Nominations for Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly awards  now open

In the spirit of generosity, the Cape Coral Community Foundation invites the Southwest Florida community to nominate outstanding local nonprofit organizations, leaders and partners for the inaugural ENPY awards. Criteria, instructions and nomination forms are available at Finalists and winners will be recognized at the awards luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers.

Southwest Florida Healthcare executive Scott Kashman joins Real Men Give

Scott Kashman, Chief Acute Care Officer at Lee Health, is now a member of ‘Real Men Give.’ The concept behind ‘Real Men Give’ is simple. Each man brings a $500 check to one annual meeting and vote for the nonprofits they feel should receive a grant. They set a goal to raise $25,000 and award the group’s first grant after the first year.

Foundation welcomes new board member,
attorney Joan Henry

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.

Social entrepreneur Leigh Clark joins
Next Generation Philanthropists

The Next Generation Philanthropists was 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 next generation leaders to become social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and nonprofit board members. The grantmaking fund of Next Generation Philanthropists set a goal to raise $25,000 and award the group’s first grant after the first year. Each member donates $500 annually. 

Leigh Clark is the newest member.  Whether it’s covering the bridge toll of the driver behind her, dropping off crayons and coloring books to the children’s hospital or paying off someone’s layaway – Leigh operates on the principles of generosity and love. 

HBKS Wealth Advisor Dean Piccirillo shares why he supports Cape Coral Community Foundation

“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 broadening the Foundation’s reach, looking for opportunities to partner with other like-minded institutions, leveraging resources to benefit our community on a national and perhaps global basis and educating nonprofits and other worthy organizations in Cape Coral and around Southwest Florida.”  Read more >>
How to get larger grants:
no more waiting on local foundations to give you 
grant money

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 may 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.
We’ve been there, which is why we’ve created a NEW program to put you directly in touch with the top U.S. foundation executives and program officers. 
Cape Coral Community Foundation
Nonprofit  Partner Profile

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.  Read more >>

Foundation thanks new Business Impact partner,

Wicked Dolphin

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... Read more >>


August 15
CCCF Executive Committee Meeting
Foundation Office, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

August 17
Foundation Board Meeting
Cape Christian Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

August 30
Grants Partnership Program
Faith Presbyterian Church, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Grants Partnership Program kicks off with a special 'Grant Proposal Writing' training session. Private session by application only!

September 22
Foundation Board Retreat
Cape Christian Fellowship, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

  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.  
Cape Coral Community Foundation · 1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone:  239-542-5594
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