Turn your real estate into a giving fund to help children, animals or arts and culture

Whether you own a home or a farm, our team at Cape Coral Community Foundation can help you turn your appreciated property into programs for children, help for the poor, or anything else your heart is leading you to support. 

By giving real estate before the sale, instead of writing checks to charity, you'll improve your cash flow, reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes, and send more to your favorite charitable causes.

Selling property?
You can maximize your tax savings by giving appreciated real estate to Cape Coral Community Foundation before the sale. We have experience with all types of property gifts, including raw land as well as residential and commercial real estate. We partner with generous real estate agents who donate a percentage of their commissions back to nonprofits in our community.

Managing property?
Your income-producing real estate can become a life-changing investment with the Cape Coral Community Foundation. We can help you give residential or commercial real estate, and even rental income property, while you continue to manage it yourself, or we can refer you to a real estate agent with a reputation for giving back to the community.  We only partner with real estate agents who have made the pledge to donate a percentage of their commissions back to charitable causes. 

Why Give Real Estate?
If you're like many people, much of your family wealth is tied up in your assets like real estate, stocks, or business interests ... while only a fraction is in cash. And yet, all your giving is coming from that tiny piece of the pie. What if you stopped writing checks and started giving from your wealth instead? You typically receive a tax deduction for the full fair-market value of your gift, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. This means more goes to support your favorite charitable cause, project or nonprofit organization. 

Contact us to get started at [email protected].


Humanitarian Elmer Tabor to host board member & friends of the foundation Reunion Luncheon

Hear the New Vision for the Cape Coral Community Foundation, the Global Center for Generosity

Although you may have completed your time on the Community Foundation's board, we want you to continue engaging with us - to be a part of our future. We invite all current and former board members, and 'friends of the foundation' contributors for an informal luncheon to see old friends, meet new ones and receive an insider update on the current work of the Community Foundation.

Lunch will be provided. There is no charge for current and former board members and 'friends of the foundation' contributors. 

Where: Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Parkway in Cape Coral.

To reserve your space, contact Patt Moskal at [email protected] or call (239) 542-5594. RSVP by June 23.

Florida Faith-based organizations and churches attended Cape Coral Community Foundation's Faith & Generosity Conference


More than 70 leaders from Florida's faith-based organizations and churches filled the conference room at Cape Christian Fellowship for the 2017 Faith & Generosity Conference, which focused on cultivating a culture of generosity within organizations. A myriad of issues face faith-based organizations and churches these days – loss of financial support due to lack of annual givers; seasonal residents and snowbirds with more affinity to their hometowns in other states and countries; and infrastructure issues like not having the proper stewardship programs to support giving and growth. But plenty of reasons for hope exist as well. 

Florida residents are looking at faith-based organizations and churches to find connection and community. And new models for cultivating generosity and stewardship training, offered by the Global Center for Generosity at Cape Coral Community Foundation, makes it possible for faith-based organizations to raise more money to financially support programs and overhead expenses. 

One speaker, Matt Keller, pastor of Next Level Church, talked about the five stages organizations move through to become extravagantly generous. The five stages are: 1) Struggling, 2) Surviving, 3) Thriving, 4) Generous, 5) Extravagantly Generous.

"I think cultivating generosity within organizations is the key to growth and financial sustainability. Communities have all the resources they need to become extravagantly generous. Faith-based organizations must teach their supporters how to become generous givers," he said.  

The Global Center for Generosity at Cape Coral Community Foundation offers training programs for churches and faith-based organizations to teach generosity to their supporters.

To reserve a training date for your organization, contact us at [email protected].

What we've been up to

Calling all nonprofits: Join us for a free informational session and special presentation by Christin Collins 
Foundation to fund projects for innovation, veterans, arts,
endowment buildings and collective impact

Cape Coral Community Foundation, the Global Center for Generosity, will award the first grants of the 2017-2018 fiscal year in September. The foundation will fund projects that encourage collective impact, innovation, arts and culture, endowment building and veterans.

"The Cape Coral Community Foundation has been a pleasure to work with. The new leadership team is refreshing. Not only are they community conveners, grant makers and leaders in philanthropy – they also help you create a culture of generosity within your organization," says Barbara Wells, Director of Development, Southwest Florida Symphony. 

