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2019-2020 Grant Initiatives

Grants to Southwest Florida Nonprofits for Projects
and Initiatives that Meet Community Needs

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Cape Coral Community Foundation (CCCF)

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Grants to Southwest Florida nonprofit organizations for projects and initiatives that meet community needs and serve the residents of the region. The Southwest Florida region primarily includes Collier, Charlotte, and Lee counties. Grants are available in three categories:

1) Seniors Initiative

Initiatives that help people in the region age successfully and remain healthy, informed and engaged. To help drive creative new ways to keep seniors productive and connected to their communities, the Cape Coral Community Foundation support programs designed to help seniors live independently as they age.

2) Collective Impact & Collaborative Innovation Initiative

The Cape Coral Community Foundation is committed to achieving positive impact with regards to critical focus areas impacting our region. CCCF uses the term “collective impact” to describe sectors working together to make changes in our community. What’s new about this approach is when organizations – nonprofits, corporations, government, and foundations – share goals and measures of success for a specific community challenge, the pace of change is accelerated.

3) Community Impact Initiative

Focus areas:

a) Arts & Culture

b) Education

c) Environment, Recreation & Preservation

d) Health & Wellness

e) Human Services

f) Youth Development

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182377

Estimated Size of Grant:

Seniors Initiative: Up to $20,000
Collective Impact & Collaborative Innovation Initiative: Up to $25,000
Community Impact Initiative: Up to $50,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations within the Southwest Florida region primarily include Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties. Organizations in these counties are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for a Community Foundation grant, an applicant must be a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and designated as such for at least two (2) years.

Not funded:
- Activities outside of the focus areas
- Programs that take place outside of our geographic area (Southwest Florida)
- Debt reduction
- Fundraising Campaigns
- Capital Campaigns
- Bridge funding or interim financing
- Partisan or political activities
- Legal expenses
- Travel expenses
- Loans
- Grants to individuals or private foundations

CCCF does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sexual preference, or national origin. Applicants for grants from CCCF must hold similar standards. Grant applications from organizations known to have discriminatory policies will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The Grant Cycle will be available from September 3rd through September 26th.

Applicants must have a total project budget for the community foundation grant amount.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

For questions, contact:
Beth Rivera, Administrator

Cape Coral Community Foundation
1405 SE 47th Street, Unit 2
Cape Coral, FL 33904

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Southwest Region