Along the Gulfshore

NCEF Awards More Than $15 Million to SWFL Nonprofits

Forty-seven organizations received money raised during the annual Naples Winter Wine Festival.


The festivities have died down, but the 2018 Naples Winter Wine Festival will live on.

Earlier this week, the Naples Children & Education Foundation (the foundation behind the wine fest) announced the recipients of the $15.1 million raised during the festival. Money went to 47 children's nonprofits, including several that carry out specific NCEF strategic initiatives.    

Since starting in 2001, the wine festival has raised more than $176 million. 

Related: Love Was All Around at the 2018 NWWF




ABLE Academy


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast


Boys & Girls Club of Collier County


Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation


Catholic Charities of Collier County


Champions For Learning


Collier Child Care Resources


Collier County Child Advocacy Council


Conservancy of Southwest Florida


Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation


FlourishNow-Safe Families


Friends of Foster Children Forever


Fun Time Early Childhood Academy


Gargiulo Education Center


Golisano Children's Museum of Naples


Good Wheels


Grace Place for Children & Families


Guadalupe Center


Legal Aid Service of Collier County


Literacy Volunteers of Collier County




Naples Botanical Garden


Naples Therapeutic Riding Center


NCH Safe & Healthy Children's Coalition of Collier County


Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee


Redlands Christian Migrant Association


Special Olympics


St. Matthew's House


The Greater Marco Family YMCA


The Shelter for Abused Women & Children


United Arts Council of Collier County


Valerie's House


Youth Haven



Strategic Initiative Partners


Children’s Early Learning Initiative

ABLE Academy

Early Learning Coalition

 Early Literacy & Learning Model (ELLM)

Redlands Christian Migrant Association


Children’s Hunger Initiative

Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL

Meals of Hope


Children’s Mental Health Initiative

 David Lawrence Center

Golisano Children’s Hospital

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


Children’s Out-of-School Time Initiative

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

Guadalupe Center

Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board-Miracle Afterschool Program

The Immokalee Foundation


Children’s Oral Health Initiative

University of Florida College of Dentistry


Children’s Vision Initiative

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

Florida Eye Clinic

Florida’s Vision Quest

Golisano Children’s Hospital

 Lighthouse of Collier


NCEF College and Technical Career Empowerment



Grand total awarded on March 19 $15,182,088