In addition to learning how to apply for a grant through the Cape Coral Community Foundation, nonprofit leaders will hear a special presentation by Christin Collins, Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest and Lee Health Wellness Center. Christin will explain why some nonprofits raise more money while most struggle just to get by.  Her message is "building a bridge from fundraising events to major donors."

Nonprofit leaders should attend this free information session on June 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral, Florida.

Space is limited.  Once the seats are gone, seats are gone. Register today by contacting Patt Moskal via email at [email protected].
Top 5 ways the Cape Coral Community Foundation impacts our community

Cape Coral is a generous city, and our job at the Cape Coral Community Foundation is to take that generosity, multiply it, mold it, shape it and make its effects greater than what can be achieved just as a sum of its parts. We start here, where we live, to create a ripple effect that makes good on our tagline, identifying the foundation as, "The Global Center for Generosity. Let's count down the top five ways we are able to generate that ripple, enhancing the quality of life for our community that in turn becomes an endless wave.

Foundation announces new Next Generation Philanthropy Grantmaking Fund 

The Next Generation Philanthropy Grantmaking Fund has been established to connect, cultivate and inspire the next generation of philanthropists to become change agents in their communities – and provide education and training for the next generation of business and civic leaders. Grants will support initiatives that prepare new generation leaders to become social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and nonprofit board members. 

For more information about establishing a fund, give us a call at (239) 542-5594.


Cape Coral Community Foundation Plan for Growth

The Cape Community Foundation is planning for growth.  Our staff and board of directors are setting a strategy to envision Cape Coral Community Foundation with assets up to $40 million.

We are asking ourselves, what does the Cape Coral Community Foundation look like at $40 million, $50 million, $60 million? The point is to think through the need for services and level of resources required to manage the growth.

We are asking ourselves four questions:
  1. How can we grow through affiliate foundations?
  2. What can we do to improve?
  3. Where do we see as the biggest barriers/challenges we face in the next five to 10 years?
  4. What would we do if our assets were $40 million?
We are asking ourselves, what is working well? Our strengths are investment management, staff responsiveness, leadership development, growing global brand, and innovative revenue models to help our nonprofits reach sustainability. 

Philanthropy can play a role in creating more economic development. The key is keeping philanthropic capital in our community to strengthen nonprofit organizations who provide services to help our residents.  This is not about what we're going to do today. This is about what we can do tomorrow.

Strategy and Growth Plan Summary
  • What is working well with the Cape Coral Community Foundation?
  • Dedicated and highly-trained staff
  • Staff and board member culture that believes in giving and living generously
  • Community residents that believe in the "neighbors caring for neighbors" philosophy
  • Investment management
  • Growing national reputation for training programs that help nonprofits create revenue models to support overhead, administrative and unrestricted funds.  
  • Growing reputation as a Global Center for Generosity
  • Commitment to diverse leadership on staff and board of directors
  • Relationship to national private and corporate foundations
  • Ability to handle complex charitable gifts (real estate, stocks, business interest, international grants)
  • Ability to create business and nonprofit connections
Our community is becoming stronger together.  Partner with the Cape Coral Community Foundation, the Global Center for Generosity, as a volunteer, individual donor, business impact partner or nonprofit partner, contact us today at [email protected].

On the Blog
  • June 7
    A Program for Nonprofits Seeking Grants from Cape Coral Community Foundation.
    9 to 11 a.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral, Fla.
    Special presentation by Christin Collins, Lee Health Foundation and Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Free admission, but you must register in advance. Once the seats are gone, they are gone. Register early to guarantee your space. Call (239) 542-5594 or email [email protected].
  • June 28
    CCCF Board Members Reunion Luncheon. 
    12 to 2 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Pkwy., Cape Coral, Fla. 
    Former Board Chair Elmer Tabor and Foundation President & CEO Michael Chatman host a special gathering for current and past board members to discuss changes in the organization over its 45-year history, new initiatives and programs. Current and past board members are encouraged to contact the foundation office. Call (239) 542-5594.
Cape Coral Community Foundation, based in Cape Coral, Florida, one of Florida's largest cities, is a comprehensive Global Center for Generosity. With visionary leadership, strategic grantmaking and world-class expertise, we partner with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world.

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Cape Coral Community Foundation · 1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone: 239-542-5594
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Cape Coral Community Foundation · 1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904 · Phone: 239-542-5594
© Copyright 2014 - All Rights Reserved