More than a grantmaker
"The Cape Foundation is the most innovative nonprofit business in Southwest Florida"
Implements from idea to opportunity faster than any organization
5 Ways Cape Foundation Makes an Impact Beyond Grantmaking
If you believe all Cape Foundation has is grant dollars, think again! While grantmaking remains one of the most powerful ways for community foundations to create an impact,
Cape Foundation has created a new way of thinking that is inspiring the Southwest Florida region to partner with one of America's best small foundations.
Number 1
Cape Foundation is a value-added partner,
not just a funding source
The Cape Foundation uses its influence and regional clout to bring people together to address local and regional issues.

The Generous Cape Reception brings together donors to learn about ways to strengthen nonprofit capacity and invest in volunteer engagement as a cost effective strategy to all organizations and community groups in accomplishing their diverse missions.
To attend the Generous Cape Reception on
November 14th, click the register button below.
Number 2
Cape Foundation Inspires Greater Generosity
Made possible by David and Joyce Gomer
Tracey Galloway, CEO
Community Cooperative
Robert Galloway, Vice President
Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln
The Cape Foundation provides advice to community residents on how to live a happy and generous life.

Generosity University offers an experience that is designed to bring people together to discuss what the generous life looks like. This is called Generosity University because people are learning through our own journey. It is invaluable to come together to encourage each other along the way.

The next gathering will feature Tracey Galloway, CEO of Community Cooperative and Robert Galloway of
Sam Galloway Ford as they share their stories on the importance of generosity from personal, family, business and the non-profit perspective.
To attend Generosity University on December 4th,
click the register button below.
Number 3
Train nonprofit business leaders to conduct research on how to access and analyze data
In collaboration with Cape Coral Police Department,
Cape Foundation co-sponsors a workshop designed to train nonprofit business leaders how to access and analyze data from the U.S. Census Bureau about consumers and businesses in Lee County.

Participants will work on activities to access business, demographic, economic and housing data utilizing the Census Business Builder and the American Fact Finder.

They learn how to:

  • Access data for business plans
  • Identify New Markets
  • Determine trends by industry
  • Understand the socioeconomic characteristics of the community served
  • Analyze ranking and growth rates of an industry
  • Determine market potentials
Hosted by
Shannon Northorp, Grantwriting Expert
Cape Coral Police Department
Dr. Don Neace, Pastor
Water's Edge Church of Cape Coral
Sponsored by
For FREE registration to attend the Data Driven Market Analysis for Nonprofit Grantwriters, contact

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
8:30am - 12:00pm
Waters Edge Church in Cape Coral
2213 Country Club Blvd.
Number 4
Provide advice to nonprofit business leaders on how to develop a revenue strategy
The Cape Foundation created the Florida Event Fundraising Conference to help nonprofit business leaders to create an organizational strategy that also includes a revenue strategy.

A half-day event packed with fundraising insights, bold conversations and interactive sessions

Topics includes:

  • Successful strategies for nonprofit event marketing
  • Cultivating major donors from fundraising events
  • How to make "live appeals" at fundraising events
  • How to get event sponsorships
To attend Florida Event Fundraising Conference on December 13th, click registration button below.
Number 5
Introduce promising or high-performing nonprofit businesses to national funders
The Cape Foundation launched a Nonprofit Members Program last year. One of the more compelling benefits to becoming a member is the opportunity to connect with national funders.

After Hurricane Irma, Cape Foundation put together a partnership with ECHO, based in Southwest Florida and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, largest community foundation in the world with $13.5 billion in charitable assets.

The partnership resulted in a $25,000 grant for hurricane resilience activities; shutters, generators and other necessities to put ECHO in a proactive position to deal with future hurricanes or other strong storms.
David Erickson, CEO
ECHO Global Farm
David Erickson will share details about the partnership between ECHO, Cape Coral Community Foundation and Silicon Valley Community Foundation at the upcoming Generous Cape Reception, November 14th,
6pm to 8pm at Palmetto Pine Country Club in Cape Coral.
For more information about Cape Foundation, contact the staff at (239) 542-5594
Michael Chatman, President & CEO
National Foundation Relations
Beth Rivera, Grants & Operations
Administration & Communications
Celebrating 45 years of generosity
  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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