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Grants to Southwest Florida non-profit organizations and units of government for critical social innovations that enhance quality of life in Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades, and Collier Counties. Applicants must register by December 11 for the December 18 conference date; LOIs are due by January 6 for consideration.
The foundational criteria for selection include the highest professional standards, organizational effectiveness, and the capacity to fulfill the work for which support is sought. Projects and programs seeking financial support to address the region’s most pressing issues, including youth development and post-secondary education, climate change/adaptation and environment, economic development, and equitable services and access.
Project ideas and proposals must rely upon collaborative partnerships and participation in Southwest Florida Community Foundation led Social Innovation Lab (held on December 18).