Liam J. Perk Playground at Rotary Park and providing funding for organizations that educate the public about dog safety
  • Martha Gurwit Fund – supporting Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife
  • Mary Ann Sedlock Fund – providing scholarships to Cape Coral youth through the Parks & Recreation Department
  • P.A.W.S. Fund – providing animals with shelter
  • Pierre & Anita Van Acker – Van Garsse Fund – supporting nonprofits that help chronically ill children
  • Robert Allen’s Smile Fund for Special Populations – meeting educational and scholarship needs of individuals participating in the Special Populations Program
  • Rosemarie G. Haynie Fund – providing grants to nonprofits that serve Cape Coral residents over 55
  • Schroder Fund for the Preservation of the History of Cape Coral – supporting the work of the Cape Coral Historical Society and Museum
  • Schroder Scholarship for Art Fund – providing financial assistance for Cape Coral residents who have a desire to learn art
  • Spiro & Associates Fund for the Arts – funding art initiatives and programs in the community

Community Funds

These funds support the general and Giving Alliance of Women grant programs of the Cape Coral Community Foundation.

  • Andrew and Emilie Barnette Fund
  • Robert and Bonnie Biggs Fund
  • George T. and Elizabeth B. Clark Fund
  • Community Fund
  • Frank and Joyce Cordon Fund
  • Corporate Partner Endowment Fund
  • General Endowment Fund
  • Giving Alliance of Women Fund
  • David W. and Joyce M. Gomer Fund
  • Ivan and Dorothy Gorr Fund
  • Mary Lou & Carl Griffith Fund
  • Sarah E. Grimley Fund
  • James and Jean Hendrickson Fund
  • Grace A. Mirsch Fund
  • Bill and Vi Sigmund Fund

Donor Advised Funds

These funds allow participants to be actively involved in the grant-making process.

  • Whiting Fund
  • Matthew Jennings Memorial Fund

Agency Funds

  • Cape Coral Art League Fund
  • Cape Coral Caring Center Fund
  • Cape Coral Housing Initiatives Fund

Scholarship Funds

These funds can be designated for any level of education, a specific school, university, or field of study.

  • Dr. Charles & Ruth Bagley Fund – for employees of Cape Coral Hospital who wish to further their education
  • Beier Scholarship Fund – providing financial assistance to graduating seniors from Immokalee High School
  • Mr. Bill West Fund – for graduating seniors from Mariner High School
  • Bird Scholarship Memorial Fund – (Robert H. & Bertha L. Bird) to provide college scholarships to students who attend Faith Presbyterian Church
  • Helen & Edward Brancati Teacher Development Scholarship – for teachers at accredited U.S. schools who wish to further their education
  • Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast Scholarship Fund – providing four – year scholarships to Cape Coral graduating seniors
  • Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral Scholarship Fund in Memory of Douglas W. Lockard
  • Kai Fuhrmann College Scholarship Fund – for graduating seniors from any Cape Coral high school
  • James C. & Madeline K. Holmes Fund – providing scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing college degrees in the sciences
  • J.S.C. Priority Scholarship Fund – providing scholarships for athletes who are graduating from North Fort Myers High School

Community Partnership Funds

These non-endowed funds are designed to support charitable causes.

  • Cape Coral Police Department Education & Training Fund
  • Cape Coral Police Department Project Lifesaver Fund (administered by the Cape Coral Police Department) – supporting a national program designed to track and locate individuals who wander and become lost. This fund provides financial assistance for individuals who cannot afford a bracelet or maintenance costs.
  • Cape Coral Police Department Victim Services Fund
  • Helping Hands for the Holidays – an annual event to raise funds for three nonprofits that serve our community: Ronald McDonald House Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Lee BIA Builders Care
  • Holiday 4 Heroes Fund – an annual project to raise funds and send care packages to active duty troops serving overseas, and to provide for the needs of local veterans’ families during the holidays
  • Invest in America’s Veterans Fund – supports the efforts of the Southwest Florida Military Museum & Library
  • Ringland Fund beautifies the city through the planting of trees along Cape Coral Parkway
  • WISDOM Integrative Therapies Fund (Services provided by Imagine by Carleen Therapeutic Day Spa in Cape Coral) – provides therapeutic treatments and services to those with cancer or other diseases/disorders that weaken the immune system