Walmart Gives Donation to Benefit Cape Foundation's Nonprofit Education Fund
New donation expands Cape Foundation's credibility as premier source for nonprofit leadership, community development and volunteer engagement
Nonprofit Leaders participating in training program hosted by Cape Foundation and funded by Nonprofit Education Fund
Great news! We are excited to announce that the Cape Coral Community Foundation received a grant from Walmart to benefit the Nonprofit Education Fund.

The grant will be used to help train executive leaders and volunteers at small-staffed nonprofit organizations in leadership development, fundraising strategies, organizational development and volunteer engagement.

To become a supporter of the Nonprofit Education Fund, contact Elaine Chobrda at (239) 542-5594.
Give Where You Live
We are Better Together
Many Partners, One Foundation
The Cape Foundation wants to thank some of the partners who offer financial & in-kind support to help us to fulfill our mission. We've never been more hopeful and optimistic about the future. Continue to read our newsletter & follow our journey.
Brian Gomer
Premier Cape Construction
Carol Rae Culliton
Gunterberg Foundation
Diana Willis
Jason's Deli
Dave Smeltzer
Chris Spiro
Spiro & Associates
Brian Rist
Storm Smart
Elmer Tabor
Wonderland Realty
Wayne Kirkwood
Kirkwood Electric
David & Joyce Gomer
Joe Cerino
Law Office of Joe Cerino
Paul Lodato
Skip Leonard
Lee Health Foundation
Dennis Gingerich
Cape Christian
Joe Padgett
LCEC, Retired
Gary Aubuchon
Aubuchon Homes
Bob Knight
Paul Homes
Angela Melvin
Valerie's House
Keith Veres
HBK CPAs & Consultants
Ryan Deaton
Life Church
Carmen Salome
Brand Strategist
Terri Hanson
Priority Marketing
Bryan Blackwell
Molloy Financial Group
Terry Frith
Edward Jones
Tim Halverson
Faith Presbyterian
Donna Caruso
DJC Insurance
Connie Ramos-Williams
Joan Henry
Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano
Lee Pitts
Lee Pitts Live
Sam Mazzotti
Edward Jones
Jim Gravedoni
Frank & Sons
John Bobb
Dylan Zsebe
Zsebe & Associates
Juan Gonzalez
Business Consultant
"The Cape Coral Community Foundation has made an incredible comeback. I am pleased with the staff leadership and direction of the foundation."
Elmer Tabor
Cape Coral Entrepreneur, Historian, Rotarian and
Past Chairman of the Cape Coral Community Foundation
Inside Cape Foundation
Cape Foundation stays strong by donors investing in Cape Coral's future
Joyce Gomer and David Gomer
Supporters of the Cape Foundation (Since 1973)
David and Joyce Gomer are generous people who, over the years, have given their time, talents and treasure to grow the Cape Coral Community Foundation into a center for generosity. David and Joyce are pioneers in Cape Coral philanthropy and civic engagement.
In 1973, David was a young banker with Col. Lowell Mills, who chartered the first bank in Cape Coral. Dallas Darling, also a banker, came up with the idea of creating a community foundation, similar to the one in his hometown of
Grand Rapids, Michigan.

David, and four other leaders, Col. Mills, Dallas Darling, Chandler Burton and Joe Adderly became the first Board of Directors for the foundation that was originally named
The Philanthropic Foundation of Cape Coral, Inc. 

  David Gomer did the record keeping for the foundation. The mission of the foundation was to improve the quality of life for people living in Cape Coral and Lee County.

To preserve their family’s tradition of generosity, David and Joyce Gomer opened a Giving Fund to continue their legacy as community philanthropists. With the Cape Coral Community Foundation as their giving partner. 

David and Joyce will be woven into the lives of others in the community – For Good. For Ever. 

The Cape Foundation thanks David and Joyce Gomer for their generosity and dedication to the city of Cape Coral.

To start your own giving fund, contact the Cape Coral Community Foundation at (239) 542-5594.
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Cape Foundation
Don't Forget Your 2018 Year End Gift
Making a year end gift to the Cape Coral Community Foundation can be easy. Remember, the Foundation must receive your gift by December 31, 2018, to qualify for a charitable tax deduction. Some possibilities:

  • CASH or CHECK. There is no easier way to make a gift to the Cape Coral Community Foundation than simply writing a check. We accept any amount, large or small. Mail donations to: 1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2, Cape Coral, FL 33904.

  • CREDIT CARD. We do not encourage debt to make a donation. However, if it is more convenient to give online or you prefer to earn bonus points for travel or hotel credits, make a gift using this link: Donate Today

  • STOCKS or MUTUAL FUNDS. Giving appreciated securities provides a tax deduction for the full market value on the date of the gift and avoids the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the security. We can instruct you on transferring securities to the Cape Coral Community Foundation or even arrange a "paperless" transfer. REMEMBER be sure to allow a little extra time for these transfers.
Community Impact
$300,000 in grant distributions
each year
Congratulations Human Trafficking Awareness Partnership for receiving $3,000 grant from Cape Foundation
$3.86 million in grants since inception
Congratulations "I Will Mentorship Foundation" for receiving $25,000 grant from Cape Foundation
3,500 annual attendees for
community engagement programs
Nonprofit Thought-Leaders Share Stories at
Cape Foundation Fundraising Conference
Strategic Partner with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, largest community foundation in the world with $13.5 billion in assets
Silicon Valley Community Foundation staff members and Cape Foundation President Michael Chatman (far right) present $25,000 grant to David Erickson, President of ECHO Global Farm
Premier Source for Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Congratulations again to our
2018 ENPY Award Finalists and Winners
Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year
Therese Everly
Lee Health
Haris Domond
Healthcare Network SWFL
Thomas Uhler
SWFL Symphony
Nonprofit Business Partner of the Year
Jake Spanberger
Teri Hansen
Priority Marketing
Diana Willis
Jason's Deli
Rising Organization of the Year Finalists
David Brown
Family Initiative
Ana Stevenson
Path 2 Freedom
Faye Keller
Wolfhound Legacy
Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award
Bonnie Schnell
Cape Coral Housing Development
Diana Giraldo
Streets Alive of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Karen Watson
Our Mother's Home of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Nonprofit Employee of the Year
Terrry Reuling
Lifeline Family Center
Aida Osmic
Lutheran Services Florida
Aimee McLaughlin
Big Brother & Big Sisters
Nonprofit Organization of the Year
Karysia Demarest
Golisano Childrens Museum
Alan Mandel
Good Wheels
Kathryn Kelly
Heights Foundation
Nonprofit Community Impact Award
Marie Springsteen
4 Words Foundation
Mark Blust
Watch D.O.G.S.
Fred Richards
Goodwill Industries
Elmer Tabor Generosity Award
Sam Mazzotti
Edward Jones
Dennis Gingerich
Cape Christian
Robin Ann Griffiths
Robin Ann Griffiths, Inc.
Networking Opportunities
Estate Planning Expert to be Honored at Power Players Professional Advisor Awards on January 14, 2019
Joan Henry, Estate Planning Attorney
Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano Law Firm
2019 Power Players Recipient for Estate Planner
"Voted one of Southwest Florida's
leading estate planners"
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To become a sponsor for the Power Players Professional Advisor Awards, contact us at (239) 542-5594
Partner With Us
"Kindness is the new cool."
Michael Chatman, President
Cape Coral Community Foundation
Connie Ramos-Williams and Susan Minaya
Supporters of the Cape Foundation
Don't Forget Your 2018 Year End Gift
45 years of generosity
(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.