About Us

The Community Foundation fosters a healthy and dynamic community where individuals are inspired to support, strengthen and enrich quality of life through generosity and civic engagement. The Foundation offers a variety of inventive ways to give generously to a multitude of diverse partners, prioritize needs and best serve its citizens – locally, regionally, nationally and abroad.

Our Story

Previously known as the Cape Coral Community Foundation (CCCF), The Community Foundation (TCF) has served as a philanthropic organization built on hometown pride and civic-minded giving since it was founded in 1973. Today, as we emerge as The Global Center for Generosity, we remain focused on identifying solutions to the community’s most critical issues: equality, quality of life, health and education – while expanding our reach to national and international partners who can help the Foundation expand its mission.

We partner with individuals, families and corporations to facilitate and administer philanthropic efforts. At The Community Foundation, we connect our supporters with critical needs in the Southwestern Florida community and beyond. As the Center for Generosity, the Foundation’s goal is to shape public policy fairly for all community members, partner with nonprofit organizations in order to deliver resources in an efficient, strategic manner and empower the community to support the common good.

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Personally, the volunteer work I have done with The Community Foundation has been very rewarding to me and provided me with an opportunity to leverage my professional education and experience for an institution that means so much to Cape Coral and to the broader community in Southwest Florida."
Dean Piccirillo
Principal, Senior Financial Advisor
HBKS Wealth Advisors
Donor/Foundation Supporter

What We Do

At The Community Foundation, we work in a variety of inventive ways with a multitude of diverse partners, to prioritize needs and best serve the community and beyond, including:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Coaching & Workshops
  • Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly Awards (The ENPYs)
  • Generous Cape Reception and The Tabor Award
  • Scholarships
  • Strategic Grant-making
  • Specialty Funds
  • Special Events

We operate with integrity, transparency and credibility.

We value inclusiveness, diversity, and equity, characterized by a generous and caring spirit.

We are a results-oriented organization committed to institutional excellence.

Benefits of Working with Us

  • Easy & Effective – The Foundation is your one-stop-shop for all charitable giving needs, making it easy and effective to support causes you care about through a gift to a single organization.
  • Tax Benefits – Receive the maximum tax advantages for income, gift and estate tax purposes.
  • Legacy – Your gift will last forever when given to the Foundation or one of its affiliated funds’ permanent endowments. With an endowment, assets are invested to generate an ongoing source of income year after year and your legacy will last forever.
  • Objectivity – Unrestricted funds support the community’s most important needs, while other funds are designated to benefit donors’ favorite causes.
  • Accountability – Provides cost-effective and efficient management of funds and assets to ensure maximum benefit to the community and causes.
  • Experience – More than four decades of experience connecting people with causes and serving individuals, families, advisors, nonprofits, businesses and private organizations.

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Policy

The Community Foundation (TCF) is an equal opportunity provider of services and employment and respects, celebrates, and encourages diversity that positively contributes to the community. TCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, sexual orientation, age, disability, covered veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. TCF encourages its grantee and partner organizations to adhere to these principles.