Community Foundation of Collier County
The Community Foundation of Collier County partners with The Shelter to improve the quality of life in Collier County by connecting donors to community needs and providing leadership on critical community issues. For good. Forever.
Incorporated in 1985, The Community Foundation helps charitable-minded people create legacies for the immediate and future needs of our area.
- Collier County Community Impact Grant Pool: The Shelter received a $7,500 grant for computer equipment. This grant pool is made up of generous donors, who created funds that give the Community Foundation Board the latitude to address current needs.
- Women of Initiative Grant Fund. Proceeds from this $10,000 grant helped fund a human trafficking emergency shelter advocate at The Shelter. The issue of human trafficking in Collier County recently came to light after a sex trafficking ring was uncovered operating in Southwest Florida. Language barriers, a fear of deportation and a distrust of authorities all conspiring to keep the victims from accessing help. Victim advocates say they have seen a shift in the nature of human trafficking in the region – read more.
- Organizational Development Grant (May 2015): This grant will purchase four laptops to further The Shelter’s Community Education & Training program as educational presentations to raise awareness on the issue of domestic violence in our community. Some of these opportunities include in-house training, external training, providing educational classes geared toward individuals and groups in the community, public awareness events, facilitating school-based prevention for middle and high school students, and online training.