"We are so happy and grateful now that we have more resources, ideas and opportunities we need to reach our goals and fulfill our purpose."
Quote by Michael Chatman,
President & CEO, Cape Foundation
How Cape Foundation Uses Collaboration and Generosity to Drive Community Impact
Five ways Cape Foundation is making an impact.

Number 5: Distribute more than $300,000 to local nonprofits through grants and distributions

We spend every day working to improve the lives of everyone in our community, and our success lies in our ability to leverage the giving of many to make the greatest possible impact.

Every year, we grant more than $300,000 directly from our community impact and giving funds. We support non-profit organizations and scholarship recipients that work every day to make our community a better place to live, work and play.

Number 4: Provide 12 educational workshops for local leaders of nonprofit organizations

Nonprofits are the backbone of our community, and the Cape Coral Community Foundation, helps provide the fortification to keep them healthy and strong!

With education comes knowledge, leading to stronger, more viable nonprofits. We offer 12 workshops led by experts to help nonprofits maximize their impact, strengthen their organization and gain valuable ideas to help safeguard their resources.

Number 3: Award 50 scholarships to local students

As the cost of college continues to rise, so does the financial need of many students. Each year, we provide scholarships to 50 students, empowering educational attainment and enabling hundreds of local youth to achieve their dreams.

Number 2: Play the lead funding role supporting the creation of a nonprofit capacity building program to help nonprofits fund overhead, operations and mission

In partnership with business partners, Cape Coral Community Foundation provides technical assistance to nonprofits in volunteer recruitment, leadership, board development and fundraising.

Number 1: Help families, individual donors, businesses, nonprofits, churches build and grow charitable giving

We establish business charitable giving funds, and offer a wide-range of giving options that can make a difference in the community, rally employees, foster a loyal customer base and help achieve business goals.

Become a business partner, open a giving fund, start an endowment, serve on an advisory committee, volunteer with our nonprofit members - however you want to get connected - contact us today at (239) 542-5594.

We are your center for generosity!
Sell-Out Crowd Expected for
The ENPY Awards
Who will be nonprofit leader, board member, volunteer & community-minded business of the year?

During our Nonprofit Appreciation Luncheon, also known as The ENPY Awards, we will honor Southwest Florida Executive Directors, Fundraising Professionals, Volunteers, Board Members and Community-Minded Businesses.

Cape Foundation invites the Southwest Florida community to nominate outstanding local nonprofit organizations, leaders and community-minded businesses for the second annual ENPY awards.

Criteria, instructions and nomination forms are available at   ENPYAwards.com.

Deadline for nominations is August 31st.

Finalists and winners will be recognized at the awards luncheon on   Tuesday, Oct. 9th  from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers.

"The Cape Coral Community Foundation is quickly becoming one of the strongest and hottest charitable brands in Southwest Florida.

Edgar Harris, Owner
Red Wing Shoes, Fort Myers

If you would like for your company or organization to be a sponsor, contact us immediately at: cccf@capecoralcf.org or call us at: 239-542-5594.
Start Your Own Business Foundation
Your business is most likely your single greatest financial investment. With our business foundation program, you can pay less taxes and increase your visibility in the community.

Because we are a 501(c)(3) public charity, any amount you contribute to your Business Foundation will be recognized as a tax-deductible donation.

We take care of all the administrative and legal back-office work, allowing you to focus on supporting the charities and causes your business and its employees care about most.
Benefits of Starting Your Own Business Foundation

Increase your visibility in the community

Maximize the tax and budget aspects of your company's giving

Organize your company giving under one structure

Use community investment as a tool to create positive impact

Call today: (239) 542-5594 or email: cccf@capecoralcf.org
Southwest Florida Nonprofits
Join or Renew Your Nonprofit Membership
Receive discounts, free seminars, news, exclusive resources, and more.
By joining the Nonprofit Member Program, your organization will receive opportunities for professional development, networking with peers, gain access to exclusive benefits, and resources that will help accelerate your nonprofit’s success. 
Don't wait! Register now to start receiving your membership benefits.
Board Member Profile
Joan Henry, Estate Planning Attorney
Lusk, Drasites and Tolisano
  Joan Henry of Lusk, Drasites and Tolisano, P.A. has been practicing law in Florida since 1998, and is a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. A graduate of Stetson University College of Law, she earned her Juris Doctor in 1997 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 from the University of South Florida.

Ms. Henry holds court membership in the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, United States District Court, Middle District. She is a member of the Florida Bar and the Lee County Bar Association. She specializes in estate planning, insurance and real estate law.

"When the staff needs Joan, she is always there. I am grateful for the valuable time Joan has donated to the foundation. Her generosity is simply beautiful," said Michael Chatman,
President and CEO, Cape Foundation.
$750 Scholarship Available for Outstanding Teacher
The Helen & Edward Brancati Teacher Development Scholarship began in memory of humanitarians, Helen and Edward Brancati,
who felt that education was the door to the future and
that a good teacher was the key.

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. 

This teachers scholarship opens its cycle from September 1 st through October 31 st .

For more information, contact: cccf@capecoralcf.org
Cape Foundation to Accept Grant Applications on September 4th
Beth Rivera
Operations, Grants & Scholarships Manager
Cape Foundation supports community grantmaking programs throughout the Southwest Florida region.

The Cape Foundation grants cycle begins on September 4th and ends on September 27th. We invite you to check our website after September 4th to look at all opportunities.
45 years of experience
Cape Coral Community Foundation · 1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone:  239-542-5594
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